MLS – Cincinnati face Columbus Crew

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MLS action on Sunday as Cin and Columbus meet at Nippert Stadium – 2:30am GMT.

It’s a trip to Nippert Stadium for ninth placed Cin on Sunday, as they take on seventh placed Columbus.

Cincinnati’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 34 points this season

Cin will no doubt see this game as an opportunity to bring some consistency of form into their season, following a draw away to Red Bulls, as well at Atlanta United.

Also, Cin are quickly becoming the MLS’s draw specialists, having recorded eight in their last 10 games. With 34 points, they currently sit ninth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws.

Cin have won four meetings, drawn five fixtures, and lost four games of their 13 League matches at home this season.

Winning this fixture will see Cincinnati on 37 points.

Columbus Crew arrive at this fixture, having secured 35 points so far this season

Columbus dropped points against Atlanta United, only managing a 2-2 draw, having previously drawn 1-1 to Colorado Rapids, so the team will want to win this game to move their season forward.

Also, with seven draws in 12 games, Manager Caleb Porter has plenty to ponder, going into the next game, not least of which is how to get the wins he needs. With a seventh position in the league and 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, they currently have 35 points in the League.

Columbus’ away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Cin. In the 12 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won three games, drawn seven meetings, and lost two fixtures.

Columbus Crew will have 38 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Cincinnati v Columbus Crew – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Columbus with a greater number of wins. In the last nine meetings, they have enjoyed five wins, to Cin’s one victory. Further, Columbus have left Cin with a win on five out of nine matches. Their most recent encounter in this competition Orange and Blue secured a 2-0 home win.

Performance Report

For Cin, Alec has netted in 26 League fixtures this season, while Brady scored in 25 League matches so far for Columbus.