MLS – Columbus Crew – Cincinnati on Match-day 29

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Columbus at home against Cin – Monday – 2:30am GMT – MAPFRE Stadium.

Monday’s clash between Columbus and Cin, sees seventh take on sixth in the League.

Columbus Crew arrive at this game, having secured 26 points so far this season

Only a positive result will be acceptable for Caleb Porter’s Columbus, having drawn away to D.C. United, which itself followed a loss to Chicago Fire. A win would go some way to restoring the team’s confidence.

Also, Columbus seem unable to get over the line on a consistent basis, with four draws in six meetings. Their position is seventh in the League and they have 26 points, that is, 0W, 0L and 0D.

Playing at home, Columbus have won three games, drawn two fixtures, and lost three fixtures.

A win in this fixture, would take Columbus Crew’s points from 26 to 29, so far this season.

Cincinnati’s MLS season, has so far seen them gain 27 points, going into this game

Cin will want to win this next game, if only to move on from their two previously disappointing results, a draw at Vancouver Whitecaps and also against Red Bulls.

Also, with four draws in four games, Cin need to develop a strategy for getting over the line in games. With 27 points, they currently sit sixth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws.

Cin’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Columbus. In the 10 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won four games, drawn three matches, and lost three fixtures.

Cincinnati will see 30 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Columbus Crew v Cincinnati – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels Columbus and Cin have faced each other eight times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Columbus’s favour (4 – 1). Further, Cin have repeatedly tasted defeat at the hands of Columbus in three out of the last five matches with them. The last time they played each other in this competition was August 2021 and the score line ended up with a 3-2 win for The Crew.