Major League Soccer action on Thursday as Phili and Cin meet at BMO Field – 2:00am GMT.
With a League position of thirteenth, Cin will be one·places higher than struggling Phili, when they visit BMO Field.
Toronto FC arrive at this meeting, having secured 19 points so far this season
With Javier Perez’s men stubbornly held to a 0-0 draw in their last match, he will hope to find the key to unlock the defence in this fixture.
Javier Perez knows that a run of 12 losses in 20 matches for his Phili side, is going to be a tough run of form to change. However that is exactly what he must try to deliver. With fourteenth, they currently sit 19 points in the League having won four fixtures, drawn seven games, and lost 15 matches.
When Phili host Cin, they will do so on the back of two wins and five draws on their own ground.
Winning this fixture will see Toronto FC on 22 points.
It’s 20 points so far for Cincinnati this season, going into this game
If Cin’s season is to maintain on track, they must put their recent poor form to an end in this game. In their last two outings, they lost 4-2 at D.C. United and 1-2 at New York.
Suffering six losses in seven meetings is a terrible run of form for any club, Jaap Stam’s Cin will know this and will be hopeful of turning it around. They currently sit in thirteenth place, with a total of 20 points having won four matches, drawn eight games, and lost 13 games.
Cin’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Phili. In the 14 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won three meetings, drawn three matches, and lost eight games.
A victory for Cincinnati would put them on 23 points.
Toronto FC v Cincinnati – Head-to-Heads.
Phili and Cin have faced each other five times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Phili’s favour (3 – 2). Additionally, Cin have not been able to over-turn Phili on the last three games. In their most recent meeting of this fixture Toronto FC delivered a 2-0 home win.