MLS Preview: Cincinnati vs Atlanta United

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Sunday Major League Soccer action from Nippert Stadium, as Cin take on Atlanta.

Cin, currently struggling in fourteenth place, will face the challenge of a visiting, sixth placed Atlanta.

Cincinnati have 20 points to their name, going into this tie

A loss to Philadelphia Union away, and then Nashville SC at home is not good enough to retain a credible run of form in the Major League Soccer. Cin will see this as an opportunity to get their season back on track.

Also, Tyrone Marshall knows that a run of 13 losses in 14 games for his Cin side, is going to be a tough run of form to change. However that is exactly what he must try to deliver. Now they have 4 matches won, 21 games lost and 8 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in fourteenth place, with a total of 20 points having won four matches, drawn eight fixtures, and lost 21 matches.

Cin have won one game, drawn five fixtures, and lost 10 meetings of their 16 League matches at home this season.

Cincinnati will have 23 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Atlanta United’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 47 points this season

It was a 1-1 draw against Toronto FC in Atlanta’s last Major League Soccer outing, Gonzalo Pineda’s men will be hoping for a better result in this fixture.

Also, Atlanta keep finding ways to win, having secured 10 victories in their last 15 matches is astonishing this season. With 47 points, they currently sit sixth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 12 wins, 9 losses and 11 draws having won 12 games, drawn 11 games, and lost nine meetings.

It must be a worrying prospect for Atlanta to go back on the road, with a bud run of away performances under their belt this season. So far they have only secured three wins and six darts to the home team.

A win in this fixture, would take Atlanta United’s points from 47 to 50, so far this season.

Cincinnati v Atlanta United – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Atlanta with a greater number of wins. In the last seven meetings, they have enjoyed four wins, to Cin’s one victory. Further, Atlanta have left Cin with a win on four out of seven matches.

Players to watch

For Cin, Beckham, one of their best scorers, has netted
in 33 League fixtures so far, while Alec is a top performing player who has scored
in 32 League games this campaign for Atlanta.

Other players of note for Cin are Kenneth and Benjamin with respectively and for Atlanta are Bradley Edwin and Ben with respectively.

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