Major League Soccer – Cincinnati – New England Revolution on Match-day 9

Live at Nippert Stadium - Saturday - 9:00pm GMT kick-off.
Cincinnati vs. New England Revolution
Dave Conor

Dave Conor

Dave is a highly dedicated, passionate writer. His coverages of MLS games come from the city of New York where he currently resides, although his heart is always with his favorite team – New England Revolution.

This Saturday sees Cin go head to head with Revs at Nippert Stadium – Kick-off 9:00pm GMT.

Leaders Revs are currently 13 places higher than their rivals Cin, when the two sides meet, they will sit in first and fourteenth positions respectively.

Cincinnati's campaign so far has seen them accrue four points this season

Returning to match-winning form, following a defeat is always a tough challenge, but that is what Cin need now, after their loss to New England Revolution at Nippert Stadium.

Cin have now lost four of their last five fixtures, a worrying statistic that has to be addressed by Manager Jaap Stam. Their position is fourteenth in the League, and they have four points having won one game, drawn one game, and lost three games.

Playing at home, Cin have won meetings, drawn fixtures, and lost two matches.

Victory for Cincinnati would take their points tally to 7 so far this season.

New England Revolution will be under pressure to remain top of the League, going into the game

Revs will be hoping to increase their row, after victories over both Cincinnati and New York Red Bulls.

League leaders Revs’s League position speaks for itself, as Revs continue their rich vein of winning form. Their last win, was the 3rd in a row. With 17 points so far this season, they have secured the top spot in the Major League Soccer having won four games, drawn two fixtures, and lost one game.

Revs will travel to Cin with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with one victory and two darts.

The League leaders have set the bar high, so only a win will be acceptable for New England Revolution, especially if they are to maintain their position and keep the momentum to win the League.

A solid defensive team

So far, Revs' defence has been outstanding, as they have conceded seven goals. The number of goals that a team scores can sometimes give a misleading impression of performance. Revs have found the net 10 times (9 from open play and one penalty), but their performance at times this season has been average. This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Adam (4), Gustavo Leonardo (2), and Brandon (1).

Cincinnati v New England Revolution Head-to-Heads.

These two sides have met two times before this fixture, with each recording wins on one occasions. Also, Cin are unbeaten in their last one game at Nippert Stadium against Revs. The last time they played each other in this competition was July 2019 and the score line ended up with a 0-2 away win for Orange and Blue.

Performance Report

For Cin, Nick scored two goals in 6 League games this campaign, while Adam has netted four goals in 8 League fixtures this season for Revs.

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