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Major League Soccer – Cincinnati take on Toronto FC

Cincinnati vs. Toronto FC

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Nippert Stadium sees Sunday action as Cin take on Phili – 3:00am GMT.

It’s a clash of thirteenth vs fourteenth, as Cin host Phili at Nippert Stadium.

Cincinnati go into this game with 17 points secured

Jaap Stam will not wish to see his side lose three matches in a row, so they will doubtless go into this match, determined to change their recent, disappointing run of form.

Cin need to produce the kind of form they have not been displaying that has brought 12 fixtures without a win, if they are to consider finishing the season outside of the relegation zone. They currently sit in thirteenth place, with a total of 17 points having won three meetings, drawn eight games, and lost 10 fixtures.

Playing at home, Cin have drawn five meetings and lost four matches.

A win in this fixture, would take Cincinnati’s points from 17 to 20, so far this season.

Toronto FC have 15 points to their name, going into this tie

Whilst Phili need a positive result from this fixture, they cannot afford to throw caution to the wind. Another successive defeat for Phili after losing against Montréal and Inter Miami would represent a worrying sign of where they are just now.

League success is all about winning football matches, any way you can, so 11 losses in 17 meetings would not make this a successful season for Phili. With fourteenth, they currently sit 15 points in the League having won three fixtures, drawn six games, and lost 13 fixtures.

Phili’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Cin. In the 13 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won two fixtures, drawn one game, and lost 10 games.

A win in this fixture would take Toronto FC’s points to 18 in the League.

Cincinnati v Toronto FC – Head-to-Head.

The recent form between these two sides has seen Phili with a greater number of wins. In the last four meetings, they have enjoyed three victories, to Cin’s one win. Further, on the road, Phili are unbeaten against Cin in three meetings. June 2021 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Toronto FC took all three points winning 0-2.

*The credit for all of photos in this article belongs to AP*

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