Next Saturday at 1:30am GMT, on matchday 29 of the Major League Soccer, we will see Columbus play Cin at MAPFRE Stadium.
Thirteenth placed Cin, are away to ninth placed Columbus on Saturday.
Columbus Crew go into this game with 24 points secured
Caleb Porter 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.
Columbus have a huge task to over-turn their rivals in this match, having already lost six games this season. Their position is ninth in the League, and they have 24 points having won six meetings, drawn six matches, and lost nine matches.
When Columbus host Cin, they will do so on the back of four wins and three draws on their own ground.
Columbus Crew will have 27 points so far this season, should they secure a win.
Cincinnati have 17 points to their name, going into this tie
This match gives Jaap Stam’s Cin 90 minutes to get their season back on track. Their last outing resulted in a 4-1 loss to New England Revolution, with a 0-0 draw against Montréal before that. Only a positive result will be good enough.
Cin’s record this season has been hindered by a poor run of 10 games without a win. Jaap Stam’s men need to find the winning strategy, and quickly. With 17 points, they currently sit thirteenth in the League having won three matches, drawn eight fixtures, and lost eight meetings.
Cin’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Columbus. In the 11 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won three matches, drawn three meetings, and lost five fixtures.
Victory for Cincinnati would take their points tally to 20 so far this season.
Columbus Crew v Cincinnati – Head-to-Head.
These two teams have previously met each other seven times with the tally being three victories and three draws for Columbus. Further, the visitors have not been able to beat Columbus in any of the
five games. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was July 2021 and the score line ended up with a 2-2 draw.