FC Cincinnati vs Columbus Crew
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 12 July 2020
Kick-off at 03:30 UK/ 04:30 CET
Venue: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
Jaap Stam’s men are easily the absolute worst team in the whole competition. They had finished dead-last in overall standings in the MLS in 2019, and had conceded the most number of goals – 75. Keep note that the second-worst was just 60 by Montreal Impact.
On top of that, they are terribly inexperienced, as they came into formation just two years ago, and certainly are not equipped to go through a knockout tournament against the best of the league.
Going on, the other two teams in the group are two of the best in the MLS, and this fixture presents the only realistic chance for Caleb Porter’s men to secure a win.
Considering that they have a 100% unbeaten record in the MLS against this rival, expect them to extend that run this Sunday.
Cincinnati vs Columbus Crew: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest clash saw Stam’s men lost 1-3 on the road.
- In fact, they have a 100% losing record at home in the MLS, against this opponent.
- They have also conceded three or more goals in all of such games.
- They have conceded two or more goals in 100% of league fixtures so far.
Cincinnati vs Columbus Crew: Prediction
Stam’s men are the worst in the whole MLS, and they were winless in 18 of their preceding 22 overall games. They are also on a nine-fixture winless run at their home, and in the process, they even went through a seven-game losing run.
On the other hand, their counterparts are on a ten-fixture unbeaten run, and they had remained so in 21 of their preceding 23 match-ups. On top of that, they have a 100% unbeaten run against this rival in the league, and have a 100% winning run in such games away from home.
Taking into account these observations, expect Columbus Crew to deliver a memorable performance this Sunday.
Cincinnati vs Columbus Crew: Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Columbus Crew @ 1.40 (2/5)
Columbus Crew to Win Either Half @ 1.44 (4/9).