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Minnesota United are in action against FC Cincinatti in Sunday’s upcoming MLS meeting.
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Minnesota United won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 2-0 MLS losing effort in their last game against Los Angeles FC.
In that match, Minnesota United managed 46% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 1 on target. For their opponents, Los Angeles FC got 23 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Ryan Hollingshead (82') and José Cifuentes (90') scored for Los Angeles FC.
Adrian Heath's Minnesota United have found the net 9 times over their preceding half-dozen outings. The corresponding tally of goals that they have conceded in those fixtures is 6.
FC Cincinatti come into this match after a 2-0 MLS win over Toronto FC in their most recent outing.
In that match, FC Cincinatti managed 60% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 6 on target. For FC Cincinatti, the goals were scored by Calvin Harris (2') and Luciano Acosta (57'). Toronto FC got 14 attempts on goal with 4 on target.
Pat Noonan's FC Cincinatti have managed to stick the ball in the net a total of 9 times in the course of their previous 6 matches. The total of goals that have been scored against them during those same clashes adds up to 7.
Head to head
The last league contest featuring the two was MLS match day 20 on 24/10/2020 which ended up with the score at FC Cincinatti 0-1 Minnesota United.
The match was refereed by Malik Badawi.
Team News: Minnesota United
Patrick Weah (Knee Injury) and Hassani Dotson (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be available for Minnesota United manager Adrian Heath.
It looks as if Loons may well opt for a 4-2-3-1 system for this game and select Dayne St. Clair, Oniel Fisher, Michael Boxall, Bakaye Dibassy, K. Michael Lawrence, Kervin Arriaga, Wil Trapp, Abu Danladi, Emanuel Reynoso, Bongokuhle Hlongwane and Adrien Hunou.
Team News: FC Cincinatti
With a completely injury-free squad available to select from, the FC Cincinatti manager Pat Noonan does not have any fitness worries whatsoever before this clash.
We’re of the thinking that FC Cincinatti seem likely to elect for a 3-4-1-2 formation with a starting lineup of Roman Celentano, Nick Hagglund, Geoff Cameron, Ian Murphy, Zico Bailey, Obinna Nwobodo, Junior Moreno, John Nelson, Luciano Acosta, Brandon Vazquez and Dominique Badji.
When taking all factors into account, FC Cincinatti have it in them to find the back of the net against this Minnesota United outfit, however that probably won’t quite prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We can see a narrow 2-1 winning margin for Minnesota United at the end of this one. Should be a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Allianz Field (19,400)
Captain: Michael Boxall
Chairman: Dr. Bill McGuire
Manager: Adrian Heath
Competitions: MLS (Parent), MLS (Western Conference), Open Cup (Round of 32)