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It’s almost time for MLS action happening on Saturday as Philadelphia Union will be taking on FC Cincinatti.
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Philadelphia Union head into this match coming off the back of a 1-1 MLS draw versus New Eng. Revolution.
In that game, Philadelphia Union had 41% possession and 5 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for Philadelphia Union was Mikael Uhre (77'). At the other end, New Eng. Revolution had 22 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Gustavo Bou (75') scored for New Eng. Revolution.
Jim Curtin's Philadelphia Union have seen rewards for their attempts on goal a sum total of 7 times over their prior 6 outings. Conversely, the tally of goals that have been scored against them in that same time is 6.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Montreal Impact in MLS action, FC Cincinatti and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, FC Cincinatti managed 49% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. For FC Cincinatti, the goalscorers were Júnior Moreno (12', 63') and Álvaro Barreal (52'). Montreal Impact got 10 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Joel Waterman (21'), Romell Quioto (45', 59') and Mathieu Choinière (46') scored for Montreal Impact.
Demonstrating their partiality to fruitful matches, goals have been celebrated 24 times in the last six games in which FC Cincinatti have played, yielding an average of 4 goals each meeting. Opposing teams have managed 13 from this total.
Head to head
Delving into their past head to head meetings going back to 30/03/2019 shows that these encounters have not been good ones for FC Cincinatti. They have not managed to get themselves any victories at all while Philadelphia Union have remained in the ascendancy, beating them in 83% of those matches played.
In all, 12 goals were produced between them in these games, with 11 from The U and 1 netted by Cincinatti. The average goals per game has been 2.
The last league game between these clubs was MLS match day 44 on 31/10/2021 when it ended Philadelphia Union 2-0 FC Cincinatti.
In that match, Philadelphia Union managed 52% possession and 20 shots at goal with 7 on target. The goals were scored by Dániel Gazdag (11') and Paxten Aaronson (53').
For their opponents, FC Cincinatti got 7 shots on goal with 2 on target.
The referee was Fotis Bazakos.
Team News: Philadelphia Union
The Philadelphia Union boss Jim Curtin will be grateful to have no fitness worries to speak of coming into this match with a completely healthy group available for selection.
It looks as if The U look set to kick off with a 4-3-1-2 system for this game and select Andre Blake, Nathan Harriel, Jakob Glesnes, Jack Elliott, Kai Wagner, Alejandro Bedoya, Jose Andres Martinez, Leon Flach, Daniel Gazdag, Julian Carranza and Mikael Uhre.
Team News: FC Cincinatti
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad available to select from, the FC Cincinatti manager Pat Noonan has zero fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this match.
We reckon that FC Cincinatti could decide to elect for a 5-3-2 lineup, choosing Roman Celentano, Raymon Gaddis, Nick Hagglund, Geoff Cameron, Tyler Blackett, John Nelson, Obinna Nwobodo, Alvaro Barreal, Haris Medunjanin, Brandon Vazquez and Brenner da Silva.
When taking all factors into account, Philadelphia Union have it within them to dominate possession and create several successful chances.
At the same time, FC Cincinatti might well find it a difficult task to score themselves but we can see them converting at least once as well.
We’re therefore expecting to see a 3-1 winning margin for Philadelphia Union by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Subaru Park (18,500)
Captain: Alejandro Bedoya
Chairman: Jay Sugarman
Manager: Jim Curtin
Competitions: MLS (Parent), MLS (Eastern Conference)