Cincinnati vs DC United: Match guide and preview

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Competition: USA Major League Soccer
Competition: Sun 18.October
Match begins: 23:30 (UTC)
Venue: Nippert Stadium (40000 seats)

An important duel in the bottom section of the Major League Soccer, with both Cincinnati and DC United experiencing more worry than joy. This match is a classic "six-pointer" with the home team placed 13th and the visitors in 14th place.

It's no vacation for neither Cincinnati nor DC United as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.

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Cincinnati form and stats

2-4-2 (win-draw-lost) are the Major League Soccer numbers at home for Cincinnati, who have the fewest scored goals (10) in Major League Soccer, so far this season.

The Cincinnati supporters enjoyed the previous match, watching their team host Columbus Crew in Major League Soccer and win 2-1. Ahead of that match, Cincinnati lost 0-1 at home to Toronto.

This is expected to be a close game, with Cincinnati perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Cincinnati as a small favourite), we find eight games. Cincinnati has won zero of these, drawn four and lost four.

Cincinnati has huge difficulties finding the net and are scoring on average only once per two home matches in the league: 4 goals from 8 games. It's worth mentioning that 2 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. Cincinnati are not conceding a lot of goals here at Nippert Stadium in the league, averaging less than one per game. The total is 6 from 8 matches.

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DC United form and stats

There's been little loot from DC United's travels as they have only collected 5 points from 8 away games in the Major League Soccer. DC United only have 1 win to counter their 5 defeats and 2 draws. Three consecutive losses in away matches means DC United are growing more and more desperate for a good performance on the road.

There were no winners in DC United's previous match, a Major League Soccer home game that ended 2-2 vs Philadelphia Union (placed 2nd). It was a defeat before that one as the away game against Chicago Fire wasn't a success with a 1-2 loss.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found seven similar matches played by DC United in our archives, and the results are: three wins for DC United, two draws and two defeats.

Many goals are not expected from the visiting DC United as they have only managed to score 6 times from 8 away games in the league. DC United's defence is not exactly unbeatable as they have conceded 14 goals from these trips. It's worth mentioning that 7 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

The dueling parties have met before this season: Cincinnati - DC United 0-0. Cincinnati-DC United H2H statistics last four meetings regardless of arena: Cincinnati zero wins, DC United one win, three draws. one of these four matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

CincinnatiY. Kubo
Y. Kubo
3 goals
DC UnitedO. Williams Kamara
O. Williams Kamara
3 goals
CincinnatiJ. Locadia
J. Locadia
2 goals

Cincinnati missing players

DC United missing players

Cincinnati DC United
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
19 8 1 Played P 1 8 18
4 2 0 Won W 0 1 2
5 4 1 Drew D 0 2 6
10 2 0 Lost L 1 5 10
11 4 0 Scored S 1 6 15
29 6 0 Conceded C 2 14 32
79% 50% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 88% 89%
63% 38% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 50% 72%
47% 25% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 50% 56%
16% 12% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 38% 33%
5% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 25% 11%
26% 12% 0% BTTS BTTS 100% 50% 56%
37% 62% 100% Clean Sheets C S 0% 25% 17%
58% 75% 100% Failed to Score F T 0% 38% 39%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2 2 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 1.6 1.8
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 2 3
 
183 61 9 Total Shots T S 13 67 157
51 18 3 Shots on Target S O 5 24 56
22% 22% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 20% 25% 27%
Key stats in Major League Soccer this season:
  • Cincinnati has the fewest scored goals (10) in Major League Soccer
  • Cincinnati has the fewest scored goals (4) at home in Major League Soccer
  • Cincinnati has the the worst goal difference (-18) in Major League Soccer
  • Cincinnati have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • DC United have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • DC United is in the worst form (0-1-5)

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Toronto 18 11 5 2 29 17 9 5 3 1 13 6 9 6 2 1 16 11 12 38
2 Philadelphia Union 18 10 5 3 32 16 8 7 1 0 18 5 10 3 4 3 14 11 16 35
3 Columbus Crew 17 9 4 4 27 14 8 7 0 1 15 3 9 2 4 3 12 11 13 31
4 Orlando City 17 8 7 2 29 17 8 5 3 0 16 7 9 3 4 2 13 10 12 31
5 New England 18 7 7 4 20 16 8 1 5 2 5 6 10 6 2 2 15 10 4 28
6 New York City 18 8 3 7 23 16 9 5 0 4 16 10 9 3 3 3 7 6 7 27
7 New York RB 18 7 3 8 21 22 7 3 0 4 9 10 11 4 3 4 12 12 -1 24
8 Nashville SC 17 5 6 6 15 17 7 3 3 1 9 6 10 2 3 5 6 11 -2 21
9 Montreal Impact 18 6 2 10 27 35 10 3 1 6 14 18 8 3 1 4 13 17 -8 20
10 Atlanta United 18 5 4 9 18 21 11 3 2 6 7 10 7 2 2 3 11 11 -3 19
11 Chicago Fire 17 5 4 8 22 26 9 5 1 3 16 10 8 0 3 5 6 16 -4 19
12 Inter Miami 18 5 3 10 18 27 8 3 2 3 10 12 10 2 1 7 8 15 -9 18
13 Cincinnati 18 4 4 10 10 28 8 2 4 2 4 6 10 2 0 8 6 22 -18 16
14 DC United 18 2 6 10 15 32 10 1 4 5 9 18 8 1 2 5 6 14 -17 12

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