Chicago Fire vs FC Cincinnati Match Info
Date: Saturday July 13 2019
Kick-off time: 1.00am BST Sunday
Venue: SeatGeek Stadium
Referee: Fotis Bazakos
Chicago Fire vs FC Cincinnati Head-To-Head Record
2 previous matches
February 21 2019 (Carolina Challenge Cup): Cincinnati 1-1 Chicago Fire
June 29 2017 (US Open Cup): Cincinnati 0-0 Chicago Fire (Cincinnati won on penalties)
Chicago Fire vs FC Cincinnati Stats
- Only two teams have scored more MLS home goals than Chicago Fire this season
- Cincinnati have conceded six more MLS away goals than any other team…
- …and they have lost all of their last four away matches by two or more goals
Chicago Fire vs FC Cincinnati Match Preview
Cincinnati ended a run of six consecutive defeats with a home win over Houston Dynamo last weekend – and it could mean they are set to fare slightly better on their travels too.
The newest MLS franchise, in their first season at the top level of North American soccer, have found it a real struggle and they are bottom of the 24 clubs in the overall standings.
But at least the team from Ohio enjoyed a victory last time out as their 29-year-old interim manager Yoann Damet proved he is capable of holding the fort until a new head coach is appointed, be it Alan Pardew or former Zwolle boss Ron Jans, the latest name to be linked.
Away results have been a big problem for Cincinnati and that will be a concern for the trip to Chicago, who have lost only once at home this year and dished out a 5-1 beating to reigning MLS champions Atlanta United in the latest game on their own pitch.
However, the Fire are not completely reliable and have only won half of their home games and none away, which is why they are facing a real battle to qualify for the play-offs.
It’s difficult to see Veljko Paunovic’s side slipping up here, but Cincinnati may have gained some confidence from last week’s win and are backed to make their hosts work for victory.
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Chicago Fire vs FC Cincinnati Betting Tips
FC Cincinnati +2 on the handicap @ 10/11 with Coral
Both teams to score @ 5/6 with Coral