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FC Cincinnati
Major League Soccer
Jun 23, 2024 at 12.30am UK
Dr. DY Patil Stadium
New England Revolution

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New England

Rodrigo Asad (65')
Nwobodo (34'), Powell (45+3'), Kubo (50'), Yedlin (54'), Orellano (63')
Nwobodo (69')
FT(HT: 0-2)
Vrioni (21', 41')
Porter (35'), Vrioni (81')

Preview: FC Cincinnati vs. New England Revolution - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Saturday's Major League Soccer clash between FC Cincinnati and New England Revolution, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

Seeking to make it four wins on the bounce, a rejuvenated New England Revolution journey to the TQL Stadium to face FC Cincinnati on Saturday. 

The Orange and Blue head into the weekend unbeaten in their last seven games against the Revs — including three wins in their most recent three encounters — and will look to extend this impressive run. 

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FC Cincinnati midfielder Alvaro Barreal (31) celebrates with teammates on October 30, 2023© Reuters

Cincinnati turned in another superb attacking display as they came out victorious in a nail-biting seven-goal thriller with Philadelphia Union at the TQL Stadium on Tuesday night.  

In a back-and-forth affair, Tai Baribo struck in the 91st minute to hand the Union what seemed to be a hard-fought point on the road, but Luciano Acosta netted with the last significant kick of the game to give the hosts a dramatic 4-3 win. 

The Orange and Blue have now won all but one of their last 10 matches since the third week of April, with a 2-0 home defeat at the hands of Nashville on May 30 being the exception. 

This blistering run of form has seen Pat Noonan's men surge to second place in the Eastern Conference standings, eight points above second-placed New York Red Bulls and two points off leaders Inter Miami, albeit with one game in hand.

Cincinnati's impressive first half of the season has been owing to the solid job done in attack, where they have scored at least three goals in three of their last four matches and currently boast the joint second-best record in the East (31). 

New England Revolution midfielder Carles Gil (10) celebrates his goal on February 24, 2024© Reuters

New England Revolution, on the other hand, continue their push from the doldrums as they held firm to see out a 3-2 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps.

In a thrilling contest at the Gillette Stadium, Noel Buck, Giacomo Vrioni and Esmir Bajraktarevic all found the back of the net to inspire the hosts to a narrow victory, with Ryan Gauld netting a brace for the Whitecaps. 

Caleb Porter's men have now won each of their last three matches, seeing off Nashville, New York Red Bulls and Vancouver Whitecaps while scoring six goals and conceding three since losing three consecutive games back in May. 

Despite this upturn in form, New England Revolution remain rooted to the bottom of the Eastern Conference table but could move level with 11th-placed DC United with all three points on Saturday.  

To do so, the Revs will need to be at their best at the TQL Stadium as they take on a Cincinnati side who have won each of their most recent three meetings and are unbeaten in their last seven, claiming four wins and three draws since a 3-2 loss in May 2022.

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Team News

FC Cincinnati head coach Pat Noonan before the game on March 3, 2024© Reuters

Cincinnati will have to cope without 27-year-old defender Miles Robinson, who is currently away with the United States national team at the ongoing Euro 2024. 

On the injury front, Noonan will be unable to name forward Corey Baird, who is set to sit out his seventh consecutive game after suffering a hip injury against Columbus Crew on May 12. 

Matthew Miazga missed Tuesday's game against Philadelphia Union through a leg injury and the 28-year-old is a major doubt for the Orange and Blue. 

Acosta scored twice and set up another in a superb individual display on Wednesday and the Argentine forward, who now has 22 goal involvements this season, will be one to watch. 

New England Revolution will take to the pitch without several players down the spine of the team, with the likes of Bobby Wood (calf), Ryan Spaulding (hamstring) and Tomas Chancalay (knee) all on the sidelines. 

Spanish forward Nacho Gil has missed the last seven matches through a knee injury while 33-year-old Thomas McNamara is recuperating from a hamstring problem. 

American defender Brandon Bye continues his lengthy spell on the sidelines while Henrich Ravas is on duty with Slovakia at the ongoing Euro 2024. 

FC Cincinnati possible starting lineup:
Celentano; Hagglund, Powell, Murphy; Yedlin, Orellano, Nwobodo, Bucha; Acosta,  Kelsy, Kubo

New England Revolution possible starting lineup:
Ivacic; Lima, Romney, Arreaga, Jones; Farrell, Harkes; Bajraktarevic, Gil, Borrero; Vrioni

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We say: FC Cincinnati 3-1 New England Revolution

While the Revs will be looking to pick up where they left off against Vancouver Whitecaps and continue their fine run of results, they take on a well-drilled Cincinnati side who have won nine of their last 10 matches. The Revs have picked up just two points in seven away matches this season and we see them struggling at the TQL Stadium. 

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2FC CincinnatiCincinnati25153744331148
3Columbus Crew23127447222543
4New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls251011442311141
5New York City FCNY City2511593630638
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7Orlando City259793938134
9Atlanta UnitedAtlanta2577113536-128
10Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia2569104542327
11CF MontrealMontreal2569103449-1527
12Nashville SCNashville2568112639-1326
13DC United2568113550-1526
14Chicago Fire2567123042-1225
15New England RevolutionNew England2372142347-2423

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2Los Angeles FCLos Angeles24145548301847
3Real Salt LakeSalt Lake25128551341744
4Colorado RapidsColorado2612595043741
5Vancouver WhitecapsVancouver2411584335838
6Houston DynamoHouston2410773530537
7Seattle SoundersSeattle2510783429537
8Portland TimbersPortland2510695042836
9Minnesota UnitedMinnesota Utd2596104041-133
10Austin FCAustin2587102837-931
12Sporting Kansas CityKansas2666144152-1124
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