Our prediction for this MLS match:
Columbus and Cincinnati go head to head at Lower.com Field in the Major League Soccer. Columbus have been slipping down the standings week by week, with the team extending their losing run to six games at the weekend. Head coach Caleb Porter feels pressure ahead of Saturday’s game, and he should opt to make changes to the starting line-up.
Veteran attacker Bradley Wright-Phillips is pushing for a start after finding the net in the 2-1 loss to Seattle, while Gyasi Zardes is rated doubtful for the game. Cincinnati, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 4-1 loss to New England Revolution. Considering that both sides are likely to go for a win in Saturday’s clash, both teams to score betting option should be considered. All Bailey, Harris, and van der Werff are out of contention through injuries for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Fanendo Adi):
After spending his youth career at Lagos Islanders and Union Bank, Fanendo Adi moved to Trencic of Slovakia in 2009. The Nigeria international played for the likes of Metalurh Donetsk, Dynamo Kiev, Tavriya Simferopol, Copenhagen and Portland Timbers as well before joining FC Cincinnati.
Adi was born in Lagos (Nigeria) on October 10, 1990 and he has two caps for the Nigeria U23 national team. However, he has yet to make his debut for the senior team. The Cincinnati forward was called up to the senior squad in the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers, but he did not see any game action. Fanendo Adi made his MLS debut for Cincinnati on March 3, 2019 in a 4-1 loss to Seattle Sounders.
His main position is centre forward and his preferred foot is right. His biggest success is winning of the 2015 MLS Cup where Portland Timbers defeated Columbus Crew 2-1 in the title game.
Highlighted Team (FC Cincinnati):
FC Cincinnati will make their MLS debut in the 2019 season. Based in Ohio, the Orange and Blue are a team who is expected to play their home games at West End Stadium. However, seeing that the West End Stadium is still under construction, FC Cincinnati will welcome their rivals at Nippert Stadium at the start of the season.
The team’s home colors are orange and blue, whilst they wear white shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels. Justin Hoyte, who used to play for the likes of Arsenal and Middlesbrough in the Premier League is considered one of the team’s most famous footballers.
The Orange and Blue will make their MLS debut against Seattle Sounders, whilst they will play their first ever home game in the league against Portland Timbers. It has to be noted that FC Cincinnati has five supporters groups: Die Innestadt, The Legion, The Pride, Queen City and The Briogaid.