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New England vs FC Cincinnati Prediction
New England Revolution has faced FC Cincinnati seven times and have lost only once. The loss came back in 2019 when the two sides met for the first time in MLS history.
The Revs had the majority of possession but couldn’t make it count. Despite having 52 percent of the ball and 18 shots, they managed just two shots on target while their opponents got double of that. Kekuta Manneh scored late in the first half to hand FC Cincinnati the lead and Kenny Saief sealed the win with a goal in the 65th minute.
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All New England at the Four Last Meetings
Since then, both sides have faced each other four times and New England has won all of them. In May, the two sides met for the first time. Cincinnati was the dominant possession and had both of their goals on target. However, they couldn’t get the win. Sebastian Lletget scored the opening goal in the 17th minute for New England, but their lead lasted just 9 minutes. Brandon Vazquez equalized the score for New England, but the team could not reach halftime on the same score. Adam Buksa restored New England’s lead right before the break with a goal in the 43rd minute.
Alvaro Barreal brought Cincinnati back to level terms shortly before the hour mark. The game appeared set for a draw. Tommy McNamara stunned the home fans with a goal in the 89th minute to steal the win and help the Revolutions walk away with all three points. The two sides have met twice outside the MLS – New England winning 5-1 in the US Open Cup earlier this year and the other being a 1-1 draw in a club friendly, back in 2018.
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New England Revolution Are on an Unbeaten Run
New England had a short pre-season ahead of the 2022 season and played just two games. Los Angeles FC drew them 1-1, and they were then thrashed 5-0 by LA Galaxy. Their season began with a draw at Portland Timbers, which saw them score 2-2. The Revolutions’ first match at home was against FC Dallas. Carles Gil scored only goal to earn them three points.
They took their league form to CONCACAF Champions League, where they defeated Liga MX’s Pumas UNAM 3-0. Their league form was affected as their focus changed.
A Worrying Start to Season
Real Salt Lake gave them the first loss of the season, with a late comeback. Emmanuel Boateng gave the Revolution the lead at the half-time break, before Jozy Altidore increased the lead by two minutes. Things were going well until Adam Buksa was taken out in the 77th minute.
Sergio Cordova pulled one back for Real Salt Lake in the 78th minute and Justen Glad completed the comeback in the 88th minute. Tate Schmitt made things better and won the game for the away side in the 93rd minute.
They were knocked out in the Champions League after their shock defeat. Their four-match losing streak ended with a win by Charlotte FC, who won 2-1. However, DC United lost the next match.
Hitting Back Strongly Since their defeat to DC United, the New England Revolution has been unbeaten. The streak began with a win against Inter Miami of 2-0, followed by a draw with Columbus Crew of 2-2 at home. After beating Atlanta United at the Mercedes Benz Stadium, they won 3-2 against FC Cincinnati.
In the five previous matches, their form was erratic. The team drew 1-1 against Philadelphia Union, and was then defeated by Sporting Kansas City 2 to 1. Then they followed that up with a 1-1 draw against Philadelphia Union and then Minnesota United.
Despite Vancouver Whitecaps struggling, New England couldn’t defeat them in their last game. They had 59 percent of the ball, 16 shots at goal, and four corners, yet failed to score a goal. The goalless draw saw them sit 13th in the league table and miss out on the chance to jump to 7th – level with FC Dallas.
Injuries and Suspensions
Matt Polster is ruled out.
FC Cincinnati Wants to End their Winless Streak Against New England
FC Cincinnati played five matches in the pre-season, which was a long one. The team won three of the five matches and drew two.
However, the team could not continue the momentum gained in pre-season to the league. In the first weekend, they were defeated 5-0 by Austin FC. DC United edged out a 1-0 win in the next match with a goal from the spot in the 98th minute. FC Cincinnati won their first match quickly, beating Orlando City 2-1. The next match against Inter Miami saw them win 3-1 at home.
A decent run before a Fall
They could not complete a triple-double of victories as Charlotte FC stopped their winning streak and gave them a defeat by 2-0. CF Montreal managed to sneak a win over FC Cincinnati the following week, and walked away with all three of their points. Cincinnati had a good run and lost only once over the following six games. The team won four matches, and only one draw was at Atlanta United.
FC Cincinnati has not performed at its best in the five previous matches. New England Revolution defeated them and they were then dealt a 4-3 loss by CF Montreal. With a draw at Philadelphia Union, they ended their losing streak of two matches.
One Win in Five Their only win from the five previous matches was at Orlando City. Brenner was the team’s lone goalcorer and they were able to collect three points after four matches.
Reigning champions New York City FC were next up for Cincinnati. The Orange and Blue side stunned NYCFC and took a 3-0 lead inside the first 30 minutes. They held onto their three-goal lead until the 44th minute but somehow went into the break level on terms. Talles Magno scored in the 45th minute with Heber scoring a brace in injury time to make it 3-3 before the break. Gabriel Pereira made it 4-3 for NYCFC in the 52nd minute before Brenner completed his hat-trick to make it 4-4 on the night. He found the net again in the 91st minute, but VAR ruled it out.
Injuries and Suspensions
Ronald Matarrita and Dominique Badji are ruled out.
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How to Watch New England vs Cincinnati
New England Revolution vs FC Cincinnati Information Teams New England Revolution vs FC Cincinnati Location Gillette Stadium, Massachusetts Time Sunday, July 3 at 7pm EST How to watch MLS LIVE on ESPN+, MLS LIVE on DAZN, TV38 & MyRITV, STAR 64