Columbus Crew Sc vs Fc Cincinnati Picks and Predictions May 11th 2024

Ohio’s Soccer Showdown: FC Cincinnati Eyes Comeback Against Columbus Crew

This Saturday, the soccer scene is buzzing as FC Cincinnati heads to Columbus for a major clash with the Columbus Crew. It’s more than just a game; it’s about pride, revenge, and showing off on the home turf. The Crew, fresh off a killer run in the CONCACAF Champions Cup, are looking to keep that winning vibe alive. Meanwhile, Cincinnati is all about setting the record straight after last year’s nail-biter in the Eastern Conference final left them hungry for a win.

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What’s Been Going Down

The Crew just pulled off a solid 3-1 win over CF Monterrey, launching them into the Champions Cup final. That’s big. But back home in the MLS? It’s been a bit of a rough ride with no wins since mid-March, leaving them chilling at 15 points from 10 games.

Flip the script to FC Cincinnati: they’re on a hot streak with three back-to-back wins and sitting pretty at 21 points. They’ve got a score to settle, especially remembering that stinger of a 3-2 loss to the Crew last December. That game? A real heartbreaker, with Cincinnati almost tasting victory before it slipped away, pushing Columbus towards snagging the MLS Cup.

Players to Watch

Luciano Acosta of Cincinnati isn’t just any player; he’s the reigning MLS MVP. With five goals and the same number of assists this season, he’s the guy who could totally turn the game around. Cincinnati’s hoping his magic works against Columbus, especially since the recent head-to-heads lean in favor of the Crew with three wins, one draw, and two losses.

On the other side, Columbus hasn’t hit the field since their Monterrey match, so they’re rested and ready. Their coach, Wilfried Nancy, is pumped to transform their Champions Cup high into MLS success. And keep your eyes on Christian Ramirez — last year, his last-minute moves were total game-changers.

Expect Fireworks

They call it the “Hell Is Real Derby” for a reason. It’s fierce, it’s fiery, and neither team is going down without a fight. Cincinnati wants to extend their winning run and get some payback for last season. Columbus? They’re aiming to show that their international flair can dominate the domestic scene too.

Cincinnati’s coach, Pat Noonan, is all about looking forward, not back. His game plan? Focus on what it’ll take to crush it this Saturday.

Bottom Line

As the Crew gear up to defend their home field against a fired-up FC Cincinnati, fans are in for a treat. Expect a game charged with passion, smart plays, and a quest for redemption. This isn’t just about soccer; it’s about who rules Ohio in the MLS.

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