FC Cincinnati will welcome Toronto FC to the Nippert Stadium on Sunday, with three points at stake in the MLS.
The visitors currently top the standings in the Eastern Conference, with 34 points picked up from 16 matches played, while FC Cincinnati are 13th on the table.
Toronto FC earned a hard-fought 1-0 victory over New England Revolution on Thursday, while Cincinnati fell to a 3-0 defeat away to Philadelphia Union in their last league fixture.
FC Cincinnati vs Toronto FC Head-to-Head
This will be the third meeting between FC Cincinnati and Toronto FC and the Canadians won each of the previous two fixtures by an aggregate score of 7-2.
The last meeting between the sides came in September 2019 when Toronto FC picked up a 5-1 away victory.
FC Cincinnati form guide: W-D-L-L-L
Toronto FC form guide: D-W-W-W-W
FC Cincinnati vs Toronto FC Team News
The home side have Siem de Jong, Andrew Gutman, and Nick Hacklund all sidelined due to the coronavirus. Jimmy McLaughin (ankle) is also ruled out.
There are no suspension concerns for the visitors.
Injuries: Siem de Jong, Andrew Gutman, Nick Hacklun, Jimmy McLaughin,
The visitors have four players ruled out of this clash through injury. Michael Bradley (MCL), Jozy Altidore (hamstring), Justin Morrow (calf), and Ifunanya Achara (ACL) will all be missing in action.
There are no suspension concerns for Toronto FC.
Injuries: Michael Bradley, Ifunanya Achara, Justin Morrow, Jozy Altidore
FC Cincinnati vs Toronto FC Predicted XI
FC Cincinnati Predicted XI (3-4-1-2): Spencer Richey; Tom Pettersson, Kendall Watson,Tom Pettersson ; Saad Abdul-Salaam, Frankie Amaya, Haris Medunjanin, Joe Gyau; Allan Cruz; Jurgen Locadia, Brandon Vazquez
Toronto FC Predicted XI: (4-4-1-1): Quentin Westberg; Tony Gallacher, Omar Gonzlaez, Eriq Zavaleta, Richie Laryea; Nick DeLeon, Jonathan Osorio, Marco Delgado, Pablo Piatti; Alejandro Pozuelo; Patrick Mullins
FC Cincinnati vs Toronto FC Prediction
Both sides come into this fixture in vastly different form. Toronto FC are currently on a run of six unbeaten games while the hosts have picked up just one win from their last 12 matches.
They will have to pull off one of the shocks of the season if they are to get anything against Toronto FC. Despite the absence of Jozy Altidore, the visitors should still have enough firepower to dispatch FC Cincinnati.
Prediction: FC Cincinnati 0-2 Toronto FCPublished 09 Oct 2020, 18:09 IST