Columbus Crew play FC Cincinnati in the Major League Soccer (MLS) 2022 at the Lower.com Field in Columbus, Ohio on Monday, July 18. The match will start at 5.00 AM IST (Indian Standard Time). 

Columbus Crew come into this game on the back of a 2-2 draw against D.C. United. Juan Hernandez scored both goals for the hosts. Columbus Crew is 17th on the points table with six wins, eight draws, and five losses in 19 games this season. Columbus Crew beat FC Cincinnati 3-2 in their last head-to-head encounter in MLS.

FC Cincinnati are 13th on the points table with seven wins, six draws, and seven losses in 20 games this season in the MLS. The visitors drew against Vancouver Whitecaps by a 2-2 scoreline with goals from Brandon Vazquez and Alvora Barreal for FC Cincinnati.

Columbus Crew vs FC Cincinnati Major League Soccer 2022 odds

Parimatch odds: Columbus Crew: 1.87, FC Cincinnati: 4.10, Draw: 3.70

Betwinner odds: Columbus Crew: 1.87, FC Cincinnati: 3.9, Draw: 3.72  

Betway odds:Columbus Crew: 1.85, FC Cincinnati:3.80, Draw: 3.60

10CRIC odds: Columbus Crew: 1.87, FC Cincinnati: 4.05, Draw: 3.60

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Columbus Crew vs FC Cincinnati head-to-head

Columbus Crew have faced FC Cincinnati eight times in MLS. The hosts have won four while the visitors have won two; two games were drawn.

Columbus Crew have won two while FC Cincinnati has won one in their last three head-to-head games.

Columbus Crew beat FC Cincinnati 3-2 in their previous head-to-head encounter. Miguel Berry scored two goals and was the standout performer.

Columbus Crew vs FC Cincinnati probable starting lineups

Columbus Crew: Eloy Room (goalkeeper), Jonathan Mensah (captain), Josh Williams, Degenek, Steven Moreira, Darlington Nagbe, Aiden Morris, James Igbekeme, Pedro Santos, Derrick Etienne, Juan Hernandez.

FC Cincinnati: Roman Celentano (goalkeeper), Nick Hagglund, Geoff Cameron, Tyler Blackett, Raymon Gaddis, Obinna Nwobodo, Yuya Kubo, John Nelson, Luciano Acosta (captain), Brandon Vazquez, Brenner da Silva.

Columbus Crew vs FC Cincinnati Major League Soccer 2022 top picks and players to watch

Columbus Crew: Juan Hernandez will be the player to watch out for from Columbus Crew. Hernandez was also the standout performer for the hosts in their previous league game. The Columbian footballer has scored three goals in two games in MLS this season. The 23-year-old scored five goals for Watford FC in the Premier League in 2020-2021.

FC Cincinnati: Brandon Vazquez will be the top pick from the FC Cincinnati side. The 23-year-old football player has scored 10 goals in 19 games in MLS this season. Vazquez has scored 16 goals in 69 games for FC Cincinnati in MLS.

Columbus Crew vs FC Cincinnati Major League Soccer 2022 prediction

Columbus Crew will start as favourites in the game against FC Cincinnati. The hosts have a better head-to-head record against the visitors in the MLS. The Jonathan Mensah-led Columbus side has dominated FC Cincinnati in their last three games in the MLS.

FC Cincinnati lost their last head-to-head encounter against Columbus Crew. The visitors have won one and drawn four of their last five games this season. FC Cincinnati will look to continue their good form against a strong Columbus Crew side.