FC Cincinnati host Atlanta United today, July 21, at the TQL Stadium in Cincinnati for the 2021 MLS regular season with the hope of returning to winning ways. Both teams are at the bottom of the table and need a victory to recover. But the visitors need a win more than ever after the week they had. Here, find out what you need to know about this match such as information, the preview, storylines, predictions, odds and how to watch it in the US.
Atlanta United travel to the TQL Stadium with hopes of ending a eight-game winless streak. The poor results led to the firing of coach Gabriel Heinze, who had been working with the club for eight months, and now Rob Valentino is in charge of the team as Interim coach.
On the other hand, FC Cincinnati is coming to this match after losing 5-4 against CF Montreal last time around. The team has a three-game winless streak, with two draws and losing once. Jaap Stam´s men also are in need of a win if they want to get out of the bottom of the standings.
FC Cincinnati vs Atlanta United: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021.
Time: 8:00 PM (ET).
Location: TQL Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio.
FC Cincinnati vs Atlanta United: Time by State in the US
ET: 8:00 PM
CT: 7:00 PM
MT: 6:00 PM
PT: 5:00 PM
FC Cincinnati vs Atlanta United: Storylines
Atlanta United and FC Cincinnati will meet for the sixth time. The visitors are the dominant in the fixture with three wins in the previous encounters. Meanwhile, Cincinnati have only won once and they have drawn once.
Both sides come to this match knowing they can’t keep failing. Also, as being direct rivals in the bottom half of the table, both have an opportunity to climb some places. However, Atlanta United hasn’t won a match since May, when the team defeated CF Montreal 1-0.
The hosts won’t have Maikel van der Werff and Zico Bailey, who suffered injuries. Ronald Matarrita and Allan Cruz playing in the Gold Cup. Atlanta also have four key players injured (Matheus Rossetto, Jurgen Damm, Franco Ibarra and Emerson Hyndman), while George Bello, Bradley Guzan and Miles Robinson are all on international duty with the US national team.
FC Cincinnati vs Atlanta United: 2021 MLS Standings
FC Cincinnati and Atlanta United are both at the bottom of the table at the East Conference. While FC Cincinnati are in 11th place with 12 points, Atlanta United is 10th with 13 points. This match will be key for both teams.
FC Cincinnati vs Atlanta United: 2021 MLS Top Scorers
Luis Acosta is the top scorer of FC Cincinnati with three goals so far, in 10 games started. He also has three assists in the 2021 MLS regular season. On the other hand, Marcelino Moreno is the top scorer for Atlanta United this season with three goals in 12 games started.
How to watch or live stream FC Cincinnati vs Atlanta United in the US
The game to be played between FC Cincinnati and Atlanta United in Week 14 of the 2021 MLS Regular Season will be broadcast in the US by Foxsports.com, FOX Sports App, Fox Sports 1, FOX Deportes, WSTR Star 64.
FC Cincinnati vs Atlanta United: Odds and predictions
Oddsmakers in the US have already made their predictions for this match. According to FanDuel, FC Cincinnati is the favorite with odds of +105. Meanwhile, Atlanta United has odds of +230. A tie would result in a +230 payout.
*Odds by FanDuel