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#GameDayEve #LOUvWIL Edition

by Marissa Blackman

Tomorrow, Louisville City FC and Wilmington Hammerheads FC will compete against each other for the first time this season. The two clubs sit in first and eighth place respectively.

Statistically, Louisville has more shots, more goals, and more points. Although Louisville has scored significantly more than the Hammerheads, the two clubs are very close when it comes to conceding. Louisville has only been scored on twelve times in as many games, and the Hammerheads have conceded eleven times in eleven games. Wilmington has a slightly higher save rate than Louisville.

Between the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and USL regular season matches, these two clubs have played five games each in the past three weeks. Here are the results from their recent matches:

Wilmington
Score
Opponent
Louisville
Score
Opponent
Open Cup
6-0
Miami Fusion FC
Open Cup
1(3)-1(1)
Detroit City FC
USL
0-1
Charleston Battery
USL
0-0
Richmond Kickers
USL
3-1
Toronto FC II
USL
2-0
Charleston Battery
Open Cup
2-1
Miami FC
Open Cup
1-2
Indy Eleven
USL
3-2
Harrisburg City Islanders
USL
4-3
Orlando City B

Neither team has cracked under the pressure of an unusually hectic few weeks. In fact, the increase of matches due to the Open Cup has had somewhat of a rejuvenating effect on the Hammerheads.

These are two teams amidst positive runs looking to either maintain or improve their standings.

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