Charlotte vs FC Cincinnati MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Charlotte vs FC Cincinnati Prediction 7/13/2024

Charlotte (9-8-5) travel to face off against FC Cincinnati (15-4-3) on Saturday, July 13th. This match will be played at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati, OH. FC Cincinnati is coming off a win in their previous match, while Charlotte will be looking to get back on track from a loss to the FC Cincinnati. The match is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET.

Charlotte vs FC Cincinnati

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Charlotte Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Charlotte will be looking to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Inter Miami CF. This match took place on their home pitch, and even though they lost, they were the slight favorite at +100. The three combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

Charlotte’s offense took a total of 14 shots, but just two of these were on target. Patrick Agyemang was the only player on the club to score, and he did so on his two shots on target and seven total shots.

Kristijan Kahlina finished with two saves on Inter Miami’s four total shots on target. Overall, Miami took seven shots. Charlotte’s defenders blocked four shots and intercepted nine passes.

Heading into their match against FC Cincinnati, Charlotte is looking to snap a two-match losing streak. Overall, they are 9-8-5, which has them in 6th place in the Eastern Conference. They have been better at home, going 6-2-4, compared to 3-6-1 on the road. Over their last seven matches, they are 3-3-1. Following this match, they will be on the road again, taking on the Columbus Crew on July 17th.

FC Cincinnati Is Coming Off A Win

In their last match, FC Cincinnati hosted Inter Miami CF and picked up a 6-1 win. The over/under line heading into the match was 3.5 goals, and the six goals easily surpassed this figure. The offensive production was a big bounce-back for Cincinnati after being held scoreless in their last match.

Going into the match, the money line payout for FC Cincinnati was -148. This was despite their offense not scoring in the last match. The seven combined goals were tied for the most goals scored in a match involving Cincinnati this season.

Five different Cincinnati players scored a goal in the win, with Yūya Kubo being the only player to score multiple times. Overall, the club took 15 shots, and 10 of these shots were on target.

Match vs. Nashville SC

Before their win over Inter Miami CF, the Cincinnati offense was held scoreless by Nashville SC. They took six shots in this match, with three being on target. The club’s offense also didn’t score in their last match vs. the Chicago Fire.

Through 22 matches, FC Cincinnati has been the class of the Eastern Conference, sitting in first place with a record of 15-4-3. They have won three straight matches, including a 6-1 victory over Inter Miami CF on July 6th. Overall, they are 9-1-1 on the road and 6-3-2 at home. Their next match will be on July 17th, as they will host the Chicago Fire FC.

Charlotte Offense Breakdown

Patrick Agyemang is the top scorer for Charlotte this season, and his six goals are 47th in MLS. He also leads the team in shots on goal, which is 46th in MLS. Overall, Charlotte is 28th in the league in goals scored, averaging 1.0 per match. Their 4.8 corners per match is 18th in the league, and they have had fewer corners than their opponents in half of their matches. Their passing percentage is 24th in MLS at 80.9%.

FC Cincinnati Offense Breakdown

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FC Cincinnati’s offense has been solid this season, as they are 7th in the MLS in goals per match at 1.9. They are also 4th in shots on goal per match, and Luciano Acosta is their top scorer, as he is 16th in the league with 10 goals. He also leads the club in shots on goal, and overall, FC Cincinnati has had fewer corners than their opponents in 45.5% of their matches.

Charlotte Defense Breakdown

Charlotte’s defense has been solid this season, allowing just 1.0 goals per match, which is 2nd in the MLS. However, they have given up two goals in two of their last three matches, including a 2-2 draw against Inter Miami CF on July 3rd. Overall, they have just three clean sheets in their last six matches. Keeper Kristijan Kahlina leads the league with nine clean sheets and is 8th in saves with 67.

FC Cincinnati Defense Breakdown

FC Cincinnati’s defense has been a bit up and down over their last seven matches, as they have given up two or more goals in four of those matches. However, they have also had a couple of strong performances, including a shutout against FC Dallas on June 30th. Overall, they are 5th in goals allowed this season, giving up 1.2 goals per match. They will be facing a Charlotte offense that is 28th in the MLS in goals scored this season. Keeper Roman Celentano is 7th in the MLS with six clean sheets this season.

Charlotte vs FC Cincinnati Prediction

Looking at how we expect this FC Cincinnati vs. Charlotte matchup to play out, we are going with FC Cincinnati to win by a score of 2-1. Coming in, FC Cincinnati is the better offensive team, ranking 7th in goals scored and 4th in shots on goal. Our projections have Luciano Acosta as the top overall goal scorer for FC Cincinnati. On the other side, Júnior Urso has been given the best odds to score for Charlotte. Even though Charlotte is 2nd in goals allowed, we have FC Cincinnati taking advantage of their 25th ranked shooting percentage.

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