FC Cincinnati vs Atlanta United MLS Betting Prediction

MLS FC Cincinnati vs Atlanta United Prediction 4/20/2024

FC Cincinnati (3-2-3) travel to face off against Atlanta United (3-2-2) on Saturday, April 20th. This match will be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. FC Cincinnati will be looking to bounce back from a loss in their last match, while Atlanta United is coming off a draw. The match will get started at 7:30 PM ET.

FC Cincinnati vs Atlanta United

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FC Cincinnati Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

FC Cincinnati will be looking to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to CF Montréal their last time out. This match took place on Montréal’s home pitch, and despite the loss, the over/under line was just 2.5 goals. Going into the match, the money line payout for a Cincinnati win was +143.

On offense, FC Cincinnati was led by Yūya Kubo, who scored on both of his two shots on goal. Luciano Acosta was the only other player on the club to find a shot, finishing with two assists on the club’s four total shots on goal.

Goalkeeper Alec Kann finished with two saves on Montréal’s four shots on goal. The defense as a whole blocked three shots, with the club’s back line making 12 interceptions. Montréal finished the match with five corner kicks.

In their last two matches, FC Cincinnati has lost to the New York Red Bulls and CF Montréal, dropping their record to 3-2-3, which has them in 5th place in the Eastern Conference. Overall, they have been favored in five of their eight matches, going 1-2-2 in those contests. Following this match, they will return home to take on Colorado Rapids SC on Saturday, April 27th. Over their last seven matches, they are 3-2-2.

Atlanta United Is Coming Off A Draw

In their last match, Atlanta United hosted the Philadelphia Union. The match ended in a 2-2 draw. This draw came at home for Atlanta United and they were favored to get the win at +130.

The four combined goals easily surpassed the pre-match over/under line of 0.5 goals. In total, Atlanta’s offense took 19 shots and six shots on goal. They had two different players find the net and two players provide an assist.

On offense, Daniel Rios and Caleb Wiley were the two players to score, with Almada finishing with the most shots for Atlanta United. Brad Guzan finished with two saves in net, and Atlanta’s defense had six blocks while intercepting six passes.

Through seven matches, Atlanta United has a record of 3-2-2, putting them in 6th place in the Eastern Conference. They have been on a draw streak, going 2-0-2 in their last four matches. At home, they are unbeaten, going 3-0-1. Overall, Atlanta has been favored in four matches, going 3-0-1 in those contests. Following this match, they will hit the road to take on Chicago Fire FC on April 28th.

FC Cincinnati Offense Breakdown

Yūya Kubo is the top scorer for FC Cincinnati this season, finding the back of the net three times, which is also 28th in MLS. He also leads the club in shots on goal, which is 38th in the league. Luciano Acosta is the club’s leader in assists, with four, which is third in MLS. On the season, FC Cincinnati is 26th in the league in goals scored, averaging one per match. They are also 8th in shots on goal per match, but they have taken fewer shots on goal than their season average in three straight matches. Their passing percentage is 17th in MLS, and they have had fewer corners than their opponent in 37.5% of their matches.

Atlanta United Offense Breakdown

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Giorgos Giakoumakis is the top scorer for Atlanta United this season, and his five goals are also seventh in the MLS. Thiago Almada is the leader in shots on goal for Atlanta United, and his nine shots on goal are 14th in the league. He has also scored one goal this season, which is third on the team and 103rd in the MLS. This season, Atlanta United is seventh in the league in goals per match, and they have taken more shots on goal than their season average in three straight matches. They are also fourth in the league in shots on goal per match, and their passing percentage of 83.5% is eighth in the MLS. They have had fewer corners than their opponents in 57.1% of their matches this season, and they are 16th in the league in corners per match.

FC Cincinnati Defense Breakdown

FC Cincinnati’s defense has been solid this season, allowing just 0.9 goals per match, which is the second-best mark in the MLS. However, they have given up two goals in two of their last three matches, including a match against the 17th-ranked offense of the New York Red Bulls. Overall, they have just three clean sheets this season. Keeper Roman Celentano is second in the MLS with three clean sheets, and he is 18th in saves. In their last seven matches, they have given up an average of 1.0 goals per match.

Atlanta United Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against FC Cincinnati, Atlanta United’s defense is currently 7th in the MLS, allowing just 1.0 goals per match. However, they are coming off a match against the Philadelphia Union where they allowed two goals. Overall, they have two clean sheets this season. Keeper Brad Guzan is 13th in the MLS with 23 saves and is tied for 5th with two clean sheets. Atlanta’s defense is 14th in blocked shots and 24th in interceptions. They are also the most disciplined team in the league, committing just 8.6 fouls per match.

FC Cincinnati vs Atlanta United Prediction

With both FC Cincinnati and Atlanta United projected to finish with one goal, we are taking this match to end in a draw at +255. This is a matchup between an FC Cincinnati club that is 2nd in goals allowed and an Atlanta United team that is 7th. Our projections have this match seeing just five combined shots on goal, with Thiago Almada having the best odds to score for Atlanta United. As for the match as a whole, our top projected goal scorer is Aaron Boupendza of FC Cincinnati.

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