FC Cincinnati vs CF Montréal MLS Betting Prediction

MLS FC Cincinnati vs CF Montréal Prediction 4/13/2024

FC Cincinnati (3-1-3) travel to face off against CF Montréal (2-3-1) on Saturday, April 13th. This match will be played at Stade Saputo in Montréal, QC. Both FC Cincinnati and CF Montréal will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous matches. The match is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET.

FC Cincinnati vs CF Montréal

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FC Cincinnati Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their last match, FC Cincinnati hosted the New York Red Bulls but came up short by a score of 2-1. The Red Bulls were +120 on the money line, and the three combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

FC Cincinatti’s attack took a total of eight shots and four shots on goal. Yuya Kubo was the only player on the club to score, with Luciano Acosta earning the club’s only assist. As a whole, the club also had eight corner kicks.

Evan Louro and the Cincinnati defensive unit gave up two goals on New York’s five total shots on goal. Louro finished with three saves, and the defense as a whole blocked one shot while intercepting two shots.

In their last match, FC Cincinnati lost to the New York Red Bulls, dropping their record to 3-1-3 on the season. They are currently 5th in the Eastern Conference, tied with the Los Angeles Galaxy and Inter Miami CF with 12 points. On the road, Cincinnati is 2-0-1, and they will be on the road for this match against CF Montréal. After this match, they will take on Atlanta United FC on April 20th.

CF Montréal Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

CF Montréal will be looking to put their last match behind them, as they lost to the Seattle Sounders by a score of 5-0. This match took place on the road, and the money line payout for CF Montréal was +525. The five goals surpassed the pre-match over/under line of 2.5 goals.

Overall, Seattle took 24 shots and 11 shots on goal in their blowout win. CF Montréal’s defense didn’t have any blocked shots, and they intercepted just 10 passes. Jonathan Sirois was the keeper on the giving end, and he finished with six saves.

On the offensive end, CF Montréal took just five shots, two of which were on target. Josef Martinez was the only player to take multiple shots, finishing with three total shots. The club had a total of three corners.

In their first season as CF Montréal, the club has struggled to find consistency, as they sit 11th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 2-3-1. They have dropped three straight matches, including a 5-0 loss to the Seattle Sounders FC on April 7th. Overall, they have played all six of their matches on the road, and they will finally get a chance to play at home on April 20th vs. Orlando City SC. In the standings, they are tied with St. Louis City SC with seven points, one point behind Nashville SC.

FC Cincinnati Offense Breakdown

FC Cincinnati’s offense has been average this season, scoring 1.0 goals per match, which is 24th in MLS. Yūya Kubo is the team’s top scorer, finding the back of the net twice, which is 50th in the league. Luciano Acosta has also scored twice and leads the club in shots on goal. He is 41st in MLS in that category. Acosta is also the team’s leader in assists, ranking 8th in the league. FC Cincinnati is 6th in MLS in corners and has had more corners than their opponent in 57.1% of their matches.

CF Montréal Offense Breakdown

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Matías Cóccaro is the top scorer for CF Montréal this season, and his three goals are 15th in MLS. He also leads the team in shots on goal, which is 20th in the league. Josef Martínez is second on the team in goals and leads the club in assists. His two assists are 13th in MLS. This season, CF Montréal is 19th in goals scored, 26th in shots on goal, and 27th in corner kicks. They have had fewer corner kicks than their opponents in 66.7% of their matches. Their passing percentage is 22nd in MLS.

FC Cincinnati Defense Breakdown

FC Cincinnati’s defense has been one of the best in MLS this season, as they are currently allowing just 0.7 goals per match, which is the best in the league. However, they have given up two goals in their last match, which came against the 12th ranked offense of the New York Red Bulls. Overall, they have three clean sheets this season, and their goalkeeper, Roman Celentano, is 17th in the league with 18 saves.

CF Montréal Defense Breakdown

Jonathan Sirois has been the starting goalkeeper for CF Montréal this season, and he currently ranks 2nd in MLS with 28 saves. However, he has struggled to keep clean sheets, as he has just one on the year. Overall, Montréal’s defense has been a major issue, as they are allowing 2.2 goals per match, which is the 2nd worst mark in the league. In their last five matches, they have given up 13 goals, including five to the Seattle Sounders FC. They have also struggled to keep teams off the board, as they have given up at least two goals in four of their last five matches.

FC Cincinnati vs CF Montréal Prediction

Given that FC Cincinnati comes in allowing the fewest goals in the MLS this season, we see this match against CF Montréal ending in a 1-1 draw. This season, CF Montréal has struggled to get shots on goal, ranking 26th in the MLS, and they are also 28th in goals scored. On the other side, FC Cincinnati is 7th in shots on goal and we have Aaron Boupendza as the top projected goal scorer for the match. Our pick is to take the draw at +255.

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