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FC Cincinnati (5-2-3) travel to face off against Orlando City SC (2-4-3) on Saturday, May 4th. This match will be played at Inter&Co Stadium in Orlando, FL. FC Cincinnati is coming off a win in their previous match, while Orlando City SC will be looking to get back on track from a loss to the FC Cincinnati. The match is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET.

FC Cincinnati vs Orlando City SC

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FC Cincinnati Is Coming Off A Win

In their last match, FC Cincinnati hosted the Colorado Rapids SC and picked up a 2-1 win. The money line payout for FC Cincinnati was -143, and the three combined goals surpassed the over/under goal line of 2.5 goals.

FC Cincinnati’s attack took a total of 25 shots and nine shots on goal. Corey Baird and Luciano Acosta were the two players who both scored and had an assist, and Luca Orellano finished with a club-high two shots on target.

Between the sticks, Alec Kann made one save on the three shots on goal he faced. Overall, the defense blocked eight shots and intercepted 12 passes. The Colorado Rapids SC finished the match with six corner kicks.

In their last three matches, FC Cincinnati has gone 2-1, with their only loss coming on the road against CF Montréal. Overall, they have a record of 5-2-3, which has them in 2nd place in the Eastern Conference. They have won two straight matches, including their most recent match at home against the Colorado Rapids. On the season, they have been favored in six matches, going 2-2-2, while they have been the underdog in four matches, going 3-0-1. Following this match, they will be on the road once again, taking on the Columbus Crew on May 11th.

Orlando City SC Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their last match, Orlando City hosted Toronto FC. Despite playing at home and being heavily favored, they came up short by a score of 2-1. The three combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

Orlando City’s offense took a total of eight shots, three of which were on target. Duncan McGuire was the only player on the club to score, with Facundo Torres picking up the assist. McGuire scored on his only shot on goal and his second overall shot.

On the defensive end, Orlando City allowed two goals on Toronto FC’s four total shots on goal and 13 shots overall. Pedro Gallese finished with two saves, and as a club, Orlando City had two blocked shots and intercepted seven passes.

Through nine matches, Orlando City SC is 2-4-3, putting them 13th in the Eastern Conference. They have struggled at home, going just 1-2-2, and overall, they have just one win in their last four matches. After this match vs. FC Cincinnati, they will head on the road to take on the Philadelphia Union on May 11th. In the standings, they are just one point behind the Portland Timbers.

FC Cincinnati Offense Breakdown

FC Cincinnati has been a middle-of-the-pack offensive team this season, ranking 20th in MLS with 1.2 goals per match. Luciano Acosta is the club’s top scorer, as his four goals are 23rd in the league. Yūya Kubo has put 10 shots on goal, which is 29th in MLS, and he has scored three times. Overall, Cincinnati is 6th in MLS in shots on goal per match, and they have had fewer corners than their opponents in half of their matches.

Orlando City SC Offense Breakdown

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Orlando City SC has been a middle-of-the-pack offensive team this season, ranking 21st in goals scored and shots on goal. Duncan McGuire has been their top scorer, ranking 22nd in MLS with four goals. He also leads the team in shots on goal and is 57th in the league in that category. Nicolás Lodeiro is their leader in assists, ranking 31st in MLS with two. He is also second on the team in goals scored.

FC Cincinnati Defense Breakdown

FC Cincinnati’s defense has been solid this season, allowing just 0.9 goals per match, which is the 3rd best mark in the MLS. However, they have given up seven goals over their last five matches, and they are facing an Orlando City SC offense that is 21st in the league in scoring. Keeper Roman Celentano is 7th in the MLS with three clean sheets, and he is 28th in saves with 18. Overall, FC Cincinnati’s defense is 15th in blocked shots and interceptions and 18th in fouls committed.

Orlando City SC Defense Breakdown

Orlando City SC’s defense has struggled this season, currently ranking 25th in goals allowed per match (1.9). They will be facing an FC Cincinnati offense that is 20th in scoring. They have just one clean sheet this season, and their top goalkeeper, Pedro Gallese, is 24th in MLS in that category. Over their last seven matches, they have given up an average of 1.7 goals per match. Their best performance of the season came against Austin FC when they did not allow a goal.

FC Cincinnati vs Orlando City SC Prediction

Looking at our projections, the money line draw at +255 between FC Cincinnati and Orlando City SC is offering some nice value. Coming into the match, FC Cincinnati has been one of the top defensive teams in the MLS, while Orlando City is 25th in goals allowed. Our projections have this one finishing in a 1-1 draw, with FC Cincinnati holding a slight edge in shots on goal and interceptions.

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