New York City vs FC Cincinnati MLS Betting Prediction

MLS New York City vs FC Cincinnati Prediction 3/23/2024

New York City (1-3-0) travel to face off against FC Cincinnati (2-0-2) on Saturday, March 23rd. This match will be played at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati, OH. Both club’s come into this one having won their previous match. The match starts at 7:30 PM ET.

New York City vs FC Cincinnati

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New York City Is Coming Off A Win

In their last match, New York City hosted Toronto FC and picked up a 2-1 win. The money line payout for New York City was -159, and the three combined goals fell short of the line of 5.5 goals.

New York City’s attack took a total of 17 shots and nine shots on goal. Santiago Rodriguez and Kevin O’Toole were the two players to score, with Julián Fernández picking up the assist on O’Toole’s score.

On the defensive end, New York City allowed just one goal on Toronto FC’s 13 total shots and one shot on goal. Matt Freese finished with one save, and the club had a total of 10 interceptions and two blocked shots.

Through four matches, New York City has a record of 1-3-0, which has them in 12th place in the Eastern Conference. They have yet to win on the road, going 0-2-0, but did pick up a win at home vs. Toronto FC. Overall, they have been favored in two matches, going 1-1, and have lost their last three matches. After this match vs. FC Cincinnati, they will be on the road once again, taking on Inter Miami CF on March 30th.

FC Cincinnati Is Coming Off A Win

In their last match, FC Cincinnati traveled to take on the New England Revolution. Despite playing on the road, they came out on top by a score of 2-1. The money line payout for Cincinnati was +215, and the three combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

FC Cincinatti’s attack took a total of 13 shots, five of which were on target. The offense needed just three total shots to score their two times, with Luciano Acosta and Yuya Kubo each finding the net. Acosta also picked up an assist.

On the defensive end, FC Cincinnati’s back line had a busy day, with the Revolution taking a total of 16 shots. Roman Celentano made a total of six saves and allowed just one goal. As a defensive unit, Cincinnati intercepted four passes and finished with just one blocked shot.

In their first season in the MLS, FC Cincinnati has gotten off to a solid start, going 2-0-2 through their first four matches. They have yet to lose a match, but have also yet to win at home, going 0-0-2. Their two wins have come on the road, with their most recent victory coming against the New England Revolution on March 17th. Through four matches, they sit in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference, trailing only Minnesota United FC and the New York Red Bulls.

New York City Offense Breakdown

The New York City offense has struggled this season, scoring just 0.8 goals per match, which is 23rd in the league. Santiago Rodríguez has been the club’s top scorer, finding the back of the net twice. His two goals are 19th in MLS. Rodríguez also leads the club in shots on goal, ranking 92nd in the league. Overall, New York City is 17th in shots on goal and 13th in corners. Their passing percentage is 15th in MLS.

FC Cincinnati Offense Breakdown

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Yūya Kubo is the top scorer for FC Cincinnati this season, and he is also 90th in MLS with one goal. He is also second on the team in shots on goal, and 64th in MLS. Luciano Acosta is the team’s leader in assists, and he is 12th in MLS with two assists. This season, FC Cincinnati is averaging 1.0 goals per match, which is 20th in MLS. They are also 6th in shots on goal and 6th in corners. Their passing percentage is 19th in MLS at 81.4%.

New York City Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against FC Cincinnati, the New York City defense is currently 17th in MLS, allowing 1.5 goals per match. They are also 10th in blocked shots and interceptions per match. Keeper Matt Freese has started four matches and is 30th in MLS with six saves. He has yet to record a clean sheet this season. Over their last four matches, they have given up a total of six goals, including two matches where they gave up two goals.

FC Cincinnati Defense Breakdown

FC Cincinnati’s defense has been solid to start the season, allowing just 0.5 goals per match, which is 3rd in the MLS. They have also recorded two clean sheets, which is 4th in the league. However, they have not faced a top-10 scoring offense yet this season. Keeper Roman Celentano is 14th in saves and has two clean sheets. The defense has been solid as of late, allowing just one goal in three of their last four matches. Their last match was against the 22nd ranked scoring offense in New England, and they allowed just one goal.

New York City vs FC Cincinnati Prediction

Coming in as the 3rd best defense in MLS, FC Cincinnati has been solid on the defensive end all season and we see this match against New York City ending in a 1-1 draw. The draw is currently at +250. Our projections are giving FC Cincinnati’s Aaron Boupendza the best chance to score a goal in the match. As for New York City, look for Alonso Martinez to find the back of the net.

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