Red Bulls New York vs FC Cincinnati MLS Betting prediction

MLS New York Red Bulls vs FC Cincinnati Prediction 4/6/2024

New York Red Bulls (3-1-2) travel to face off against FC Cincinnati (3-0-3) on Saturday, April 6th. This match will be played at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati, OH. Both New York Red Bulls and FC Cincinnati ended their previous matches with a draw. The match is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET.

New York Red Bulls vs FC Cincinnati

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New York Red Bulls Is Coming Off A Draw

The New York Red Bulls played in their last match against Orlando City SC, with the match ending in a 1-1 draw. This match took place on the road for the Red Bulls, and going into the match, they had +230 odds to win, despite the match only having two total goals.

Lewis Morgan scored on his only penalty kick attempt, and overall, the Red Bulls’ offense took two shots on goal and seven shots overall. They had two corner kicks in the match, with Morgan being the only player to take more than one shot.

On the defensive end, the Red Bulls allowed a goal on a penalty kick, which was the only three shots on goal that Orlando City SC had. Carlos Miguel finished with three saves, and the club intercepted five passes while blocking two shots.

In the Eastern Conference, the New York Red Bulls are currently tied for 4th place with 11 points. They have a record of 3-1-2 and are coming off a draw against Orlando City SC. This season, they have been favored in two matches and have won both of those contests. On the road, they have a record of 1-1-2. After this match, they will return home to face the Chicago Fire FC on April 13th.

FC Cincinnati Is Coming Off A Draw

FC Cincinnati will be looking to get back in the win column after playing to a draw vs. Charlotte FC. This draw came on the road, and they went into the match as the +185 underdog. The two combined goals fell short of the over/under goal line of 2.5 goals.

Aaron Boupendza was the main player on offense for FC Cincinnati, scoring on his only shot on goal and taking five total shots. DeAndre Yedlin picked up the assist on Boupendza’s score. Overall, the club had five shots on goal and 17 shots.

On the defensive end, FC Cincinnati allowed one goal on Charlotte’s three total shots on goal. Roman Celentano finished with two saves. As a defensive unit, they blocked four shots and intercepted 10 passes.

Through six matches, FC Cincinnati has yet to lose, as they sit atop the Eastern Conference with a record of 3-0-3. Their three draws have come against D.C. United, Charlotte FC, and Toronto FC. In their last match, they played to a 1-1 draw against Charlotte FC. Overall, they have been favored in three matches, going 1-0-2, while going 2-0-1 as the underdog. Following this match, they will head on the road to take on CF Montréal on April 13th.

New York Red Bulls Offense Breakdown

The New York Red Bulls have been an average offensive team this season, ranking 16th in the MLS with 1.5 goals per match. They have been slightly below average in shots on goal, ranking 12th in the league. Lewis Morgan has been the team’s top scorer this season, leading the MLS with six goals. He also leads the team in shots on goal and assists. Emil Forsberg is second on the team in assists and 98th in the league. Overall, the Red Bulls have had more corners than their opponents in 66.7% of their matches this season.

FC Cincinnati Offense Breakdown

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FC Cincinnati’s offense has been average this season, scoring 1.0 goals per match, which is 25th in the MLS. Luciano Acosta is the team’s top scorer, finding the back of the net twice this season, which is 40th in the league. Aaron Boupendza has also scored twice, and he leads the team in shots on goal. In terms of passing, FC Cincinnati is 19th in the league with an 81.7% passing percentage. Overall, they have had more corners than their opponents in 66.7% of their matches, which is 8th in the league.

New York Red Bulls Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against FC Cincinnati, the New York Red Bulls’ defense is currently 7th in MLS in goals allowed per match at 1.0. They are also 19th in blocked shots and 21st in interceptions. Over their last six matches, they have given up just five goals, and they have one clean sheet during that stretch. Carlos Miguel is 23rd in MLS with one clean sheet and 30th in saves with 11. The Red Bulls’ defense has been solid as of late, as they have given up just one goal in three of their last four matches, including a shutout against Inter Miami CF.

FC Cincinnati Defense Breakdown

FC Cincinnati’s defense has been the best in MLS this season, allowing just 0.5 goals per match. They have faced some of the worst offenses in the league, including New York City FC (28th) and Charlotte FC (23rd). Roman Celentano has been the top goalkeeper in MLS, recording three clean sheets in his six starts. Overall, Cincinnati’s defense is 14th in blocked shots and 16th in interceptions. They have also committed the 17th most fouls in the league.

New York Red Bulls vs FC Cincinnati Prediction

Even though FC Cincinnati comes in as the better defensive team, we like FC Cincinnati to win at home against the New York Red Bulls at +110. Our prediction is that FC Cincinnati will win the match 2-1. FC Cincinnati is 4th in the MLS in shots on goal this season and they are also facing a New York team that is 26th in shooting percentage. Look for FC Cincinnati’s Aaron Boupendza to be the top overall goal scorer in the match, while Dante Vanzeir has the best chance to score for the Red Bulls.

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