Free MLS Pick FC Cincinnati vs. CF Montreal
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Weekly MLS Handicapping
FC Cincinnati vs. CF Montreal
Date: Saturday, May 22nd
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Venue: DRV PNK Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
MLS Moneyline Odds: +320/+260/-125
MLS Spread Betting Odds: OFF
MLS Betting Total: 2.5
Club de Foot Montreal are coming off a slim loss against Atlanta United and have been mediocre so far. They will now return “home” after three consecutive matches on the road, where they will play host to FC Cincinnati.
Cincinnati have not won a single match yet and their defense looks really bad so far.
FC Cincinnati fought hard in their home match against Inter Miami but were unable to avoid the loss. Their opponents took a two-goal lead by the end of the first half, but Cincinnati clawed their way back, equalizing at the 82nd minute.
However, they conceded another goal just 3 minutes later and eventually lost by 3-2.
Cincinnati have now lost 3 in a row and have not won a single match so far (0 wins, 3 losses, 1 draw). They have conceded two or more goals in all 4 matches, and all 4 matches had Over 2.5 Goals. Three of those matches had Over 3.5 Goals.
Struggling on the road is not new to Cincinnati, who lost 10 of their 12 away matches last season. Moreover, they scored just 7 goals and conceded 26 in that span. They tried to address their scoring problems with the addition of Brenner, but their defense looks even worse than last season.
Montreal are sitting at the 5th spot of the Eastern Conference with 8 points after 6 matches (2 wins, 2 losses, 2 draws). They are coming off a really mediocre performance on the road against Atlanta United, where they conceded a late goal to eventually lose by 1-0.
That was the third time (in 6 matches) that they didn’t score, and they have only kept 2 clean sheets so far. That means that Both Teams Scored in just 3 of their 6 matches so far. Their first 2 matches of the season had Over 3.5 Goals, but each of their last 4 matches had Under 2.5 Goals.
Even so, Montreal have remained undefeated as hosts, with a 4-2 win over Toronto FC and a goal-less draw against Columbus. However, their home matches are played at Inter Miami’s DRV PNK Stadium and don’t actually count as true home matches.
Free FC Cincinnati vs CF Montreal MLS Prediction:
Cincinnati have been really bad in their first two seasons in the MLS, finishing at the bottom of the Eastern Conference on both occasions. They had the worst offense in the MLS in both seasons, scoring a combined 43 goals in 58 matches (scored 31 in 34 matches in 2019 and scored 12 in 23 matches in 2020).
Montreal have been rather unstable so far in the season but they now have a seemingly easy job against the win-less Cincinnati. I don’t expect the visitors to roll over and die here, so I am taking the Over 2.75 Goals here.
4* Free MLS Betting Pick: OVER the total
Montreal showed what they can do to naïve defenses, and Cincinnati area exactly that. Naïve. I can’t fully trust Montreal here either, so the -128 is not exactly a bargain. Staying away from picking a side here, taking the reasonable total.
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