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
FC Cincinnati will look to get out of the basement of the standings this Saturday, as they take on CF Montreal at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale in matinee action.
FC Cincinnati since coming into the MLS as an expansion team have not exactly impressed, and they look to still be pretty noncompetitive given the roster they currently have with head coach Jaap Stam needing to resort to defensive tactics in order to get any kind of results.
Cincinnati should keep their head held high off of that last loss against Inter Miami, as they did have some nice moments in that contest eventually losing by a score of 3-2 with Gonzalo Higuain hitting home the winner for the road side in the 85th minute.
FC Cincinnati obviously do not have talents like Higuain in their current roster, but they do have a nice attacking midfielder in Luciano Acosta who is in charge of a lot of what this team does offensively and will be the main guy to look out for on the pitch for Cincy.
I would once again expect them to lineup in a 4-4-1-1 formation, as they did have some nice counter attacking success against Miami in that last game with Brazilian striker Brenner leading the charge up front.
CF Montreal enter this game with a 2-2-2 record and are coming off of a tough loss against Atlanta where they eventually fell 1-0 in heartbreaking fashion with the crucial goal coming in the 94th minute.
This game will have a little bit of a different vibe to it, as the Canadian teams still can’t move freely so their home games are played in Fort Lauderdale and this will be off the back of a game in Atlanta which was in front of 40 000+ fans.
One thing that head coach Wilfried Nancy will be happy about after that game, is the fact that they only gave up 2 shots on net, and if they can show up with yet another impressive defensive performance like that this Saturday, they are likely to keep a clean sheet, as Atlanta have much more offensive firepower than Cincinnati.
Montreal have been defensive minded all year only allowing 7 goals so far, and that is especially impressive given the fact they typically only play 3 at the back, as they can afford to do so due to excellent wing back play.
Free FC Cincinnati vs CF Montreal MLS Prediction:
It was very tempting to go with Montreal here, but I just thought that -125 was a bit too low, especially considering the solid effort FC Cincinnati is coming off of. In my opinion the under 2.5 goals looks pretty solid, as I do not expect Montreal to really push the pace here, and believe they will look for a more controlled 1-0 or 2-0 victory, as they now Cincinnati has the ability to hit them on the break.
If Montreal stays smart at the back, which I believe they will, we should be in a decent spot to cash this under ticket, as it will be extremely tough for Cincy to score here.
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