Free MLS Pick NYCFC vs. FC Cincinnati
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NYCFC vs. FC Cincinnati
Date: Wednesday June 29
Time: 07:30 PM
Venue: West End Stadium
MLS Moneyline Odds: NYCFC 225 / Draw 240/ FC Cincinnati 110 (Bet Now!)
MLS Spread Betting Odds: New York 0.5 / Cincinnati -0.5
MLS Betting Total: O/U 2.5
Heading into this matchup, the New York City FC are the 0.5-goal underdogs. Through 15 matches, they have covered this margin 11 times. As for the FC Cincinnati, they enter the match as -0.5 goal favorites. Through 16 matches, they have won by at this margin 7 times.
The New York City FC travel to take on the FC Cincinnati, with an above .500 record, at 8-3-4. This mark places them 2nd in the Eastern Conference. In their last match, New York fell to Philadelphia by a score of 2-1. So far, the New York City FC have turned in 4 performances with one goal or less. While on defense, New York’s defense has given up at least two goals 6 times this year.
Through 15 matches, the New York City FC have found the net, 27.0, placing them 4th in the MLS with a per 90 average of 1.8. Defensively, New York is off to a good start, ranking 1st in scoring defense. So far, the team is giving up an average of just 0.8 goals per 90 minutes.
Heading into the match, Valentín Castellanos leads New York with 8 goals through 13 matches. Behind him is Thiago, who has also found the net 4 times. This season, goalie Sean Johnson is turning away goals at a rate near the league average. This has come with the New York City FC’s opponents having generated a total of 45 shots on target. Johnson is saving these attempts at a rate of 71.1%.
The FC Cincinnati will host the New York City FC, with an above .500 record, at 7-2-7. This mark places them 7th in the Eastern Conference. Cincinnati comes into the game following a 1-0 win over Orlando City. So far, the FC Cincinnati has turned in 4 performances with one goal or less. On defense, they picked up their 4th shutout of the year.
So far, the FC Cincinnati is the 15th-rated scoring team, averaging 1.31 goals per 90 minutes of action. In terms of scoring defense, Cincinnati will look to tighten things up as they are giving up 1.56 goals per 90 minutes, placing them 21st in the league.
Heading into the match, Brandon Vazquez leads the Cincinnati with 8 goals through 15 matches. Behind him is Luciano Acosta, who has also found the net 5 times. For the season, goalie Roman Celentano is off to a rough start, as he has a save percentage of just 71.8%, placing him 20th among MLS goalies. This performance has come with opponents taking a total of 70 shots on goal.
Free NYCFC vs. FC Cincinnati MLS Final Analysis:
When looking at how each team has fared while possessing the ball, the New York City FC have been the better squad at generating opportunites near their opponent’s goal. So far, New York ranks 6th in attacking area touches. This compares favorably to the FC Cincinnati sitting at 19th in the MLS. In addition to putting pressure on opposing defenses, New York has also done a good job keeping their opponents out of the attacking zone, allowing just 2088 possessions in their 3rd of the field (7th). Cincinnati will be looking to improve their defensive play, as opposing teams have had no problem generating looks near the goal, ranking 21st in attacking possessions allowed.
On offense, both NYCFC and FC Cincinnati are above-average teams at generating shots, ranking 4th and 9th, respectively. For the year, NYCFC has turned 9.0% of their shot into goals. As for FC Cincinnati, their current shooting percentage is 9.0%. So far, 34.7% of NYCFC’s shots have been on target. On the other side, FC Cincinnati has a season long on target percent of 34.8%. For NYCFC they have converted on 27.0% of these on-target shots compared to FC Cincinnati at 26.0%.
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