TFC Cincinnati (15-6-3) vs. New York City FC (5-11-9)
FC Cincinnati vs. New York City FC 8/26/2023 – The Orange and Blue have an xGA of 28.8 and are fourth in predicted goals with 36.0. Cincinnati has given up 28 goals, 1.17 goals per 90, and they have 95 SoT against them. They presently have a goal differential of 11, with 39 goals scored, and 28 goals conceded. They have 9 clean sheets at 37.5% for the year. This season, FC Cincinnati has made 69 saves, with a save percentage of 74.7. Over the season, Cincinnati has accrued 57 yellow card warnings and 3 red cards.
The latest soccer picks reveal that New York City FC has scored 25 goals this season, and its xG is now at 29.4. With 67 saves, their goals against per 90 minutes are at 1.28, and they recorded 4 shutouts. NYCFC is ranked 23rd in the league with 26 points and a save percentage of 70.4 (98 SoT against) for the season. With 32 goals surrendered, New York City is ranked 22nd in goal differential and has a goal difference of -7. The season’s clean sheet percentage for NYCFC is 16.0%, and the team received 61 yellow card warnings. The Pigeons have 18 assists and 1 red card while averaging 1.04 points per game.
FC Cincinnati vs. New York City FC Game Info
|When:||Saturday, August 26, 2023 7:10 PM ET|
|Where:||TQL Stadium, OH|
|TV:||MLS Season Pass|
Cincinnati GK Roman Celentano and New York GK Luis Barraza
Roman Celentano will be the one to guard the net for Cincinnati. Thus far, Celentano played 19,191 minutes on the pitch and made 402 saves. With 245 total goals conceded, he has a GA/90 of 1.15 and a save percentage of .656. The American-born goalkeeper made 215 career starts and faced 613 shots. Celentano has a career record of 84-55-74 and 54 shutouts, giving him a clean sheet percentage of 25.1%.
Luis Barraza will reside in front of the computer for New York City. He has a 96-59-73 record and allowed 1.24 goals per 90 minutes. In 20,483 career minutes, Barraza defended 971 shots while recording 69 shutouts. In 228 starts throughout the course of his career, Barraza made 690 saves while also surrendering 282 goals. He has a clean sheet rate of 30.3% and a save percentage of .711.
Odds/Point Spread: FC Cincinnati -120, Total Odds: 2.5
Luciano Acosta is one teammate with the potential to be a force for Cincinnati on the field. Argentina’s midfielder has 57 goals in 19,990 minutes of play. Acosta made 227 starts throughout his career, scoring 0.26 goals every 90 minutes. In his professional career, he has 58 assists and 46 yellow cards.
FC Cincinnati Betting Trends
FC Cincinnati is 2-1 in their last 5 matches. FC Cincinnati is 4-1 in their last 5 matches against the spread. FC Cincinnati is 8-4 in their road matches against the spread. The totals went OVER in 2 of FC CIN’ last 5 matches.
New York City FC Betting Trends
New York City FC is 1-2 in their last 5 matches. New York City FC is 3-2 in their last 5 matches against the spread. New York City FC is 8-6 in their road matches against the spread. The totals went OVER in 1 of NYCFC’s last 5 matches
FC Cincinnati vs. New York City FC 8/26/2023 Betting Picks
The totals went OVER in 8 of FC CIN’s 12 last matches at home. The totals went OVER in 5 of NYCFC’s 11 last matches at home. FC Cincinnati has been victorious in each of its two matches this season versus New York City FC, one of which was in MLS action and one in the US Open Cup. Cincinnati was winless versus New York City FC prior to this year, with two draws and six losses. Cincinnati will be tough at home, but look for New York City FC to play well on the road and battle to a draw with the conference leaders.
Free Pick and Prediction: This match will yield a Draw 2-2