Atlanta United FC vs FC Cincinnati MLS Tips 9/18/2019
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Allan Cruz and FC Cincinnati (6-3-21, 12th in the Eastern Conference) play Atlanta United (15-3-11, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) at Nippert Stadium on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. The expected starting goalkeepers are Brad Guzan for Atlanta United and Przemyslaw Tyton for FC Cincinnati. FCC is priced at +295 while the 5 Stripes are at -143. The over/under opens at 3.25.
Atlanta United FC comes into this game holding a mark of 15 wins, 3 draws, and 11 defeats which is good for 3rd in the Eastern Conference. So far this year, they have earned a total of 45 goals which has them at 5th in the conference and 11th in the league. Their goal differential is +12, which is good for 4th in the league. Atlanta United FC will look to make sure they are sharing the ball as they currently have a total of 29 assists, which has them at 15th in the league and 7th in the conference. Concerning shots on target, they currently have a total of 146 which has them at 5th in the conference and 11th in the league. As a team, Atlanta has a total of 298 fouls which means they are averaging 10.28 fouls per game. They currently have a total of 48 points for the season and they are averaging an attendance of 53,640.
Josef Martinez is one of the best players for the 5 Stripes. The forward from Venezuala has played in 26 games so far this season and has totaled 2,322 minutes. Over the course of that time, the 25-year-old has racked up 24 goals and has had an assist on 2 goals. He currently holds an average of 89 minutes per appearance. Martinez has been a starter in 26 games so far this season and has a total of 12 fouls in the process. When talking about shots on target, Martinez has earned 45 which ranks him 3rd in the league and 1st in the Eastern Conference among forwards. Julian Gressel is another guy to watch out for on the squad from Atlanta. The 25-year-old from Germany has connected on 4 goals for the season which has him ranked 20th in the East among midfielders and 90th among all qualified players in MLS. He has played a total of 2,346 mins and has an average of 81 minutes per game. Up to now for the season, he has 24 shots on target which has him ranked 7th in the East among midfielders.
The goaltender for the 5 Stripes is Brad Guzan from the United States. He is 34 years old and has played a total of 2,610 minutes defending the goal for the 2019 campaign. Guzan is allowing an average of 1.24 goals per 90 minutes which places him at 5th among East goaltenders and 8th among goalies in Major League Soccer. Over the course of this season, he has surrendered 36 goals. He has a save % of .684 which places him at 7th among East goaltenders.
FC Cincinnati will be the team across the field and for the 2019 campaign they sit with 6 victories, 3 draws, and 21 losses. In terms of goal differential, they are sitting 12th in the conference and 24th in the league with -42. They have compiled a total of 28 goals for the 2019 season which is good for 12th in the conference. Cincinnati has a save % as a team of .547 which currently has them ranked 24th in the league, meaning there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They are averaging a crowd of 27,702 which puts them at 2nd in the conference.
One of the scorers to watch for FCC is Allan Cruz. The 22 year-old has drilled 6 balls into the back of the goal. He is 51st among defenders in the Eastern Conference in assists with 0 and has 17 shots on target so far this year. He has totaled 1,659 mins and holds an average of 79 minutes per game. Another name to know on this team is Leonardo Bertone. The midfielder from Switzerland has tallied 1 goal so far this season which is 48th in the Eastern Conference among midfielders. He also has racked up 25 fouls.
In goal for FCC is Przemyslaw Tyton who is having a tough campaign by surrendering 2.45 goals per 90 mins and that places him 23rd among East goalies and 41st among goalies in Major League Soccer. In the 990 mins he's played this year, he's surrendered 27 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .481 which has him ranking 25th among East goalies and 43rd among goalies in Major League Soccer.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cincinnati (+295)
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