FC Cincinnati vs Chicago Fire Prediction, 9/2/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FC Cincinnati vs Chicago Fire
Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Location: Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (+135) Chicago (+195)
Nippert Stadium is the venue where Przemyslaw Frankowski and the Chicago Fire (2-1-5, 11th in the Eastern Conference) will take on FC Cincinnati (2-2-4, 10th in the Eastern Conference) on Wednesday. The goalies protecting the net will be Przemyslaw Tyton for FC Cincinnati and Bobby Shuttleworth for the Chicago Fire. The moneyline on this matchup has FC Cincinnati coming in at +135 and the Fire are at +195. The total is set at 2.75.
FCC have earned 5 goals this year, which ranks them 25th in MLS. They have tried 69 shots at their opponents with 22 on target, which calculates to a 31.9% shots on target percentage. Cincinnati has been able to maintain possession for 45.5% of the time while dribbling successfully 56.5% of the time (19th in MLS). Their players have been on the receiving end of 2,981 passes from teammates on 3,462 attempts on the year, which makes their receiving percentage 86.1%.
Yuya Kubo is a player who should be able to impact this game for FCC. He has totaled 15 assists while earning 15 yellow card cautions during his MLS career. Kubo has been a starter in 128 matchups in his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.39 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder from Japan has 51 goals (37th among active players) in 11,758 professional minutes played. One more player who should impact this match is Haris Medunjanin, the midfielder who is from Bosnia. Medunjanin has 20,603 minutes during 228 starting assignments and has been given a total of 34 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 35 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 30 total goals. He has an average of 0.13 goals per 90 thus far in his career (166th among active players).
The guy who will defend the goal for Cincinnati is Przemyslaw Tyton. Tyton has played for 17,066 mins and is sitting with 592 stops in his MLS career. His GA/90 is 1.67 (317 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of .652. The goalkeeper from Poland has seen 908 shots tried against him in 189 career starting assignments. Tyton (66-44-76 record during his career) has accumulated 40 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 21.2% shutout rate.
The Fire have dribbled successfully 66.4% of the time this year while accumulating 8 goals. They have a receiving percentage of 85.9% while controlling possession of the ball 47.8% of the time. Chicago has 3,387 targets this year (8th in MLS) to go along with 2,911 successful received passes. They have connected on 33.3% of their shots on 108 total shots.
Przemyslaw Frankowski will be counted on for Chicago. He is averaging 0.19 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 66 outings during his career. The defender who hails from Poland has 14,911 professional minutes and he has scored 31 goals (65th among active MLS players). He has accounted for 20 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 20 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Robert Beric, the forward who hails from Slovenia. Beric has been handed a total of 17 yellow cards in 11,360 mins played (128 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his MLS career is 0.54 (13th among active players). He has collected 68 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 14 times.
Bobby Shuttleworth will be residing in front of the net for the Fire. Shuttleworth has accumulated 45 shutouts while seeing 905 shots attempted against him in 17,660 minutes throughout his career. He has a save % of .663 and his clean sheet rate is currently 23.1%. He has given up 1.57 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 71-39-87. During his pro soccer career, Shuttleworth has allowed 309 goals while he has totaled 600 stops in 195 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago (+195)
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