FC Cincinnati vs D.C. United Prediction, 10/18/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FC Cincinnati vs D.C. United
Date: Sunday, October 18, 2020
Location: Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (+130) D.C. (+217)
Julian Gressel and D.C. United (2-6-10, 14th in the Eastern Conference) go to Nippert Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet FC Cincinnati (4-4-10, 13th in the Eastern Conference). The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Przemyslaw Tyton for FC Cincinnati and Bill Hamid for D.C. United. The odds on this matchup have FC Cincinnati coming in at +130 and the Black-and-Red are at +217. The O/U opens at 2.5.
FCC have earned 9 goals this year, which is 26th in the league. They have launched 170 shots at the opposition with 48 being on target, which is a 28.2% SOT percentage. Cincinnati has been able to maintain possession for 46.9% of matches while they dribble successfully 57.7% of the time (20th in MLS). Their players have caught 6,867 passes on 7,884 attempts this season, making their receiving percentage 87.1%.
Haris Medunjanin is a player who should be able to impact this game for Cincinnati. He has 36 assists while accumulating 36 yellow cards so far in his career. Medunjanin has started 237 games so far in his pro soccer career and he scores 0.13 goals per 90. The midfielder who is from Bosnia has tallied 31 goals scored in 21,441 professional minutes played. Someone else who should impact this match is Yuya Kubo, the forward who is from Japan. He has helped a teammate on a goal 15 times thus far in his career while scoring 52 total goals. Kubo has been on the field for 12,343 minutes in 135 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 15 yellow card warnings. He averages 0.38 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for FC Cincinnati will be Przemyslaw Tyton. Tyton (66-45-81 record during his career) has accounted for 41 shutouts, which leaves him with a 21.0% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper from Poland has faced 930 shots sent his way in 195 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.68 (329 goals given up) and his save % is .649. Tyton has been on the pitch for a total of 17,596 minutes and has accumulated 603 stops in his pro soccer career.
The Black-and-Red have dribbled successfully 59.9% of the time so far this season while tallying 14 goals. They hold a receiving percentage of 86.2% and they maintain possession of the ball 45.8% of the time. D.C. has 7,662 targets so far this season (13th in the league) with 6,605 successful received passes. They have been able to connect on 33.3% of their shots on target on 156 shots.
Julian Gressel will be counted on for D.C.. He is averaging 0.16 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 103 games during his professional soccer career. The defender who was born in Germany has accumulated 8,986 mins and he has scored 16 goals. He has tallied 11 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 33 times. Make sure to watch out for Ola Kamara, the forward who is from Norway. He has scored 113 goals during his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 23 times. Kamara has been handed 12 yellow card warnings in 20,151 professional minutes played (216 starts). His goals per 90 min average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.50.
Bill Hamid will be residing in front of the net for D.C. Hamid has totaled 69 clean sheets while he has defended 1,170 shots tried against him in 21,849 mins throughout his career. He sports a save percentage of .744 and his shutout rate is currently 28.2%. He has allowed 1.27 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 88-64-90. So far in his career, Hamid has conceded 309 goals while he has totaled 864 stops in 245 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cincinnati (+130)
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