FC Cincinnati vs D.C. United Predictions, MLS Picks, Betting Tips 8/21/2020
Game: FC Cincinnati vs D.C. United
Date: Friday, August 21, 2020
Location: Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (+108) D.C. (+252)
Edison Flores and FC Cincinnati (2-0-3, 8th in the Eastern Conference) host D.C. United (1-2-2, 10th in the Eastern Conference) at Nippert Stadium on Friday. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Przemyslaw Tyton for FC Cincinnati and Bill Hamid for D.C. United. The Black-and-Red are priced at +252 while FCC is at +108. The total has been set at 2.75.
Cincinnati has been able to control possession for 44.2% of games while successfully dribbling 50.6% of the time (25th in MLS). They have tried 46 shots with 17 of them being on target, which means they have a 37.0% shots on target percentage. FCC have earned 5 goals for the year, which is 17th in MLS. Their players have received 1,842 passes on 2,156 attempts on the campaign, giving them a receiving percentage of 85.4%.
Yuya Kubo is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for FCC. He has totaled 15 assists while earning 14 yellow cards during his pro soccer career. Kubo has started 125 matchups in his pro soccer career and he scores 0.40 goals per 90 mins. The forward who hails from Japan has tallied 51 goals (37th among active players) in 11,490 professional minutes played. One more guy who should impact this match is Haris Medunjanin, the midfielder from Bosnia. He has assisted on a goal 35 times during his MLS career while he has scored 30 total goals. Medunjanin has totaled 20,584 mins in 228 starting assignments and has been given a total of 34 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.13 goals per 90 mins in his pro soccer career (168th among active MLS players).
The man who is expected to protect the net for Cincinnati will be Przemyslaw Tyton. Tyton (66-42-75 mark during his soccer career) has recorded 38 clean sheets, which has his sitting with a 20.4% shutout percentage. The keeper from Poland has had 897 shots sent his way in 186 starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.68 (314 goals allowed) and he holds a save % of .651. Tyton has played for 16,796 minutes and has 584 saves thus far in his career.
D.C. has totaled 2,263 targets for the season (13th in MLS) and they have 1,958 completed passes. They have earned a receiving percentage of 86.5% and they have controlled possession of the ball 47.4% of the time. The Black-and-Red have dribbled successfully 56.6% of the time so far this year while collecting 6 goals. They have been able to hit on 40.9% of their shots on target on 44 total shots.
Edison Flores will need to provide a spark for D.C.. He is averaging 0.19 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 39 matches in his MLS career. The forward who was born in Peru has played 10,180 minutes while scoring 22 goals (104th among active players). He has totaled 6 yellow card cautions during his MLS career and has helped a teammate on a goal 15 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Ola Kamara, the forward from Norway. He has totaled 110 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 23 times. Kamara has been handed 12 yellow cards in 19,255 mins played (204 career starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.51 (17th among active MLS players).
Bill Hamid will be residing in front of the goal for D.C. Hamid has tallied 68 clean sheets while he has defended 1,132 shots tried against him in 21,129 career minutes. He is the owner of a save % of .743 and his shutout rate is currently 28.7%. He has given up 1.24 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 88-62-84. In his pro soccer career, Hamid has conceded 292 goals while totaling 841 stops in 237 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cincinnati (+108)
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