FC Cincinnati vs Sporting KC Prediction, 10/28/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FC Cincinnati vs Sporting KC
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Location: Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, OH
TV: FOX Sports KC
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (+195) Kansas City (+125)
Haris Medunjanin and FC Cincinnati (4-4-12, 14th in the Eastern Conference) host Sporting KC (10-3-6, 1st in the Western Conference) at Nippert Stadium on Wednesday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Robert Edwards for FC Cincinnati and Tim Melia for Sporting KC. Sporting Kansas City is priced at +125 while FCC is at +195. The over/under is set at 2.75.
FCC as a team have earned 10 goals this year, which is 26th in the league. They have attempted 193 shots at the opposition with 56 of them being on target, which comes out to a 29.0% shots on target percentage. Cincinnati has been able to control possession for 47.6% of matches while successfully dribbling 56.3% of the time (21st in Major League Soccer). Their players have received 7,827 passes on 8,977 attempts so far this year, giving them a receiving percentage of 87.2%.
Haris Medunjanin is a player who should be able to impact this match for Cincinnati. Medunjanin has started 239 outings so far in his pro soccer career and tallies 0.13 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder who was born in Bosnia has totaled 31 goals scored in 21,621 mins played. He has totaled 36 assists while earning 36 yellow card warnings in his career. One more player who could decide who wins is Yuya Kubo, the forward who hails from Japan. He has helped on a goal 15 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 52 total goals. Kubo has accumulated 12,343 minutes during 135 career starting assignments and has earned himself 15 yellow card cautions. He currently averages 0.38 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man protecting the net for FC Cincinnati is Robert Edwards. Edwards (1-0-1 mark in his career) has accumulated 0 clean sheets. The goalie from the United States has had 5 shots tried at him in 2 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.50 (3 total goals surrendered) and his save % is .600. Edwards has seen the field for 180 mins and has tallied 3 saves in his career.
Sporting KC have successfully dribbled 58.2% of the time so far this year while tallying 34 goals. They have a receiving percentage of 88.6% and they maintain possession of the ball 50.6% of the time. Kansas City has 8,480 pass targets on the year (15th in MLS) with 7,515 completed passes. They have been able to connect on 31.2% of their shots on 282 total shots.
Khiry Shelton should provide a lift for Kansas City. The forward who represents the United States has 5,390 mins while scoring 12 goals. He has totaled 6 yellow card cautions so far in his professional soccer career and has assisted on a goal 12 times. He averages 0.20 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 55 games in his professional soccer career. Be sure to watch out for Johnny Russell, the forward who hails from Scotland. He has earned 90 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 49 times. Russell has earned himself a total of 26 yellow card cautions in 25,961 mins (292 career starting assignments). His G/90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.31.
Tim Melia will look after the goal for Sporting KC. Melia has earned 57 clean sheets while he has defended 818 shots tried against him in 16,883 career mins. He is the owner of a save percentage of .721 and his clean sheet rate is currently 30.3%. He has conceded 1.27 goals per 90 and he has earned a record of 76-48-65. In his MLS career, Melia has allowed 239 goals while earning 588 stops in 188 starting assignments.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Kansas City (+125) and over 2.75 goals
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