New York City FC vs FC Cincinnati Prediction, 9/12/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York City FC vs FC Cincinnati
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2020
Location: Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: New York City (-194) Cincinnati (+531)
Alexander Ring and FC Cincinnati (2-3-5, 11th in the Eastern Conference) travel to Red Bull Arena on Saturday where they'll meet New York City FC (4-1-5, 7th in the Eastern Conference). The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Sean Johnson for New York City FC and Przemyslaw Tyton for FC Cincinnati. NYCFC is priced at -194 while FCC is at +531. The O/U has been set at 3.
NYCFC have tallied 7 goals on the campaign, which has them 24th in MLS. They have attempted 139 shots with 43 on target, which is a 30.9% shots on target percentage. New York City has controlled possession of the ball for 55.3% of contests while they dribble successfully 56.3% of the time (20th in the league). Their players have caught 4,253 passes from teammates on 4,947 targets so far this season, making their receiving percentage 86.0%.
Alexander Ring is a guy who should impact this matchup for NYCFC. Ring has had a starting assignment in 190 outings during his career and he has earned 0.10 G/90. The midfielder who is from Finland has totaled 19 goals (122nd among active MLS players) in 16,935 professional minutes. He has accounted for 13 assists while accumulating 56 yellow card warnings during his career. One more guy who should impact this match is Jesus Medina, the midfielder from Paraguay. Medina has 8,418 minutes in 97 starting assignments and has been given a total of 10 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 5 times so far in his MLS career while he has scored 27 goals. He sports an average of 0.29 goals per 90 minutes in his MLS career (89th among active players).
The guy who will defend the goal for New York City will be Sean Johnson. Johnson has seen the pitch for 25,086 minutes and has earned 866 stops during his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.34 (373 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of .705. The goalie from the United States has had 1,228 shots attempted at him in 279 career starts. Johnson (106-82-91 record during his soccer career) has recorded 64 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 22.9% clean sheet percentage.
Cincinnati has 4,312 targets this year (13th in MLS) with 3,746 successful received passes. They have earned a receiving percentage of 86.9% while they control possession of the ball 45.7% of the time. FCC have had success dribbling 57% of the time this season while collecting 5 goals. They have completed 29.8% of their shots on 84 shots.
Haris Medunjanin should be able to be counted on for Cincinnati. He is averaging 0.13 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 179 games so far in his career. The midfielder who hails from Bosnia has totaled 20,721 professional minutes while scoring 30 goals (72nd among active players). He has totaled 34 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 35 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Yuya Kubo, the midfielder who is from Japan. He has scored 51 goals during his MLS career while assisting a teammate on a goal 15 times. Kubo has been given 15 yellow card cautions in 11,843 minutes played (129 career starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his MLS career is 0.39 (48th among active MLS players).
Przemyslaw Tyton will look after the goal for FCC. During his MLS career, Tyton has allowed 321 goals while totaling 596 stops in 191 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.68 goals per 90 mins and he has a record of 66-45-77. He sports a save percentage of .651 and his clean sheet rate sits at 21.5%. Tyton has accumulated 41 shutouts while he has seen 915 shots against him in 17,246 career mins.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York City (-194)
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