New York Red Bulls vs FC Cincinnati Prediction, 9/19/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Red Bulls vs FC Cincinnati
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020
Location: Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-172) Cincinnati (+340)
Red Bull Arena is the site where FC Cincinnati (2-3-6, 12th in the Eastern Conference) will play the New York Red Bulls (4-2-5, 7th in the Eastern Conference) on Saturday. The men protecting the net will be David Jensen for the New York Red Bulls and Przemyslaw Tyton for FC Cincinnati. The line on this game has the New York Red Bulls coming in at -172 and FCC is at +340. The O/U has been set at 2.75.
New York controls possession for 46.7% of the time while they dribble successfully 53.1% of the time (26th in Major League Soccer). They have tried 115 shots at the goal with 42 of them being on target, which is a 36.5% SOT percentage. The Red Bulls as a team have 9 goals this season, which ranks them 22nd in the league. They have caught 3,721 passes from teammates on 4,669 targets for the campaign, giving them a receiving percentage of 79.7%.
Daniel Royer is a guy who can be a difference maker for the Red Bulls. He has 26 assists while accumulating 20 yellow cards in his MLS career. Royer has started 192 contests so far in his career while he scores 0.31 goals per 90 mins. The forward who hails from Austria has recorded 57 goals (30th among active players) in 16,756 minutes played. Another guy who should impact this match is Kaku, the midfielder who was born in Paraguay. Kaku has been on the pitch for 9,464 minutes during 106 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 12 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 26 times thus far in his career and he has scored 16 goals. He is currently averaging 0.15 goals per 90 so far in his MLS career (153rd among active MLS players).
The man who is expected to protect the net for New York is David Jensen. Jensen (77-34-64 mark in his career) has tallied 52 shutouts, which gives him a 29.7% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper from Denmark has seen 590 shots sent in his direction in 175 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.40 (246 total goals given up) and he holds a save % of .671. Jensen has defended the goal for 15,797 mins and has 396 saves so far in his career.
Cincinnati has accumulated 4,754 targets for the season (13th in MLS) with 4,125 successful received passes. They hold a receiving percentage of 86.8% and they maintain possession of the ball 45.7% of the time. FCC have been able to dribble successfully 58.6% of the time so far this year while totaling 6 goals. They have connected on 30.6% of their SOT out of 98 shots.
Yuya Kubo will need to be on top of his game for Cincinnati. He is averaging 0.39 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 66 outings in his pro soccer career. The midfielder who is from Japan has been on the pitch for 11,907 mins and he has scored 51 goals (39th among active players). He has 15 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has helped on a goal 15 times. Make sure to watch out for Haris Medunjanin, the midfielder who represents Bosnia. Medunjanin has been handed 34 yellow card cautions in 20,811 minutes played (230 starting assignments). His G/90 average during his MLS career is 0.13 (168th among active players). He has collected 30 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 35 different times.
Przemyslaw Tyton will be looking after the goal for FCC. Tyton has tallied 41 shutouts while defending 919 shots tried against him in 17,336 career minutes. He has a save % of .651 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 21.4%. He has surrendered 1.68 goals per 90 and he has a record of 66-45-78. In his pro soccer career, Tyton has conceded 323 goals while tallying 598 saves in 192 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York (-172)
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