Chicago Fire vs FC Cincinnati Prediction, 6/23/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Fire vs FC Cincinnati
Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Location: Soldier Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-238) Cincinnati (+480)
Yuya Kubo and FC Cincinnati (1-1-5, 14th in Eastern Conference) go to Soldier Field on Wednesday where they'll meet the Chicago Fire (1-1-6, 13th in Eastern Conference). The expected starting goalies will be Bobby Shuttleworth for the Chicago Fire and Kenneth Vermeer for FC Cincinnati. The odds on this contest have the Chicago Fire coming in at -238 and FCC is at +480. The over/under opens at 3.
Chicago faced off with Columbus in their most recent match and took a loss by a final of 2-0. The Fire tried 11 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 6 of those tries for a rate of 54.5%. In sharing the ball, they had a 84.6% passes received rate by connecting on 438 out of their 518 passing attempts last match. Chicago sports an average of 0.50 goals per 90 (4 goals in total) and have earned 3 assists In all contests for the season.
Robert Beric is a player who should be able to impact this game for the Chicago Fire. He has 16 assists while tallying 18 yellow cards so far in his career. Beric has been in the starting lineup in 149 matchups during his career and accounts for 0.54 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who is from Slovenia has totaled 79 goals scored in 13,235 professional minutes played. Another guy who should impact this match is Przemyslaw Frankowski, the midfielder born in Poland. Frankowski has been on the pitch for 16,175 mins in 183 career starts and has been handed 21 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 21 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 34 goals. He averages 0.19 goals per 90 mins during his soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Chicago Fire will be Bobby Shuttleworth. Shuttleworth (75-47-98 mark during his soccer career) has recorded 49 clean sheets, which gives him a 22.5% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from the United States has faced 1,011 shots sent his way in 218 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.58 (347 total goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of 67.2. Shuttleworth has defended the goal for 19,730 minutes and has 670 saves thus far in his career.
The last time they took the field, Cincinnati walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-0 against Colorado. FCC had a 45.0% successful dribble rate by completing 9 out of the 20 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this match by completing 400 of the 465 attempted passes for a rate of 86.0%. Cincinnati landed 7 shots on goal out of the team's 22 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 31.8% rate in their last match. With 6 goals and 5 assists for all their matches, Cincinnati averages 0.86 goals and 0.71 assists per 90.
Yuya Kubo should be able to be counted on for FC Cincinnati. He has an average of 0.36 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 142 outings in his career. The forward representing Japan has been on the pitch for 12,872 mins and has scored 52 goals. He has totaled 16 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 15 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Brenner, the forward hailing from Brazil. He has accounted for 14 goals during his career while helping a teammate on a goal 3 different times. Brenner has earned himself 7 yellow cards in 3,141 professional minutes (33 starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.40.
Kenneth Vermeer will look after the net for FC Cincinnati. Vermeer has accumulated 73 clean sheets while seeing 891 shots tried against him in 21,494 career mins. He has a save percentage of 68.6 and his shutout rate is 30.4%. He has surrendered 1.27 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 130-52-55. During his pro soccer career, Vermeer has surrendered 303 goals and has tallied 610 saves in 240 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cincinnati (+480)
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