FC Cincinnati vs D.C. United Prediction, 7/31/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FC Cincinnati vs D.C. United
Date: Saturday, July 31, 2021
Location: TQL Stadium in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (+180) D.C. (+130)
TQL Stadium is the site where Yamil Asad and D.C. United (6-2-7, 8th in Eastern Conference) will play FC Cincinnati (3-4-7, 12th in Eastern Conference) on Saturday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Kenneth Vermeer for FC Cincinnati and Bill Hamid for D.C. United. The moneyline on this matchup has FC Cincinnati priced at +180 and the Black-and-Red are at +130. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Cincinnati took the field against Nashville in their last match and ended up losing by a score of 3-0. In sharing the ball, they earned a 91.0% received passes rate by completing 606 of the 666 pass attempts in their last game. FCC tried 25 dribbles in this match and completed 13 of the dribbles for a rate of 52.0%.
Regarding shot accuracy, Cincinnati ended this match at a 0.0% rate by landing 0 shots on target of 7 total shots. Cincinnati is averaging 1.21 goals per 90 min (17 goals in total) and have earned 13 assists in all games for this campaign.
Brenner is a player who can be a difference maker for FC Cincinnati. He has 4 assists while tallying 8 yellow cards thus far in his career. Brenner has been in the starting lineup in 40 outings so far in his career and tallies 0.39 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing Brazil has 16 goals scored in 3,725 minutes played. Another player who could decide the outcome is Luciano Acosta, the forward representing Argentina. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 35 times so far in his career while he has scored 32 total goals. Acosta has been on the field for 14,016 mins during 160 starts and has earned himself 30 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.21 goals per 90 minutes thus far in his career.
The man protecting the net for FC Cincinnati is Kenneth Vermeer. Vermeer (132-55-57 record in his career) has recorded 75 shutouts, which leaves him with a 30.4% shutout percentage. The keeper hailing from the Netherlands has faced 922 shots attempted against him in 247 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.28 (315 total goals allowed) and his save % is 68.4. Vermeer has been on the field for 22,124 minutes and has tallied 630 stops in his career.
For their last match, D.C. got the victory with a final of 1-0 against New York. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 193 out of their 272 passes they attempted for a percentage of 71.0%. The Black-and-Red earned a 53.3% successful dribble rate by converting 8 of the 15 dribbles they pursued. D.C. had 2 shots on target out of 8 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 25.0% rate in their last match. Having earned a total of 20 goals and 16 assists in all matches, D.C. averages 1.33 goals and 1.07 assists per 90 min.
Yamil Asad should be able to be counted on for D.C. United. He scores 0.23 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 113 matches in his career. The midfielder from Argentina has been on the field for 9,933 mins while he has scored 25 goals. He has earned 23 yellow card cautions during his soccer career and has helped on a goal 23 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Ola Kamara, the forward representing Norway. He has totaled 121 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 24 different times. Kamara has earned himself a total of 12 yellow card cautions in 20,896 professional minutes played (223 starts). His goals per 90 minute average in his pro soccer career is 0.52.
Bill Hamid will be looking after the net for D.C. United. During his career, Hamid has conceded 324 goals and has racked up 891 stops in 257 starts. He has allowed 1.27 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a mark of 94-66-94. He has earned a save percentage of 74.0 and his clean sheet rate is 28.8%. Hamid has racked up 74 clean sheets and has defended 1,210 shots attempted against him in 22,929 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cincinnati (+180)
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