Atlanta United FC vs FC Cincinnati Prediction, 4/16/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta United FC vs FC Cincinnati
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-227) Cincinnati (+500)
Thiago Almada and Atlanta United (3-1-2, 4th in Eastern Conference) host FC Cincinnati (2-0-4, 11th in Eastern Conference) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday. The goalies protecting the net are Brad Guzan for Atlanta United and Alec Kann for FC Cincinnati. The line on this contest has Atlanta United priced at -227 and FCC is at +500. The total has been set at 2.5.
Atlanta faced Charlotte in their last matchup and went home with a loss by a final score of 1-0. The 5 Stripes tried 14 dribbles in this game and converted 6 of the tries for a rate of 42.9%. In sharing the ball, they ended the game with a 90.2% received passes rate by connecting on 414 of the 459 pass targets last game.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Atlanta wrapped this game up at a 37.5% rate by landing 6 shots on target out of 16 shots. Atlanta averages 1.50 goals per 90 (9 total goals) and have racked up 5 assists In all contests for this campaign.
Thiago Almada is a guy who can be a difference maker for Atlanta United. Almada has had a starting assignment in 38 outings during his soccer career and he has earned 0.28 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Argentina has recorded 12 goals in 3,838 mins. He has totaled 6 assists while tallying 4 yellow cards in his career.
Another player who should impact this match is Marcelino Moreno, the forward representing Argentina. Moreno has accumulated 9,769 minutes during 113 starting assignments and has been handed 11 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 16 times so far in his career while he has scored 16 total goals. He scores 0.15 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The guy protecting the net for Atlanta United FC will be Brad Guzan. Guzan has played for a total of 34,648 minutes and has accumulated 1,232 saves so far in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.41 (543 goals surrendered) and his save % is 70.1. The goalie born in the United States has seen 1,761 shots attempted against him in 384 starts. Guzan (132-92-161 mark during his soccer career) has recorded 104 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 27.1% shutout percentage.
For their last match, Cincinnati walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 4-3 against Montreal. FCC had a 42.9% successful dribble rate by completing 6 out of the 14 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this match by converting 283 out of their 344 pass attempts for a percentage of 82.3%. Cincinnati landed 6 shots on target out of 17 shots attempted which had them at a 35.3% clip in their last game. Having accumulated 7 goals and 5 assists in all competitions, Cincinnati has an average of 1.17 goals and 0.83 assists per 90 minutes.
Brandon Vazquez will need to provide a lift for FC Cincinnati. The forward representing the United States has 3,879 mins and has earned 19 goals. He has accumulated 6 yellow cards during his career and has helped on a goal 9 times. He is currently averaging 0.44 goals per 90 mins and has started 36 matches during his career. Make sure to watch out for Brenner, the forward who is from Brazil. Brenner has earned himself a total of 10 yellow cards in 5,430 mins (59 starts). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.35. He has totaled 21 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 4 times.
Alec Kann is expected to look after the net for FC Cincinnati. During his professional soccer career, Kann has conceded 135 goals while earning 302 saves in 91 starts. He has allowed 1.49 goals per 90 while earning a mark of 30-23-38. He holds a save % of 70.9 and his clean sheet rate is currently 17.6%. Kann has accumulated 16 clean sheets while defending 429 shots tried against him in 8,132 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta (-227)
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