Atlanta United vs FC Cincinnati
Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020
Kick-Off at 00:00 UK
Venue: Mercedez Benz Stadium, Atlanta.
Atlanta United’s fans were thrilled with results and achievements earned in the previous MLS season. Their squad has made it to the conference finals where they got defeated by Toronto FC. Can team from Georgia repeat the success and maybe even contest the title this year?
The first appearance at Mercedez Benz Stadium is scheduled for late Saturday night, and the opponent on the other side will be Cincinnati FC. Visitors are having their 2nd season in the MLS franchise, and no one is really expecting them to fight for playoffs yet.
Atlanta United vs FC Cincinnati Head-to-head
These two teams have met only two times so far, both in the previous campaign. Interestingly, Atlanta United have failed to beat Cincinnati FC at this stadium as match ended 1-1 FT, but were successful on the road 2-0 FT.
As you can see above, the average number of goals in their h2h duels is 2.00 per match.
Atlanta United vs FC Cincinnati Prediction
Atlanta United’s form has been really good even before the MLS 2020 started. They have won majority of friendly games, and eliminated Motagua from CONCACAF Champions League 4-1 on aggregate.
The first domestic match saw them beat Nashville FC on the road 2-1. Beating the debutants was much harder than initially expected.
Georgians had the lead just nine minutes in thanks to Ezequiel Barco’s goal. Game winning moment was in the 37th minute when Hyndman found the net and granted 2-1 lead.
Cincinnati were the last placed team on the East in the previous campaign, having won only 6 out of 34 games. We believe they will have better stats this time, but staying undefeated against Atlanta seems unrealistic at this point.
We will back home team to win the match HT and FT at 2.00 odds. As for the alternative, going for 2 or 3 goals total in the match seems like the best approach.
Atlanta United vs FC Cincinnati Bet Tips
Home win HT and FT @ 2.00
2 or 3 goals total @ 2.10.