Atlanta United vs FC Cincinnati
USA Major League Soccer
Date: Thursday, 16 July 2020
Kick-off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (Bay Lake, Florida).
Both teams had started their Group E fixtures with a loss and Atlanta will be closer to taking all three points in the clash with FC Cincinnati as they are the favorites to win in the game.
Atlanta United vs FC Cincinnati Match preview
An early goal from New York Red Bulls’ Valot. F sealed the win for the latter in Atlanta United’s opening fixture in the MLS is back tournament.
Atlanta had 69% ball possession in the match along with 4 shots on goal, of which none of them found the back of the net.
FC Cincinnati had a much worse loss in their opening fixture in the league. They faced Columbus Crew and lost to the latter with a 0-4 scoreline, including a brace from Zardes.G.
Cincinnati had only 38% ball possession and just one corner kick against the six by the opponents. This shows their lack of an attacking edge in the clashes, and 3 shots on goal in ninety minutes is probably not the stat they are looking for in the middle.
Former playing adversaries Frank de Boer and Jaap Stam will go head-to-head on the touchline as managers for the first time. Since Atlanta has been unbeaten in their h2h clashes so far, Frank de Boer and his men are closer to the three points in the encounter.
Atlanta United vs FC Cincinnati Head-to-head (h2h)
- The teams have met thrice in 2019 and 2020.
- Atlanta is unbeaten in all their clashes.
- Only one of their meetings has ended in a draw.
- Both teams have scored in two of the three fixtures.
Atlanta United vs FC Cincinnati Prediction
The tournament started at the wrong foot for both of them, and both teams can turn back to winning ways in the group fixtures. However, Cincinnati has just been introduced to the MLS.
Atlanta United has a slightly better run in the campaign than the opponents. Besides, they have lost none of their h2h meetings with the latter in three appearances.
The tip for Atlanta United to win with 1.44 odds will probably be the best bet in the clash. Considering both their forms being slow, under 3.5 goals at 1.44 odds will also be a suitable option for the punters.
Atlanta United vs FC Cincinnati Betting tips
Atlanta United to win @ 1.44 (4/9).
Under 3.5 goals @ 1.44 (4/9).