New York Red Bulls vs Cincinnati FC
Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 1 March 2020
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK
Venue: Red Bull Arena, New Jersey
The new dawn starts for Cincinnati FC as they try to improve and stop being one of the weakest teams in the Major League Soccer. This squad has won only six out of 36 games in the previous season, so it is not a big surprise to see massive 10.00 odds on them to beat New York RB in the opening match.
Hosts are hot favourites at 1.28, and any other result would be considered as a big upset really. Visitors were the weakest defense and worst when it comes to scoring too, but they achieved a couple surprising victories during the pre-season period.
New York Red Bulls vs Cincinnati FC Head-to-head
Cincinnati have joined MLS last season, so it is not surprising to see they faced Red Bulls only three times in the past. The initial match was in 2017 in the US Open Cup. Team from New York has won every single encounter so far.
Match at this stadium last season was won by the hosts 1-0 FT. The only goal in the match was scored by Connor Lade.
The average number of goals scored in all duels so far is 2.66 per match.
New York Red Bulls vs Cincinnati FC Prediction
New York Red Bulls have barely made it to the playoffs last season by winning the 7th position. They got eliminated in the first round by losing to Philadelphia Union 4-3 on the road. Overall, this squad performed well at this stadium, having nine victories in 18 appearances. Twenty of grand total of 34 games have ended with three goals plus.
During the pre-season Red Bulls have played five games, won two and lost only one. The biggest victory was 3-0 against DC United in Washington. Austrian striker Daniel Royer was the best player with 11 goals and 9 assists. He is surely going to be one of the MVP candidates this season too.
We are expecting to see a convincing win for the hosts here. Cincinnati are still inexperienced team and they will most likely lose a lot of games this season as well. Home win HT and FT is the first pick.
For the second, we fancy going for New York RB to win both halves at 2.65.
New York Red Bulls vs Cincinnati FC Bet Tips
HT/FT – 1/1 @ 1.80
New York RB to win both halves @ 2.65.