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Saturday’s MLS schedule will see FC Cincinatti battling it out with Charlotte FC.
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FC Cincinatti will play in this game following on from a 1-1 MLS drawn game against Montreal Impact.
In that match, FC Cincinatti managed 54% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The only player to score for FC Cincinatti was Luciano Acosta (97'). CF Montréal got 5 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. Kwadwo Opoku (53') was the scorer for Montreal Impact.
It has been all too rare in recent games where FC Cincinatti haven’t conceded. In fact, FC Cincinatti have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 8 goals on the way.
In their last fixture, Charlotte FC drew 2-2 in the MLS match with Philadelphia Union.
In that game, Charlotte FC managed 58% possession and 12 shots at goal with 6 on target. For Charlotte FC, the scorers were Justin Meram (55') and Karol Świderski (61'). Philadelphia Union got 12 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Quinn Sullivan (70') and Dániel Gazdag (97') scored for Philadelphia Union.
Looking at their form, and Charlotte FC have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 7 goals in total. Defensively, Charlotte FC have seen their frailties exposed. We will find out if that trend can be continued on in this game.
Team News: FC Cincinatti
The FC Cincinatti boss Pat Noonan does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this clash thanks to a completely healthy group available for selection.
It looks as if FC Cincinatti will probably make use of the 5-3-2 formation this time with Roman Celentano, Nick Hagglund, Alvaro Barreal, Yerson Mosquera, Ian Murphy, Santiago Arias, Obinna Nwobodo, Luciano Acosta, Brandon Vazquez, A. Salem Boupendza and Junior Moreno.
Team News: Charlotte FC
With a completely injury-free squad ready to go, the Charlotte FC boss Christian Lattanzio has zero fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this game.
We reckon that Charlotte FC might utilise a 4-3-3 lineup, going with Kristijan Kahlina, Jaylin Lindsey, Adilson Malanda, Andrew Privett, Nathan Byrne, Karol Swiderski, Ashley Westwood, Brandt Bronico, Brecht Dejaeghere, Enzo Copetti and Justin Meram.
Our feeling is that Charlotte FC certainly have the ability to put one past this FC Cincinatti side, however it might not quite be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We think that it’s going to be a 2-1 advantage for FC Cincinatti at the end of this one. It’s a very tough call.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: TQL Stadium (26,000)
Captain: Luciano Acosta
Chairman: Carl H. Lindner III
Manager: Pat Noonan
Competitions: MLS (Parent), MLS (Eastern Conference)