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Saturday’s MLS fixture list sees Charlotte FC vs New York City FC.
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Charlotte FC enter this game following a 0-0 MLS stalemate vs New York City FC.
Matches with Charlotte FC have usually been lively ones recently with plenty of scoring expected. Over their past half dozen clashes alone, a total of 21 goals have flown in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 6 of those coming from Charlotte FC.
New York City FC
In their last game, New York City FC drew 1-1 in the MLS tie with FC Cincinatti.
In that match, New York City FC had 65% possession and 22 shots at goal with 8 on target. For New York City FC, the scorers were Thiago Martins (22' Own goal) and Gabriel Pereira (41'). On the other side, FC Cincinatti had 4 shots at goal with 1 of them on target.
The stats don’t lie, and New York City FC have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 11 goals overall. In defence, New York City FC have seen their frailties exposed. Previous results aside, we must now wait to see whether that trend will persist in this game.
Head to head
The previous league fixture featuring these clubs was MLS match day 36 on 18/08/2022 when it ended New York City FC 1-3 Charlotte FC.
In that game, New York City FC had 65% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Their only player to score was Maxime Chanot (28').
Charlotte FC had 6 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Karol Świderski (4'), Brandt Bronico (77') and Christian Fuchs (91') scored.
The referee was Jon Freemon.
Team News: Charlotte FC
Guzmán Corujo (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Adam Armour (Meniscal Injury) and Vinicius Mello (Foot Injury) won’t be able to feature for Charlotte FC boss Christian Lattanzio.
We are thinking that Charlotte FC look set to go for a 4-3-3 formation for this game, utilising Kristijan Kahlina, Harrison Afful, Adilson Malanda, Anton Walkes, Christian Fuchs, Brandt Bronico, Derrick Jones, Kamil Jozwiak, Kerwin Vargas, Karol Swiderski and Daniel Rios.
Team News: New York City FC
With a completely injury-free squad to choose from, the New York City FC manager Nick Cushing does not have any fitness worries whatsoever coming into this game.
It’s our belief that The Pigeons appear most likely to utilise a 3-4-3 lineup, starting Sean Johnson, Andres Jasson, Vuk Latinovich, Alexander Callens, Tayvon Gray, Gedion Zelalem, Justin Haak, Malte Amundsen, Gabriel Pereira, Talles Magno and Thiago.
Our assessment is that New York City FC and Charlotte FC could both well score more than once here although it’s hard to see a clear-cut winner.
A close call, and we think a draw is quite likely - as are goals. We’re therefore anticipating a really entertaining tussle with a draw at the end of this game.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Bank of America Stadium (75,412)
Captain: Christian Fuchs
Chairman: Nick Kelly
Manager: Christian Lattanzio
Competitions: MLS (Parent), MLS (Eastern Conference)