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It's a battle between two top teams in both conferences; as Saint Louis City in the western conference faces FC Cincinnati in the eastern conference. Saint Louis City had the MLS in shock at the beginning of the campaign, winning their opening 5 matches. Unfortunately, they have not been able to maintain that momentum, as they have lost their last 2 games in a row. FC Cincinnati are in very strong form at the moment as they have been since the beginning of the season. They are yet to lose a game this season and they have a chance to increase their win streak to 4 wins in a row. Saint Louis City are 2nd in the western conference and 1 point behind Seattle, while FC Cincinnati are top of the eastern conference.Grab Your Signup Bonus
Saint Louis City (LLWWW)
Saint Louis City will be asking a lot of questions about how they managed to hit deep in form after a very brilliant start to the campaign. They will hope they can derive answers as they get another chance to set things right against FC Cincinnati. Saint Louis City recorded 3 wins and 2 losses in their last 5 matches. Their most recent match ended in a defeat against Seattle Sounders FC and the match ended 3-0. Josh Atencio, Raul Ruidiaz and Jakob Nerwinski (own goal) were the goal scorers in that game. Saint Louis City were poor according to match day statistics, as they had 39% possession, 2 shots on target and 3 corner kicks at the end of the game.
Saint Louis City are now 1 point behind Seattle Sounders in the western conference table. They have 15 points from 7 matches, as they had 5 wins and 2 losses. And their goal ratio is 15:8. And while playing at home, Saint Louis have picked up 6 points from 3 home matches played and their goal ratio is 6:2.
Team streak: more than 2.5 goals (8/9), more than 4.5 cards (5/6), more than 10.5 corners (4/5).
FC Cincinnati (WWWDW)
FC Cincinnati are almost excellent in this campaign, playing all 7 matches this season with a defeat. They had 5 wins and 2 draws overall and are sitting at the very top of the eastern conference and the MLS tables. FC Cincinnati maintained their 3 match win streak after beating Philadelphia Union 1-0 at home last week. After a goalless first 45 minutes, Cincinnati were gifted a penalty in the 69th minute and Luciano Acosta made no mistake in converting from the spot. FC Cincinnati put in a very strong performance as they were dominant in possession by 64%, even though they had fewer shots on target (2) and corner kicks (1).
FC Cincinnati are at the very top of the eastern conference table with 17 points from the opening 7 games played. They won 5 and drew 2 matches and have a goal ratio of 9:4. And their away record this season is also very good. They claimed 5 points in 3 matches away from home, after 1 win and 2 draws.
Team streak: wins (3), no losses (7), no goals conceded (3), less than 2.5 goals (5/6), first to score (5/5), more than 4.5 cards (4/5), less than 10.5 corners (6/7).
Head to Head
FC Cincinnati and Saint Louis City met once in the pre-season build up to this current campaign. FC Cincinnati won that match 4-0.
- Saint Louis City (5-3-2): Roman Burki, John Nelson, Kyle Hiebert, Tim Parker, Lucas Bartlett, Jakob Nerwinski, Miguel Perez, Eduard Lowen, Indiana Vassilev, Joao Klauss, Nicholas Gioacchini.
- Saint Louis City (3-4-1-2): Roman Celentano, Nick Hagglund, Matthew Miazga, Yerson Mosquera, Santiago Arias, Marco Angulo, Junior Moreno, Alvaro Barreal, Luciano Acosta, Brandon Vazquez, Brenner.
Expert Betting Tips
Saint Louis City have been disappointing in their last 2 matches and it is still unclear if they are going through a temporary setback or a permanent one. Eitherway, they have a very difficult match on their hands as FC Cincinnati are oozing confidence at the moment. Their last meeting ended in a 4-0 defeat for Saint Louis City and I think they will have that in mind when they come into this game. FC Cincinnati cannot afford to take Saint Louis City for granted here.
- Bet on More than 2 Goals at 1.75 Odds
- Bet on 2nd Half Over 1.5 Goals at 1.83 Odds
- Bet on Both Teams to Score at 1.99 Odds