FC Cincinnati are preparing to take on New England Revolution this weekend and they are in abysmal form. It was expected that it would be difficult for them to adapt to life as a Major League Soccer franchise, but after a decent start to the season, I didn’t think they would be rock-bottom of the Eastern Conference with not much going for them. They have lost 12 of their last 15 games and that is simply not good enough for any team out there.
Cincinnati were beaten 4-1 at home in their last game against DC United and they have now lost three of the last four games they have hosted. New England, who sit in 8th, will be licking their lips at the prospect of facing Cincy right now as it provides them with an opportunity to put pressure on those occupying the play-off positions above them. The New England Revolution are currently on a run of nine games unbeaten and they have won two of their last three on the road.
FC Cincinnati will be without Jimmy McLaughlin, Greg Garza, Fatai Alashe and Roland Lamah. They could also be without Frankie Amaya who is a doubt for the match against New England with a knee injury. The New England Revolution don’t have many injury concerns ahead of this match which they will be grateful for. The only doubt they have is Michael Mancienne who continues his recovery from injury.
New England are a much better outfit than FC Cincinnati and I am surprised by the price that they are to pick up all three points on Sunday. 2.30 for the outright win is excellent value, however I would recommend the draw no bet selection as I’m a fan of the cushion that provides you if the game was to end as a draw. The Revs are proving difficult to beat at the moment, so this looks like a really good bet.
Over 2.5 goals at 1.65 looks like an excellent pick when you look at the goal stats concerning both sides so far this season. Cincinnati are averaging 3.33 goals a game whilst New England have an average of 3.14. There have been 19 goals across New England’s last six games and an incredible 30 goals across FC Cincinnati’s last six – with 21 of those being goals conceded. This looks like a great selection for your Sunday accumulators.
Finally, throw both bets together and back New England Revolution to win with over 2.5 goals at 3.30. That is an excellent price when you consider the goals stats above and the form of both sides. FC Cincinnati are used to losing now and New England just cannot lose. 21 goals conceded in Cincinnati’s last six is terrible and I expect the Revs to cause further damage to that.