The 2019 Major League Soccer campaign was always going to be tough for FC Cincinnati. As newbies to the league, Cincinnati will need time to settle and adjust – it is the same for most recently formed teams at the highest level. On paper, they have a fair bit to find in order to compete with Vancouver this weekend…
However, stranger things have happened and Cincinnati will be quietly confident of picking up three points on home turf. Despite their lowly position in the Eastern Conference, the hosts are actually odds on to emerge victorious, with Betvictor going 5/6 for Cincinnati to pick up a crucial win.
The Vancouver Whitecaps are available at a very tempting price if you fancy the Canadian side to get the job done. Having climbed off the bottom of the Western Conference table, Vancouver may be ready to try and build some momentum. A major swing is needed after just four wins in their 24 Major League Soccer games this campaign.
On paper, the two teams are very evenly matched but Vancouver’s experience could prove decisive come gameday. With both clubs starting to look ahead to 2020, it might not be the most exciting match of all-time but we could see plenty of goals this weekend. Neither team is renowned for incredible defending and this has all the makings of a thrilling affair.
Date: August 4, 2019
Back Against FC Cincinnati At Your Peril
This is the ideal opportunity for Cincinnati to claim their sixth victory of the 2019 campaign. For their first season in the league, things could’ve gone a lot worse but there is no ignoring their lowly status at the bottom of the Eastern standings. With just 17 points acquired in 23 games, Cincinnati find themselves seven points adrift ahead of this weekend’s fixture.
5/6 is worth considering when you take Vancouver’s woeful road form into account. At the time of writing, the Whitecaps have picked up just eight points away from BC Place Stadium this year and the omens point towards a home triumph in that regard. Cincinnati have been solid enough on home soil to suggest that they can come out on top in this clash.
Vancouver Looking To Restore Pride
For the Whitecaps, pride is the only thing left to play for this season. With the playoffs now out of the question, Vancouver should start planning for 2020 but ending the current campaign on a high is an absolute must. For the sake of Vancouver’s passionate fans, going on a decent run for the remainder of the campaign will restore pride and keep hope alive.
The 21/20 with Unibet for the Whitecaps to win OR draw represents incredible value ahead of this contest. In fact, that could turn out to be the bet of the weekend if everything goes to plan – Vancouver are certainly capable of holding their own against a mediocre Cincinnati outfit. Watch this space, the Canadian side could prosper in this encounter.
This probably wouldn’t be the first Major League Soccer game that neutrals would choose to watch but it could surprise us all. With two of the league’s worst defensive units in action, we could see plenty of goals in this contest. The over 2.5 goal line is well worth considering.
However, ignoring that 21/20 for Vancouver to avoid defeat would be foolish. On paper, the two teams are well matched and picking a winner is difficult. With that in mind, opting for the value pick on the Whitecaps in the hope of Cincinnati falling short is worth a punt.
TIP: Vancouver Whitecaps to win OR draw (21/20 with Unibet)
CORRECT SCORE: FC Cincinnati 2-2 Vancouver Whitecaps (14/1 with Ladbrokes)