Minnesota United FC Vs FC Cincinnati Prediction, Betting Odds, Picks

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Minnesota United FC vs FC Cincinnati Pick

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Minnesota United FC has faced FC Cincinnati three times in this league. They have won every time. They have scored 10 goals in those matches and conceded just once.

The two teams have met once outside of the league. Minnesota United won the fixture. After the game was over in normal time, the home side prevailed 3-1 in penalty shootout.

The last time these two sides met was back in October 2020, and we had a dramatic winner. It was a proper game of two halves as Cincinnati dominated the first 45, while Minnesota got hold of the game for the final 45. Aaron Schoenfeld scored the lone goal of the game in the 92nd minute to deny Cincinnati their first points against Minnesota.

Cincinnati will try to win their first victory over Minnesota this weekend. However, they’re likely to lose again. They should win because the home team is in much better form than their visitors.

Minnesota United FC are Not at Their Best, but have points on the Table

Minnesota United didn’t enjoy a great pre-season and was expected to struggle throughout the season. The team managed only one win from their five friendly matches and were drawn three times.

They started the season well and went on to win four matches. After taking the lead in the first half, they were tied 1-1 by Philadelphia Union.

Their first home match of the season ended in a draw. However, they were forced to play from one goal down this time to earn their point. The away team took a lead very quickly when Charles Sapong scored in the fifth minute. Minnesota were struggling to get back into the game despite dominating possession before Hassani Dotson got them the equalizer with less than 20 minutes left. The game was drawn as they could not get another goal.

Their wait for the first victory of the season was not over as they beat the New York Red Bulls the third week. United’s defense performed the remainder of their job, scoring the only goal in the first half. Luis Amarilla was the one to score. The Red Bulls attacked throughout the game and had 19 shots at goal but could not find the back of the net once.

Luis Amarilla again led Minnesota in scoring. This result was against the San Jose Earthquakes. They were also on top of their defense and did not allow any opponent to score throughout the match.

The sneaky win streak came to an abrupt halt when the Seattle Sounders visited their home. Joao Paulo gave the away team the lead at halftime, but Brent Kallman’s goal made it double. Emanuel Reynoso pulled one back for Minnesota from the spot in the 82nd minute, but they could not find another, thus ending their unbeaten start to the season.

Austin FC won 1-0 to give Minnesota a taste. Maximiliano Urruti was the goal scorer and Austin FC defended admirably to maintain the score.

It looked as though the Minnesota opponents found a way around the Minnesota defense. The Colorado Rapids attempted to duplicate it. They failed to have much impact and Minnesota won 3-1. Bakaye dibassy and Robin Lod were on the scoresheet, as was Abu Danladi. Rapids’ Diego Rubio got the goal.

United was forced to play Chicago Fire late in the second game, but came out victorious 3-0. Both sides were going neck and neck throughout the game before Emanuel Reynoso broke the deadlock in the 72nd minute. Robin Lod and Kervin Arriaga added two goals each in the last six minutes after Federico Navarro had been sent off for away.

They seemed to be on their feet but LAFC gave them a wake-up call. Ryan Hollingshead scored and Jose Cifuentes got the winning goal in the last 8 minutes to give LAFC the win. Minnesota is now 9th on the league table.

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FC Cincinnati Struggling With Just 10 Points From 9 Matches

FC Cincinnati had a great pre-season and were expected to be one of the dark horses in the title race. They are currently at the bottom of this table after a poor start to the season.

They started the season by a crushing 5-0 defeat at Austin FC. Pat Noonan’s team had no response to Texas’s attacks and were down 3-0 at halftime. Cecilio Dominguez scored his second goal of the match shortly after the hour mark. Alec Kann’s own goal made it 5-1 at halftime.

DC United went down to 10-men in the next game against FC Cincinnati but still managed to score the lone goal of the game. Moses Nyeman was sent off with 10 minutes to go and the home crowd thought things were in their favor. Ola Kamara’s last kick gave the Capital side an unexpected win.

Cincinnati won wins over Orlando City, Inter Miami and but could not sustain their momentum. In a dramatic match, they lost to Charlotte FC and were then defeated 4-3 by CF Montreal.

Their only draw of the season came at Atlanta United, where they were down to 10-men for over 25 minutes. Nick Hagglund was shown his second yellow card in the 77th minute, but his teammates managed to hold on for a goalless draw.

Despite their strong performances, Cincinnati lost the match 2-1 to LAFC. They led at the half, but Luciano Acosta gave them the lead. However, LAFC won the match with Kellyn Acosta scoring and Daniel Musovski scoring in the second period.

They did win the Toronto FC match last week but they were not at their best. Luciano Acosta and Ian Murphy were the scorers, while Jesus Jimenez scored the only goal for Canada.

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How to Watch Minnesota United FC vs FC Cincinnati

Teams Minnesota United FC vs FC Cincinnati Location Allianz Field Time Saturday, May 7 at 8 pm EST How to watch MLS LIVE on ESPN+, MLS LIVE on DAZN, Bally Sports North, The CW – Twin Cities, STAR 64

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