MLS Preview: Charlotte FC vs. DC United Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Sep 16)
- Charlotte FC has a chance to break into the Top 9 with a win over DC United.
- The last time DC United played at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte FC beat them 3-0.
- DC United’s first-choice goalkeeper Tyler Miller remains sidelined with an injury.
Charlotte FC vs. DC United is one of the most interesting MLS duels of the upcoming weekend. The reason? These two are direct competitors for a spot in the playoffs. DC United is currently in the 9th spot (the last available playoff spot) in the Eastern Conference.
Charlotte FC is two spots below with three points fewer. However, this team has played two games fewer than its competitor from the capital. What this means is that they boys from North Carolina can leapfrog them with a win on Saturday evening.
How to Watch
- When: Saturday, September 16, 2023, at 7:30 p.m ET
- Where: Banc of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
- How to Watch: Apple TV
Charlotte FC is undefeated since the end of the 2023 Leagues Cup. They’re 1-2-0 since the resumption of the 2023 MLS, with their only win happening against reigning champion LAFC with 2-1 on the scoreboard. However, after that win, they failed to win against Orlando City and Nashville SC, playing 1-1 each time.
What’s got to worry Charlotte FC’s fans is that these guys are very bad when playing at home. In fact, they’re the team with the worst home record in the Eastern Conference. Meanwhile, DC United is one of the best teams in in the conference when it comes to away games. Wayne Rooney’s men are 4-2-8 on the road.
However, they haven’t been great away from home this summer. They’ve won just three of their last 10 away matches, losing the other seven. One of the reasons for this that DC’s first-choice goalie Tyler Miller has been out with an injury for the last couple of weeks.
On top of everything, the last time DC United played in North Carolina, Charlotte FC beat them 3-0.
Charlotte FC vs. DC United Prediction
Although these two teams don’t differ much in terms of player quality, Charlotte FC is the better team in our eyes. Plus, these guys are very motivated to win as grabbing three points could get them into the playoff zone.