MLS Preview: DC United vs. FC Cincinnati Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Jun 24)

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  • DC United vs. FC Cincinnati have scored 56 goals cumulatively in 2023.
  • FC Cincinnati coming off a 3-0 win over Toronto FC on Wednesday.
  • The last time these two played at Audi Field, Cincy won 5-2.

DC United vs. FC Cincinnati is arguably the most exciting matchup of Gameweek 21 of the 2023 MLS. Actually, this could be the most thrilling game scheduled for Saturday, June 24 in the whole world. Sounds like a bold statement, but we’re not saying this without proof.

The first reason why DC United vs. FC Cincinnati is going to be a real barnburner is that both teams are scoring a lot in 2023. Another reason why we expect an interesting game on June 24 is that duels between these two usually are very interesting – we saw a total of 18 goals in the last four DC United vs. FC Cincinnati duels.

Plus, the last time they met at Audi Field in Washington; the visitors won 5-2. Are they going to win again? To see what we think, just keep reading this DC United vs. Cincinnati preview.

How to Watch

  • When: Saturday, June 24, 2023, at 7:30 p.m ET
  • Where: Audi Field, Washington, D.C.
  • Channel: Apple TV


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Game Preview

Wayne Rooney’s DC United has a score difference of 26-26 at the moment. That’s kind of strange, knowing that the “Black-and-Red” love playing defensive-minded soccer, looking for their chances on the break and from set-pieces.

This is actually a very smart strategy for a team that has pacey wingers (Taxiarchis Fountas and Cristian Dajome) and a big and strong target man (Christian Benteke). It’s very likely DC United will employ the same tactic once again.

This time, Rooney’s got another reason to go with a defensive tactic. His team is taking on FC Cincinnati, which is one of the best teams in the league when it comes to offense.

Actually, Cincy is the team that’s collected more points than any other team in the entire league. These guys like to keep the ball in their possession, but game management isn’t their style. Instead, they always attack when they have a chance.

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That’s why our prediction is that FC Cincinnati will be the team with significantly more goal attempts in the June 24 game. But will Pat Noonan’s men make those chances count?

DC United vs. FC Cincinnati Prediction

We should see a lot of goals in the DC United vs. FC Cincinnati game on Saturday. MLS odds suggest the hosts will win, but we think it’s the visiting team that will score at least one goal more. They probably won’t win as dominantly as the last time they played in Washington, but we do think Cincy will win. They defeated FC Toronto 3-0 earlier this week and we think something similar might happen on Saturday as well.


Annie Adkins
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