MLS Preview: FC Cincinnati vs. New York Red Bulls Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Oct 29)
- FC Cincinnati won the Supporters’ Shield but is 1-1-1 in the last three MLS games.
- In the FC Cincinnati vs. Red Bulls on October 4, the visitors from New York won 2-1.
- The New York Red Bulls are without a single loss in games played on FC Cincinnati’s turf.
FC Cincinnati vs. New York Red Bulls is the first game of the 2023 MLS playoffs for the winner of the Supporters’ Shield. For the team from the Big Apple, it’s the second game in their postseason campaign. The first was the Eastern Conference Wild Card Game against Charlotte FC, which the Red Bulls won 5-2.
The game in question took place at Red Bull Arena, but on Sunday, October 29, the New Yorkers are coming to Ohio. You’d think that this is bad news for the Red Bulls, but just the opposite is the case. These guys love playing at FC Cincinnati’s TQL Stadium, the evidence being that they’re without a single loss at that venue. Will that change on Sunday?
How to Watch
- When: Sunday, October 29, at 8:00 p.m ET
- Where: TQL Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
- How to Watch: Apple TV
FC Cincinnati’s odds suggest they’re going to win Sunday’s game against the NY Red Bulls. The main reason is that the boys from Ohio were brilliant in the 2023 regular season, finishing top of the Eastern Conference. They had the best record of all the teams in the MLS, which earned them the 2023 Supporter’s Shield.
What’s kind of worrying is that their recent form isn’t too impressive as before. They were 1-1-1 in the three closing rounds of the regular season, but there’s an explanation for that – they had the luxury to relax knowing that they’d done their job on time.
Now, they need to take things seriously as they’re locking horns with a team that’s in top shape right now. The Red Bulls are riding on a 4-win streak with their most recent win being a 5-2 demolition job against Charlotte in the Wild Card Round of the 2023 MLS Playoffs.
Plus, one of those four wins happened against FC Cincinnati in Ohio. It happened on October 4, when we saw the visitors from New York win 2-1. Even though the hosts had the ball in their possession for more than two-thirds of the time, the Red Bulls were just way more dangerous in front of the goal.
FC Cincinnati vs. New York Red Bulls Prediction
The Red Bulls are coming to Ohio with their heads held high. They’re in a soccer-playing mood, ready to continue their scoring spree. FC Cincinnati players need to do all they can to stop them.
They’ll probably try to control the game, but will they be able to stop the Red Bulls from organizing dangerous counterattacks? We sincerely doubt it. Instead, we think the visitors will find the net at least a couple of times on Sunday.