MLS Preview: FC Cincinnati vs. Toronto FC Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Jun 21)
- FC Cincinnati is the only MLS team with a 100% record at home in 2023.
- Toronto FC is one of just three teams in the 2023 MLS still without an away win.
- Cincy forwards need to start scoring more to ensure their superb run continues.
FC Cincinnati vs. Toronto FC is played on Wednesday, June 22, at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati, which is where the hosts have all wins this season in the MLS. Bookies think they’re going to win again, mainly because their next opponent is a team that’s been struggling on the road. In the 2023 MLS, Toronto FC is 0-4-4 in away games.
How to Watch
- When: Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at 7:30 p.m ET
- Where: TQL Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
- Channel: Apple TV
FC Cincinnati is on the right road to winning the 2023 MLS Supporters’ Shield. Sure, it’s a long way to go before the end of the season, but Pat Noonan’s men have already collected 40 points (in 17 games), which is five more than the team with the second-best record in the league – Nashville. However, this team has played one game more than Cincy.
What this means is that if they beat Toronto FC on June 21, “The Orange and Blue” are going increase the point gap to eight points. So, can they beat the visitors from Canada? Oddsmakers sure think so, and there are several reasons for that.
First of all, FC Cincinnati is the only team in the 2023 MLS that has a 100% record at home. Actually, the boys from Ohio are undefeated on their turf since the first of October last year.
Further, Toronto FC is a team that’s struggling on the road, with zero wins in away games in 2023. Plus, the boys from Canada lost each of their last two games in Cincinnati with 2-0 on the scoreboard.
FC Cincinnati vs. Toronto FC Prediction
In their most recent game, FC Cincinnati played 1-1 with the Vancouver Whitecaps in Canada. The draw put an end to Cincy’s brilliant run of seven straight wins in the 2023 MLS. The reason why they failed to win again is that they conceded a goal from the penalty spot in the 89th minute of the match.
This time, they’re bound to take things more seriously, going stronger on the offense. They need to score more than one goal as there’s always a danger that Toronto FC’s Italian forwards Lorenzo Insigne and Fernando Bernardeschi might score.