MLS Preview: Philadelphia United vs. FC Cincinnati Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Sep 16)

By · September 14, 2023
  • FC Cincinnati has secured the ticket to the MLS Playoffs.
  • Philadelphia United is 4-1-0 against FC Cincinnati at Subaru Park.

FC Cincinnati is the only MLS team that’s already booked the ticket for the 2023 Playoffs. Cincy is sitting top of the table with a 17-6-4 record, which accounts for 57 points. This coming weekend, the boys from Ohio are coming to Pennsylvania to take on Philadelphia Union, a team that has 11 points fewer (14-4-8), but which has played one game fewer.

What’s interesting is that Cincy has a horrible record against Philly with just two wins in their 10 MLS meetings. Neither of those happened in Philadelphia. Maybe Saturday, September 16 is when that changes?

How to Watch

  • When: Saturday, September 16, 2023, at 7:30 p.m ET
  • Where: Subaru Park, Chester, Pennsylvania
  • How to Watch: Apple TV


Game ResultOdds
Philadelphia United-125
FC Cincinnati+320

Game Preview

FC Cincinnati has secured its place in the postseason. Philadelphia Union has not, but these guys shouldn’t worry about their playoff destiny. They just need to win a few more games and their job in the regular season is done.

So, can they beat the mighty FC Cincinnati? Philly is in great shape right now, coming off a 4-1 win over New York Red Bulls on September 3. Cincy, however, lost its most recent game. It happened on their turf against Orlando City (1-0). That was kind of strange because FC Cincinnati was undefeated at home before that game.

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Pat Noonan’s boys are good on the road as well, but they have some very bad memories from their trips to Philadelphia. They’re without a single win in Philly, with a 0-1-4 record in competitive games.

Philadelphia United vs. FC Cincinnati Prediction

FC Cincinnati is one of the best teams in the league, but this team doesn’t need points. It’s a bit different story when it comes to Philadelphia United. This team is still in need of points, which is why they’re going to take this game very seriously.

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