FC Cincinnati vs New York City FC: Predictions, tips & betting odds

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New York City FC will look to regain top spot in MLS' Eastern Conference in the early hours of Thursday morning when they travel to a Cincinnati side who sit just four points behind them.

Nick Cushing's men were beaten 2-1 at the weekend by a Philadelphia Union side that overtook them at the top of the standings, while Cincinnati enjoyed a 1-0 win over Orlando City.

FC Cincinnati vs New York City latest odds

New York's defeat at Philadelphia last time out was their first loss in 10 league games and the visitors are clear favourites at 21/20 (2.05) with bet365 to win at TQL Stadium.

The hosts, meanwhile, have been erratic at home with three wins and three defeats in their last six home matches and can be backed at 12/5 (3.40).

The draw is priced at 11/4 (3.75).

FC Cincinnati vs New York City first goal scorer

Taty Castellanos is New York City's top scorer with eight league strikes this term and the Argentine forward is the favourite to find the back of the net at 10/3 (4.33).

Cincinnati's Brandon Vazquez has scored the same number and is offered at 7/1 (8.00) while the hosts' striker Brenner scored his first goal of the season at the weekend and is offered at 13/2 (7.50) to break the deadlock.

Elsewhere in the market, NYCFC defender Alexander Callens has opened the scoring on three occasions this term and could be an interesting value bet at 28/1 (29.00).

FC Cincinnati vs New York City preview

New York City have won every MLS game they have ever played against Cincinnati, with the Blues racking up six consecutive wins against the side from Ohio.

This season, however, on the road NYCFC have won just two of their six games and they could be made to work hard by a Cincinnati team in strong scoring form.

Both teams to score has paid out in both of NYCFC's previous visits to Cincinnati and backing another open game could be of interest.

New York City have netted in 10 of their last 11 league matches while Cincinnati have netted in six consecutive home games.

FC Cincinnati vs New York City tips and predictions

Both teams to score is priced at 8/13 (1.61) while combining this selection with over 2.5 goals sees the odds rise to evens (2.00).

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

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