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FC Cincinnati vs St. Louis Predicted lineup, betting tips, odds, injury news, H2H, telecast

Published at :May 17, 2024 at 11:02 PM
Modified at :May 17, 2024 at 11:03 PM
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The second fixture of matchday 14 in Major League Soccer

FC Cincinnati who are in second place are currently trailing Inter Miami by a point in the 2024 Major League Soccer‘s Eastern Conference. But with a game in hand over the Herons, they are in an advantageous position. Pat Noonan’s side are now on a five-match winning run after a 1-0 win over Atlanta United today.

St. Louis City will do the travelling in this cross-conference fixture. Bradley Carnell’s team were also in action today in an intra-conference game against Los Angeles FC in the Western Conference. They ended up losing the game 2-0 with left-back Anthony Markanich also getting sent off.

Kick-Off:

Sunday, 19 May 2024 at 12:30 AM UK (5:00 AM IST)

Location: TQL Stadium

Form

FC Cincinnati (in all competitions): W-W-W-W-W

St. Louis City (in all competitions): L-W-D-D-W

Players to Watch

Luciano Acosta (FC Cincinnati)

Luciano Acosta provided the assist to Kevin Kelsy to score the winning goal against the Five Stripes today. In a game prior, against Columbus Crew, Acosta was involved in both goals to give his side a 2-1 win. So far the Argentinian attacking midfielder has six goals and six assists after 12 MLS outings.

Joao Klauss (St. Louis City)

With the number 9 jersey on his back, Joao Klauss headlines the attack of St. Louis City. The Brazilian centre-forward has scored five goals after making 11 league appearances in 2024. Klauss has been at the club since July 2022 after moving in from German club TSG Hoffenheim.

Match Facts

  • The hosts are on a five-game winning run
  • The visitors have won only two of their last ten games
  • The last eight victories of FC Cincinnati all came with just a one-goal lead

FC Cincinnati vs St. Louis City: Betting tips and odds

  • Tip 1: Luciano Acosta to score a goal anytime – 6/4 with Bet365
  • Tip 2: FC Cincinnati to win this game – 3/4 with Paddy Power
  • Tip 3: Match to end with total goals over 0.5 – 1/25 with Bet365

Injury & Team News

The unavailable players for this home fixture are Aaron Salem Boupendza, Alvas Elvis Powell, Corey Baird and DeAndre Yedlin. Baird suffered a hip injury yesterday to join the other three on the injury list.

The visitors will have to go through this cross-conference battle without the services of Eduard Löwen and Joshua Yaro. Anthony Markanich received a red card last match so he will be unavailable here due to suspension.

Head to Head

Total Matches – 6

FC Cincinnati wins – 4

St. Louis City wins – 1

Draws – 1

Predicted Lineup

FC Cincinnati predicted lineup (3-4-1-2):

Celentano (GK); Robinson, Miazga, Murphy; Kubo, Nwobodo, Bucha, Orellano; Acosta; Valenzuela, Kelsy

St. Louis City predicted lineup (4-2-3-1):

Bürki (GK); Totland, Parker, Nilsson, Dyhr; Durkin, Ostrak; Alm, Vassilev, Pompeu; Klauss

Match Prediction for FC Cincinnati vs St. Louis City

FC Cincinnati are rolling with good form. They have won five consecutive games and now stand a chance to take the leading position in the Eastern Conference with a win. St. Louis City isn’t the strongest of the sides from the Western Conference and are likely to fall here given important fullback Markanich is also not available.

Prediction: FC Cincinnati 2-0 St. Louis City

Telecast

All MLS 2024 matches including the clash between ⁠FC Cincinnati and St. Louis City will be streamed on Apple TV worldwide.

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