New England Revolution vs FC CincinnatiMLS, KO: 00:30 Jul 4, 2022, Gillette Stadium
New England Revolution are set to extend their unbeaten run to 10 matches as they host FC Cincinnati in the MLS. Barely holding on to the final playoff spot, New England need a win to fend off the chasing pack and will be banking on their fine record against Cincinnati.
New England Revolution currently occupy the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference but can move as high as fifth if results go their way.
Although the Revs are currently unbeaten in their last nine MLS matches, they have endured a generally erratic campaign. Bruce Arena’s men have claimed only four wins in that run and were held to a 0-0 draw by Vancouver Whitecaps in their previous fixture.
One positive for New England is that they have already beaten Cincinnati this season, claiming a 3-2 victory in the reverse fixture. They also won 2-1 against Minnesota United in their previous outing at home.
FC Cincinnati are currently level on points with New England Revolution but have been on a different trajectory from their hosts in recent weeks. They travel to Gillette Stadium with just one win from their last five MLS matches.
One of the major problems for Cincinnati is a leaky defence which has kept just one clean sheet in their last six MLS matches. That defensive vulnerability was on full display last time out as they let slip a three-goal lead to draw 4-4 with New York City FC.
Cincinnati have also found things difficult on their recent travels, claiming just one win from their last four away matches across all competitions. Pat Noonan’s men have been beaten twice in that run and are also winless in their last two matches on the road.
How the bookies view it
New England Revolution have the upper hand among the bookies and are priced at 3/5 by bet365 to claim the win. A victory for FC Cincinnati is valued at 47/10 by SBK, who are also offering odds of 17/5 for a draw.
Head to head
New England Revolution have a 5-1 advantage with one draw from seven previous matches against FC Cincinnati. The Revs have already beaten their rivals this season claiming a 3-2 victory in the reverse fixture while also running out 5-1 winners in a US Open Cup clash at home.
Players to watch
New England Revolution have multiple attacking threats but Gustavo Bou has been their go-to-man in recent weeks. The Argentine forward has scored in two of his last three matches at Gillette Stadium and is priced at 13/10 by bet365 to score anytime.
FC Cincinnati also have some attacking quality of their own, particularly Brandon Vazquez, who has eight MLS goals this season. The striker was also on target in the reverse fixture and is priced at 14/5 by Unibet to get on the score sheet.
Anything else catch the eye?
Recent meetings have gone the way of New England Revolution and following the 5-1 victory in the US Open Cup, a -1 handicap for the hosts could be considered at 6/4 with Coral. There have been over 3.5 goals in the last three meetings and a similar outcome is priced at 11/8 by William Hill.
New England Revolution have scored in both halves in the last three meetings and Monday’s clash could be tipped to follow a similar pattern at 6/5 with Unibet.
This MLS match between New England Revolution and FC Cincinnati will be played on Jul 4, 2022 and kick off at 00:30. Check below for our tipsters best New England Revolution vs FC Cincinnati prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.