MLS Betting Tips

Cincinnati vs LAFC betting tips: Major League Soccer preview, predictions and odds

Their only previous meeting produced a 2-0 victory for LAFC back in 2019. 

Over 2.5 goals is 4/6.

Over 2.5 goals and both teams to score is 20/21.

LAFC to win and over 2.5 goals is 2/1.

Carlos Vela is 4/1 to break the deadlock and 7/5 to make it two in two appearances against Cincinnati.

Match preview

LAFC currently find themselves top of the overall standings, but will this still be the case come decision day?

Last weekend, Steve Cherundolo's side fought back from a goal down to beat Sporting Kansas City 3-1 at Banc of California Stadium.

Cristian Arango equalising before Ismael Tajouri-Shradi scored a spectacular go-ahead goal, with José Cifuentes sealing the win late on.

This was the perfect response from the Black and Gold who'd lost for the first time this season a week earlier, going down 2-1 in El Tráfico to LA Galaxy.

In contrast to their visitors, FC Cincinnati have finished dead-last in all three season so far, but times they are a'changing in southern Ohio.

Pat Noonan's side battled to a goalless draw with Atlanta United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium last weekend, despite having Nick Hagglund sent off.

So, the Orange and Blue have seven points to their name and are 12th in the east and 23rd in the overall standings.

This might not seem outstanding but, in relation to Cincinnati's very low standards, this is a vast improvement.

In midweek, both clubs avoided falling at the first hurdle in the U.S. Open Cup.

On Tuesday, Cincinnati needed extra time to beat Pittsburgh Riverhounds; Álvaro Barreal striking twice after it had finished goalless at the end of 90.

A day later, LAFC hammered Orange County SC 5-1 with Danny Musovski and Arango both scoring braces with Cal Jennings also on target.

Will the early pacesetters be too strong at TQL Stadium?

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