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Real Salt Lake vs. FC Cincinnati 9/17/22 - Major League Soccer Picks & Predictions

Real Salt Lake vs FC Cincinnati Odds & Info

Game Real Salt Lake vs FC Cincinnati
Date & Time Saturday September 17, 2022, 9:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Rio Tinto Stadium Sandy, UT
Latest odds
REAL -115 ; O/U 2.5
TV Channel
ESPN+

Real Salt Lake hosts FC Cincinnati on Saturday in a MLS inter-conference fixture. Real Salt Lake is seventh in the Western Conference table at 11-10-10 on 43 points with a goal difference of -3. Real Salt Lake was defeated on the road on Wednesday by Austin FC 3-0. Real Salt Lake failed to score for the third consecutive match and is at risk of falling out of the top seven and missing out on the postseason. 

Real Salt Lake has been held without a goal for three straight matches which is the first time RSL has not scored in three matches since 2017. RSL has not been held scoreless in four consecutive regular season MLS matches since 2005. Sergio Cordova is the leading goal scorer for Real Salt Lake with eight, while Justin Meram is the leader in assists with six. 

FC Cincinnati is sixth in the Eastern Conference table at 10-12-8 on 42 points with a goal difference of +5. Cincinnati is coming off a 6-0 rout of San Jose last Saturday. Cincinnati's Brenner scored a hat-trick with goals in the 47th, 90th 90’+5’ minute. Also scoring for Cincinnati were Alvaro Barreal, Luciano Acosta and Yuya Kubo.

FC Cincinnati is unbeaten in 15 of its last 16 matches in MLS play with four wins and 11 draws. Cincinnati is coming off a big victory over San Jose but has not won two straight matches during its span of 16 matches with just one loss. Brandon Vasquez is the leading goal scorer for Cincinnati with 16 and Brenner has scored 12. Luciano Acosta is the leader in assists with 13. 

Free Soccer Pick:

Draw +250

Real Salt Lake and FC Cincinnati have only played once with Real Salt Lake winning 3-0 back in 2019. However FC Cincinnati is on a positive run having lost just one match over its last 16 with four wins and 11 draws. Real Salt Lake is coming off a disappointing loss to Austin of 3-0 and that loss will carry over to Saturday. Look for the two to battle to a draw. Final Score Prediction, Draw 1-1.

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