FC Cincinnati play New York City FC in the Major League Soccer (MLS) 2022 at the TQL Stadium in Cincinnati on Thursday, June 30. The match will start at 5:00 AM IST (Indian Standard Time). 

FC Cincinnati ended their three-match winless run in the MLS, beating Orlando City SC 1-0 last time out. Brenner scored the only goal in that game for the hosts. 

The hosts are currently 14th in the MLS 2022 points table with 23 points. Brandon Vazquez and Luciano Acosta have been the standout players for them in this tournament.

New York City FC have hit a setback with two defeats in a row following their excellent run of nine wins and two draws in 11 matches in all competitions. Maxi Moralez and Valentin Castellanos were the top performers for them in that successful run. 

Valentin Castellanos also scored in the visitors’ defeat in the last MLS match against Philadelphia Union. 

FC Cincinnati vs New York City FC Major League Soccer 2022 odds

Parimatch odds: FC Cincinnati: 3.45, New York City FC: 2.08, Draw: 3.55

Betwinner odds: FC Cincinnati: 3.30, New York City FC: 2.07, Draw: 3.64

Betway odds: FC Cincinnati: 3.25, New York City FC: 2.05, Draw: 3.50

10CRIC odds: FC Cincinnati: 3.39, New York City FC: 2.08, Draw: 3.54

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

FC Cincinnati vs New York City FC head-to-head

New York City FC have dominated this head-to-head beating FC Cincinnati in all six previous competitive matches. 

The two head-to-heads in MLS 2021 saw New York City FC win 5-0 and 2-1 with Valentin Castellanos scoring in both matches.

FC Cincinnati vs New York City FC probable starting lineups

FC Cincinnati: Roman Celentano (goalkeeper); Nick Hagglund, Geoff Cameron, Tyler Blackett; Raymon Gaddis, Obinna Nwobodo, Haris Medunjanin (captain), John Nelson; Ian Murphy; Brandon Vazquez, Brenner.

New York City FC: Sean Johnson (captain & goalkeeper); Tayvon Gray, Maxime Chanot, Alexander Callens, Chris Gloster; Alfredo Morales, Nicolas Acevedo; Santiago Rodriguez, Maxi Moralez, Talles Magno; Valentin Castellanos.

FC Cincinnati vs New York City FC Major League Soccer 2022 top picks and players to watch

FC Cincinnati: Valentin Castellanos is the top pick in this match. The Argentine striker has scored eight goals along with an assist in this tournament. The 23-year-old scored in both fixtures against New York City FC in MLS 2021.

New York City FC: Brandon Vazquez is in good form of late, scoring two goals and an assist in the last four games in this tournament. Overall, the forward has netted eight goals in MLS 2022. 

FC Cincinnati vs New York City FC Major League Soccer 2022 prediction

New York City FC are in good form this season and have a six-match unbeaten record against FC Cincinnati. The visitors are the favourites to win this encounter.

FC Cincinnati’s recent form has been patchy but they do have the quality to compete for a point in this match.