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Nashville vs Cincinnati prediction, odds and free betting tips (18/04/2021)

Both teams are relatively new to the MLS, with neither having up to 3 years in the league. This tie is then an opportunity for both to show other teams theirs is the team to watch this year.

Nashville vs Cincinnati top betting tips for the game

Here are our top free tips for the first ever MLS game between Nashville and Cincinnati:

These odds from Betfred were correct at the time of writing. Check your bet slip before confirming.

Nashville Win

FC Cincinnati have the unenviable record of finishing rock bottom in the Western Conference for 2 years straight, with only 10 regular season wins across that period. Nashville, meanwhile, finished in a playoff spot in their first MLS season. The teams are yet to ever play each other, but recent form suggests Nashville should win comfortably.

Halftime/ Full Time : Nashville/Nashville

Nashville are not a free-scoring side by any means, only scoring 1.04 goals per game (24 in 23 games). Their defence was just as stingy though, with less than 1 goal conceded a game throughout the regular season (0.96 per game). On the other hand, Cincinnati conceded over 1.5 goals per game (1.57) whilst scoring only 0.52 goals per game (12goals in 23 games). Nashville don’t score for fun, but there wasn’t a team worse than Cincy in the MLS for 2 years now.

Double Chance: Nashville or Draw

Nashville either won or drew 69.5% of their games last year, illustrating grit to grind points out of most games. Cincinnati, however, won or drew 34.8% of their regular season games, illustrating a lack of grit. Nashville had one of the best defences in the MLS, and the only obstacle stopping them from a certain win in this tie is their lack of firepower in attack.

Nashville vs Cincinnati Preview and Team News

Nashville

Englishman Gary Smith has been head coach of Nashville since 2019, and has previous experience with MLS side Colorado Rapids and English League Two side Stevenage. His win percentage as Nashville boss is 38.46% after ~25 games. The Southern side come into the new season with a fully fit squad.

Cincinnati

Legendary centre-back Jaap Stam is the head coach of Cincinnati, having previously managed English Championship side Reading and Eredivisie sides Feyenoord and PEC Zwolle. His win percentage since taking over in 2020 is 18.2%. The playing squad is fully fit and ready for the season. German attacking midfielder Hany Mukhtar was their creative spark last season with 8 goal involvements in the league, and will hope to push on from there.

Best Odds and Stats on Nashville vs Cincinnati

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Nashville SC
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FC Cincinnati
April 18, 2021
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Nashville SC vs FC Cincinnati

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18/04/21
UM
Nashville SC
Nashville SC
2 - 2
FC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati
16/02/20
CFL
Nashville SC
Nashville SC
3 - 1
FC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati
20/10/18
UUC
FC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati
7 - 6
Nashville SC
Nashville SC
14/10/18
UUC
Nashville SC
Nashville SC
3 - 3
FC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati
04/08/18
UUC
FC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati
1 - 1
Nashville SC
Nashville SC

Nashville SC

Last 5

08/05/21
UM
Nashville SC
Nashville SC
2 - 0
New England Revolution
New England Revolution
02/05/21
UM
Nashville SC
Nashville SC
0 - 0
Inter Miami CF
Inter Miami CF
24/04/21
UM
Nashville SC
Nashville SC
2 - 2
CF Montreal
CF Montreal
30/11/20
UMP
Columbus Crew
Columbus Crew
2 - 0
Nashville SC
Nashville SC
24/11/20
UMP
Toronto FC
Toronto FC
0 - 1
Nashville SC
Nashville SC

FC Cincinnati

Last 5

01/05/21
UM
Orlando City SC
Orlando City SC
3 - 0
FC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati
24/04/21
UM
New York City FC
New York City FC
5 - 0
FC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati
08/11/20
UM
Inter Miami CF
Inter Miami CF
2 - 1
FC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati
02/11/20
UM
Atlanta United
Atlanta United
2 - 0
FC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati
28/10/20
UM
FC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati
0 - 1
Sporting Kansas City
Sporting Kansas City

FAQs about Nashville vs Cincinnati

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Where is the match scheduled?

Nissan Stadium is the location of the match, home stadium of Nashville. It has a capacity of 69,143 people.

When does this match start?

Kickoff is 12:30am GMT on April 18 2021.

Which team is ranked as the favorite to win?

Nashville are the bookmakers’ favorites to win with odds of 50/59.