Charlotte FC will be bidding to return to the winning ways this week when they host DC United at the Bank of America Stadium in the 24 game week of the Major League Soccer. Kickoffs on August 4 at 02:00 EAT.
The hosts currently occupies the 10th place with 26 points in the Eastern Conference table, they still find themselves in contention for a playoff spot, trailing FC Cincinnati by three points and now with a game in hand. Charlotte FC has shown confidence while playing at home where have earned 21 of their 26 points this season.
Charlotte FC shared spoils 0-0 MLS with Columbus Crew in their previous encounter. In that game, Charlotte FC had 53% possession and one shot and the only one on target while Columbus Crew got four shots with one of them on target.
Meanwhile DC United is still rooted at the bottom of the Eastern Conference table with 21 points so far; however they have two games in hand. With that victory last time out Wayne Rooney’s team ended a five-match winless run in all competitions in what has been a challenging time for the club.
D.C. United heads into this meeting coming off 2-1 MLS victory over Orlando City in their most recent match. In that game, D.C. United had 56% possession, eight shots with four of them on target and goals scored by Chris Durkin (91′) and Taxiarchis Fountas (95′). Orlando City got 15 shots with four of them on target and a goal by Júnior Urso (9′).
Charlotte FC vs. DC United head to head
Thursday’s fixture will be the second head to head encounter between Charlotte FC and DC United since Charlotte got promoted this season.
- DC United 3-0 Charlotte 27/02/22
- Toronto 4-0 Charlotte
- Charlotte 5-3 Chelsea
- Miami 3-2 Charlotte
- Charlotte 4-1 Nashville
- Houston 1-2 Charlotte
- DC United 2-1 Orlando
- DC United 1-2 Montreal
- DC United 2-6 B. Munich
- Minnesota 2-0 DC United
- DC United 2-2 Columbus
Charlotte FC team news
Coach Christian Lattanzio will be unable to call upon Adam Armour and Vinicius Mello who are recovering from injuries.
DC United team news
Brad Smith, Bill Hamid and Adrien Perez will be unavailable for boss Wayne Rooney’s selection for this fixture through injuries.
Prediction and odds
Both Charlotte and DC United have the capability to grab all the three points but we see them share spoils here. The better team on paper is winless in their last three matches while the underdog is confident having won their previous game.
- Goals under 2.5
- Double Chance 1 or 2