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New York City FC vs. Charlotte FC Prediction: NYCFC Seeks First-Ever Win Against the Crowns

Written by: Angelo Zarra
Published April 26, 2024
8 min read

Saturday evening Yankee Stadium will be the site where New York City FC plays host to Charlotte FC. The Crowns in the head-to-head department boast a dominant record against their competitors in this affair, winning on four occasions and sharing the points once. These two sides have already previously met in the 2024 MLS campaign, which saw Charlotte walk away with the clean sheet victory at home on the opening weekend of the MLS season. 

New York City FC is coming off a solid victory over DC United last weekend, winning 2-0 at home. With the win, it extended NYCFC's unbeaten run to four straight matches. Saturday's clash will be the fourth match in a row the Pigeons will get to perform in front of the home faithful.

Meanwhile, for Charlotte, they’re coming off a displeasing performance at home suffering a 3-0 defeat to Minnesota United. The setback on Sunday extended the Crown's poor form of late only capturing one win in their last four. It was the third time in nine matches played that CLTFC was blanked on the scoresheet.

Here, we will break down the betting odds and share our favourite picks for New York City FC vs. Charlotte FC.

New York City FC vs. Charlotte FC Betting Odds for Saturday, April 27

Heading into the weekend clash, the books have listed New York City FC as the favoured to grab all three points on their home pitch. NYCFC is -125 to grab the win, the draw is +280 and for Charlotte FC to pull off the upset they’re priced at +300.

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Moneyline 3-way Odds
New York City FC -125
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Draw +280
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Charlotte FC +300
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New York City FC vs. Charlotte FC Prediction 2024 04 27

New York City FC vs. Charlotte FC Betting Predictions

New York City FC Preview

Nicholas Cushing's men are slowly finding their groove and grabbing results. Thanks to their run of home matches, the club has climbed up the Eastern Conference table. After failing to register a goal in their opening two matches of the campaign, the Pigeons have found the back of the net in six of their last seven affairs.

Leading the way in the goals department for NYCFC is Santiago Rodriguez. The attacking midfielder has notched four goals and added an assist to his account through nine matches played. Last weekend's battle saw him put in a man-of-the-match staging, grabbing a goal and an assist, amassing five shots toward the target and finishing off a passing completion rate of 88 percent going 36-for-41.

Charlotte FC Preview

Dean Smiths’s men were humbled last weekend and that defeat snapped the Crown's home unbeaten run at 13 games. Charlotte didn’t look ready from the opening whistle and they got punished for not coming prepared. Missed opportunities were the theme last Sunday and this is a trend that can’t continue, hard to be successful in MLS when you’re averaging a goal a game.

The biggest disappointment on the attack for Charlotte is Enzo Copetti. Another week, another scoreless weekend for the 28-year-old as he has failed to get on the scorer’s sheet in 2024. In the 3-0 defeat to Minnesota, Copetti played 61 minutes, had zero shots taken and only made 67 percent of his passes going 10-for-15.

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New York City FC vs. Charlotte FC - My Pick

Considering the current form NYCFC is in, taking them on the money line is hard to go against, especially at the listed number. The home side are only averaging 0.8 goals against at home. The Pigeons are unbeaten in their last four matches and should extend it to five.

On the other hand, Charlotte FC, this is a side that struggles to snatch results in their away contests. Only averaging 0.5 goals scored per match on the road won’t quite cut it versus a solid team like NYCFC. Both clubs are equal with 11 pints a piece, but it’s not a cause for concern as this is a bad situational spot for the Crowns to distrup NYCFC's rigid play at Yankee Stadium.

How to Watch New York City FC vs. Charlotte FC

  • When: Saturday, April 27, 7.30 p.m ET

  • Where: Yankee Stadium

  • TV: Apple TV

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Hailing from the great white north in Canada, over the last 15 years, Angelo has been wagering on sports and, more specifically, the sport that’s in his blood, soccer. Well-versed in soccer leagues across the globe, keeping tabs on what’s happening in the world of soccer. Since 2022, Angelo has published MLS betting previews on various websites, including on Major League Soccer's official betting page for a short while. Through the power of social media, Angelo has been invited to talk soccer betting on national TV & radio on Sports Grid.

In Angelo’s free time, he can be found walking his dog and lounging at home watching any game that's on while enjoying his second favourite thing after sports: food! 

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