USA – Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Football Match Preview and Prediction
1. Pittsburgh Riverhounds vs West Virginia Chaos: Pittsburgh Riverhounds will face West Virginia Chaos in the second round of US Open Cup on Wednesday night at Highmark Stadium, hoping to start the tournament with a win. Riverhounds are on a struggling run of form over the past few weeks with two losses and one draw in all competitions. The Pittsburgh Riverhounds played to a 1-1 draw with the Kickers on Saturday and have scored and conceded four goals in their last three matches. The Pittsburgh Riverhounds have appeared thirteen times in the US Cup, while Chaos are first timers in the Cup. The West Virginia Chaos are in good form and have already won its first round game with a 1-0 win over the Fort Pitt Regiment last Wednesday. It’s difficult to predict the outcome of the match but there are very good chances that both teams will score at-least one goal.
2. Richmond Kickers vs Virginia Beach City FC: The Richmond Kickers will play against Virginia Beach City FC in the second round match of the US Cup this Wednesday at City Stadium. The Richmond Kickers have not lifted the trophy since 1995 and are expected to play a strong game in order to win their second league cup title. Virginia Beach City FC have started the season with an impressive 3-2 win over A.C. Connecticut in the first round of US Cup on Wednesday, while Richmond Kickers earn a 1-1 draw against Rochester Rhinos on Saturday. Richmond Kickers have an edge over Virginia Beach City FC because Virginia Beach are meant to be a young, inexperienced team. We expect Richmond Kickers will register a simple victory here.
3. Jersey Express vs New York Red Bulls USL: New York Red Bulls USL will play the second-round match against Jersey Express on the campus of New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark on Wednesday night. New York Red Bulls are playing first time in the US cup and opened the campaign with a 1-1 draw against Charleston Battery on Sunday. Jersey Express are young and inexperience team and have played just three games this season. Jersey Express defeated New York Greek American Atlas Astoria Soccer Club with an impressive 3-0 score to advance to the second round of US Cup, and lost the match against Long Island Rough Riders in the USA PDL campaign. New York have good talents in their team, making them better and efficient team compared to Jersey Express. Ney York Red Bulls have more chance to win this match, but Jersey Express can undoubtedly a dangerous side on their day so we predict both teams will score at least one goal.