Fresno FC vs Real Monarchs Match Preview and Prediction
On Saturday morning (UK time), Fresno FC will take on Real Monarchs at Chukchansi Park with a 3:30am start. This is a USL Championship match.
The game has no UK TV coverage. Frog The Gambler will be providing live scores.
Read on for the preview, match prediction and betting suggestion.
The tip outlined in this preview is a somewhat nervous one - the prices look too accurate to exploit with confidence. Read on for Frog's analysis.
Betting Odds for Fresno FC vs Real Monarchs
Best prices available on the Match Odds:
Fresno FC: 1.71 (bethard)
Draw: 4.1 (marathonbet)
Real Monarchs: 4.33 (bwin)
Highlighting the Total Goals lines, the top price for Over 2.5 goals is 1.45 with the market-makers at bethard and the most attractive price for Under 2.5 goals is 2.8 with unibet.
Head To Head
Fresno FC played Real Monarchs in May in a USL 1 match. The winners on the day were Fresno FC by a score of 2-4. C. Chaney bagged a brace for Fresno FC.
During the last decade of action, these teams have met a total of 4 times. Fresno FC have run out winners in 1 of them, while Real Monarchs have won 3 times. A stalemate has occurred 0 times.
Overall there has been an average of 2.25 goals per fixture. Fresno FC score an average of 1.0 and Real Monarchs score an average of 1.25 per outing.
Looking at the match-up on the road, whichever side has been away has won 75% of these encounters. The home side has won 25% of the time.
Fresno FC have 43 points in the USL Championship, which puts them in 5th place.
There is a total of 34 matches played by the home team in the last year. They have 16 wins; 11 draws; and 7 losses. To summarise, Fresno FC have a Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 47%-32%-20%, in recent form.
In these matches, they have averaged 1.53 goals for, and 0.94 goals against.
Let's look at their record at home over the same time-frame. They have a win rate of 55% (10 wins) in their 18 home fixtures. 27% (5) of these home games have been a draw, with the remaining 16% (3) being a loss.
On average they have scored 1.67 goals when playing at home in this last year and they have conceded 0.89.
In recent form, they have a total of 18 goals in their last ten matches; 7 of these matches have been wins. The total number of times that Fresno FC and whoever they've played have also scored is 7 matches in those ten. There has been 7 matches with over 2.5 goals.
Real Monarchs have 34 points in USL Championship. They are in 11th place.
There have been 36 matches played by them over the recent 12 months. They have 15 wins; 6 draws; and 15 losses. To summarise, Real Monarchs have a Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 41%-16%-41%, in recent form.
In this period, they have an average of 1.75 goals for, and 1.75 goals against.
Specifically on their recent away record, they have a win rate of 20% (3 wins). There have been 15 away fixtures. 20% (3) of these away games have been a draw, with the remaining 60% (9) ending in a loss.
On average they have scored 1.13 goals when away from home in this period. They have conceded 2.13.
Their recent performance, both home and away, shows that they have scored a total of 23 goals in their last ten matches; they have won 7 of these matches. There have been 6 occasions when both Real Monarchs and their opponents have scored; and there have been 7 matches with three goals or more.
And they have scored in each of their last 3 matches.
Frog's betting tip for Fresno FC vs Real Monarchs
Keen to get involved in this one? Frog is predicting under 2.5 goals in this one. The odds compilers have made it odds-against that this game will finish with a maximum of two goals. However, it is important to state that this does not provide massive value, but it is the best bet given the quality of these prices.