USL Championship Top Games of the Week, Highlights, and Predictions (Aug 26 & 30)
Charleston Battery (4-2-2) vs Miami FC (1-3-2)Miami is sitting in last place in group H, but they haven’t lost any of their last three matches and come into this matchup off a 2-1 win over Charlotte on Sunday that was their first victory of the season. Charleston is in second place in group H and the Battery come into this affair off consecutive wins, including their emphatic 3-0 spanking of North Carolina on Wednesday. Miami has been limited to just six goals in six matches while allowing 15. Charleston has put 13 goals in the back of the net while allowing eight in eight matches. While Romario Williams has been fantastic in scoring five goals for Miami, Charleston has gotten four goals from Zeiko Lewis and a pair of goals from Mauro Cichero and Nique Daley. Charleston gets the win in this one based on their far superior defense and more balanced offense.
- Pick: Charleston 2 Miami 1
- When: Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 6:30 PM ET
- Where: Patriot´s Point Soccer Complex
- Spread: Charleston -1
- Money Lines: Miami FC +382 / Charleston Battery -188
Louisville City FC (4-3-1) vs Indy Eleven (6-2-1)Louisville is in third place in the group E standings having won two straight while going unbeaten over their last three. Louisville destroyed Sporting Kansas City 4-1 on Wednesday. Louisville has scored 11 goals in eight matches while allowing eight goals defensively. Indy Eleven is sitting atop the group E standings and they come into this matchup off a hard-fought 1-0 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday, Aug. 15. Indy has scored 15 goals in nine matches while allowing just seven goals defensively. While Louisville star Cameron Lancaster has been outstanding in scoring six goals in eight matches, Indy’s Tyler Pasher has been even better in scoring a eight goals in eight matches. Indy Eleven is statistically better at both ends of the pitch and that’s why they’ll win and cover the chalk.
- Pick: Indy Eleven 3 Louisville 1
- When: Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 7:00 PM ET
- Where: Lynn Family Stadium
- Spread: Indy Eleven –½
- Money Lines: Indy Eleven +116 / Louisville City FC +194