Kansas City Chiefs vs Cincinnati Bengals: prediction for the NFL match
In the semi-final of NFL playoffs Kansas City Chiefs will host Cincinnati Bengals. Will Chiefs record a victory over their opponent and advance into the final on January 30? The answer is in our prediction.
Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs had a solid season, they remained consistent throughout the whole year and completely deserved a top spot in the Western Conference of AFC and a 2nd spot in the NFL standings. Only Tennessee Titans managed to get over the Chiefs on tiebreakers. In the round of 16 Andy Reid's team recorded a confident victory over Pittsburgh Steelers (42:21), but a quarter-final match was a difficult one for the hosts.
A game against Buffalo Bills was extremely contested, no one could get a significant advantage for a long time. After two first quarters it was a tie game, in two next ones teams exchanged victories, but it was still a tie game. Travis Kelce's touchdown settled the contest in overtime and Chiefs advanced into the semi-final.
Cincinnati Bengals were not as successful in the regular season as their opponent and finished only at 4th spot in the standings, but it was enough to clinch a play-off berth. Nonetheless, team managed to get a top spot in the AFC North division. Zac Taylor's men were never a dominant force in American football, they reached the semi-final for the first time, so it is a great milestone for the team.
On their way to that stage Bengals beat Las Vegas Raiders (26:19) due to a great performance in the first quarter. In the quarter-final it was not so easy for the team, but they still managed to beat Tennessee Titans (19:16), again due to a great start.
This bet played in three out of five most recent head-to-head matches at Kansas City Chiefs stadium
Four out of five most recent matches of the Chiefs went by that scenario
Kansas City Chiefs are one of the greatest teams in American football and recently won a Super Bowl, now they want to bring back the trophy to Kansas. Club has a great squad with a number of strongest players in the world, like Patrick Mahomes, who is in a wonderful form.
As for Cincinnati Bengals, club is a solid mid-table team and never reached the final. Almost all matches in Kansas City were terrible for Bengals, many of them were lost by a wide margin. We are expecting the same result in the semi-final match - Chiefs are in a wonderful form and are motivated to get to the final. We think that Chiefs will be able to beat the opponent once again.
Our prediction - Handicap (-8) on Kansas City Chiefs