DC United vs New York Red Bulls
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Thursday, 22 August 2019
Kick-off at 01:00 UK / 02:00 CET
Venue: Audi Field (Washington).
Despite pulling off a very impressive 2-1 win over the third-placed LA Galaxy at home, DC United failed to recreate a similar result in their last trip on the road and subsequently admitted defeat by a narrow 1-0 scoreline against Vancouver Whitecaps.
The loss has kept the hosts at fourth in the Eastern conference, with none other than the New York Red Bulls hot on their trail with a one-point deficit and a game in hand.
The visitors tried to bounce back from a disappointing defeat at the hands of Los Angeles FC last week but failed to do so after their foes, New England Revolution, came back from behind to keep the scores level at 1-1.
With the two sides adjacent to each other in the table, expect nothing less than an exciting ninety minutes on Thursday, as the three points can either make or break their spot in the ladder.
DC United vs New York Red Bulls Head to head (h2h)
- Their last encounter finished in a 3-3 scoreline.
- Four out of the last ten clashes at this venue have seen DC United clinch the win.
- Both teams have kept a clean sheet apiece in their last five meetings.
- Three out of their last six games have been low scoring ones.
DC United vs New York Red Bulls Prediction
The home team have been at the losing end just once in their previous five clashes on home soil and will be coming into the fixture this week on the back of a positive 1-0 win.
The squad have also netted eight goals from their last six matchups alone. Additionally, DC United have registered four wins over this foe in their previous ten encounters here, while the visitors have managed just one less.
Also, the away side have not been at their best in their trips on the road. Considering that New York Red Bulls have admitted defeat thrice in their last five outings alone, expect the win to swing in favor of DC United at the last blast of the whistle.
Both the teams have been clinical in the final third in their previous four games, and have found the back of the net at least once by the end of the ninety minutes. Since their last matchup here saw the two sides rack up six goals on the scorecards as well, a high scoring clash is definitely in the cards.
DC United vs New York Red Bulls Betting tips
Full time result: DC United @ 2.45 (16/11)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.60 (3/5).