New England vs New York Red Bulls: Preview and Predictions

New England vs New York Red Bulls MLS Match Preview 3rd June 2018 by LeagueLane

New England vs New York Red Bulls
Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 3 June 2018
Kick-Off at 00:30 UK / 01:30 CET
Venue: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts.

New England host the Bulls in one of the most entertaining ties of the round on Saturday evening at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The Revs have been a tough nut to crack on the home patch at the start of the campaign and they won two, lost one and drew one of last four league games in Foxborough.

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The positive streak in hone matches will be heavily challenged here given the opposition comes in the likes of New York RB who have been red-hot in the final third recently. The visitors head into this on the back of four wins and a draw in last five games. Jesse Marsch’s men are now just four points shy of the Conference leaders Atlanta United with two games in hands on the Five Stripes, meaning a win here could get them close to the very top of the standings on the East.

New England vs New York RB: Head-to-head

New England have generally been the more successful outfit over the course of history, bur the Metros dominated the match-up in the latest set of head to head ties against the Revs.

This will be the landmark 40th meeting between the two sides as the Revs won 16 and lost 11 so far.

The Metros, however, won each of last four H2H encounters, including the pre-season friendly in late-January this year 4-3 at home.

Both teams scored in three of last four head to head affairs.

New England vs New York RB: Prediction

The visitors will be without the important pair of players here as both Fidel Escobar and Derrick Etienne are away on international duties as they are set to represent their respective countries at the upcoming World Cup in Russia. Etienne is team’s second-best goalscorer with three to his name so far in the season.

Nonetheless, the visitors should still be very dangerous in the final third with Bradley Wright-Phillips expected to make the starting lineup. The English forward has bagged as many as 8 goals in 11 appearances (8 starts) so far in the season and holding him down will be the Revs biggest task here.

You can have the in-form striker to score anytime for the visitors at the 2.00 odds after he notched four in last four games for the Metros. Also, the hosts might be without their main attacking weapon Juan Agudelo whose appearance comes under question which is why we fancy the away win or draw double chance at the odds of 1.55.

New England vs New York RB: Betting Tips

  • Bradley Wright-Phillips to score anytime @ 2.00
  • New York RB or Draw Double Chance @ 1.55.

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