New York City FC vs New York Red Bulls: Preview and Prediction

New York City FC vs New York Red Bulls MLS 9 July 2018 by LeagueLane

New York City FC vs New York Red Bulls
Major League Soccer
Date: Monday, 9 July 2018
Kick-Off at 00:00 UK
Venue: Yankee Stadium (New York).

New York City FC welcome New York Red Bulls in the ‘Hudson River Derby’ of the 2018 MLS season.

The teams are occupy 2nd and 3rd spot in the Eastern Conference, City FC with a 1-point advantage.

The momentum is certainly with the Red Bulls having won three MLS games on the bounce. They also drew first blood on their cross city rivals with a pair of 4-0 wins this season, both at their home ground and second in the US Open Cup 30 days ago.

City are coming on the back of a 2-3 defeat away at Chicago Fire and have been inconsistent off late. Yet, they are bullet proof at their own turf, unbeaten this season with 7 wins and a draw from 8 games.

New York City FC vs New York Red Bulls Head-to-head

Overall 10 meetings in the MLS between the two New York clubs. Red Bull are well ahead with 6 wins as against the 3 wins from City FC along with 1 draw.

City won the last two home games against the Red Bulls, before losing the previous 2.

Key stat, New York Red Bulls have scored at least twice in 3 of their 4 visits to the Yankee Stadium.

The teams already met twice this season, one in MLS and once in US Open Cup, both matches won by the Red Bulls at their home ground.

New York City FC vs New York Red Bulls Prediction

Domenec Torrent’s side are yet to lose a home game in the league this season, but they will face a stern test from the inform NYRB.

The Red Bulls picked at least a point from 5 of their last six away games and scored in every road game since their first trip of the season to the Real Salt Lake.

Therefore, the bet to back has to be both teams to score, since City are also in some good scoring form and average 2.62 games in home games.

Meantime, the full-time result can go in anyone’s favor and it is a risk banking on any of these teams.

New York City FC vs New York Red Bulls Bet Tips

  • Both teams to Score @ 1.45
  • Over 2.5 full-time goals @ 1.50.