New York City vs New York Red Bulls Prediction & Match Preview

New York City vs New York Red Bulls 2018 MLS by LeagueLane

New York City vs New York Red Bulls
2018/19 Major League Soccer
Date: Thursday, 23 August 2018
Kick-off at 0:00 UK/ 1:00 CET
Venue: Yankee Stadium (New York).

The Yankee Stadium will be the venue for this clash as New York City host New York Red Bulls. Definitely, this will not be an easy matchup for both sides.

New York City will come into this match after a 2-0 humiliation by Philadelphia Union in their last league match. This must have been a discouraging outcome as their optimistic fans were expecting them to seal a win in that match and top the league.

They will be striving to bounce back in this one and make an impression to their fans at the home ground. Nonetheless, they need to up their game since they are facing a stronger side.

Most notably, the woes affecting the home side are failing to defend against counterattacks and being unable to break the creation of chances by their opponents. Unless they address these two major drawbacks, we should not expect anything less than a second consecutive league loss in this matchup.

The Red Bulls are currently in good form. They are defeated only in 1 of their 6 league matches and are in a 3-match unbeaten streak. Additionally, they are undefeated in their last 3 away matches.

Even so, it is evident from the last 5 matches that the team is unable to keep possession of the ball. They lose the ball the sooner they snatch it away from their opponent. They may succumb to a problem of their own creation in this match since their opponents will be waiting to take advantage of such chances.

New York City Vs New York Red Bulls: Head To Head

  • The two sides have always pulled out all the stops to emerge the winners in every meeting.
  • New York City won the last meeting in July to make their h2h wins tally to 2 in the last 5 encounters.
  • New York red bulls have also won 2 h2h meetings.
  • Only one draw has been recorded in the last 5 h2h meetings.
  • Most of the last 5 encounters have ended with over 2.5 goals.

New York City Vs New York Red Bulls: Prediction

It is true that as much as the match may be hard for the two sides, it is also hard for gamblers to make an outright 3-way selection. However, the most viable outcome in this one will be both teams score and over 2.5 goals.

New York City Vs New York Red Bulls: Betting Tips

  • BTTS and Over 2.5 goals @ 3/4 (1.75).