New York Red Bulls vs Nashville SC
USA Major League Soccer
Date: 5 March 2023, Sunday
Kick-off at 00:30 UK / 01:30 CET
Venue: Red Bull Arena (Harrison).
New York Red Bulls will be hoping to get their first point(s) on the board in the new MLS campaign on Saturday evening when they host Nashville SC at Red Bull Arena.
The Red Bulls looked great defensively last weekend at Orlando City but it counted for little as they lost the game 1-0 despite facing only a single shot on target in the 90 minutes of play on the occasion.
Head coach Gerhard Struber still has plenty of positives to take into the second game of the season. We did not see the newest addition Dante Vanzeir in the roster at all seven days ago.
Will the expensive Belgian striker be available for the second match of the season? If he does, it will significantly boost appeal for New York RB’s attacking potential given Vanzeir’s pedigree form the elite class of Belgian football.
Nashville SC will enter the game in much higher spirits. They dispatched the likes of New York City 2-0 on the home patch in the first game of the season last Saturday afternoon.
The fact the win has come with the team’s main star Hany Mukhtar playing just the final 15 minutes of the game makes us believe that the boys in gold mean business this season. Can they hurt the second New York outfit at the beginning of the campaign?
New York Red Bulls vs Nashville SC Head-to-head
- Nashville SC will play against tradition because they have one draw and two losses in three head to head clashes with New York Red Bulls.
- The two teams met each other in an offseason friendly in January and the Red Bulls celebrated a 1-0 victory on the occasion.
- Nashville SC have managed to score just one goal in three H2H outings against the Red Bulls.
New York Red Bulls vs Nashville SC Prediction
Both outfits looked better defensively than offensively in the opening game of the season and we have reasons to expect a low-scoring scenario when they come across each other in Gameweek 2.
The Under 2.5 goals FT pick looks like a decent betting option at the 1.80 odds. We are also tempted by the home win at the 2.05 odds knowing the Red Bulls have still left a solid impression despite the loss at Orlando City on the opening day.
New York Red Bulls vs Nashville SC Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80 (4/5)
New York Red Bulls to win @ 2.05 (21/20) odd.