New York Red Bulls vs New York City FC
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 14 July 2019
Kick-off at 23:30 UK/ 00:30 CET
Venue: Red Bull Arena (Harrison).
New York City has a major opportunity to make it to the top of the table considering the sheer number of games they have in hand. Still, they lag behind the second spot by just two points and have the confidence of delivering a huge loss to current toppers Philadelphia.
Despite being on the road for the day, fans might not be that worried, taking into account their admirable away stats. They remain the only squad in the conference to stay unbeaten in the last five road games.
This Sunday though, they’ll be tested to the limits by their local rival, the Red Bulls. The Bulls are suffering a bit on the road, and to compensate, has been going strong in front of their home crowd.
They will also put on display the best of their efforts, as a win in this tie will take City further ahead of them in the standings, and with the current form, it’d be hard to catch up.
New York Red Bulls vs New York City FC Head-to-head (h2h)
- Nine of the last thirteen wins went to the Red Bulls.
- The last time these two met, both teams found the back of the net.
- Seven of the last eight wins at this venue went to the hosts.
- Six of the last nine encounters at this stadium saw the visitors conceding two or more goals.
New York Red Bulls vs New York City FC Prediction
It’s a derby, and it can swing to either direction at a moment’s notice. Still, the form City is in right now is not something to be taken lightly of. They were unbeaten in 18 of their last 20 fixtures and was on a five-match winning run before their loss to Portland.
On the road, they are invincible in their last eight fixtures and found the back of the net twice or more in six of their last eight attempts.
On the other hand, the Bulls were winless in four of their last five matches, and conceded three or more goals in four of these, and let in a total of seven from their last two alone.
Taking into account the form of either, the top pick would be for the guests to avoid a loss.
Going on, the Bulls have always performed well against City, and in spite of their current predicaments, they can’t be ruled out from scoring. They netted goals in 14 of their last 16 match-ups, and in their last nine at home. Against this opponent, they did so in 14 of their last 16 encounters, and in eight of their last nine at home.
As such, BTTS becomes our next choice to be backed.
New York Red Bulls vs New York City FC Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.44 (4/9)
Double Chance: New York City or Draw @ 1.70 (7/10).