Vancouver Whitecaps vs New York Red Bulls: Match Preview and Prediction

Vancouver Whitecaps vs New York Red Bulls
Major League Soccer 2016 (USA)
Date: Sunday; 4-September-2016
Kick-off: 00:00 UK / 7 pm Eastern Time
Venue: BC Place Stadium, Vancouver.

Vancouver Whitecaps are quickly losing ground in the fight for a play-off spot after a series of poor results. A 7 match win-less run and three points from a possible 21, they are currently 9th in the Western Conference table. However, a 4 point gap with the 6th place Portland Timbers means they still have a chance to make it into the top six if they use their remaining matches wisely.

New York Red Bulls are on an excellent run and their last defeat can be dated back to the first week of June. They are now unbeaten in the last 9 matches with each of the four wins during the period coming at their home ground. However, they have a poor away record all season after having won 1 game on the road all season. Their last four away games were draws.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs New York Red Bulls: Head-to-Head

The Whitecaps are on a three match winning run against New York Red Bulls with the latest a 2-1 away win on June 2016. The Red Bulls remain unbeaten in six meetings as they previous three were all 1-1 draws.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs New York Red Bulls: Prediction

With the Whitecaps on a poor run overall and New York Red Bulls finding it hard to win away games, it is very likely that this weekend MLS fixture could end in a draw. Also both teams have scored in each of the previous six meetings between the two sides, so the best bet for this match is backing both teams to score.

As the Whitecaps have scored 8 goals in their last 4 home games and Red Bulls netted 8 times in their last 4 away games, this game could easily see over 2.5 goals.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs New York Red Bulls: Betting Tips

Both Teams to Score at 8/13 (1.61).
Over 2.5 goals at 4/5 (1.80).