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This next Open Cup tie on Thursday sees New York Red Bulls facing opposition in the form of New York City FC.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for New York Red Bulls v New York City FC can be seen below - along with the latest match odds.
New York Red Bulls
New York Red Bulls are hoping to win again after their last result, the 2-0 MLS success vs Toronto FC.
In that match, New York Red Bulls managed 41% possession and 14 shots on goal with 4 on target. For New York Red Bulls, the scorers were Lewis Morgan (2') and Luquinhas (56'). At the other end, Toronto FC got 8 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target.
It has been all too rare in recent games that New York Red Bulls have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that New York Red Bulls have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 9 goals during that time.
New York City FC
Last time out, New York City FC drew 1-1 in the MLS match with Colorado Rapids.
In that match, New York City FC had 66% possession and 14 shots on goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for New York City FC was Talles Magno (72'). For their opponents, Colorado Rapids had 6 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. Michael Barrios (68') scored for Colorado Rapids.
Over the course of 5 of the past 6 games featuring New York City FC, a relatively low number of goals have been scored between them and their opponents. The overall average goals scored per game within that spell works out to a meagre 1.83, with the average goals for The Pigeons being 1.67. That sort of pattern isn’t assured to be sustained into this match, of course.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 24/08/2019 shows that New York Red Bulls have won 3 of them and New York City FC 2, with the number of drawn games being 1.
A combined sum of 15 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 7 from Red Bulls and 8 being from The Pigeons. The average goals per game has been 2.5.
The last league match between these sides was MLS match day 40 on 17/10/2021 which ended up with the score at New York Red Bulls 1-0 New York City FC.
In that match, New York Red Bulls had 37% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Cristian Cásseres (3').
For their opponents, New York City FC had 6 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
The referee was Jair Marrufo.
Team News: New York Red Bulls
The New York Red Bulls manager Gerhard Struber will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this clash thanks to a completely healthy group to choose from.
Team News: New York City FC
Owing to a fully healthy squad to choose from, the New York City FC boss does not have any fitness worries to report before this game.
We feel that New York City FC and New York Red Bulls could well cancel each other out, with goals at a real premium.
Little in this one, and it’s almost too close to call. We’re therefore tipping a very close game with a 0-0 draw at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
New York Red Bulls
Stadium: Red Bull Arena (25,000)
Captain: Aaron Long
Chairman: Denis Hamlett
Manager: Gerhard Struber
Competitions: MLS (Parent), MLS (Eastern Conference), Open Cup (Quarter-finals)