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It’s almost time for MLS action taking place on Saturday as New York City FC take on New York Red Bulls.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for New York City FC v New York Red Bulls can be seen below including the latest game odds.
New York City FC
New York City FC won’t want a repeat of their last result here after the 1-0 MLS loss in their previous game against Charlotte FC.
In that match, New York City FC had 52% possession and 12 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. Charlotte FC got 8 shots on goal with 1 on target. Daniel Ríos (5') was the scorer for Charlotte FC.
It’s not been often in recent times where New York City FC have kept a clean sheet. In fact, New York City FC have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 9 goals in the process.
New York Red Bulls
New York Red Bulls come into this game after a 2-1 MLS win with the defeat of New Eng. Revolution in their previous match.
In that game, New York Red Bulls managed 57% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 5 on target. For New York Red Bulls, the goals were scored by Cristian Cásseres (58') and Lewis Morgan (78'). At the other end, New Eng. Revolution got 4 attempts at goal with 1 on target. Tommy McNamara (53') scored for New Eng. Revolution.
The stats tell the story, and New York Red Bulls have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 6 goals overall. At the back, New York Red Bulls have not been doing too well. With no two games being the same, it remains to be seen whether such a trend will be maintained here in this game.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head to head meetings stretching back to 02/11/2020 tells us that New York City FC have won 2 of them & New York Red Bulls 3, with the number of draws standing at 1.
A total of 15 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 7 for The Pigeons and 8 belonging to Red Bulls. The average goals per game has been 2.5.
The last league encounter between these clubs was MLS match day 29 on 17/07/2022 and the score finished New York Red Bulls 0-1 New York City FC.
That time, New York Red Bulls managed 35% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target.
New York City FC had 19 shots at goal with 9 of them on target. Valentín Castellanos (69') scored.
The referee was Chris Penso.
Team News: New York City FC
The New York City FC manager Nick Cushing doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever coming into this clash owing to a completely healthy squad to pick from.
In our view, The Pigeons may well employ a 4-2-3-1 formation for the game with Sean Johnson, Tayvon Gray, Alexander Callens, Thiago Martins, Malte Amundsen, Nicolás Acevedo, Justin Haak, Santiago Rodríguez, Maxi Moralez, Talles Magno and Héber.
Team News: New York Red Bulls
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad to choose from, the New York Red Bulls boss Gerhard Struber has zero fitness worries to report before this match.
We reckon that Red Bulls might make use of a 3-4-2-1 system using Carlos Coronel, Sean Nealis, Aaron Long, Kyle Duncan, Dylan Nealis, C. Cásseres Jr, Daniel Edelman, John Tolkin, Luquinhas, Lewis Morgan and Elias Manoel.
When taking all factors into account, New York Red Bulls are certainly able to put one past this New York City FC lineup, however it possibly won’t quite be as many as they’ll concede.
We think that it’s going to be a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 victory for New York City FC at the end of the 90 minutes. Let’s just see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
New York City FC
Stadium: Yankee Stadium (47,309)
Captain: Sean Johnson
Chairman: Brad Sims
Manager: Nick Cushing
Competitions: MLS (Parent), MLS (Eastern Conference)