The MLS regular season returns this week and Rivalry Week will be in full swing, with New York Red Bulls hosting New York City FC on Thursday. The game will be played behind closed doors at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey with no fans in attendance because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
These two teams had mixed results at the MLS is Back Tournament. New York Red Bulls suffered consecutive losses after opening with a win over Atlanta United, leaving Orlando after the group stage. New York City FC, on the other hand, reached the quarterfinals after needing a win and help from other teams in the group stage finale against Inter Miami CF.
Let’s take a closer look at where the value is at in this matchup.
Team to Win (Regular Time)
• New York Red Bulls: 2.60
• New York City FC: 2.75
• Draw: 3.55
• New York Red Bulls: 0, -0.5 (2.26)
• New York City FC: 0, +0.5 (1.71)
• Over 2.5, 3 (1.96)
• Under 2.5, 3 (1.94)
Key Points to Consider
Last 5 in the MLS Regular Season:
New York Red Bulls, coming off a 2-0 loss vs FC Cincinnati, have 2 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw in their last 5 MLS regular season games. New York City FC, coming off a 1-0 win vs Inter Miami FC, have 4 losses, 1 win and 0 draws in their last 5 MLS regular season games.
Momentum: Orlando City has been on an upward trend — with 4 wins in their last 6 games overall.
Head-to-Head: These two sides last matched up in MLS action on August 24, 2019 and New York City FC won 2-1.
For New York Red Bulls, Daniel Royer has a 26.88 percent chance to score. He averages 3.42 shots overall per sim, 1.21 shots on goal per and 0.30 goals per sim.
For New York City FC, Heber has a 28.92 percent chance to net the ball. He averages 1.39 shots overall per sim, 0.56 shots on goal per and 0.33 goals per sim.
New York Red Bulls Moneyline.
Three-star (out of four) AccuScore hot trend pick on New York Red Bulls in this one. Average score in simulations is New York Red Bulls 1.07 to New York City FC 0.84.
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