August brought the first match at New York City’s ground, and they took that opportunity to secure a win, in a match with a lot of goals and a final result of 3-2.
This will be the 4th match between the two New York teams in the current year.
The New York Red Bulls have won the first, in July, on an MLS match, having lost the second, nine days later, in a US Open Cup encounter.
Both of these matches were at home for the Red Bulls. In August New York City FC finally played at home, and they ended up winning 3-2.
Red Bulls and NYCFC are two of the most interesting teams of the MLS on tactical level.
Jesse Marsch’s men usually play on a system with 3 defenders, a lot of mobility between sectors and focus their playing style around the creative Kljestan.
City lives off their pretty combative midfield and David Villa’s ability to be decisive against any opponent.
However, Yangel Herrera will be out for this match, serving his suspension, with the question now being if Patrick Vieira will opt for the more defensive Mikey Lopez or the more offensive Tommy McNamara.
In terms of standings, the teams are separated by 7 points. New York City FC are closer to ensuring a spot on this conference’s play-offs, and have won 3 in a row.
On the other hand, the Red Bulls are living times of some instability, as a result of some absences and the tactical experiments their coach has been imposing and they arrive into this match hungry for points, after losing 2 of their last 3 matches.
They will need to get some points here not to risk their 5th place.
New York Red Bulls vs New York City Betting Tip:
Despite some initial precautions, this New York derby always forces us to bring up the individual duels.
With Villa and Bradley Wright-Phillips being two of the top goal scorers in the league (Villa leading the whole league in goals scored at the moment), we should expect a match with goals for both sides here.
PREDICTION AND BETTING TIP
|Over 2.5 goals||