New England Revolution v New York Red Bulls Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
July 03, 2017
Thursday July 6 – Gillette Stadium, Massachusetts – MLS
New York Red Bulls travel to New England for Thursday’s game as they look to bounce back following defeat in the New York derby.
There is little to pick between these two sides in their recent meetings, with three wins apiece in their last six meetings. New York Red Bulls did edge the most recent encounter, winning 2-1 back in May.
Both sides look to be recovering from recent injury nightmares that have impacted on form.
However hosts New England are still without key midfielder Xavier Kouassi, as the Ivorian remains on the sidelines with a thigh injury.
Fellow midfielder Daigo Kobayashi faces a fitness test on a hamstring problem that has disrupted him in recent weeks.
Some good news for New England is the return of Diego Fagundez, as the Uruguayan returns to the squad after missing their 3-0 defeat to Philadelphia Union through a one game suspension.
New York Red Bulls only have one major injury concern ahead of their trip to New England, with experienced midfielder Mike Grella set to miss out through injury for Jesse Marsch’s team.
Fellow midfielder Tyler Adams is also missing for this game as he begins a one match ban following violent conduct in last weekend’s New York derby match against New York City FC.
Kemar Lawrence is away on international duty with Jamaica at the CONCAF Gold Cup, and he will also serve a one game suspension on his return after an incident in that game.
New England Revolution v New York Red Bulls Preview and Predictions
Neither side is in fantastic form in recent weeks, with visitors New York Red Bulls in slightly better form, winning three out of their last five games in all competitions. Defeat to New York City FC was followed up by a penalty shootout win over Philadelphia Union in the US Open Cup.
New England will be hoping that home advantage plays a positive role for them, having won two of their last three home games, and New York Red Bulls visit to the Gillette Stadium the first of four successive home games.
Given the recent uninspiring form of both sides, a draw looks to be a good prospect, priced at 5/2.
Goals have also not flowed for either in recent weeks, so expect a low scoring games, under 2.5 goals is priced at 3/4.
A 1-1 draw at 11/2
With both teams mired in mid table and struggling for major confidence they should cancel each other out.
Bradley Wright-Phillips to score anytime at 13/10
Wright-Phillips is New York Red Bulls’ top scorer this season, with 8 goals, his contribution could be key in this game.