NYC FC v NY Red Bulls Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

August 02, 2017

- Grant Whittington

Sunday August 6 – Yankee Stadium, New York – MLS

The New York City derby has rolled around again, just five weeks since the last one, with NYC FC hoping to making it two wins in a row against their rivals.

Past Meetings

NYC FC did win the most recent meeting,  2-0 back in June, but NY Red Bulls have the much better record against their city rivals. In the six MLS meetings between the two sides, NY Red Bulls have won four times, including a 7-0 win at  Yankee Stadium in May 2016.

Team News

Hosts NYC FC have a huge injury list, and manager Patrick Vieira will  have to significantly shuffle his pack to cope with a number of absentees.

Striker Khiry Shelton is still out of action  with a hamstring injury, as is fellow forward Rodney Wallace who has chest problem, both are expected to be back in a month.

Defensive trio Ronald Matarrita, James Sands and Maxime Chamot are all out indefinitely with foot, hip and groin injuries.

Midfielder Miguel Camargo  is also likely to miss the rest of the season, after rupturing his hip. Defender Ben Sweat is back  in training following a concussion, but may not be risked.

NY Red Bulls also have two long term injury absentees, with defender Gideon Baah out with a broken leg and midfielder Mike Grella missing through knee surgery, with both expected to miss the rest of the season.

Defensive pair Aurelien Collin and Connor Lade are both back in training following hamstring and ankle injuries respectively, and should be fit to play.

NYC FC v NY Red Bulls Preview and Predictions

Sitting third in the table, Vieira’s side face their city rivals on the back of a punishing 4-0 defeat away at MLS leaders Toronto FC,  and with just one win in their last four games.

NY Red Bulls on the other hand are in a rich  vein of form, winning their last four games in convincing fashion.

Recent form tips the balance in favour of NY Red Bulls, with an away win priced at 11/4. There is always goals when these two meet, and an over 2.5 goals bet is an excellent option, priced at 8/15.

Recommended Bets

NY Red Bulls to win 3-1 at 25/1

NY Red Bulls are in excellent and free scoring form of late, and they could real dent the NYC title push  with a win.

BTTS at 4/9

Despite their inconsistent recent form, NYC still have more than enough firepower to at least get themselves onto the score sheet in this one.

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