New York City FC and the New York Red Bulls share a cross-city rivalry and it is one of the biggest in the MLS. This rivalry will be reignited this weekend as they play each other in a massive game. Both teams are close to the top of the Eastern Conference and winning this game will be very important for both pride and season standings. We should expect a great contest filled with exceptional soccer players.
The New York Red Bulls have won their past three games and are currently sitting on the second position in the MLS Eastern Conference. This side is one spot above NYCFC and will know that they must win to ensure that they are still above their rivals. There is a lot of talent in the New York Red Bulls team with the likes of Bradley Wright-Phillips and Sean Davis playing for the team. That being said, this will be a big challenge since they are going to be away from home and facing a strong NYCFC side.
On the other side of the coin, NYCFC are looking like a team that is ready to win the MLS. While the team had a few off days in their last few games, there is is no reason to worry since the players are all playing well and it is unlikely that there will be many more loses. This side is led by David Villa whose experience and skill is essential. This will be a great chance for NYCFC to move up the table and the team will expect to win, especially since they are playing at home.
All in all, I am expecting NYCFC to win this match. With the two teams very evenly matched, I think the home ground advantage will get David Villa and his men over the line. We are getting a great price to wager on NYCFC to win so that is the bet which I am going to suggest we make.