Benfica vs New York Red Bulls
|Date & Time||Sunday July 26, 2015, 7:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: New York Red Bulls Draw Benfica
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The New York Red Bulls will look to continue their strong form when they take on Benfica on Sunday night, the American side beat Chelsea 4-2 last time out in a terrific performance and will be looking to build on that solid display when they face the Portugese. New York are led by Bradley Wright Phillips and he is having a terrific season thus far not as prolific as last season's 30 + goal but he still is set to hit double figures soon in the league and is scoring at better than a 1 in 2clip this season. With Bedoya , Grella also playing a support role this New York side has some talent.
Benfica look to get their first win in the ICC when they take on the home town side on Sunday evening. Benfica lost three of their best players in the off season with Rodrigo, Cancelo and Gomes all to Valencia for €60 million in total. Coming in to replace them Taarabat , Oliviera and with Gaitan, John, Jonas there is some attacking talent here but getting a balanced side on the field may be a tough thing for the first couple of weeks as the coaches try to decipher what is their best side.
I think both teams here have attacking talent and I think they will each fancy their chances of getting a win here. I expect to see goals with both teams strong offensively. As with most friendlies I wont be commiting too much here even if we have been killing it here at SCP on the preseason. So take the overs here and cash another preseason winner.