New York City FC vs. New York Red Bulls MLS Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/9/15
New York Red Bulls (9-6-6) vs. New York City FC (6-10-6)
MLS Soccer: Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Red Bull Arena)
The Line: New York City +410 / New York RB -145 -- Over/Under: 3 See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports 1, FOX Deportes, TSN2, MLS LIVE
New York City FC and the New York Red Bulls meet Sunday night at the Red Bull Arena.
New York City FC would love three points after winning just two of its last six matches. New York City FC has scored 31 goals in 22 matches and has scored seven goals in its last two matches. David Villa leads New York City with 13 goals, Kwadwo Poku has six assists and Patrick Mullins has 26 shots. Defensively, New York City FC has pitched three shutouts and allowed at least two goals in nine matches. Josh Saunders has come away with 74 saves and has allowed six goals in his last two outings. New York City FC has won three of its last four road matches but has played just two road matches since the month of June.
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The New York Red Bulls look to remain hot after winning four of their last six matches. The New York Red Bulls have scored 33 goals in 21 matches six goals in their last three matches. Bradley Wright-Phillips leads New York with nine goals, Dax McCarty has six assists and Felipe Martins has 40 shots. Defensively, the New York Red Bulls have pitched five shutouts and allowed two or more goals in seven matches. Luis Robles has come away with 48 saves and allowed two goals in his last three starts. The New York Red Bulls have won three of their last five home matches and are 3-2-0 during that span.
The New York Red Bulls have won both matches this year against New York City FC with the most recent being a 3-1 win in late June. New York City FC has been outscored 5-2 in the matches.
A sweep by the New York Red Bulls isn’t exactly great for this rivalry, but it’s likely going to take place. New York City is just way too inconsistent and isn’t good enough defensively to slow down the Red Bulls offensive attack. I like the Red Bulls to pull out the sweep.