New York Red Bulls vs. FC Dallas MLS Pick, Odds, Prediction - 4/29/16
FC Dallas vs. New York Red Bulls
MLS Soccer: Friday, April 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Red Bull Arena)
The Line: -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: UniMás, MLS LIVE
The New York Red Bulls and FC Dallas meet early Friday night at the Red Bull Arena.
The New York Red Bulls look to keep chipping away in the standings after a rough 2-6 record. The Bulls struggles start on the defensive end where they’ve allowed 17 goals in eight matches, which is still easily the most in MLS. However, the New York Red Bulls are coming off a 3-2 victory over Orlando City SC, so maybe that win is enough to spark a run heading into the month of May. Mike Grella leads New York with two goals, Sacha Kljestan has four assists and Bradley Wright-Phillips has 31 shots. Defensively, Luis Robles has come away with 23 saves on 39 shots faced. The New York Red Bulls have won five of their last seven regular season home games.
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FC Dallas look to build on their lead in the Western Conference after a 5-2-2 start to the season. FC Dallas is led by an offense that’s scored five goals in the last three matches and has six players with double-digit shot attempts. FC Dallas has scored at least two goals in six of its nine matches and is second in the MLS with 15 total goals scored this season. Michael Barrios leads Dallas with four goals, Mauro Diaz has four assists and Maximiliano Urruti has 29 shots. Defensively, Chris Seitz has come away with 21 saves on 30 shots faced. FC Dallas have won four of their last eight regular season road games.
The New York Red Bulls have beaten FC Dallas in three of the last five meetings and is 3-1-1 during that span overall. FC Dallas has not won at the Red Bull Arena since 2006. The last two meetings between these two teams has produced just one combined goal.
While the Red Bulls are coming off an impressive performance, they’re still a team that gives up way too many goals. FC Dallas is also one of the more aggressive offensive teams in the league. This match could get ugly if the numbers indicate anything.
I have FC Dallas winning this match.