DC United vs. New York Red Bulls MLS Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/13/16
New York Red Bulls vs. DC United
MLS Soccer: Friday, May 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm (RFK Stadium)
The Line: DC United +179 / Red Bulls +137 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: UniMás, MLS LIVE
DC United and New York Red Bulls square off early Friday night at RFK Stadium.
DC United could use three points here after a frustrating 2-4-4 record this season. DC United just isn’t getting consistent offense after scoring just 11 goals in 10 matches and coming off a shutout loss to New York City FC. DC United has seven players with at least 10 shot attempts and five players who have scored at least one goal. DC United has been shutout four times this season. Álvaro Saborío leads DC United with three goals, Luciano Acosta has three assists and Fabián Espíndola has 33 shots. Defensively, Travis Worra has come away with 19 saves on 28 shots faced. DC United have come away with points in five of their last eight home matches.
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The New York Red Bulls look to keep rolling after earning points in three straight matches. The Red Bulls have tightened things up defensively by allowing just one goal in their last two matches and 18 goals in 10 matches overall. Offensively, the New York Red Bulls have five players with at least 10 shots and six players with at least one goal scored. Mike Grella leads New York with three goals, Sacha Kljestan has six assists and Bradley Wright-Phillips has 33 shots. Defensively, Luis Robles has come away with 30 saves on 47 shots faced. The New York Red Bulls have lost seven of their last 10 road matches.
The New York Red Bulls have dominated DC United, which includes wins in three straight matches and a 4-0-1 record in the last five matches overall. DC United has failed to score against the Red Bulls in the last three matches. The last two contests have combined for just two goals.
Given the recent history between these two and with the way the Red Bulls have played their last couple of matches, you have to like New York’s chances. The Red Bulls have owned DC United and haven’t allowed a goal against them since April of 2015.