MLS Soccer Betting at BetDSI New England vs. New York
Friday, November 21st, 2014By Ej Garr
MLS Odds: New England is arguably the hottest team of the final four squads left in the MLS playoffs - one loss in their last 14 MLS matches and an easy stomping of Columbus to get here with 7 goals scored in the home and away series.
New York has had New England's number this year though, with 2 wins in both meetings they had in the regular season. That confidence hopes to carry over to the playoffs, as New York hopes to stop their recent playoff woes. In the last 4 seasons, New York has been eliminated in the QFs, and they held the top spot in the East in two of those four seasons.
They had home field advantage sitting in front of them, but failed to take advantage of it and now they will get to set the tone to start the Conference Finals at home. Holding New England out of the net will naturally be the desired approach for the Red Bulls. New England has not been slowed down in months, so what they want and need to do is not as simple as it sounds. This may not be a Yankees-Red Sox or Rangers-Bruins rivalry, but these two definitely know the significance that New York and Boston fans will make of it.
New England vs. New York
1x2 3-Way Lines:
New England +255
New York +110
New England +0.5 -130
New York -0.5 +110
Total O/U 2.5:
Quick Analysis & Prediction
It is indeed a Boston / New York match up, and that always adds a little fuel to the fire. Not that these two need any reason to go out and lay it all out knowing that history is that close. Neither club has ever won the MLS Cup, so they will have to get through each other to potentially make it happen.
How does New York plan on slowing down the pace to not let New England do to them what they did to Columbus? New England put up 4 away goals in the first leg and went home and cruised here in the home leg with 3 more.
New York certainly knows a thing about finding the net, but they are still trying to figure out if and when Tim Cahill is going to be a factor. It is amazing when you talk team Australia, everything goes through Cahill, but he has not really been a factor this season in MLS. He will need to help Wright Phillips and Thierry Henry feel free to play their game and pitch in a goal in one of, if not both of these matches.
I see goals here again. We took the Over in both of New England's matches vs Columbus, and I am not about to think New York is sound enough to simply keep New England off the board. The Revolution knew what to do in the Semis on their road leg, and they can certainly find the net. Give me the Over 2.5 and we are talking about $20 worth of juice, so that is no big deal at all.