MLS Soccer Betting at BetDSI: New England vs NY Red Bulls
Tuesday, September 15th, 2015By Ej Garr
MLS Odds: In a rivalry that is not likely to fade away anytime soon, the New England Revolution and New York Red Bulls face off to complete their three-game series that has seen the home team take the first two contests. The Red Bulls enter their mid-week encounter at Gillette Stadium tied for first place with DC United with 45 points, marking the first time this season that DC United has not been alone at the top of the table in the East.
New York has only lost one of their last nine league games, and are coming off a 3 - 2 victory over Chicago that did not look so promising in the early stages of the affair at Red Bull Arena.
The Fire entered the match looking for their first road win of the season, and took an early 2 - 0 lead over the Red Bulls in less than a half hour of play.
A penalty kick conversion from Jeff Larentowicz got the scoring started in the 14th minute, while David Accam added to the lead in the 26th minute for the Fire.
New York managed to pull the game level with two goals in 12 minutes, as Bradley Wright-Phillips scored just two minutes after Accam gave the Fire a two-goal lead.
Mike Grella scored in the 38th minute to draw the match level as the teams went to the half time locker room tied at two.
The Red Bulls once again dominated the second half, only allowing the Fire a single shot on goal, while continuing to have success in the second half this season. We cannot count how many times the Red Bulls have come out in the second half tied or down, and managed to get a result in the match.
Even though the stat sheet was in favor of the Bulls in that second half, it took a penalty kick from Sacha Kljestan in the 71st minute to break the deadlock that earned New York three tough points, while climbing into a first place tie and also keeping Chicago without a win on the road this year.
New England stretched their streak to seven games without a loss last weekend in their win over Toronto at BMO Field.
As we have mentioned before, the Revolution made a similar run late last season to progress to the MLS finals against Los Angeles, and that nasty 1 - 6 record that seemingly wouldn't come to an end is long forgotten by now..
New England took the first meeting of the three-game season series at Gillette Stadium 2 - 1 back in May, with goals from Charlie Davies and Teal Bunbury. The Red Bulls took the second meeting at Red Bull Arena 4 - 1, which could have been five had Sal Zizzo not missed a penalty kick as regulation time was coming to an end.
There are no new injuries to report because both teams only have one player who is out for the season, with Darris Barnes out for the Revs, and Chris Duvall out for New York.
Last 10 MLS Meetings:
The Red Bulls lead the recent series with 4 Wins, 2 Losses and 4 Draws in the last 10 MLS meetings.
1x2 3-Way Lines:
NE Pk -135
NY Pk +115
Total O/U 3:
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Quick Analysis & Prediction
It is no mystery that this is a big rivalry, which makes it even more significant since the two teams are only separated by two simple points in the conference standings.
In a strange stat, every five seasons the home team sweeps the season series, as it happened in 2010 and 2005, and has the potential to happen again this year, which some see as good things to know.
To us, that is a cool fact, but it is not why we are recommending the Revolution here.
Both clubs are hotter than hot entering the match, and a loss for either side will be a bit devastating since it’s not only a rivalry game, but so much is on the line, with each team also wanting to take home a Supporters Shield trophy that awards home field throughout the playoffs.
We are putting Revolution Pk Draw no Bet action at -135 on the board, not loving the juice of course, but liking the play since a draw could find its way to the board in the end.