MLS Soccer Betting at BetDSI: New York Red Bulls vs New England
Friday, July 10th, 2015By Ej Garr
MLS Odds: The New England Revolution continued their downward spiral last weekend, losing their fourth straight league game in a 3 - 0 defeat in Dallas. Throw in the loss in the U.S Open Cup to a USL team, and that will mark a stretch that dates back toMay 8, that has seen New England win one of their last 12 outings in all competitions. Amazingly, the Revolution has still managed to cling to second place in the Eastern Conference, albeit now tied with two other teams with 24 points.
After three consecutive 2 - 1 losses, New England comes off a July 4 loss to Dallas in which everything started poorly, and ended even worse. Dallas took an early 1 - 0 lead just before the 10-minute mark of the opening stanza after a goal from Mauro Diaz that came off a set piece just outside the box. The ball was sent in low, and escaped the wall and the reach of Revs’ keeper Bobby Shuttleworth.
The Revs looked like they were getting close to equalizing the game early in the second half, controlling play for the most part, but were unable to get quality shots on goal. All in all, the Revs only managed two shots on frame in the entire match, and when you give up three goals, two shots on net is not going to get anything accomplished.
When you are struggling as the Revs are, something needs to change in the locker room, and someone has got to start being seen as a leader who can carry the team. Even with the losses of Jermaine Jones and Darrius Barnes, who have been out and will be out for a spell longer, the front four of Bunbury, Nguyen, Fagundez and Davies should still be able to present problems for opposing defenses.
The Red Bulls will be busier than the Revolution the rest of July, as they are among the final eight in the U.S Open Cup, after getting by the NY Cosmos in the round of 16. The Bulls will head to the Citrus Bowl to take on Orlando City next weekend, and only have two days off to prepare for their match with Philadelphia in the U.S Open Cup. Chelsea of the English Premier League, and Benfica of the Portuguese Primeira League are scheduled for visits to Red Bull Arena in the last week of July, so we may see some schedule changes coming for New York. The Open Cup match with Philadelphia is set for the 21st, and the Chelsea friendly is still on the team schedule forJuly 22, with Benfica tentatively set forJuly 26.
We will keep you as up to date as we can with schedule changes of course.
Last weekend, the Red Bulls were in search of their first three-game win streak in league play this season, but fell short to Columbus 2 - 1 at MAPFRE Stadium.
New York got off to a hot start against the Crew, scoring in the 8th minute of the match after an Anatole Abang goal that came from a long feed from Wright-Phillips. Abang took one touch to advance the ball to the top of the 18-yard box, and drove a low shot that hit just inside the far post.
Ethan Finlay and Kei Kamara were the story from there, as each scored goals, while assisting each other as well.
The first half numbers looked almost identical, but the second half was where the separation was obvious. New York managed one shot on goal in the second half, to the Crew's five, and Finlay's goal in the 74th minute was the one that decided the match.
Last 10 MLS Meetings:
The recent series is tied, with each team having 3 Wins, while playing to 4 Draws in the last 10 MLS meetings.
1x2 3-Way Lines:
NYRB -0.5 -135
N.E +0.5 +115
Total O/U 2.5:
MLS Betting @ Diamond Sportsbook
Quick Analysis & Prediction
Unfortunately, the line setters are complete on the same page without thoughts, as the -135 towards expected goal scoring puts a bit of a damper on the play we would like to suggest.
There should be plenty of fireworks the week after July 4 in this one, and we might have to move the line to get a price worth discussing.
Move the Over from 2.5 to a straight 3, and get yourself paid with a +130 on the action. We have seen no less than three goals in the last four Revs game, and a push is not the worst thing to happen when you have a lovely price like +130 on the action.
Naturally, we need the fourth goal to cash the ticket outright, but if we have to have our money returned with a 2 - 1 result, there is no harm in that at all.