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MLS Soccer Betting: New York City FC vs NY Red Bulls

  • Saturday, June 27th, 2015

    By  Ej Garr

    NYCFC-vs-New-York-Red-Bulls odds

    MLS Odds: With soccer in New York reaching new heights, NYCFC and the New York Red Bulls are not just battling on the fieldon Sundayat Yankee Stadium.In a voting frenzy, the supporters of both clubs are trying to see which team can produce enough votes to turn the Empire State Building into their color scheme for game night. NYCFC fans are hoping to see it blue, while Red Bull fans wish to see it red. With the addition of the NASL's New York Cosmos regeneration and success, who had the Empire State Building turn green for their opening night at Shuart Stadium, things in the Big Apple couldn't be better.

    All three teams are intertwining on the scene right now, as the New York Cosmos defeated NYCFC in a shootout at the U.S Open Cup and will be playing the Red Bulls this week at Red Bull Arena in the round of 16.

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    The Cosmos kept the Bulls to a clean sheet in their U.S Cup 4th round encounter last year, winning 3 - 0 in Long Island, so we can assume revenge will be on their mind onWednesday, July 1.

    For now, this rivalry continues, and it is the second of the three-game set that will concludeAugust 9th, back here at Red Bull Arena.

    In the first meeting, the Red Bulls came in heavily favored at -155 on the 3-Way offer, and the game could not have been any crazier.The Red Bulls got off to a 1 - 0 early lead in just four minutes, after Bradley Wright-Phillips scored the first of his two goals, en route to a 2 - 1 home win against the expansion franchise. The Red Bulls finished the match a man down for just under an hour, as defender Matt Miazga tallied two yellow cards before the 36th minute of play. While a man down, Wright-Phillips scored his second goal in the 52nd minute, and all NYCFC could do was bring it to 2 - 1, with the Red Bulls taking all three points.

    NYC came into the match having not won a game in their previous seven outings, while trying to recover from a 3 - 1 beat down at the hands of Clint Dempsey, Obafemi Martins and the Sounders the week before.

    The Red Bulls were also coming off a loss entering the game, but it was the first loss they had suffered all season to that point, against a New England club who were playing much better at the time. If you recall, Jermaine Jones started his antics, and things got extremely heated between the teams as the final whistle blew.

    NYCFC is at least out of the basement now, tied with the Montreal Impact at 17 points and three points clear of the Chicago Fire at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings. Despite being knocked out of the U.S Open Cup, the NYCFC has now reeled off three straight league wins, topping off a draw with the Dynamo, to take 10 of a possible 12 points in the last four outings.In their most recent outing at BMO Field, NYCFC went to Toronto and held them to a clean sheet, while limiting the Reds to a single shot on goal in the second half.

    NYCFC has had a full seven days to prepare for their home encounter with the Red Bulls, although the Red Bulls did playWednesday and they did play a good chunk of their match up two men, as Real Salt Lake had two send-offs before the hour mark. The Red Bulls scored in the 4th minute, and there was no other paperwork to put in except three subs from each team entering the game in the last half hour of play.

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    Last MLS Meeting:

    The Red Bulls have taken the only meeting in the series, with a 2 - 1 win at Red Bull Arena onMay 10.

    1x2 3-Way Lines

    NYCFC +170

    NYRB +170

    Draw +225

    Handicap/Spread Odds:

    NYC Pk -110

    NYRB Pk -110

    Total O/U 2.5:

    Over -105

    Under -115

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    Quick Analysis & Prediction

    Quick Analysis:

    Some might assume that the Red Bulls could overlook NYCFC with the Cosmos on deck in the U.S Open Cup this week, but there is only three points separating these two in the standings, and the Red Bulls already have a game up in the series, which we know could factor in somehow at the end of the season.

    We have seen a change in how teams have adjusted to the shorter dimensions in Yankee Stadium, and we have now witnessed that NYCFC has scored in all but two of their home games, with eight games in the books at Yankee Stadium.

    Prediction:

    Two plays are coming on the board for this one, so prepare yourself.

    We are suggesting the Over 2.5 at -105, and NYCFC with the Pk, Draw no Bet action at -110.

    This has an equalizing 2 - 1 score for the home side written all over it in our eyes, and we expect NYCFC to be that team that scores the second goal.

    If the Red Bulls find the 2 - 2 goal, that will not hurt us and we will still see some return on the total, with a push on the Pk action.