Two New York teams will meet within the fourth round of the US Open Cup: Red Bulls will host New York City at their home ground. The future competitors look fine in the first half of the MLS season. Both teams are in the top-ten of the league and still have chances on a victory in the MLS regular championship. The Bulls approach the match as the clear favorites in the couple, as the field factor is of great value in the USA, therefore one can agree with such bookmaking line.
However, it is important to note, that New York Red Bulls’ shape isn’t perfect right now. The future hosts managed to win only once with three defeats and one draw within the last five matches. The split of points happened in a match against Toronto, the losses were against Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Montreal, the victory was over New England. The Bulls are on the tenth position with 20 points in the MLS tournament table after 15 played rounds.
New York City’s shape is also far from perfect. The Citizens won twice with two losses and one draw within the last five matches. The split of points happened with New England, the victories were over Orlando and Philadelphia, the losses are registered against Real Salt Lake and Atlanta. City are on the fourth position in the MLS tournament table, the team has 24 points in the asset, five points less, than the leading Toronto. The future guests have three victories with one draw and four defeats away.
Red Bulls are a domestic team and the Bulls are always very active at their home ground. City in their turn are a squad, that plays very confidently away. A bet on total over looks as a decent option in this couple.
Prediction for the match: Over 2.5 goals in the match.