Here is our betting preview as New York Red Bulls welcome New York City FC on 24th/07/2016 to the Red Bull Arena. We will bring you all the latest team news along with the match stats and bet predictions. New York Red Bulls defeated Orlando City in their last game to keep within shouting distance of the top of the league. New York City FC remains top of the table as they defeated Montreal Impact 3-1 last time out.
New York Red Bulls pushed past visitors Orlando City last time out. A goal either side of half-time was all that was needed for Red Bulls to secure all three points. Connor Lade linked up with Bradley Wright-Phillips to give New York the lead in the thirty-ninth minute of the game. Shortly after the start of the second half, Felipe made it 2-0 as he hit home in the fifty-ninth minute. That was enough to deflate Orlando City’s intentions, and the game stayed as it was and Red Bulls claimed all three points. Next up is local rivals New York City FC, a team they thumped 7-0 previously, yet were beaten last time the two teams met head to head.
New York City FC returned to winning ways as they defeated Montreal Impact. David Villa gave New York the lead in the thirty-fifth minute of the game and just before the end of the half, and Jack Harrison made it two as he hit home in added time. The second half showed a bit more promise from Montreal as Harry Shipp scored in the fifty-fifth minute. However, it just wasn’t enough. Frank Lampard regained New York’s two goals lead when he hit home in the eighty-fifth minute and finished the game off for New York City. Now, New York City faces their rivals New York Red Bulls. The games have fiercely competed in the past, and New York City have only managed to defeat Red Bulls once in their last five head to head meetings.
New York Red Bulls is without Kemar Lawrence (groin injury) and Gideon Baah (fractured left tibia).
New York City is missing Connor Brandt (bilateral hip arthroscopy), Steven Mendoza (core injury), Shannon Gomez (ruptured ACL), Ronald Matarrita (high ankle sprain), Khiry Shelton (hamstring strain) and Andoni Iraola (leg injury). Federico Bravo, RJ Allen and David Villa all have four Yellow cards to their name.