New York City FC 23/20 to beat New York Red Bulls in Thursdays MLS derby
Market: New York City FC win
Odds: 23/20 @ Bet 365
Two of the leading contenders to win the Eastern Conference outright, New York City FC and bitter-rivals The Red Bulls will battle it out in the Hudson River Derby on Thursday.
Starting with Thursdays hosts, after bringing in former Manchester City coach Domènec Torrent earlier in the season, New York City FC have enjoyed an impressive rise up the Eastern Conference. After 25 games this year, The Sky Blues have won 14, drawn five and lost six, scoring 48 and conceding 33 in return, they now hold the second best-attacking stats in the division. With a points tally of 47, they sit just a single point behind their visitors and a win will see them jump up to second. As for their recent form, they have now lost just one of their last 12 matches at Yankee Stadium and also won the reverse fixture 1-0 the last time the two sides met.
As for the visitors, like their hosts, The Red Bulls have also enjoyed another impressive year in the East. In 24 MLS matches this year, New York have won 15, drawn three and lost six, scoring 47 and conceding 25 in return. As for their recent form, the visitors have only lost one of their last six matches in all competitions but their recent record at Yankee Stadium could be a struggle for Chris Armas’ side. It will also be their recent defensive record that could be a concern for The Red Bulls, they have now conceded six in their last four and have kept just three clean sheets in their last nine outings.
Bet: New York City FC to beat New York Red Bulls in Thursdays MLS derby 23/20 @ Bet 365