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New York City v New England Revolution – MLS

New York City v New England Revolution - MLS

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New York City are without the services of Ring and White because of suspension, both players have been consistent performers this season. In better news, Moralez returns from suspension and adds quality in the final third. New York City have good depth to cope with absences, Pirlo is pressing for a start in midfield whilst Wallace has the experience of playing in a full-back role. Playing in front of their own supporters, New York City will be very confident. The hosts are rated as favourites for this match with a -0.75 handicap to overcome, even with a few suspensions the hosts will be confident of winning. New York City are 8 games unbeaten at home and have the quality in the final third to break down well-organised defences. Patience could be needed in this match. New York City have relied on an attacking approach this season, only 1 team has scored more goals than the hosts in the league. The over 3.25 goals line will be dependent on an early goal and the direction of the goal, should New York City take the lead they are likely to remain on the front foot. The longer the game stays level, the more risks the hosts will take in front of their own fans.

New England will be forced into a change in defence, as Watson serves a suspension, however, Tierney is available and does not weaken the side. New signings Dielna and Nemeth could be included in the squad but are unlikely to start. Few changes are expected overall, Bunbury impressed in the last match alongside Kamara and this could force Agudelo to remain on the bench. New England come into this match with morale lifted after a much-needed win. The visitors are facing a +0.75 handicap, which seems justified as their opponents sit much higher in the table. New England will attempt to frustrate the opposition however they lack the same quality in the final third. A scrappy game would suit the visitors, with a draw viewed as a positive result. Facing one of the best-attacking teams in the league, New England are expected to sit deep without the ball to frustrate the opposition. The longer the game stays level the more confident the visitors will become, relying on the counter attack. New England will aim to stay in the contest, making the under 3.25 goals line appealing. Conceding first would force a change in approach.

 

Verdict & Prediction

New York City have won back to back games and are currently second in the Eastern Conference. The hosts are full of confidence at the moment and are aiming for all 3 points, anything less would be viewed as a disappointment. Hosts seeking revenge also after dropping points to visitors this season. Playing at home is a big psychological boost, the hosts are unbeaten in their last 8 league matches at Yankee Stadium. The fans create a great atmosphere which lifts the home players and also intimidates the opposition. The players have spoken openly about the confidence they get playing at home.

Prediction: New York City -0.75 Asian Handicap
Odds: 1.88 Pinnacle, 1.87 SBOBET

 

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