Yesterday’s free betting preview for the match between Arsenal and Leicester was void, thanks to the late goal by Giroud. Anyway, we will post a total of three betting preview for today, so check back later for more.
New York RB will be forced to make changes, Zizzo is suspended whilst Royer is a big doubt to play due to injury. Murillo is likely to come into the team, the defender will add pace to the defensive line. The injury to Royer presents Muyl with a chance to start in an attacking role. Wright-Phillips will lead the attack, changes in this position would weaken the side considerably. Facing a -1 handicap will not be easy as New York RB come into this match after losing to fierce rivals. The hosts are without some key players also which could have an influence on the result. Up against a stubborn opponent, an early goal could be crucial as the longer the game remains level the more confidence the opposing team will get. An early goal for hosts would ease tension. The over 3 goals line seems like decent value, as New York RB have scored 9 goals in their last 2 home matches. The change in formation has increased the attacking threat in the home side, who are expected to start on the front foot. Scoring early will damage an already fragile opponent, New York RB unlikely to sit deep and consolidate should they take lead.
Orlando City could make various changes after completing the signings of Yotun and Powers. Defensively, Orlando are forced to make a change with Spector injured, Redding pressing for a start. In midfield, the visitors have options with Yotun possibly replacing Higuita in the attacking midfield role. Larin and Dwyer are a newly formed attack, expected to keep their places in the team. Given a 1 handicap, Orlando do not represent decent value as they have won just 1 of their last 9 league games. Confidence is low in the away side at the moment, Orlando have only won 2 away games all season and face a strong opponent. The start to this match will be pivotal, if Orlando avoids conceding early they might take confidence from this. Orlando will attempt to frustrate the opposition, sitting very deep without the ball. A tight contest suits the visitors, as they have only scored 2 goals or more in 1 away match this season. The first goal will be crucial, if Orlando fall behind they may need to take more risks which leaves more gaps in the defensive unit. Orlando will attempt to protect a result if they manage to take the lead.
Verdict & Prediction
New York RB needs to bounce back after losing to their local rivals in the last match. Although the performance was impressive, New York RB let slip a lead in the second half. Coach Marsch needs to lift the players mentally, important to get back on track at the first attempt. The hosts have scored 9 goals in their last 2 home games, this gives the players lots of confidence. Home form has improved as the season has progressed, with the fans getting behind the team. New York RB are aiming to get revenge on an opponent who beat them earlier in the season.
Prediction: New York Red Bulls -0.75 Asian Handicap
Odds: 1.81 Pinnacle