New York Red Bulls vs New York City FC | 08.21.2021

MLS Betting Tips · 21/08/2021 - 8:00 pm · Red Bull Arena

It’s the first New York derby of the season! That’s right - this Saturday evening sees New York Red Bulls host New York City FC in a highly-anticipated encounter. The battle for bragging rights is certainly up for grabs, and that’s why we have selected it to bring you a betting tip for this exciting fixture!

Home Win 1
Best Odd
33.3%
+200
Draw X
Best Odd
29.4%
+240
Away Win 2
Best Odd
45.5%
+120

As well as taking a look at the two New York sides’ current situation, we’ll also take a look at previous head to head results! From this, we compile all of the stats and make our predictions. Who will take all three points in the first NY derby?

The current constitution

NY Red Bulls Battling For Playoff Spots

It’s been a very average season and year for NY Red Bulls, who currently find themselves just outside of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. In their latest games, before a midweek victory against the 2020 MLS Champions Columbus Crew, the Red Bulls have struggled, and were winless in seven games before Wednesday’s win. The home side will definitely be hoping that this result is a change in form, momentum & confidence, and can carry something positive into the weekend’s encounter with their city rivals. As the home team, the Red Bulls will give everything they have to get those all-important three points, as well as bragging rights as the best team in New York.

NYCFC Amongst the Top of the East

New York City FC have had a far better regular season than their city rivals, and currently find themselves battling for the No.2 spot in the Eastern Conference. We would say for the top spot, but runaway leaders New England Revolution are 14 points clear at the top of the conference, and are clear contenders for success in 2021. It’s definitely a battle to be the best of the rest, and NYCFC are very much included in that conversation. While level on points with two eastern rivals, as well as Nashville just one point ahead, the clash is set to continue. NYCFC could leapfrog into second with a win at the weekend.

Head to Head

Head to head results can have a major influence on a team’s confidence, but it’s very even when we look at the previous encounters between the two New York sides. Despite being from the same city, the Red Bulls & NYCFC have only met five times in three years, which makes it even more exciting when they clash on the pitch. The last five results are very even, with two wins for both sides, and one draw. However, in November of last year, NYCFC dominated and came away with a 5-2 victory over their city rivals.

Tip:
Away Win & BTTS
Best Odd
+300
Max. Bonus
-

Statistical highlights

Statistical highlights will be compiled below, going through all of the details regarding the two teams’ previous encounters. When putting together the latest betting tips, we take a look and analyze all of the details involving these two teams, and from here, we have a betting tip just for you to make the most of!

New York Red Bulls vs. New York City FC
11 / 02 / 2020
Yankee Stadium | NYCFC: 5 vs NY Red Bulls: 2 | Major League Soccer
08 / 20 / 2020
Red Bull Arena | NY Red Bulls: 1 vs NYCFC: 0 | Major League Soccer
08 / 24 / 2019
Yankee Stadium | NYCFC: 2 vs NY Red Bulls: 1 | Major League Soccer
07 / 14 / 2019
Red Bull Arena | NY Red Bulls: 2 vs NYCFC: 1 | Major League Soccer
08 / 22 / 2018
Yankee Stadium | NYCFC: 1 vs NY Red Bulls: 1 | Major League Soccer
Highlight #1
Home win in four of the last five games
Highlight #2
Even results in previous five - 2 wins apiece, 1 draw
Highlight #3
Usually tight affairs - except the latest result

Our Betting Tip for Today

Our experts have taken everything into consideration, and are predicting that it will be a road win for NYCFC, with both teams finding the scoresheet inside 90 minutes! A tough contest for both, but NYCFC get the job done!

NYCFC Victorious in First Derby of 2021

After looking at the two teams, we think it’s likely that the better team will come away with the win - NYCFC. Of course, it is a big game for the city, and bragging rights are up for grabs with high stakes! However, with NYCFC travelling across the city to face the Red Bulls, we think their quality up front will be too much, and will get a win. It’s likely that this will be a tight affair, which is why we also think that both teams will find the back of the net!

When you create a betting account with Borgata, you can find odds of NYCFC to win, and both teams to score at odds of +300 - take advantage of these appealing odds today!

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