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A lot happened last week in the MLB, and although there were no big surprises, we can't rule out the possibility of fierce clashes this coming weekend. Our MLB analysts at CaptainGambling have spent the last couple of days doing a deep analysis of various MLB teams, their style of play, and what we can expect from them. Up next, you will find our tip for the week. Keep reading!
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Today we will look at one of the fiercest clashes in MLB's American League history, the Yankees versus the Red Sox, which will occur on 18th July. The Red Sox have had a better season than the Yankees as they already sit at position one in the AL East rankings. They have won 55 times and lost 36 times. As for the Yankees, they are at position four, having won 46 times and lost 43 times.
The current status
New York Yankees most recent performance
The Yankees have lost two and won three of their most recent games. They won 4 - 5 against the Mariners and 0 - 4, 0 - 1 against the Astros. Also, they lost 4 - 0 and 8 - 7 to the Mariners and Astros, respectively. This leaves them at position four on the AL East table. They have a home and away record of 23 - 22 and 23 - 21 respectively. As we can see, for the Yankees to win against the Red Sox, they have to display an extraordinary performance.
Boston Red Sox hoping for comeback from their latest losses
The Boston Red Sox will go into this game having suffered two significant losses in their last two games. They have won just once in all of their last five games. They lost twice to the Angels (5 -3 & 5 - 4), won against the Phillies (11 - 5), and then lost again twice to the Phillies (4 - 5 & 2 - 11). The Red Sox have a home and away record of 28 - 19 and 27 - 17 respectively. Although they have dominated the rankings in terms of points, their latest form tells a very different story.
New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox H2H
In their last seven meetings, the Boston Red Sox have emerged winners. However, looking at their most recent performances in the MLB, the Yankees have been better and consistent.
Red Sox Win
Since the start of 2019, these two teams have met 39 times, with the Red Sox winning just 13 times and the Yankees winning 26 times. However, the Red Sox have won seven of their seven most recent encounters.
New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox
Fenway Park | Red Sox: 9 vs. Yankees: 2 | American League
Fenway Park | Red Sox: 4 vs. Yankees: 2 | American League
Fenway Park | Red Sox: 5 vs. Yankees: 3 | American League
Yankee Stadium | Yankees: 5 vs. Red Sox: 6 | American League
Yankee Stadium | Yankees: 2 vs Red Sox: 7 | American League
The Red Sox have won seven of their last seven matches against the Yankees
The Yankees have won just two of their last five home encounters with the Red Sox
Since 2019, the Yankees have won 26 of their 39 clashes with the Red Sox
Our Betting Tip for Today
This is one of those games where all stats show that it can go either way. Furthermore, this game is backed by a long history of rivalry; hence we can expect players from both teams to give their best. From our analysis, we tip the Red Sox to win by a slight margin.
Our Choice: Red Sox to Win
Looking at how the MLB season has been going so far, it is obvious that the New York Yankees have been very mediocre. They have a winning percentage (Pct) of .517, which has left them sitting at position four in the AL East Rankings.
On the other hand, the Red Sox seem to be having a reasonably good season. They are at position one in AL East rankings with a winning percentage (Pct) of .604. Furthermore, they have won seven of their last seven encounters with the Red Sox, which will boost their confidence going into this clash.
We also noticed that Unibet provides a very generous odds of +117 for the Red Sox to win.