The New York Red Bulls at The New England Revolution Betting Preview
Two of the three teams tied for fourth place in the MLS’s Eastern Conference go head-to-head on Saturday night as the New England Revolution host the New York Red Bulls. The teams had opposite results during the week and sit on 10 points along with Montreal Impact who play Friday evening. The Revolution and Red Bulls contest kicks off from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough at 8:00 p.m. ET on FS1.
Since the Red Bulls name change in 2006 these teams have met 43 times with an average of 2.7 goals per game. The Revolution have claimed 17 wins in that span to 13 for RBNY and 13 draws. In the two meetings last season, New England won 1-0 at home in April while the teams tied at Red Bull Arena 1-1 in August, their first draw since 2013.
New York Red Bulls Outlook: Bounce Back
The Red Bulls grabbed a big 1-0 derby win over NYCFC last weekend but fell on the road to Philadelphia Union 1-0 Tuesday night. The contest got off to a slow start until the Union broke through in the 31st minute for what ended up being the only goal of the night. RBNY had several chances late in the game but couldn’t get one past Andre Blake
The offense has been a problem this season as RBNY have just six goals scored in seven regular-season games. Kyle Duncan is the only player with more than one goal on the season as he has two to go with one assist. Florian Valot leads the way with two assists and has added a goal.
Ryan Meara took over in goal for the Red Bulls in August and has five saves in two starts with one goal allowed and one clean sheet win. David Jensen started the first five games and allowed seven goals while making 10 saves. The Red Bulls are tied for the most goals allowed for any of the teams in the top eight in the Eastern Conference standings.
New England Revolution Outlook: Keep Attacking
The Revs picked up their first multi-goal game of the season Tuesday night with a 2-1 road win over D.C. United. New England scored twice in the first half and withstood a 46-minute weather delay, a penalty kick, a red card, and a late barrage from the hosts to pick up the win. Gustavo Bou scored the opener in the 26th minute and Teal Bunbury made it 2-0 while Matt Turner’s spectacular stoppage time save secured all three points.
The Revs are in the three-way tie with Montreal and RBNY thanks to their defense that has allowed just six goals all season and provided three shutouts. They haven’t allowed a goal from regular play in the last three regular-season games as D.C. United’s lone goal Tuesday night came from the penalty spot.
Adam Buksa, Bou and Bunbury all have two goals to lead the offense while four different players have tallied assists in 2020. Turner has started six of the seven regular-season games in goal with four goals allowed, three clean sheets and 21 saves. Reserve midfielder Scott Caldwell picked up an 85th minute red card after subbing on Tuesday night and he will be suspended for Saturday’s tilt.
New York Red Bulls at New England Revolution Betting Lines
New York Red Bulls to win: +260
New England Revolution to win: -110
Over/Under: 2.5 goals (O -109, U -120)
The Revs have two home draws this season and haven’t lost at Gillette since August 3, 2019, a span of six games. Meanwhile RBNY haven’t won a true road game since last September with three losses and a draw in their last four road contests. Look for the Revs defense to make things difficult for Chris Armas’ squad this weekend.
Head to our favorite pay per head bookie site at PayPerHead247.com and take the New England Revolution to win (-110).