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MLS Preview and Prediction: New York Red Bulls vs New England Revolution

New York Red Bulls vs New England Revolution Preview and Prediction

Competition: Major League Soccer – New York Red Bulls vs. Real Salt Lake

Venue: Red Bull Arena – Saturday, July 11 – 19:00 ET (00:00 BST)

Match Odds: New York Red Bulls 4/5 – Draw 11/4 – Real Salt Lake 16/5

Match Preview

It’s sixth versus fourth in the Eastern Conference as New York Red Bulls entertain New England Revolution on Saturday evening.

New York Red Bulls come into this one off the back of their 2-1 defeat against Columbus Crew. The result would be have been disappointing for Jesse Marsch as his side threw the game away after leading early on.

Recent form will be a concern for NYRB, as they have only won twice in their last seven regular season games.

Red Bulls are sitting sixth in the Eastern Conference and are only one point behind the Revs despite having played three games less than their opponents.

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New England Revolution are in a bad patch of form. Having lost their last four regular season games on the bounce they desperately need a positive result from this one.

Jay Heaps side come into this one off the back of the 3-0 drubbing at the hands of FC Dallas.

Worryingly for the Revs they have only won once in their last 11 regular season outings. With each passing game their opponents are seeing them as a beatable side.

Charlie Davies has easily been one of the Revs stand out players this season and he will be hoping to add to his tally of seven so far this campaign.

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Team News

New York Red Bulls will be without Chris Duvall while Ronald Zubar remains doubtful. Damien Perrinelle is one booking away from a suspension.

New England Revolution will be without Darrius Barnes and Jermaine Jones. Kevin Alston is a doubt and Teal Bunbury is also one booking away from a suspension.

Key Points

New York Red Bulls’ last five in MLS: L/L/W/W/L

New England Revolution’s last five in MLS: W/L/L/L/L

Key Stat: New England have lost their last five away regular season matches.

Key Player: Bradley Wright-Phillips – The Englishman to play a key role in this one and find his scoring touch again.

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Score Prediction

New York Red Bulls 2-1 New England Revolution – New York Red Bulls to continue piling misery on the Revs.  

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