MLS Preview and Prediction: New York Red Bulls vs DC United

Competition: Major League Soccer – New York Red Bulls vs. DC United
Venue: Red Bull Arena – Saturday, April 15 – 19:30 ET (00:30 GMT) 
Match Odds: New York 8/15 – Draw 3/1 – DC United 9/2

Match Preview

New York Red Bulls play host to DC United at Red Bull Arena this weekend in an all Eastern Conference clash.

Red Bulls have had an inconsistent start to the 2017 season. They’ve won just twice and come into this one having lost two on the bounce.

Jesse Marsch’s side need to pick up three points here to push themselves back up the Eastern Conference. They’re only three points off top spot but will want to keep pace with the rest of the pack in a fiercely competitive start to the season.

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DC United are level on points with New York Red Bulls but have played one game less. There are just three points separating 1st and 9th place.

Ben Olsen needs to get his side on a better run of form away from home. They have won just once in 12 games on the road but scoring has been a bit of a problem for them the season, as they have only found the net four times in five games.

DC have won their last two on the bounce. They come into this game having won against Red Bulls’ city rivals and will be hoping to make it back-to-back victories against the New York sides.

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Team News

Gideon Baah and Gonzalo Veron are both doubtful for the New York Red Bulls.

DC United have a few injury concerns as Luciano Acosta is out, while Rob Vincent and Patrick Mullins is a doubt.

New York Red Bulls’ last five: W/L/D/L/L

DC United’s last five: D/L/L/W/W

Key Stat: New York Red Bulls have an been in strong form at Red Bull Arena, losing just once in 17 games.

Key Player: Sacha Kljestan – The Red Bulls midfielder is a consistent performer. He is yet to find the back of the net this season but has already picked up two assists.

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Score Prediction

New York Red Bulls 3-1 DC United – New York to bounce back bring DC United’s winning run to an end.


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