Competition: Major League Soccer – New York Red Bulls vs. New England Revolution
Venue: Red Bull Arena – Saturday, May 27 –19:30 EDT (00:30 BST)
Match Odds: New York Red Bulls 4/5 – Draw 13/5 – New England Revolution 3/1
Late on Saturday night, New York Red Bulls play host to New England Revolution, who make the trip to the Big Apple as they look to make it three wins on the bounce.
Both sides are set up to kick on now as they have eased into the new season and with a third of the season done, its time the two pushed on for playoff places.
New York have experimented with younger players this year as Tyler Adams and Derrick Etienne have enjoyed some game time and impressed. However, the loss of Gideon Baah has hurt the defensive solidarity that usually separates the Red Bulls from title rivals.
Without a win in four, the Red Bulls are desperate for a win, and with the Revolution picking up a bit of form, this could be the worst time of the season to play them.
As mentioned, New England are in form, winning their last two and losing only once in their last six. However, the last five meetings between the two sides in Major League Soccer have seen the team playing at home win the match. This could be a exiting encounter.
The Revs are just one point behind Red Bulls ahead of this tie and a win for the away side could potentially move them up three places into 5th providing results go their way.
New York Red Bulls are without Gideon Baah for the season with a broken leg. Aurelien Collin has an abdominal strain and is listed as doubtful.
New England Revolution only have one injury concern, with Juan Agudelo listed as questionable. Andrew Farrell will miss the game through suspension, he was sent off in the dying minutes of the 2-1 win over Columbus last week.
New York Red Bulls’ last five: W/L/L/L/D
New England Revolution’s last five: D/D/L/W/W
Key Stat: New England have not won away from home in their last eight matches in Major League Soccer.
Key Player: Lee Nguyen – New England’s most influential player by a mile. Playing away from home whilst in form, we expect a strong performance from the USMNT maverick.
New York Red Bulls 2-2 New England Revolution – Both teams are underperforming in our eyes and we see a few goals flying in. Too tough to call, so we’re going to say a score draw.