New England Revolution vs. New York City – MLS, September 19, 2020
New York City will be aiming to extend their unbeaten run to six games when they face New England at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, September 19.
The Bronx Blues’ hot streak has seen them pick up four wins in little over a fortnight, with a 2-0 victory over the Revs coming at the beginning of the month.
Can NYC get the job done again? Read on to see my New England Revolution vs. New York City prediction and betting pick.
New England Revolution vs. New York City Odds
New York City (2.45) may come into this clash on a five-game unbeaten run, but New England (2.60) has only lost two of their six games since the MLS is Back Tournament. Of course, the away side is expected to win this one. But the narrow odds gap suggests that the host won’t make life easy for the visitor.
I assess both sides’ chance below.
New England Revolution vs. New York City Preview
It feels like New York City is on a roll at the moment, but let’s not forget that New England only sits two points behind Ronny Deila’s side in the Eastern Conference. The standings are pretty congested right now, so the Revs could actually move above NYC with a win this weekend.
Bruce Arena’s men have won just two of their previous six outings, although two draws during that period have kept the club in the top eight. Recent victories over DC United and Chicago Fire, along with draws against Philadelphia Union and New York Red Bulls, prove the Revs tough to beat.
The Greater Boston outfit boasts one of the best defensive records in the division, but the team must start scoring more goals in order to challenge the country’s top clubs. Indeed, only five sides in the Eastern Conference have netted fewer goals than the Revs this term, and four of them are in the bottom six.
New York City’s attacking problems have also been well documented, although the Blues boast the second-best defensive record in the league. The team’s recent success has been built on a solid backline, with three clean sheets coming in their last five outings.
Having said that, Alexander Ring has been a major threat at the other end of the pitch lately. The captain has bagged three goals in his previous five appearances, while right-back Anton Tinnerholm has somewhat unexpectedly chipped in with two goals and an assist in the past four games.
Prediction and Betting Pick
New York City to Win2.45
Both these sides have been in decent form of late, but it feels as though New York City has the upper hand here. Not only have the Blues gone unbeaten in their last five games, but they have also secured four wins in that time.
The bookies’ tight odds suggest that this will be a closely-fought contest, and I’m inclined to agree. However, NYC has more than enough quality to edge this game.