New York City don’t have the best of records against local rivals New York RB but the visitors head into Sunday’s game as the form favourites, a place and a point above New York RB in the table, and with two games in hand. Both teams have failed to win either of their last two matches in all competitions but couldn’t have picked a better match in which to return to winning ways.
New York RB made the trip to Atlanta United last weekend where they fell behind in the tenth minute, but an equaliser from Royer in the thirty-seventh minute saw the two clubs go in level at the break. The visitors moved in front on the hour mark thanks to an effort from White but were pegged back in the seventy-ninth minute after giving away a penalty. When New York RB conceded again in stoppage time it looked like the game was over, until substitute Wright-Phillips rescued a point for the visitors with virtually the last kick.
New York City controlled the majority of their home game against Portland Timbers but just couldn’t find a way to beat Clark in the visitor’s goal, and a fourteenth-minute effort from Blanco proved enough for their guests to claim an undeserved victory. New York City only have themselves to blame for not winning this match after they had thirteen corners and thirteen shots during the ninety minutes.
The recent head to head record between these two clubs and the form of both teams heading into Sunday’s derby match suggests a double chance bet on New York City is well worth backing. New York City have picked up two draws and two wins from their last six meetings with New York RB and three of the last six encounters between the two clubs have produced over 3.5 goals. New York RB have only won one of their last five matches, while New York City have won four of their last six. Over 3.5 goals have been scored in each of New York RB’s last six matches, which is why we’re backing a 3-2 win for New York City this weekend.
White top scores for the hosts this season with six league goals, while Heber and Moralez both lead the way for New York City with six MLS goals apiece. We’re confident that a double chance bet on New York City will payout on Sunday and have predicted a 3-2 win for the visitors. New York RB have been struggling for consistency of late and their guests head into the match having won four of their last six matches. The hosts have been scoring and conceding for fun the last few weeks so we’re expecting a thrilling end to end ninety minutes on Sunday.
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