New York Red Bulls vs Atlanta UnitedMLS, KO: 01:00 Jul 1, 2022, Red Bull Arena
Atlanta United are seeking only their second road win of the season as they travel to New York Red Bulls in the MLS on Friday. The Red Bulls are flying high in the Eastern Conference at the moment and are expected to make light work of the visitors.
New York Red Bulls are coming off a 2-0 defeat to Los Angeles FC in their previous MLS fixture. Despite that result, they are still one of the more impressive teams this season, sitting just three points behind Eastern Conference leaders Philadelphia Union.
The Red Bull Arena has been a fortress for New York Red Bulls as they are currently on a seven-match unbeaten run in front of their fans. Gerhard Struber’s men have also won their last four home matches across all competitions and claimed a 3-0 victory over local rivals New York City in their previous fixture at home.
New York Red Bulls do not often dominate the possession but have developed a certain efficiency which has seen them score two or more goals in their last four home matches. They have also been quite solid at the back, keeping clean sheets in their last two matches at the Red Bull Arena.
Atlanta United have endured an erratic campaign as seem unable to maintain a positive run of results to push for a playoff place. They are currently 10th in the Eastern Conference, four points off the top seven.
Things appear to be getting worse for Atlanta United, who have claimed just one win from their last five MLS matches. Gonzalo Pineda’s men were beaten 2-1 by Toronto last time out.
Atlanta United have been particularly poor on their travels this season, claiming just one win away from home throughout the campaign. They are currently winless in their last five matches on the road, suffering four defeats in that run.
How the bookies view it
The bookies have New York Red Bulls as overwhelming favourites with a home priced at 13/18 by SBK. An unlikely victory for Atlanta United is valued at 4/1 by BetVictor while bet365 is offering odds of 3/1 for a draw.
Head to head
New York Red Bulls have a 7-1 advantage with four draws from 12 previous matches against Atlanta United. The Red Bulls have also kept six clean sheets in their last seven meetings with Atlanta.
Players to watch
Lewis Morgan appears to embody New York Red Bulls’ recent goalscoring efficiency having found the net in his last three home appearances. The midfielder is the leading scorer for the Red Bulls this season with seven goals and could be backed to score anytime at 15/8 with Paddy Power.
New York Red Bulls have also impressed at the back lately with Sean Nealis and Aaron Long forming a solid central defensive partnership. Both men can combine to lead the Red Bulls to a third straight home clean sheet at 8/5 with Coral.
Anything else catch the eye?
New York Red Bulls’ solid defending has led them to a win to nil in their last two matches and a repeat could be on the cards at 43/20 with Unibet. The tight defence means BTTS NO can also be considered at 6/5 with BetVictor.
Having lost none of their attacking punch, the Red Bulls can also be backed in the -1 handicap market at 19/10 with William Hill.
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