New York Red Bulls vs CF MontrealMLS, KO: 21:00 Apr 9, 2022, Red Bull Arena
New York Red Bulls will be looking to maintain the pressure on Eastern Conference leaders Philadelphia Union as they host Montreal on Saturday. New York have been one of the best teams in the league this season and should have too much for the visitors.
New York Red Bulls have been one of the more impressive teams in the MLS this season and have suffered just one defeat in their opening five matches. They have claimed three wins this season and are challenging near the top of the Eastern Conference.
Gerhard Struber’s men head into Saturday’s clash off the back of a 1-0 victory over New England last time out in the MLS. They were made to work hard by the hosts and claimed the win thanks to an own goal from Matthew Polster.
Despite their solid start to the campaign, New York Red Bulls are surprisingly still seeking their first home win of the season. Given Montreal’s struggles this term, they will be confident of breaking their duck at the Red Bull Arena.
Montreal are coming off a 4-3 victory over Cincinnati in their previous MLS fixture. They twice came from behind to earn the win with Djordje Mihailovic netting a brace while Kei Kamara and Joaquin Torres were also on target.
That was the first win of the season for Montreal, whose campaign has been in stark contrast to New York Red Bulls. They have suffered three defeats already this term and are near the bottom of the Eastern Conference.
Among the problems for Montreal this season has been an inability to maintain their discipline at the back. They have failed to keep a single clean sheet this season and have conceded 12 goals in their opening five matches.
How the bookies view it
New York Red Bulls are considered overwhelming favourites among the bookies with a home win priced at 8/13 with bet365. A victory for Montreal is valued at 23/5 by Unibet while a draw is set at odds of 29/10 with SBK.
Head to head
New York Red Bulls have a 13-11 advantage with three draws from 27 previous matches with Montreal. They have also won the last two meetings at the Red Bull Arena and claimed a 1-0 victory in last season’s corresponding fixture.
Players to watch
Tom Barlow often features in attack and with two goals in his five appearances this season, could be tipped to find the net on Sunday at 6/4 with bet365. Midfielder Lewis Morgan has also scored three goals this season and is priced at 15/8 by bet365 in the same market.
Montreal will be banking in Djordje Mihailovic to maintain his scoring form having found the net three times in his last two matches. Bet365 has the midfielder at odds of 9/2 to get on the score sheet on Saturday.
Anything else catch the eye?
There have been over 3.5 goals in Montreal’s last three matches and a similar outcome is priced at 2/1 with BetVictor while over 2.5 goals is valued at 7/9 with SBK. Both teams can also be backed to score at 5/6 with SBK.
Given the minimal odds for a straight New York Red Bulls victory, a win and over 2.5 goals will provide more value at 29/20 with Coral.
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