New York City FC vs DC United Match Review
August 31, 2022 Sports Betting
DC United travels to the Red Bull Arena to face New York City FC on Thursday looking to snap a streak of six straight MLS road losses.
The Pigeons will be seeking to immediately go back to winning ways and solidify their position in the upper echelons of the Eastern Conference leaderboard after suffering their third loss in four games most recently.
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Tips and Prediction
Last Saturday, New York City FC was brought to its knees as they were defeated by Orlando City by a score of at the Exploria Stadium.
Junior Urso opened the scoring in the seventh minute, and Maxi Moralez equalized in the 53rd. However, substitute Tesho Akindele scored in the sixth minute of stoppage time to give the Lions a last-second victory.
Prior to that, on August 21, the Pigeons defeated Chicago Fire thanks to goals from Gabriel Pereira and Santiago Rodriguez in either half to snap a four-game losing streak.
Nick Cushing’s team now has 45 points, is third in the Eastern Conference standings, nine points behind the first-place Philadelphia Union, after winning 13, drawing 6, and losing 8 of their first 27 games.
After playing two straight away matches, New York City FC is again back at home, where they have won nine games and drawn four since the beginning of April, going unbeaten in all but one of their past 14 games overall.
However, DC United, led by Wayne Rooney, were left empty-handed once more after failing to win the game’s final three minutes and losing to Atlanta United on Sunday.
The most headers ever scored in a single MLS game were scored by Alan Franco, Josef Martinez, and Juan Sanchez Purata in an action-packed second half at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, giving the hosts a win. Including a thrashing at the hands of Philadelphia Union on August 21, the Black-and-Red have now dropped each of their last four league games. They have also managed just one point out of the last 18 opportunities.
DC United, who has 22 points from 27 games and is at the bottom of the Eastern Conference rankings, will now travel to face New York City, where they have lost all eight of their previous encounters with the team since August 2015.
In the MLS, New York City FC and DC United have had quite different seasons, with Rooney’s team currently languishing towards the bottom of the east. We believe that the Pigeons will take advantage of their home advantage to defeat the visitors for the fourth time in a row. They have also had the better of this match.