DC United vs. New York Red Bulls Match Analysis and Prediction

Two teams at the opposite ends of the MLS standings meet in the MLS action happening on Saturday as D.C. United take on New York Red Bulls at Audi Field. Showdown scheduled for August 7, 2022 02:30 EAT.

The hosts are in the relegation zone, currently sitting at the bottom of the table with 21 points from 21 games. Of the matches played, six wins, three draws and 12 losses have been recorded. In 5 of their last 6 fixtures, they bagged a total of 10 and opposing sides scored 17 of them in these games.

Wayne Rooney’s side will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 2-1 MLS success against Orlando City.In that game, D.C. United had 56% possession, 8 shots with 4 of them on target and goals scored by Chris Durkin (91′) and Taxiarchis Fountas (95′). Orlando City had 15 shots with 4 of them on target and a goal scored by Júnior Urso (9′).

The visitors currently sit forth on the table with 36 points from 23 game. Of the matches played, ten wins, six draws and seven losses have been recorded. A tally of 20 goals have been recorded in their past 6 fixtures,giving an average of 3.33 goals per meeting with opposing sides scoring 11 goals.

Gerhard Struber’s men and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here following a 5-1 loss against Orlando City in Open Cup action. In that game, New York Red Bulls had 40% possession, 18 shots with 3 of them on target and a goal scored by Lewis Morgan (45′). Orlando City got 14 shots with 9 of them on target and goals scored by César Araújo (45′, 62′), Mauricio Pereyra (47′), Facundo Torres (75′) and Benji Michel (83′).

D.C. United vs. New York Red Bulls head-to-head

These two teams have had 70 encounters since 2003, recording equal numbers of wins, 26, and 18 games ended all square.                               

  • New York 4-1 DC United 29/05/22
  • DC United 0-3 New York 11/05/22             
  • DC United 1-1 New York 11/02/22             
  • DC United 1-0 New York 28/10/21             
  • New York 1-1 DC United12/09/21

Home

  • DC United 2-1 Orlando
  • DC United 1-2 Montreal
  • DC United 2-6 B. Munich
  • Minnesota 2-0 DC United
  • DC United 2-2 Columbus

Away

  • New York 4-5 Colorado
  • New York 0-2 Barcelona
  • Orlando 5-1 New York
  • Austin 3-4 New York
  • New York 0-1 New York City

D.C. United team news

Wayne Rooney will miss the services of Adrien Pérez, Bill Hamid and Brad Smith due to injuries.

New York Red Bulls team news

Gerhard Struber will have a fully fit squad ahead of this match.

Prediction and Odds

D.C. United might have a difficult job to see themselves scoring against this New York Red Bulls team who we think will manage to score & go ahead.

  • New York Red Bulls win
  • Both teams to score
  • Goals over 2.5

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