New York Red Bulls will be bidding to return to the winning ways in the MLS this weekend when they host Charlotte FC at the Red Bull Arena in the last round of the 2022 regular season campaign. Match day schedules for October 9 at 21:30 EAT.
New York City has already sealed their fate inside the playoffs spots in the Eastern Conference this season, they currently fourth with 50 points picked up from 14 wins against 11 loses and eight draws so far this season. Coming into this game, the Red Bulls won three and lost three of their last six matches (WWLWLL).
New York Red Bulls will look to bounce back after 2-1 MLS losing effort to Columbus Crew in their previous match. In that game, New York Red Bulls managed 31% possession, 10 shots with three of them on target and a goal scored by Frankie Amaya (53′). Columbus Crew got nine shots with four of them on target and goals by Derrick Etienne (89′, 93′).
Playoffs spots are out of reach for the newly promoted Charlotte FC, currently sitting ninth with 42 points, four points off Columbus Crew in the seventh place with only this one match left to play this season. Coming into this encounter, Charlotte FC is unbeaten in four of their last six matches (LLWWWD).
Charlotte FC come into this match off the back off 2-2 MLS stalemate with Columbus Crew in their previous fixture. In that game, Charlotte FC had 52% possession, 15 shots with seven of them on target and goals scored by Daniel Ríos (58′) and Andre Shinyashiki (90′). Columbus Crew got 17 shots with eight of them on target and goals by Lucas Zelarayán (36′) and Luis Díaz (54′).
New York Red Bulls vs. Charlotte FC head to head
Sunday’s fixture will be the third head to head encounter between these two since the beginning of the season; each side claims a win from the two meetings.
- Charlotte 2-0 New York 11/06/22
- New York 3-1 Charlotte 26/05/22
- Columbus 2-1 New York
- New York City 2-0 New York
- New York 2-1 New England
- New York 0-2 Philadelphia
- Montreal 0-1 New York
- Charlotte 4-0 Philadelphia
- Chicago 2-3 Charlotte
- Charlotte 1-0 New York City
- Cincinnati 2-0 Charlotte
- Charlotte 0-2 Toronto
New York Red Bulls team news
Boss Gerhard Struber is grateful to have no fitness or suspension concerns ahead of this match.
Charlotte FC team news
Vinicius Mello, Guzmán Corujo and Adam Armour will be unavailable for manager Christian Lattanzio’s selection for this game.
Prediction and odds
- New York Red Bulls Win
- Both teams to score