Real Salt Lake vs New York Red Bulls Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Real Salt Lake vs New York Red Bulls Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Real Salt Lake were thrashed 5-1 by new MLS franchise Los Angeles FC. It was a shambolic defence of performance from RSL, who took the lead through Joao Plata after 20 minutes. Los Angeles FC’s response was stunning as they capitalised on static defending to score goals through Diego Rossi (2), Latif Blessing, Benny Feilhaber, and Carlos Vela. New York Red Bulls managed a comprehensive 4-0 win over Portland Timbers in the first match. A goal from Benjamin Mines provided Red Bulls with a decisive advantage, but the game turned into a thrashing for Portland after late goals from Bradley Wright Phillips and Carlos Rivas (2). In the midweek, the Red Bulls reached the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals after beating Tijuana 5-1 on aggregate.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Real Salt Lake have never lost back-to-back opening league matches at home. It looks highly unlikely that the Red Bulls will change history books, as they have a poor record in away matches against RSL. In the last six away games against this opponent, the Red Bulls have only picked up a point. Still, the club’s good start to the campaign is expected to make it difficult for RSL to register a fifth win in six matches. I would back a draw.

Bradley Wright Phillips has been in sensational form after scoring four goals in as many appearances. Surprisingly, the striker has never been able to score against Real Salt Lake in the past. However, this may be about to change with RSL being quite poor at the back. I would choose a surprise pick of backing Bradley Wright Phillips to score anytime in the game.

Draw – 12/5

Bradley Wright Phillips to score anytime – 13/10

 

Real Salt Lake saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Real Salt Lake Form Guide

Real Salt Lake Team Logo

Real Salt Lake

Won

4

Draw

4

Lost

2
W H

05-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Sporting Kansas City Team Logo Sporting Kansas City

FT 4 - 2

(HT 3 - 1)

W H

08-07-2018

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

11-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Eintracht Frankfurt Team Logo Eintracht Frankfurt

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

15-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Minnesota United Team Logo Minnesota United

FT 3 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

22-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

D A

29-07-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

05-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire Team Logo Chicago Fire

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

12-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Montreal Impact Team Logo Montreal Impact

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

16-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Los Angeles FC

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

19-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

New York Red Bulls Form Guide

New York Red Bulls Team Logo

New York Red Bulls

Won

7

Draw

1

Lost

2
W H

23-06-2018

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

01-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Toronto FC Team Logo Toronto FC

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

09-07-2018

Major League Soccer

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

15-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Sporting Kansas City Team Logo Sporting Kansas City

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

22-07-2018

Major League Soccer

New England Rev. Team Logo New England Rev.

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

26-07-2018

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

29-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Columbus Crew Team Logo Columbus Crew

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

W H

05-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Los Angeles FC

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

12-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire Team Logo Chicago Fire

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

19-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo Vancouver Whitecaps

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

Real Salt Lake Preview

Real Salt Lake were handed a lesson in football by newcomers Los Angeles FC, as the team fell to their biggest opening day defeat. Real Salt Lake had started the campaign with a reasonably positive draw with Dallas. Manager Mike Petke has the difficult job of picking up his players after such a big defeat, but he will be aware that RSL’s tough opening round of fixtures does not provide any let off. RSL are up against the likes of Toronto and New York City in the next four matches.

 

Real Salt Lake Team News

RSL will be without Tony Beltran (knee), Jordan Allen (knee), and Taylor Peay (knee) due to injuries. Adam Henley and Aaron Herrera are being rated as doubtful for the game

 

New York Red Bulls Preview

The Red Bulls have not only made a brilliant start to their domestic campaign, but the progression to the semifinals of the CONCACAF Champions League is a huge deal for the club. Red Bulls have reached the semi-final stage of the Champions League for the first time. Such positivity can only transcend into the domestic games for Marsch and his men. Red Bulls’ star striker Bradley Wright Phillips has made a sensational start to the campaign by scoring four and setting up five in all competitions.

 

New York Red Bulls Team News

Manager Jesse Marsch has a fully fit squad for this game.

 

Real Salt Lake Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

New York Red Bulls Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Real Salt Lake vs New York Red Bulls Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
18 GK Nick Rimando 175 92
23 LB Sebastian Saucedo 172 65
15 CD Justen Glad 185 80
4 CD David Horst 193 95
17 RB Demar Phillips 168 59
6 CDM Damir Kreilach 186 79
5 CDM Kyle Beckerman 177 83
11 CM Albert Rusnak 180 65
12 CM Brooks Lennon 177 -
7 CM Jefferson Savarino 164 55
16 CF Alfredo Ortuno 183 80
No. Pos Player M kg
31 GK Luis Robles 185 86
6 LB Kyle Duncan - -
5 RB Connor Lade 170 58
29 CD Fidel Escobar 181 92
26 CD Tim Parker 188 -
33 CDM Aaron Long 186 -
90 CM Marc Rzatkowski 171 65
10 CM Alejandro Romero 165 67
88 CM Vincent Bezecourt 170 65
4 CDM Tyler Adams 175 -
11 CF Carlos Rivas - -