The New York Red Bulls are in fourth place, while DC United sit at the bottom of the Eastern Conference. However, both seem to be trending in opposing directions.
The Red Bulls find themselves giving up nine goals in their last two MLS games and winning one United has a new famous manager looking to flip the season and bring them out of the hole this season.
Let’s check the latest MLS news, stats, injury reports, and MLS odds for D.C. United vs New York Red Bulls. We’ve plenty of MLS picks and predictions for you to consider.
United Have Some Hope
This season has not gone United’s way, as they sit at the bottom of the Eastern Conference and have one point on the MLS’s last place Sporting Kansas City. However, there are signs of improvement.
They have hired former Manchester United star and England captain Wayne Rooney, as manager. Rooney played 52 games with DC United scoring 25 games. Rooney coached his first game against a 2-1 victory over Orlando City. They lost the second game 3-0 against Charlotte FC.
In United’s win over Orlando, it took two goals in stoppage time, and the winning goal was knocked in by Taxiarchis Fountas. Fountas has been the biggest bright spot in United’s struggling season, scoring 11 goals, tied for fourth most in the MLS. He has done that in 14 games, 12 starts.
That one comeback win won’t magically turn the season around, especially after following it up with a 3-0 loss. However, it could lay down the groundwork for next season.
New York Red Bulls Success Away
The New York Bed Bulls have been one of the best teams in away games. They are the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference with 36 points, mainly because of their record on the road, collecting 23 points in away games.
When the Red Bulls have played away, they secured the second-most points and scored the second-most goals out of any team in the MLS on the road. Their play at home has held them back this season, tied for the second-fewest points earned in home games in the MLS.
Their struggles can be summed up in their last two MLS games, not including their recent Open Cup and Club Friendly losses. In the Red Bulls’ last away game, they beat Austin FC 4-3, defeating the second seed in the Western Conference. Then at home in their most recent match, they lost 5-4 to the Colorado Rapids, the 10th seed in the West.
DC United vs Red Bulls Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 98
- DC United Victories: 43 (156 goals)
- New York Red Bulls Victories: 34 (134 goals)
- Draws: 21
The Red Bulls dominated the first meeting between the two this season, winning 4-1, behind two goals from Luquinhas. However, the Red Bulls have not beaten United in their last two games in Washington, DC.
Since the Red Bulls eliminated United in the 2015 playoffs, they have been the better team. The Red Bulls have won seven games between the two, compared to United with only four victories.
DC United vs Red Bulls Game Information
- Date: Saturday, August 6
- Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
- Location: Audi Field, Washington, DC
- DC United vs Red Bulls Live Stream: fubo.tv
DC United vs Red Bulls Betting Lines
|D.C. United||+½ -145||+220||2½-120o||1½+175o
|New York Red Bulls||-½ +115||+115||2½-110u||1½+110o
DC United vs Red Bulls Prediction
Despite the Red Bulls coming off a loss in which they gave up five goals, they are still the more talented team than United. United is trending in the right direction due to a new manager, but it won’t be enough against a playoff team that plays better on the road.
There is a good chance this game ends with a high scoreline, having five goals when they faced off earlier in the season. Plus, Red Bulls have allowed 16 goals in their last four games over all competitions.