D.C. United vs NY Red Bulls Prediction: Lineup, ODDs & H2H

Audi Field in Washington, D.C. gears up for a historic Major League Soccer Eastern Conference clash on Wednesday, May 15th, 2024. D.C. United welcomes their…

D.C. United vs NY Red Bulls

Audi Field in Washington, D.C. gears up for a historic Major League Soccer Eastern Conference clash on Wednesday, May 15th, 2024. D.C. United welcomes their archrivals, the New York Red Bulls, in a match brimming with regional rivalry and historical significance.

Match

  • Teams: D.C. United vs New York Red Bulls
  • Compettition: MLS 2024
  • Date: Wednesday, May 15th, 2024 (**Double-check closer to the date for confirmation)
  • Time: Time is yet to be confirmed, but MLS matches typically start between 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM Eastern Time (GMT-4).
  • Venue: Audi Field, Washington, D.C.

Prediction: D.C. United vs NY Red Bulls

Audi Field is set for a passionate clash between a team seeking consistency and their historic rivals aiming for a playoff push. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect:

  • Draw (Most Likely): The close head-to-head record, both teams’ recent struggles, and the pressure of the rivalry suggest this could be a tightly contested match that ends in a draw.
  • D.C. United Win (Possible, but Needs Improvement): Playing at home with a fired-up crowd behind them, D.C. United has a chance to win, especially if their creative midfielders can unlock the Red Bulls’ defense.
  • New York Red Bulls Win (Upset): The Red Bulls’ recent improvement and their determination to climb the playoff table make them a threat. Capitalizing on any D.C. United weaknesses could lead to an upset.

Lineups (Predicted)

D.C. United (4-2-3-1):

  • Goalkeeper: Bill Hamid
  • Defenders: Donovan Pines, Steven Birnbaum, Frédéric Brillant, Brad Smith
  • Midfielders: Marlon Acosta, Jair Pereira
  • Forwards: Paul Arriola, Luciano Acosta, Taxi Fountas
  • Striker: Adrien Perez

New York Red Bulls (4-3-3):

  • Goalkeeper: Carlos Coronel
  • Defenders: Aaron Long, Sean Nealis, Andres Reyes, John Tolkin
  • Midfielders: Caden Clark, Dru Yearwood, Frankie Amaya
  • Forwards: Lewis Morgan, Brian White, Fábio Gomes

Odds

(subject to change, always check with your preferred sportsbook)

  • D.C. United Win: Moderate Odds (around +2.75)
  • Draw: Most Likely Outcome (around +2.50)
  • New York Red Bulls Win: Underdog (around +3.25 or higher)

H2H (Head-to-Head)

This rivalry boasts a close head-to-head record:

  • Series Almost Even: Historically, both teams have narrowly edged each other out. D.C. United has won 27 out of their 74 meetings, while the Red Bulls have won 28, with 19 draws.
  • High-Scoring Encounters: Recent clashes between these teams have often been high-scoring affairs.

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