New York Red Bulls vs Sporting Kansas City / MLS – This derby match in MLS League will be played between two teams that currently occupy third place at their conferences, with the proviso that NY Red Bulls have two games less than Sporting Kansas City. In addition, the guests from Kansas are also awaiting this match in a somewhat worse form than their rivals from New York, but they have a positive series of three wins and two draws against them.
New York Red Bulls vs Sporting Kansas City begins: 15.07.2018. – 01:00 CET
New York Red Bulls
However, it should only be additional motive for the hosts to finally try to win in duels with the team from Kansas, especially since we have already said they are currently in a better shape. However, they were defeated in their last performance in MLS league as guests with 1-0 by their city's rival City, who had thus escaped them five points of difference, while the leading team of the East, Atlanta, currently has eight points advantage and even three more games than Red Bulls.
Of course, all this can still be achieved, especially if they return to the winning habits, with the proviso that obviously their biggest problem is the departure of coach Marsch, so they are still getting accustomed to working with his successor Armas. As for the Red Bulls lineup for this derby with Kansas City, we expect almost the same 11 players as in the city derby with City, especially since defender Duncan and midfielders Valot and Bezecourt are all still out of action.
Probable lineups New York Red Bulls: Robles – Lade, Parker, Long, Lawrence – Davis, Adams – Muyl, Gamarra, Royer – B.Wright-Phillips
Sporting Kansas City
The guests from Kansas occupy the third place in the Western Conference table, and they only have one point less than the second Los Angeles and two in comparison to the leading Dallas. However, in their last three appearances in MLS league, they won only one point, in a domestic match with Toronto, while they were previously defeated as guests by Montreal and Real Salt Lake.
That is why it will be very interesting to see how they will manage in this difficult at match against NY Red Bulls, who also have great ambitions in the East, and they also made six wins in eight home matches this season. In addition, the guests from Kansas also have a lot of problems with absences before this match, because their center-back Evans, midfielders Gutierrez and Medranda, and strikers Shelton and Lobato are definitely injured, while striker Opara is questionable.
Probable lineups Sporting Kansas City: Melia – Zusi, Amor, Besler, Sinovic – Espinoza, Sanchez – Russel, Croizet, Gerso – Salloi
New York Red Bulls vs Sporting Kansas City PICK
Given that both teams are fighting for the very top of their conferences, it is to be expected that we see a great football game in this derby of MLS league. However, because of a better form as well as a home field advantage, we have decided to give advantage to NY Red Bulls in this match.
Pick: NY Red Bulls win
Odds: 1.80 at betvictor (down to 1.73 can be played)