Real Salt Lake vs New York City Match Info
Match date: 4th August 2019
Kick-Off: 3:00 am
Stadium: Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy
Real Salt Lake vs New York City Head to Head Record
Last 3 meetings:
12 Apr 2018 New York City 4 – 0 Real Salt Lake
18 May 2017 Real Salt Lake 2 – 1 New York City
3 Jun 2016 New York City 2 – 3 Real Salt Lake
Matches played: 4
Real Salt Lake wins: 3
New York City wins: 1
Real Salt Lake vs New York City Stats
- New York City come into the match on the back of two consecutive wins
- Real Salt Lake struggled for consistency and failed to connect any two same results in July
- Pigeons only ended a three-match losing streak in head-to-head clashes as they outclassed the rivals last year (4-0)
Real Salt Lake vs New York City Match Preview
Real Salt Lake have struggled to turn clashes their way lately and the home clash against New York City hardly comes at the best time possible, with a three-match winless streak now behind them and just one win bagged in last five games across competitions. Mike Petke now has to look for a cure for their goalscoring woes but his men are surely in for another tough challenge.
Claret and Cobalt have seen a disappointing Leagues Cup exit (one of three MLS sides to do so in Quarter-finals) in the hands of Tigres UANL last week, where a single goal from Eduardo Vargas made all three difference. They struggled to bounce quickly and only shared the spoils in a goalless draw at Dallas, which will hardly come as a great confidence booster either.
New York City will hope they can capitalize on such a streak on the rivals’ end and we should see them very motivated at Rio Tinto Stadium, after beating Colorado Rapids (1-2) and Sporting KC (3-1) in two exciting games late in July – as they finally ended a streak of three losses.
Pigeons have been scoring goals on the regular but still struggled to catch up with the top of the Eastern Conference table. Still, they have four games in hand to pace-setters Philadelphia Union and surely come in a better mood with just as much to play for in Sandy, Utah.
We will thus back the visitors to leave unbeaten and go for a Double Chance – Draw or New York City to win, which comes off as more of a banker bet at 4/7 with bet365 and has seen many big hitters lumping already.
We should be in for a narrow contest and we feel Pigeons should have to base such a success on a tough defensive approach before anything else, as we now also stick with few games and Under 2.5 Goals FT at 27/25 with Unibet.
Real Salt Lake vs New York City Betting Tips
Draw or New York City to win @ 4/7 with bet365
Under 2.5 Goals FT @ 27/25 with Unibet
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