Rio Tinto Stadium
Real Salt Lake finally overcame a 2-match winless streak with a win last week over Austin FC away from home. Now they are hoping to build on that victory as they welcome New York City to the Rio Tinto Stadium for another MLS clash.
New York City are unworthy opponents in this clash and their poor form makes them the underdogs here. They come into this game with a very poor record of 8-match without a win in all competitions. They managed a 0-0 draw against New England at home last week and they don’t look like they are going to be much improved in this game.
Real Salt Lake are 9th in the western conference with 19 points from 16 matches, while New York City are 13th in the eastern conference with 17 points from 16 matches played.Grab Your Signup Bonus
Real Salt Lake (WLDWW)
Real Salt Lake are clearly the better team here even though their statistics have been far from perfect. After going two games without a win, they finally grabbed a 2-1 win over Austin FC away from home last week. In their last 5 matches they had 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat.
Real Salt Lake will be playing at home and their home statistics this season has been average as they had 2 wins, 2 draws and 4 defeats in all 8 home games they played this season. In their last 5 home games they had 1 win, 2 draws and 2 defeats and their latest home game ended in a 3-2 defeat against LA Galaxy.
Real Salt Lake were relieved when they had the 2-1 win over Austin FC last week. Real Salt Lake went ahead in the 15th minute through Rubio Rubin’s goal. And in the second half Rubio Rubin scored his second in the 81st minute. Then Austin FC pulled one goal back in the 92nd minute through Julio Cascante. The game ended 2-1 at full time in favor of Real Salt Lake. According to statistics, Real Salt Lake had 43% possession, 6 shots on target and 1 corner kick.
Real Salt Lake are now 9th in the western conference table with 19 points and a goal ratio of 18:27. They have played 16 matches and they had 5 wins, 4 draws and 7 defeats in those games..
Team streak: without a clean sheet (3), both teams scoring (4/5), first to score (4/5), more than 4.5 cards (4/5), less than 10.5 corners (6/8).
New York City FC (DLLDL)
New York City are in very poor form at the moment and they are in dire need of a positive response in this game. They come in here without a win in their last 8 matches in all competitions. In their last 5 games they had 2 draws and 3 defeats. And in their last game they played a 0-0 draw with New England Revolution at home.
New York City are playing away from home here and their away form in the MLS has been very poor as they drew 3 and lost 5 in their 8 home games this season. Their last 5 away games ended in 2 draws and 3 defeats and their last away game ended in a 1-1 draw against Orlando City SC.
New York City are coming off a 0-0 draw with New England Revolution last week. They were the better team according to statistics as they created more chances than the New England Revolution team. According to statistics, New York City had 55% possession, 5 shots on target, 7 corner kicks and 2 big chances created. Unfortunately the goal eluded them and they had to settle for a point at full time.
New York City are currently 13th in the eastern conference with 17 points and a goal ratio of 17:22. They played 16 games this season and had 4 wins, 5 draws and 7 defeats.
Team streak: no wins (8), first to concede (6/8), more than 4.5 cards (5/7).
Head to Head
The head-to-head record shows these two teams have played 6 times against each other. Real Salt Lake had 4 wins, while New York City had 2 wins.
- Real Salt Lake are without a clean sheet in 5 meetings.
- There were more than 2.5 goals scored in 5/5 meetings.
- New York City scored first in 5/5 meetings.
Analysis and Betting Tips
According to analysis, Real Salt Lake have scored 18 goals and conceded 27 goals in 16 matches in the MLS. They have scored 1.1 goals per game and have a 8% conversion rate. They also create 1.6 big chances per game and take a total of 14.0 shots per game with 5.4 shots on target per game. They take an average of 5.1 corners per game and take up 46.4% possession on average. On the defense, they have 3 clean sheets and they conceded 1.7 goals per game.
According to analysis, New York City have scored 17 goals and conceded 22 goals in 16 matches in the MLS. They have scored 1.1 goals per game and have a 9% conversion rate. They also create 1.9 big chances per game and take a total of 11.9 shots per game with 4.4 shots on target per game. They take an average of 4.6 corners per game and take up 55.1% possession on average. On the defense, they have 2 clean sheets and they conceded 1.4 goals per game.
- Home Win or Draw and Under 3.5 Goals at 1.89 Odds
- Team 1 to Score Goal 1 at 1.82 Odds
- Correct Score 2-0 at 11.00 Odds