D.C. United SC vs New York City MLS Betting Prediction

MLS D.C. United SC vs New York City Prediction 4/20/2024

D.C. United SC (2-2-4) travel to face off against New York City (2-4-2) on Saturday, April 20th. This match will be played at Citi Field in New York, NY. New York City is coming off a win in their previous match, while D.C. United SC will be looking to get back on track from a loss to the New York City. The match is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET.

D.C. United SC vs New York City

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D.C. United SC Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

D.C. United will be looking to bounce back from a close 3-2 loss to Orlando City SC. This match took place on their home pitch, and they were the slight favorite at +108. The five combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

Two different D.C. United players scored a goal, with Christian Benteke and Gabriel Pirani each finding the net one time. Benteke and Pirani also picked up an assist apiece. Overall, D.C. United took 17 shots and seven shots on goal.

On the defensive end, D.C. United allowed three goals on Orlando City’s 10 total shots. Alex Bono finished with just one save on Orlando City’s five shots on goal. The D.C. United defense had a total of five interceptions and three blocked shots.

Through eight matches, D.C. United SC has a record of 2-2-4, which has them sitting in 10th place in the Eastern Conference. They have yet to win on the road, going 0-0-4. Over their last seven matches, they have just one win, going 1-2-4. Following this match against New York City, they will return home to take on Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday, April 27th. Currently, they are one point behind St. Louis City SC and one point ahead of Toronto FC.

New York City Is Coming Off A Win

In their last match, New York City hosted the New England Revolution. Heading into the match, they were the favorite to win at -139 and they picked up a 2-0 win. This match’s two combined goals fell short of the over/under goal line of 2.5 goals.

New York City’s offensive attack took a total of 17 shots, with six being on target. Agustin Ojeda and Julian Fernandez scored the two goals for New York City, with each of these players taking three total shots.

On the defensive end, New York City didn’t allow a goal and goalie Matt Freese picked up a clean sheet. Freese made a total of six saves, and New York City intercepted nine passes while blocking four shots.

In their last match, New York City defeated the 15th ranked New England Revolution, 2-0, at home. Over their last six matches, they have gone 2-2-2. On the season, they are 2-4-2, which has them tied with Orlando City SC for 12th in the Eastern Conference. They will look to improve their road record of 0-3-1 when they take on D.C. United SC. Following this match, they will be at home once again, taking on Charlotte FC on Saturday, April 27th.

D.C. United SC Offense Breakdown

Christian Benteke has been the top scorer for D.C. United SC this season, as he has found the back of the net six times, which is good for third in the MLS. Benteke has also been the leader in shots on goal for D.C. United, as he has put 14 shots on target, which is fourth in the league. Jared Stroud has been the leader in assists for D.C. United, as he has two on the season, which is 31st in the MLS. Stroud also has one goal on the year, which is 115th in the league.

New York City Offense Breakdown

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The New York City offense has been below average this season, scoring just 0.9 goals per match, which is 27th in the league. However, they have scored more than their season average in three straight matches. Santiago Rodríguez is the top scorer for New York City, and his three goals are 21st in the league. He also leads the club in shots on goal, which is 28th in MLS. Julián Fernández has one goal and one assist this season, and his assist total is 117th in the league.

D.C. United SC Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against New York City, D.C. United’s defense is giving up 1.5 goals per match, which is 15th in the MLS. However, they are facing an NYC offense that is 27th in scoring. D.C. United’s defense is 1st in blocked shots and 9th in interceptions. Keeper Alex Bono is 8th in clean sheets and 11th in saves. Over their last four matches, D.C. United’s defense has given up six goals, including three to Orlando City SC, who is 24th in scoring.

New York City Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against D.C. United, the New York City defense is 9th in the MLS in goals allowed per match at 1.1. They are also 16th in blocked shots and 15th in interceptions. Keeper Matt Freese is 7th in the league in saves and has one clean sheet. Over their last three matches, they have given up just two goals, and they have a shutout against the New England Revolution, who is last in the league in scoring.

D.C. United SC vs New York City Prediction

Given the way we see this match playing out, the best bet is to take D.C. United SC and New York City to end in a draw at +265. This season, New York City has been the better defensive club, allowing the 9th fewest goals in the MLS. Our projections have this match ending in a 1-1 draw with D.C. United’s Cristian Dájome having the best chance to score a goal. As for New York City, look for Alonso Martínez to find the back of the net.

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