New York Red Bulls vs Los Angeles MLS Betting Prediction

MLS New York Red Bulls vs Los Angeles Prediction 4/21/2024

New York Red Bulls (4-1-3) travel to face off against Los Angeles (3-3-2) on Sunday, April 21st. This match will be played at BMO Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. Both New York Red Bulls and Los Angeles ended their previous matches with a draw. The match is scheduled for 10:30 PM ET.

New York Red Bulls vs Los Angeles

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New York Red Bulls Is Coming Off A Draw

The New York Red Bulls will be looking to get back in the win column after playing to a 0-0 draw against the Chicago Fire. This match took place on their home pitch, and despite not picking up the win, they had a money line of -182, which was the second-highest on the board.

The offensive attack for the Red Bulls was unable to find the back of the net on any of their 19 total shots or five shots on goal. This offensive unit was led by Patryk Klimala, who took a team-high six shots, with two of them being on target.

On the defensive end, New York did a good job of keeping the pressure off their goalie, as the Fire finished with just four total corners and nine shots. Three of these shots on goal were taken by Chicago, with Carlos Coronel finishing with three saves.

Through eight matches, the New York Red Bulls have a record of 4-1-3, which has them sitting in second place in the Eastern Conference. They have been solid on the road, going 2-1-2, while at home, they are 2-0-1. Overall, they have been favored in three matches, going 2-0-1, while as the underdog, they are 2-1-2. Looking ahead, their next match will be on Saturday, April 27th, when they take on Vancouver Whitecaps FC at home. Over their last three matches, they have gone 1-0-2.

Los Angeles Is Coming Off A Draw

In their last match, Los Angeles played to a draw vs. the Portland Timbers, with the two combined goals surpassing the over/under line of 0.5 goals. This match took place on the road for Los Angeles, and the draw payout for this club was +125.

Los Angeles’ offensive attack was led by Mateusz Bogusz, who scored both of the club’s goals. Bogusz took two total shots, with both of his shots being on target. Timmy Tillman finished with the only assist for Los Angeles.

On the defensive end, Los Angeles allowed a total of four shots on goal, with Hugo Lloris making two saves. The club’s defenders had a total of seven interceptions and blocked one shot.

In their last match, Los Angeles played to a 2-2 draw against the Portland Timbers. This result moved their record to 3-3-2 on the season, which has them sitting in 6th place in the Western Conference. Overall, they have been favored in all eight of their matches, going 3-3-2 in those contests. After this match, they will be back at home on Sunday, April 28th, taking on the Portland Timbers once again.

New York Red Bulls Offense Breakdown

The New York Red Bulls have been an average offensive team this season, scoring 1.4 goals per match, which is 17th in the league. They have been able to get 4.9 shots on goal per match, which is 13th in the league. Lewis Morgan has been their top offensive player, as he leads the team in goals scored and shots on goal. He is 5th in the league in goals scored and 8th in shots on goal. Dante Vanzeir has been the team’s top playmaker, as he leads the team in assists and is 1st in the league in that category. He is also 2nd on the team in goals scored.

Los Angeles Offense Breakdown

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Los Angeles has scored 1.6 goals per match this season, which is 8th in the league. They have scored more than their season average in four straight matches. They are 1st in MLS in shots on goal per match, and they have had more corners than their opponents in 62.5% of their matches. Timmy Tillman is their top scorer, as he has three goals this season, which is 17th in MLS. Denis Bouanga is 5th in MLS in shots on goal, and he has also scored three goals this season.

New York Red Bulls Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Los Angeles offense, the New York Red Bulls’ defense is currently 3rd in MLS, allowing just 0.9 goals per match. Over their last four matches, they have given up just one goal, and they have two clean sheets on the season. However, they have not faced a top-10 offense since March 23rd when they shut out Inter Miami CF. Carlos Miguel is the team’s top goalkeeper, and he is 13th in MLS with two clean sheets. On the season, he is 24th in saves.

Los Angeles Defense Breakdown

Los Angeles has been up and down on defense this season, but they have been trending in the right direction of late. After giving up three goals to Colorado Rapids SC on March 30th, they have given up just three goals over their last three matches. However, they did give up two goals to the Portland Timbers in their most recent match. Overall, they are 16th in goals allowed, and they are 8th in blocked shots. Hugo Lloris is 6th in clean sheets, and he is 9th in saves.

New York Red Bulls vs Los Angeles Prediction

Coming into this match, the New York Red Bulls have been one of the top defensive teams in the MLS this season, allowing the 3rd fewest goals. Our projections have this match ending in a 1-1 draw, with the payout on the draw currently at +255. Looking at the projected shots on goal, Los Angeles has a big advantage, as they are the top team in the MLS in shots on goal this season. Our top projected goal scorer for the match is Denis Bouanga for Los Angeles, who has the best odds to score a goal overall.

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