The top two teams in the Eastern Conference of MLS square off when the New York Red Bulls host rival New York City FC in a quarterfinal of the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. NYCFC (8-3-3) sits atop the conference with 27 points. The Red Bulls (7-4-5) are just one point behind. Though Wednesday's match will not affect the MLS table, the winner will advance to the semifinals of the U.S. Open Cup, the oldest prize in American soccer.
Kickoff is 8 p.m ET. NYCFC is the slight +150 favorite in its latest NYCFC vs. New York Red Bulls odds, with the Red Bulls the +160 underdogs. A draw is priced at +230. The Over/Under for total goals scored is 2.5.
Before you lock in your Red Bulls vs. NYCFC picks or U.S. Open Cup predictions, you need to see what proven soccer insider Martin Green has to say.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated well over $37,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Green knows that NYCFC is on a roll. The reigning MLS Cup champions are unbeaten in the last 12 matches in all competitions, a stretch that began in mid-April. They have outscored their opponents 26-7 over that stretch.
He also knows that the Red Bulls have had success against NYCFC recently. They are unbeaten in the last three renewals of the Hudson River Derby, with two victories and one draw. In the last meeting, in October, NYCFC dominated possession (63 percent), but an early goal from Cristian Cásseres handed the Red Bulls a 1-0 win.
Now, Green has broken down the NYCFC vs. Red Bulls match from every angle and locked in his best bets. He is leaning over the goal total and has locked in a pair of best bets, including one that returns plus money, so you ABSOLUTELY need to see his analysis before making any selections of your own.
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