New York City FC vs DC United Match Preview, Free Picks and Prediction
Defeat for New York City on Thursday means the Eastern Conference side are now six points behind Atlanta United in third place, and seven off local rivals New York Red Bulls who top the table. On Saturday New York City are presented with an opportunity to return to winning ways at home to DC United, but both teams have injuries and a number of players on international duty. The visitors beat Atlanta United on Monday, but remain six points outside of the play-off places with the regular season coming to an end in late October.
The first half between New York City and New England Revolution on Thursday was littered with goal scoring opportunities, the majority of which fell to the hosts. David Villa had a shot deflected onto the crossbar before the very same player saw Knighton save when through one on one.
New England had a late chance to wrap up the three points but the ball flew back off the post, not that it mattered in the end as the visitors held on to secure a much needed win of their own and end New York City’s unbeaten home run.
Not many saw a home win coming when DC United entertained Eastern Conference high flyers Atlanta United, but despite being dominated by their guests, the hosts pulled off an impressive 3-1 win. Against the run of play DC’s Acosta put the home side 1-0 up in the twenty-ninth minute, after good work from Rooney who claimed the assist.
New York City FC Predicted Lineup: Sean Johnson, Anton Tinnerholm, Sebastien Ibeagha, Alex Callens, Ben Sweat, James Sands, Tommy McNamara, Maxi Moralez, Jonathan Lewis, David Villa, Valentin Castellanos.
DC United Predicted Lineup: Bill Hamid, Vytas, Steve Birnbaum, Kofi Opare, Joseph Mora, Russell Canouse, Chris Durkin, Ian Harkes, Luciano Acosta, Ulises Segura, Wayne Rooney.
|Free Betting Predictions: New York City FC 2-1 DC United|