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NY Red Bulls vs Atlanta United Prediction
New York Red Bulls have won seven of their 12 meetings with Atlanta United in the MLS. They have lost just once to The Five Stripes, and that was in 2018. Atlanta United has visited Red Bull Arena five more times during MLS history, but have not won a single game. The Red Bull Arena has not been visited by Atlanta United and they have only picked up two points.
Both of the last two encounters between these sides last season ended in a draw. The majority of matches have been played with fewer than 2 goals, and only 4 matches had more than 3 goals.
The most thrilling encounter so far was the 3-3 draw back in 2019. Justin Meram handed Atlanta the lead in the 10th minute, but Daniel Royer made it 1-1 before halftime. Both teams took the lead in the second half. The dramatic ending was achieved with two goals in injury-time.
A Thriller Last Time
Brian White scored at the hour mark to hand New York the lead, and Atlanta needed a penalty from Josef Martinez to get level with 10 minutes left. The striker scored his second of the game in the 91st minute and that seemed like the winner.
However, Bradley Wright Phillips scored just two minutes later to make it even and give the New York Red Bulls a point.
Twenty-five percent have been a draw between Red Bulls and Atlanta, but this is not likely as each side will want to win in order to climb up the league table.
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The New York Red Bulls have a volatile run
Although they are currently 8th in league, it is not the most impressive. The team has only six points in their five last matches, and is struggling. NYRB began their MLS season after a losing preseason. They started the season with two victories. They beat the San Jose Earthquakes away and Toronto FC at home easily, but they lost their first home match of the season.
Minnesota United won by a narrow 1-0 margin, while Columbus Crew left Red Bull Arena carrying a point. The team did very well away from home, picking up a win against the New England Revolution. After losing their home match to CF Montreal, they won a 0-0 draw at FC Dallas. They began their unbeaten streak with that draw, which saw them win six matches. However, they only managed two wins and four draws during the run.
Patchy Form In the five MLS matches, New York Red Bulls has suffered three losses and one win. A loss to Inter Minmi CF started the poor streak. Phil Neville scored Robert Taylor and Ariel Lassiter, while the Red Bulls lost the match 2-0.
They bounced back in fine style with a 4-1 victory over DC United. They controlled possession and conceded only one goal to DC United’s sole shot. In the second half, they made full use of all their opportunities.
But they couldn’t keep up the momentum and lost 2-0 to Charlotte FC. NYRB managed just one shot on target and had just 39 percent of the ball as they ended up losing 2-0 thanks to goals from Derrick Jones and Benjamin Bender in injury time of both halves.
Unable to String 2 Wins Together
The sinusoidal pattern continued, as NYRB went from losing by 2-0 to winning the next match. NYRB defeated Toronto FC 2-0 and won all three points. They won the game thanks to Lewis Morgan’s and Luquinhas’s goals in each half.
They lost the next match after failing to win two consecutive games. LAFC, the table-topper in football, was made to struggle. NYRB lost 2-0 following quickfire goals by Diego Palacios and Cristian Arango.
Injuries and Suspensions
Wikelman Carmona and Andres Reyes are out.
Atlanta United are Back at the Ground where They Never Picked Up a Win
Atlanta United won four out of five matches in their pre-season. The team was dominant in every win and they had only lost once. This made the fans feel confident for the season ahead.
Their start to the season went well, with a win against Sporting Kansas City on the first weekend. They won 3-1 with goals from Luiz, Dom Dwyer, and Caleb Wiley. The team lost 3-0 in the first game away. They couldn’t replicate that performance. However, they did well at home and beat Charlotte FC. They then drew 3-3 with CF Montreal before beating FC Dallas away.
While they picked up ten points in the initial five matches of the season, their next ten games saw them pick up just nine. They started the season with an away loss to Charlotte FC. Next, they lost to Inter Miami.
Struggling for Consistency They ended their losing streak with a 4-1 win over the Chicago Fire. Brooks Lennon scored the final goal of the match, and Ronaldo Cisneros got a hat trick.
However, they lost their form in the following match and were beaten out at the US Open Cup. They were defeated by Nashville SC 3-2. Their form deteriorated and their heads dropped. Next, they were drawn to New England Revolution in the league and Nashville SC and then beat by Columbus Crew.
The international break was a perfect time for them. They managed to help the players get their heads back and let go of all inhibitions. The friendly they played against Pachuca saw them win 3-2 over Liga MX. Atlanta won 2-0 in the MLS against Inter Miami after a brief break. Josef Martinez and Luiz Araujo scored goals in each half, helping them to win the crucial victory and increase their confidence.
However, the team couldn’t keep up their momentum and fell to Toronto FC on Saturday. Ralph Priso and Jonathan Osorio were on the Canadian team, while Luiz Alraujo scored for Atlanta United.
Atlanta United Team News Miles Robinson, Osvaldo Allonso, Dylan Castanheira and Osvaldo Olonso are all out.
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How to Watch NY Red Bulls vs Atlanta United
New York Red Bulls vs Atlanta United Information Teams New York Red Bulls vs Atlanta United Location Red Bull Arena, New Jersey Time Thursday, June 30, at 8pm EST How to watch MLS LIVE on ESPN+, MLS LIVE on DAZN, MSG, Bally Sports Southeast