The New England Revolution finished the regular season atop the MLS Eastern Conference with a 19-point advantage included. One would think that should be enough for them to be huge favorites in the playoffs but is not. New York City FC, led by an MVP candidate, is very dangerous underdogs.
New England will try to avoid what happened to Colorado and Kansas City. Both lost despite being favorites and playing at home. How could you not love the Postseason?
Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and soccer odds for New York City FC vs New England Revolution.
New England Revolution vs New York City FC 2021 MLS Eastern Conference Semifinals
New York City FC
New York City FC finished the regular season in fourth place with 51 points thanks to a 14-9-11 record. They also scored 56 goals and allowed 36. Only New England scored more goals in the conference with 65.
Most recently, they beat Atlanta United 2-0 in the first round of the playoffs. Valentin Castellanos and Alexander Callens were the scorers. NYCFC lost the time of possession but finished with four more shots than Atlanta.
Castellanos has scored 20 goals, more than any other player in the league. He’s among the finalists for the MVP award. Goalkeeper Sean Johnson has had a great season as well. The team shut out three of its last five opponents.
New York FC’s road numbers aren’t the best, 4-5-8 overall, 5-11-1 against the spread and 6-8-3 over/under. Nevertheless, we’re talking about a well-balanced, disciplined team that scored in 76 percent of its road matches. That should be enough for you to consider inkling them in your betting online ticket.
Gedion Zelalem is suspended, while Anton Tinnerholm is out due to injury. Keaton Parks and Nicolas Acevedo remain questionable. Having them back would be a huge boost, but if not, they already found a way to win without them.
New York City FC Predicted Lineup: Sean Johnson; Tayvon Gray, Maxime Chanot, Alex Callens, Malte Amundsen; Alfredo Morales, James Sands, Jesus Medina, Maximiliano Moralez, Santiago Rodriguez; Valentin Castellanos.
New England Revolution
The New England Revolution hasn’t played since November 7, having clinched the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference well before that. Coach of the Year Bruce Arena has had plenty of time to prepare this game.
New England ended the regular season with a league-best 73 points thanks to a 22-7-5 record. Only Nashville SC lost less games than them with four. As I mentioned before, they scored 65 goals while also allowing 41, a plus-24 goal differential that was best in the league. Adam Buksa is the team’s top scorer with 16 goals.
Carlos Gil, who won Comeback Player of the Year, is also nominated for MVP. Matt Turner is nominated for Goalkeeper of the Year and Tajon Buchanan for Young Player of the Year.
They’ve been an even more reliable soccer pick when playing at home. They own a 12-3-2 record, 9-7-1 over/under. They’ve scored in 82 percent of their matches at Gillette Stadium.
There are no major injuries to report here.
New England Revolution Predicted Lineup: Matt Turner; Brandon Bye, Andrew Farrell, Henry Kessler, DeJuan Jones; Tajon Buchanan, Matt Polster, Thomas McNamara, Carlos Gil; Adam Buksa, Gustavo Bou.
New York City FC vs New England Revolution Head to Head
- Previous Matches: 19
- New York City FC Victories: 6 (23 goals)
- New England Revolution Victories: 9 (26 goals)
- Draws: 4
They already met three times in 2021. First, the New England Revolution went to New York and won, 3-2. Then, New York City FC took revenge with a 2-0 victory, also in New York. Finally, the Revolution won, 2-1, at home.
New England owns a 5-2-3 record in its last 10 meetings with New York. During that span, they scored 13 goals, allowed 12 and finished with a clean sheet three times. The total went over in five of those games.
If there’s something you can expect from these two, it’s goals. They’ve drawn at zero only once.
New York City FC vs New England Revolution Game Information
Date: Tuesday, November 30
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough
New York City FC vs New England Revolution Live Stream: fuboTV
New York City FC vs New England Revolution Betting Lines
|New York City FC||+½ -140||+240||3 -105o||1½ +150o/-180u|
|New England Revolution||-½ +110||+110||3 -125u||1½ -120o/-110u|
New York City FC vs New England Revolution Prediction
Fresher legs can make a huge difference during the playoffs. The New England Revolution have the advantage on that regard. After a weekend full of surprises, pressure will be on them but Arena knows how to handle it. New York City FC will put up a fight, including one more goal for Castellanos, but it won’t be enough.
If you want to increase your winning chances, don’t forget to check the props our sportsbook is offering. Three exact total goals are +325, while 41-50 minutes for time of first goal is +750. New England has conceded most goals in the time interval 46-60.
Score Prediction: New England Revolution 2, New York City FC 1