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Sep 23, 2021 at 1am UK at Red Bull Arena
NY Red BullsNew York Red Bulls
2-1
NY CityNew York City FC
Klimala (90+12' pen., 90+12' pen.)
Davis (45'), Reyes (61'), Klimala (80'), Duncan (82'), Clark (84')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Castellanos (31')
Callens (21'), Tinnerholm (44'), Chanot (84')
Parks (73'), Chanot (90+10')

Preview: New York Red Bulls vs. New York City FC - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Thursday's Major League Soccer clash between New York Red Bulls and New York City FC, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

New York Red Bulls play host to New York City FC at Red Bull Arena on Wednesday in a much-anticipated Hudson River Derby showdown.

NYCFC enter this game third in the Eastern Conference, 12 points better off than their state rivals with the end of the regular season drawing to a close.


Match preview

New York City FC forward Valentin Castellanos (11) celebrates a goal by forward Santiago Rodriguez (not pictured) against Toronto FC with defender Malte Amundsen (12) and forward Thiago (8) during the first half at BMO Field on August 7, 2021© Reuters

After hitting a poor run of form that saw them collect one point from a possible nine, City picked up a welcome victory away at FC Cincinnati on Saturday.

Brenner had given lowly Cincinnati a surprise early lead at TQL Stadium, but Keaton Parks restored parity and Valentin Castellanos scored a winner from the penalty spot.

That victory moved Ronny Deila's men back into the top three and now four points clear of the chasing pack in the race for an MLS Cup Playoffs berth.

After snapping a seven-game winless run on the road, the Pigeons will now be looking to make it back-to-back away triumphs when they make the short trip to rivals Red Bulls.

New York Red Bulls teammates celebrates after the game against the Orlando City SC on May 29, 2021© Reuters

Gerhard Struber's men also brought an end to a three-game winless run overall last time out with a 4-0 victory against an in-form Inter Miami side.

Fabio notched a second-half brace following earlier goals from Patryk Klimala and Omir Fernandez as the Red Bulls romped to victory against their 10-man opponents.

That was the RBNY's largest margin of victory in over two years, and was the first time they have scored more than twice in a game in 2021.

Struber's charges picked the perfect time to kickstart their campaign, knowing that another win here will give them bragging rights and also keep their slim playoff hopes alive.

New York Red Bulls Major League Soccer form:
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New York City FC Major League Soccer form:
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Team News

Aaron Long remains a long-term absentee for the Red Bulls, while Ryan Meara is struggling with a groin injury.

Kyle Duncan made the most of his substitute appearance in the Inter Miami rout by bagging an assist and may come into Struber's thoughts here.

Like Struber, Deila may also consider tweaking a winning formula given the quick turnaround in games.

Christopher Gloster was handed a first start last time out but was replaced by Andres Jasson at half time, and the latter may get the nod from the start on Wednesday.

Gudmundur Thorarinsson has assisted goals in back-to-back games, having previously set up just one in his first 36 MLS outings, and seems certain to retain his place at left-back.

New York Red Bulls possible starting lineup:
Miguel; Gutman, Nealis, Edwards; Duncan, Yearwood, Davis, Tolkin; Clark, Klimala, Casseres

New York City FC possible starting lineup:
Johnson; Tinnerholm, Callens, Chanot, Thorarinsson; Morales, Parks; Tajouri-Shradi, Moralez, Medina; Castellanos


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We say: New York Red Bulls 1-2 New York City FC

The Red Bulls have won just four of the last 12 Hudson River Derbies with City, though that run includes three straight wins at Red Bull Arena.

Struber's side have struggled for consistency all season long, however, and we are backing the visitors to make it back-to-back victories on the road in midweek.



Top tip

Our expert tipster partners at Sporita.com are predicting under 3.5 goals in this match. Click here to find out what else they are predicting for this game and for more of their tried-and-tested football tips.Under 3.5:data


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Tables

Eastern Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1New England RevolutionNew England32217464402470
2Nashville SCNashville311116447281949
3Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia311310843321149
4Orlando City31121184544147
5New York City FCNY City311281151341744
6Atlanta UnitedAtlanta30111094034643
7New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls30127113731643
8CF MontrealMontreal311110104441343
9DC United31125145150141
10Columbus Crew31108133842-438
11Inter MiamiInter Miami31115153348-1538
12Chicago Fire3297163651-1534
13Toronto3168173560-2526
14FC CincinnatiCincinnati3148193364-3120

Western Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1New England RevolutionNew England32217464402470
2Nashville SCNashville311116447281949
3Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia311310843321149
4Orlando City31121184544147
5New York City FCNY City311281151341744
6Atlanta UnitedAtlanta30111094034643
7New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls30127113731643
8CF MontrealMontreal311110104441343
9DC United31125145150141
10Columbus Crew31108133842-438
11Inter MiamiInter Miami31115153348-1538
12Chicago Fire3297163651-1534
13Toronto3168173560-2526
14FC CincinnatiCincinnati3148193364-3120

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