The New York Red Bulls will host Spurs in a club friendly Tuesday evening at Red Bull Arena, which will be the first match for newly signed designated player Tim Cahill.Australian international Tim Cahill is the team’s third DP along with Rafa Marquez and Thierry Henry, and will be a big boost to the New York midfield. He is slated to start and play only the first half in a central role alongside Teemu Tainio, which should be an interesting new setup for the squad.
Starting up front will be Kenny Cooper and the aforementioned Henry, who are second and fourth, respectively, in the MLS goal scoring charts with 13 and 11 so far this season.
After losing 3-1 to Montreal on the weekend and with a big league match against Houston on Friday, the Red Bulls will likely utilize a lot of their squad players, so be aware before placing your wagers.
The Red Bulls are paying a nice 3.75 to win outright while the draw price is offered at 3.40, which is where the smart money will go for tonight.
Spurs will be without Gareth Bale due to an injury picked up last match versus Liverpool, but they will have the services of top players like defender William Gallas, American international keeper Brad Friedel, and forward Jermaine Defoe. Star attacking midfielder Rafael van der Vaart is not expected to play, which should make things just a bit easier for Rafa Marquez and the rest of the New York backline.
The game tonight is the third in their U.S. tour. They drew in both matches, 1-1 against the LA Galaxy and a 0-0 bore with Liverpool.
Spurs are being issued at 1.80 right now over at Ladbrokes.com. Other options available for this match include Correct Score and Halftime/Fulltime. More options are likely to emerge closer to the 7pm EDT kickoff so check Ladbrokes about an hour before the game starts to see what appeals to you.
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