New York Red Bulls-San Jose Earthquakes Betting Preview: Easy win in store for the Metros

Boasting one of the MLS' most prolific attacks, Al Hain-Cole expects Mike Petke's men to have too much for a visiting team that have struggled to find the net this season
New York Red Bulls will be hoping to bounce back from a mid-week defeat against Philadelphia Union when they welcome the struggling San Jose Earthquakes to the Red Bull Arena on Saturday night.

Mike Petke’s men went down 3-1 at PPL Park to bring an end to their five-match MLS unbeaten run but are 5/6 (1.83) favourites with Paddy Power to get straight back to winning ways here.

Meanwhile, the Quakes are attempting to snap out of a four-match losing streak that has seen them slip to bottom of the Western Conference, and are available at 16/5 (4.20) to come out on top.

Two of the last three meetings between the sides have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 23/10 (3.30) on them sharing the spoils once again this time out.

Despite finding the net for the sixth consecutive match in Pennsylvania, the Metros were undone by the only attack to have scored more than them in the Eastern Conference.

However, a repeat performance seems unlikely when they take on the MLS’ lowest-scoring team, who have just 16 goals to their name after 16 fixtures.

Considering no side has scored more home goals than the 19 plundered by Saturday’s hosts,  it is difficult to imagine them failing to outgun a visiting attack that have struck just four times on the road so far this campaign - the lowest total in the league.

With last season’s Supporters Shield winners looking to put Wednesday night’s defeat behind them and reassert their title credentials, those 5/6 (1.83) odds look too good to pass up on them inflicting a 15th defeat in 23 away league games on a team that have earned just four points from a possible 15 away from home this season.

In fact, having scored at least twice in five out of their last six in front of their own fans, New York are well worth backing at 12/5 (3.40) to win by at least two goals against Mark Watson’s goal-shy outfit, who have found the net just once in their last four games.
semi-final here.

NY Red Bulls to win for a 2pt stake at 5/6 (1.83) with Paddy Power
NY Red Bulls (-1) to win for a 1pt stake at 12/5 (3.40) with Paddy Power

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Al Hain-Cole is a Liverpool fan, experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.