After a painful home defeat in the Hudson City derby last time out, Al Hain-Cole expects the Metros to endure more woe on the road in Massachusetts
New York Red Bulls will be looking to bounce back from defeat in the Hudson River Derby when they travel to the Gillette Stadium to take on fellow rivals New England Revolution on Wednesday.
Beaten 2-0 at home to New York City for the first time in the derby match’s short history, the Metros are available at 23/10 (3.30) with dabblebet to put that behind them by coming out on top against their more historic rivals.
Meanwhile, Jay Heaps’ team come into this clash on the back of a three-game losing streak in the MLS, but are 21/20 (2.05) favourites to return to form with a victory here.
None of the last six encounters between the teams have resulted in draws, but you can get odds of 5/2 (3.50) on them cancelling each other out on this occasion.
After losing local bragging rights in front of their own fans for the first time since NY City were founded, Jesse Marsch’s men will be particularly keen to restore some pride in Massachusetts.
However, their chances of putting that unfortunate milestone behind them appear rather slim considering their poor track record away to the Revs – a rivalry that predates that with City by a good 20 years.
The visitors have won just one of their last 25 trips to the Gillette Stadium, losing each of the last three.
With six defeats to their name in the previous seven league matches on the road, that losing streak looks unlikely to come to an end considering the hosts have lost just once in 10 fixtures in their own back yard this season.
In fact, those 23/20 (2.15) odds seem more than fair on New England Revolution compounding their guests’ misery by coming out on top for the sixth time in seven home fixtures.