DC UNITED VS NEW YORK CITY (Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips) / 20.04.2019

D.C. United didn’t drop points in consecutive home games in 2018, even before Wayne Rooney’s arrival, so the last fortnight has been a rude awakening as they look to avoid a three-game winless home run, something last witnessed here back in July-August 2017.
Should D.C. continue some strong first-half starts, which has seen them score half of their total MLS goals in the 15 minutes before half-time, they’ll be in a great spot to take advantage of New York City’s (NYCFC) -4 second-half goal difference. However they’ll need to improve sharply on their shooting accuracy of just 29.05% in home matches.
Despite dominating possession in four of their six fixtures so far, and going into this round joint-third for most shots on target per away game, NYCFC – who averaged 0.94 points per regular season away match in 2018 – are yet to find an away victory this year (D2, L1). They’ve not been helped by the fact they’ve conceded two or more goals in all three of their road trips.
With David Villa scoring six of NYCFC’s last eight goals against D.C., it will be fascinating to see who can fill the void, particularly with no individual yet to register three or more MLS goals for the visitors this season.
Players to watchBill Hamid (D.C.) has made a huge contribution to his team’s four clean sheets so far, saving 22 of 30 (73.33%) shots on target.
Maxi Moralez (NYCFC) continues to average 3.8 key passes per game with an overall passing accuracy of 83.3%.
Stat attack: D.C. have won their last three home meetings with NYCFC, with all three producing over 2.5 total goals.
NYCFC’s last six MLS away fixtures have all seen three or more goals scored.
NYCFC have conceded four equalising goals, compared with zero for D.C.

Head-to-head matches: DC UNITED – NEW YORK CITY
10.03.19 MLS New York City 0-0 DC United
21.10.18 MLS DC United 3-1 New York City
08.09.18 MLS New York City 1-1 DC United
08.04.17 MLS DC United 2-1 New York City
12.03.17 MLS New York City 4-0 DC United

Betting tips we recommend:
Prediction: Under 3.5 Goal
Selection odds: 1,55
Bookmaker: LS Bet

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