ᐉNew York Red Bulls vs Barcelona Prediction

New York Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls

0 : 2

Barcelona

Barcelona

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  • Date: 31/07/2022
  • Competition: Club Friendly
  • KO: 01:00CET
  • Venue: Red Bull Arena (Harrison, New Jersey)

An entertaining contest can be expected in New Jersey on Sunday as the New York Red Bulls welcome La Liga giants Barcelona to the Red Bull Arena for a glamorous friendly fixture.

Domestically, the hosts have been in pretty decent form, picking up 3 wins and 1 draw from their last 5 league outings to leave them sitting third in the MLS Eastern Conference, 6 points behind league leaders Philadelphia Union.

At the Red Bull Arena, the hosts have been in strong form, winning 3 of their previous 4, although they did slip to a 1:0 reversal at the hands of city rivals NYFC in their most recent fixture in New Jersey.

Barcelona kicked off their pre-season tour of the US with a thumping 6:0 win against Inter Miami last week, while they have since recorded a 1:0 win against old rivals Real Madrid as well as a 2:2 draw with Juventus.

New York Red Bulls vs Barcelona Betting Tips

Ultimately, we expect the Red Bulls to put up a far better showing than Inter Miami did last week and an entertaining contest seems likely with goals surely to be expected.

Still, given the gap in quality, it´s hard to see the Catalans slipping up, but we expect this to be an open contest with the over 2.5 goal selection coupled with a Barca win appealing most.

BTTS surely has a chance as well with New York in good goal-scoring form, having scored 2 goals or more in 4 of their last 5 home matches, but with so much attacking quality at their disposal, Barcelona should be expected to pick up another victory in a high-scoring occasion in front of a sold-out crowd in Harrison.

New York Red Bulls vs Barcelona Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. New York Red Bulls

    0 : 2

    Barcelona

    Club Friendlies 1

New York Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls Team News

Head Coach Gerhard Struber could make some changes to his starting lineup with Scotsman Lewis Morgan expected to return to the fold, having missed the 4:3 win at Austin.

Tom Barlow scored in his appearance from the bench against Austin, and the US striker could replace Patrick Klimala in the Red Bulls' attack.

Last matches of New York Red Bulls

  1. New York Red Bulls

    0 : 1

    Orlando City

    Major League Soccer

  2. DC United

    0 : 0

    New York Red Bulls

    Major League Soccer

  3. New York Red Bulls

    4 : 5

    Colorado Rapids

    Major League Soccer

  4. New York Red Bulls

    0 : 2

    Barcelona

    Club Friendlies 1

  5. Orlando City

    5 : 1

    New York Red Bulls

    US Open Cup

New York Red Bulls lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Carlos Coronel

Defenders

  • 33

    A. Long

  • 15

    S. Nealis

  • 47

    J. Tolkin

  • 4

    A. Reyes

Midfielders

  • 10

    L. Morgan

  • 23

    C. Cásseres

  • 16

    D. Yearwood

  • 17

    C. Harper

Forwards

  • 82

    Luquinhas

  • 9

    P. Klimala

Barcelona

BarcelonaTeam News

Xaxi has a deep squad to choose from, with starts expected for new boys Kessie, Christensen, Lewandowski and Raphina.

Last matches of Barcelona

  1. Barcelona

    0 : 0

    Rayo Vallecano

    La Liga

  2. Barcelona

    6 : 0

    Pumas UNAM

    Trofeo Joan Gamper

  3. New York Red Bulls

    0 : 2

    Barcelona

    Club Friendlies 1

  4. Barcelona

    2 : 2

    Juventus

    Club Friendlies 1

  5. Real Madrid

    0 : 1

    Barcelona

    Club Friendlies 1

Barcelona lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    M. ter Stegen

Defenders

  • 18

    Jordi Alba

  • 15

    A. Christensen

  • 4

    R. Araujo

  • 24

    Eric García

Midfielders

  • 5

    Sergio Busquets

  • 21

    F. de Jong

  • 30

    Gavi

Forwards

  • 12

    R. Lewandowski

  • 7

    O. Dembélé

  • 22

    Raphinha

Key Facts New York Red Bulls vs Barcelona

  • NYRB have won 3 and lost just 1 of their last 5 matches
  • Barcelona are unbeaten in their 5 pre-season friendlies, scoring 13 goals in the process
  • Barcelona beat Inter Miami 6:0 earlier this month

Main prediction New York Red Bulls - Barcelona

Away/Over 2.5

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winrate

58% winrate

wins

4 wins in a row

Originally from Scotland, Ryan is an experienced betting expert and content producer based out of Barcelona, Spain.

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New York Red Bulls vs Barcelona- FAQ

? New York Red Bulls Player to Watch
Lewis Morgan - The former Celtic winger is enjoying a fine season, scoring 5 goals in his last 10 appearances for The Red Bulls.
? Barcelona Player to Watch
Ousmane Dembele - The French forward celebrated his new contract with 2 goals in the recent draw against Juventus.
? Where to watch?
This friendly match can be viewed live on Fubo TV.