New York RB vs Montreal Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 21/05/2023

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*These betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Essential New York RB vs Montreal Predictions & Betting Lines

The battle of the underdogs in MLS is upon us with New York RB hosting Montreal at Red Bulls Arena on the 21st of May. Stay tuned to get the best New York RB vs Montreal betting tips this week.

Omir Fernandez to Score Anytime

If it weren’t for Omir Fernandez, we would’ve undoubtedly had New York RB at the bottom of the table in the Eastern Conference. It’s not that the team is exactly flourishing these days but still, his contribution to the 12 points accumulated throughout 12 fixtures has been noticeable.

He’s the Bulls’ leading goalscorer this season with two goals to his name. It may not sound like a lot but seeing as coach Gerhard Struber’s boys have scored only eight goals this season, you have to give it to Fernandez – he’s one cracking player. Scoring 25.0% of your teams’ goals will get you featured in our New York RB vs Montreal predictions.

Over 2.5 Goals

Omir Fernandez’s presence on the pitch isn’t the only reason why we expect to see an abundance of goals on Sunday. With 70% of the last 10 games ending with over 2.5 goals, it’s only logical for us to expect goals galore at Red Bull Arena on the 21st of May.

The most thrilling game we’ve had between these two was at this very venue on the 28th of September, 2020, when the Bulls crushed Montreal 4-1 in a game to savor. Our New York RB vs Montreal predictions are also boosted by the fact that the two teams’ backlines are simply laughable this season.

New York RB vs Montreal Odds & H2H Statistics

Make sure to check the following New York RB vs Montreal head-to-head statistics before you make up your mind about a bet.

Head to Head

23/04/23

USA MLS USA

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CF Montreal

New York Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls

2

0

01/09/22

USA MLS USA

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CF Montreal

New York Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls

0

1

09/04/22

USA MLS USA

New York Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls

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CF Montreal

1

2

30/10/21

USA MLS USA

New York Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls

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CF Montreal

1

0

15/08/21

USA MLS USA

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CF Montreal

New York Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls

2

1

Last Five - New York Red Bulls

18/05/24

USA MLS USA

New York City FC

New York City FC

New York Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls

2

1

L

15/05/24

USA MLS USA

DC United

DC United

New York Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls

1

4

W

11/05/24

USA MLS USA

New England Revolution

New England Revolution

New York Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls

2

4

W

04/05/24

USA MLS USA

Inter Miami CF

Inter Miami CF

New York Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls

6

2

L

27/04/24

USA MLS USA

Vancouver Whitecaps

Vancouver Whitecaps

New York Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls

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New York RB odds: -117 – 52.0%

Draw odds: +260 – 26.0%

Montreal odds: +340 – 22.0%

There’s a 54.5% chance that we might see Over 2.5 Goals on Sunday, according to the bookies’ odds. Furthermore, New York RB are TwinSpires’ expected winners with a massive 52.0% win probability ahead of Sunday’s brawl while Montreal’s odds stand at +340 (22.0%).

New York RB vs Montreal Lineups & Team News

New York RB

12 points in 12 MLS matchdays is not what coach Gerhard Struber was hoping to see but now, he’ll have to prove he’s a top-notch manager by pulling the Bulls out of the mud. Lined up in a classic 4-2-3-1 formation, the Bulls managed to defeat fierce rivals New York City with a thrifty 1-0 score at Red Bull Arena a couple of weeks ago. Surely, if everything goes according to Struber’s plans, our New York RB vs Montreal predictions should succeed.

Predicted lineup – Coronel (GK), S. Nealis, D. Nealis, Reyes, Tolkin, Casseres, Yearwood, Harper, Fernandez, Burke & Manoel

Montreal

Montreal and Inter Miami are the only two teams without a draw this season. It’s all or nothing for coach Hernan Losada’s boys this season and on Sunday, they’ll go home empty-handed. Montreal aren’t a very solid team away from home and it’s always difficult playing at Red Bull Arena.

Predicted lineup – Sirois (GK), Camacho, Corbo, Waterman, Lassiter, Wanyama, Choiniere, Herrera, Rea, Offor & Quioto

Starting Lineups

New York Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls
4-2-3-1
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Carlos Miguel
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Dylan Nealis
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Andres Reyes
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15
Sean Nealis
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47
John Tolkin
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23
Cristian Casseres Jr
ve
5
Peter Stroud
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19
Wikelman Carmona
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16
Dru Yearwood
gb
21
Omir Fernandez
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7
Cory Burke
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Substitutes
18
Ryan Meara
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3
Matthew Nocita
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17
Cameron Harper
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74
Tom Barlow
us
13
Dante Vanzeir
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2
Jayden Reid
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98
Hassan Ndam
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11
Elias Manoel
br
48
Ronald Donkor
ml

CF Montreal

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3-4-3
40
Jonathan Sirois
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4
Rudy Camacho
fr
24
George Campbell
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16
Joel Waterman
ca
22
Aaron Herrera
us
29
Mathieu Choiniere
ca
2
Victor Wanyama
ke
11
Ariel Lassiter
cr
10
Bryce Duke
us
9
Chinonso Offor
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21
Lassi Lappalainen
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Substitutes
27
Sean Rea
ca
15
Zachary Brault Guillard
ca
7
Ahmed Hamdi
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14
Sunusi Ibrahim
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19
Nathan-Dylan Saliba
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25
Gabriele Corbo
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41
James Pantemis
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26
Robert Thorkelsson
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8
Matko Miljevic
ar

*Starting lineups are usually announced 1hr before the kick-off

Player to Watch: Jonathan Sirois

No matter who Montreal’s keeper is this season, coach Hernan Losada’s boys just can’t stop conceding. While James Pantemis’ shoulder injury will take him out for a couple of more weeks, it’s up to Jonathan Sirois to prove his manager wrong.

And it’s not like the bar is set very high – Montreal are among the worst defensive teams in the league.

The 21-year-old Canadian didn’t concede versus Toronto a couple of weeks ago but then again, coach Bob Bradley’s boys couldn’t make a single shot on target.

New York RB vs Montreal Prediction-Related Questions

New York RB vs Montreal Prediction

  • Which are the three worst backlines in the Eastern Conference? – Atlanta United, Charlotte, and Montreal have the poorest defensive stats.
  • What’s the venue? – This match will be held at Red Bull Arena.
  • Where can I watch New York Red Bulls vs Montreal? – Apple TV will broadcast this interesting match.
  • Whom do the bookies favor? – Understandably, TwinSpires give the edge to the Bulls.
  • Do you have more MLS betting tips for us? – Yes! We offer free MLS predictions on our website.

Zack is a longtime football fan, writer, and bettor. He also has experience playing and coaching the game of football at a local level. His interest in the MLS, Liga MX and the Canadian Premier League adds a new dimension to the content we have at FootballWhispers.