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New York City FC vs New England Revolution – US Open Cup Round of 16

Robert Duff

by Robert Duff in Soccer

May 25, 2022 · 6:49 AM PDT

New York City FC vs New England Revolution
Nov 30, 2021; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New York City defender Alexander Callens (6) scores against New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner (30) during the shootout in the conference semifinals of the 2021 MLS playoffs at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
  • New York City FC are -152 home favorites over the New England Revolution in a US Open Cup Round of 16 match on Wednesday, May 25
  • In five previous US Open Cup appearances NYCFC has made it to the quarterfinals just once
  • All of the odds, picks, predictions and best bets for NYCFC vs New England are assessed in the following story

When it comes to the US Open Cup, the New England Revolution have a history. On the other hand, New York City FC is usually history by this stage of the competition.

Since formation of the club in 2015, NYCFC has advanced beyond the Round of 16 in US Open Cup competition on one occasion. The Revolution won the US Open Cup title in 2007. New England was losing finalist as recently as 2016 and also in 2001.

Nonetheless, it’s New York City FC that will carry the favorite’s role into their Round of 16 match with the Revolution. NYCFC is the -152 home chalk.

New York City FC vs DC United Odds

Team Moneyline
New York City FC -152
New England Revolution +310
Draw +280

Odds as of May 21st at Barstool Sportsbook.

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Kickoff for this sudden-death knockout match on Wednesday, May 25 at Belson Stadium is 7:30 pm ET. The weather forecast is calling for partly cloudy skies, 8 mph wind and a temperature of 71 degrees. ESPN+ is carrying the broadcast.

Based on the favored odds of -152, New York City FC is given an implied probability of victory in this match of 60.32%. A $10 wager on NYCFC would bring a payout of $16.60 on a successful wager.

When it comes to futures betting, entering the season, the 2021 Supporters’ Shield winning Revolution opened as co-favorites in the MLS Cup odds along with the Seattle Sounders. Both clubs were assigned +600 odds. However, New England’s MLS betting line has since lengthened to +1500.

Meanwhile, New York City FC is heading in the opposite direction in the MLS betting trends. They are offered at +950 in this betting market. The two clubs are rated 3-4 in the current MLS Cup betting line.

Over/Under and Spread

The total is set at 2.5 goals, and the over looks to be a solid play at odds of -155. New England is third in the MLS with 21 goals scored this season. Eleven different players have hit the back of the net. At the other end of the pitch, the Revolution have allowed 22 goals to enter their net. That’s third-worst in the league.

Both teams to score at a betting line of -157 also looks to be a good bet. In two of three meetings last season, both clubs managed to put the ball into the net.

NYCFC vs New England Prediction

New England is unbeaten in five straight matches (3-0-2) and have scored two or more goals in eight successive games. New York City FC hasn’t tasted defeat since April 6, a 3-1 away loss to the Seattle Sounders. They are 7-0-2 in all competitions since dropping that match.

New York City FC vs New England Revolution Stats

New York City FC
New England Revolution
7-3-2 (2nd in East) Record 4-5-3 (9th in East)
75 Shots on Target 59
2.00 Goals Per Game 1.75
DWWWW Record In Last Five Games WDWDW

Perhaps the best news for New York City FC was that the the club earned a bye in the third round of the US Open Cup draw. They’ve gone out of the tournament in the Round of 32 in four of the five years that the club’s been entered in the US Open Cup. NYCFC suffered back-to-back embarrassing third-round exits at the hands of the New York Cosmos of NASL-2 in both the 2015 and 2016 tournaments.

That 2016 NYCFC squad included two current English Premier League managers. Patrick Vieira (Crystal Palace) was coaching the club, while Frank Lampard (Everton) was in his final season as a player.

New York City FC vs Revolution Team Lineups and Injuries

NYCFC Projected Lineup: Johnson, Acevedo, Martins, Callens, Amundsen, Moralez, Morales, Pereira, Rodriguez, Andrade, Heber.

NYCFC Injuries: Tinnerholm, O’Toole.

New England Revolution Projected Lineup: Turner, Jones, Gonzalez, Farrell, Bye, McNamara, Kaptoum, Rivera, Gil, Lletget, Buksa.

New England Revolution Injuries: Robe

NYCFC vs New England Revolution Pick

When these two clubs last met in a knockout match, it was in the 2021 MLS Cup semifinals. New York upset New England on penalty kicks en route to winning the MLS Cup.

Revolution coach Bruce Arena is taking the US Open Cup seriously. He sent out a lineup of regulars against FC Cincinnati. With the regular season slipping away from New England, the Revs may see the US Open Cup as their best chance at glory in 2022.

Best Bet: New England Revolution moneyline (+310)

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