MLS: New England vs New York City FC Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Apr 1)

By · March 31, 2023
  • New England sit top of the Eastern Conference standings
  • New York City FC has won two of their opening five matches

The Eastern Conference leaders will be looking to maintain their advantage at the top of the standings on Saturday. New England will be favored in the betting when they clash with New York City FC.

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It promises to be a fascinating battle for places in the Eastern Conference this term, and two sides hoping for a top-seven finish will clash on Saturday. New England will have the home advantage, as they bid to record a fifth win in six matches.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday, April 1, 2023, at 7:30 p.m ET
  • Where: Gillette Stadium, New England
  • How To Watch: Apple TV


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New England has made an excellent start to the 2023 season, as they currently lead the way in the Eastern Conference. They currently sit just a point clear of Cincinnati, meaning that they will need to pick up victory on Saturday to remain top of the standings.

Their form over the early weeks of the season has been excellent, as they have landed four wins from their opening five matches. However, it would be a slight concern that they have already allowed five goals. Defensively, there will be issues to address for Bruce Arena.

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New York City FC will be on the road this weekend, as they look to pick up a third win in their sixth game of the season. They have already allowed six goals against this term, highlighting that this could be a high-scoring encounter in New England on Saturday.

The visitors will be looking for an instant response this weekend, as they were beaten by Houston Dynamo in their previous fixture. New York showed little in the final third in that match, as they registered only a single shot on target despite dominating the possession.


Home domination has been a trend to consider in previous meetings, with each of the last four encounters between these sides being won by the team playing in their home stadium. Therefore, we will be siding with New England to maintain their advantage at the top of the standings.


Alex Dudley
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