MLS Preview: DC United vs. New York City FC Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Oct 7)
- DC United plays its final game of the 2023 MLS regular season on October 7 against New York City FC.
- Neither DC United nor NYCFC is currently in the playoff zone in the Eastern Conference.
- Both teams still stand a chance to make the playoffs, but only with a good result on Saturday.
DC United vs. New York City FC is one of the most crucial MLS games not just for the teams involved, but also for Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami and other teams. The thing is that both DC United and NYCFC are below the postseason zone in the Eastern Conference, but both still stand a chance of making the playoffs.
How to Watch
- When: Saturday, October 7, 2023, at 7:30 p.m ET
- Where: Audi Field, Washington, DC
- How to Watch: Apple TV
DC United is the only team from the Eastern Conference that’s already played 33 games. Coached by Wayne Rooney, these guys have collected 37 points so far, which isn’t enough for a place in the playoff zone. However, if they win all three points in their last game of the regular season, they might break into the top 9.
It’s a similar case when it comes to NYCFC. Actually, this team is in a much better situation than DC United. The boys from the Big Apple are just below the playoff zone with the same number of points as the team right above them. Plus, they’ve got two more games to play in the remainder of the season.
The bad news is that both of those games look very tough. After the game with DC United on the road, they’ll welcome Chicago Fire in the final round. This team too is still trying to secure its spot in the postseason.
DC United vs. New York City FC Prediction
Both teams will go all-in on Saturday, which promises an interesting duel at Washington’s Audi Field. But who’s going to win? We think neither of them. Instead, the DC United vs. NYCFC game on October 7 seems destined to end in a draw.