Barcelona Vs Red Bulls LIVE Football Score 31 Jul 2022
PREDICTION AND WINNING ODDS
ABOUT THE MATCH
New York Red Bulls is going head to head with Barcelona starting on 30 Jul 2022 at 23:00 UTC . The match is a part of the Club Friendly Games.
Barcelona will continue their preparations for the 2022-23 campaign with a pre-season friendly against MLS outfit New York Red Bulls in New Jersey on Saturday night. The Catalan outfit will enter the contest off the back of a 2-2 draw with Juventus on Tuesday, while the Red Bulls suffered a 5-1 loss to Orlando City in the US Open Cup on Wednesday. New York Red Bulls are 22 matches into their MLS season, boasting a total of 36 points, which has left them in third position in the Eastern Conference, six points behind leaders Philadelphia Union. The Red Bulls recorded a 4-3 victory over Austin in their last league match on July 24, but they will enter this contest off the back of a 5-1 defeat to Orlando City in the US Open Cup on Wednesday night.
Gerhard Struber’s side will be back in league action against Colorado Rapids on August 2, but the chance to take on Barcelona does not come around too often, so the club will currently be focusing on this contest, even if they have much more important fixtures ahead. Head coach Struber will certainly make full use of his squad in this match, with the Austrian expected to use the majority of his first-team players against the Catalan giants. The club’s supporters will also be demanding a response from their team following the disappointing defeat to Orlando City, which saw them fail to advance to the final of the competition against Sacramento Republic.
Barcelona, meanwhile, will enter the contest off the back of a 2-2 draw with Italian giants Juventus on Tuesday night; an entertaining contest in Texas saw Ousmane Dembele and Moise Kean both score braces, and Xavi’s side are now preparing for their final pre-season friendly of the summer. The Catalan giants have played four times during pre-season, opening their preparations for the new campaign with a 1-1 draw against Olot on July 13, while their first two matches of their United States tour saw them beat Inter Miami 6-0 and Real Madrid 1-0. Xavi’s team will face Pumas UNAM in the Joan Gamper Trophy on August 7 before beginning their 2022-23 La Liga campaign at home to Rayo Vallecano on August 13.
New York Red Bulls vs Barcelona Preview
New York Red Bulls are currently in third place in the MLS Eastern Conference standings and have been fairly impressive so far this season. The home side crashed out of the US Open Cup at the hands of Orlando City last week and will need to take it up a notch in this fixture.
Barcelona have made improvements to their squad under Xavi this summer and will be intent on making the most out of their pre-season tour. The Catalans played out a 2-2 draw against Juventus in their previous game and have a point to prove this weekend.
New York Red Bulls vs Barcelona Head-to-Head and Key Numbers
- Barcelona have an excellent record against New York Red Bulls and have won both the matches that have been played between the two teams, with the previous encounter taking place in 2008.
- The first meeting between these two teams at the Giants Stadium in 2006 drew an audience of 79,002 fans – only three fewer than the record audience at the venue.
- Barcelona have scored an astonishing 10 goals in their two matches against New York Red Bulls and have conceded only three goals in the process.
- Barcelona have scored 13 goals in their five matches on their pre-season tour so far and have grown in stature over the past month.
- New York Red Bulls are in the midst of a slump and have won only one of their last four matches in all competitions.
- Barcelona managed only 73 points from their 38 matches in La Liga last season – their lowest tally in the competition in over 14 years.
New York Red Bulls vs Barcelona Prediction
Barcelona have been in impressive form this month and have exceeded expectations in the transfer market so far. The likes of Raphinha, Ousmane Dembele, and Robert Lewandowski have shown glimpses of their capabilities in recent weeks and will want to make their mark in this match.
New York Red Bulls have struggled over the past week and have several issues to address at the moment. Barcelona are the better team on paper and should be able to win this game.
Prediction: New York Red Bulls 1-4 Barcelona