New York City vs Philadelphia Union MLS Betting Prediction

MLS New York City vs Philadelphia Union Prediction 5/15/2024

New York City (5-5-2) travel to face off against Philadelphia Union (3-3-5) on Wednesday, May 15th. This match will be played at Subaru Park in Chester, PA. New York City is coming off a win in their previous match, while Philadelphia Union will be looking to get back on track from a loss to the New York City. The match is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET.

New York City vs Philadelphia Union

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New York City Is Coming Off A Win

In their last match, New York City traveled to take on Toronto FC. Despite playing on the road, they came out on top in a high-scoring match, winning by a score of 3-2. The over/under line going into the match was 2.5 goals, and the five combined goals easily surpassed this figure.

Heading into the match, New York City was the +185 underdog. This is somewhat surprising given that they won their last match, but Toronto FC was the more aggressive offensive club in the match, taking a total of 16 shots and 6 corners.

On offense, New York City got one goal apiece from Andrés Perea, Malachi Jones, and Santiago Rodríguez. Rodríguez and Perea both scored on their only shot on goal, and Jones found the net on his second shot attempt.

Matt Freese picked up the win for New York City, despite making just over half as many saves as Toronto FC’s keeper. Freese finished with nine saves on Toronto FC’s 11 shots on goal. New York City’s defense had a total of four blocks while intercepting 14 passes.

Through 12 matches, New York City is 5-5-2, putting them in 5th place in the Eastern Conference. Over their last seven matches, they have gone 4-1-2. After this match, they will return home to take on the New York Red Bulls on May 18th. On the road this season, they have gone just 1-3-1. Overall, they have been favored in seven matches, going 4-2-1 in those contests. Through 12 matches, they have the same number of points as D.C. United and Charlotte FC, all with 17 points.

Philadelphia Union Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Philadelphia Union will be looking to bounce back from a tough 3-2 loss to Orlando City SC. This match took place on their home pitch, and even though they had the advantage of playing at home, they were still the slight favorite at -103. The five combined goals surpassed the pre-match over/under line of 2.5 goals.

On offense, the Union took a total of 30 shots, or an average of a shot every three minutes. They also had six shots on goal and needed a penalty kick score from Dániel Gazdag and a goal from Mikael Uhre to reach two goals. Nathan Harriel finished with an assist for the club.

Defensively, the Union blocked nine shots and intercepted 11 passes. Oliver Semmle finished with just one save on Orlando City SC’s four shots on goal. Overall, the club faced 13 shots, and one of Orlando City SC’s six corners led to a goal.

Through 11 matches, the Philadelphia Union have a record of 3-3-5, putting them in 9th place in the Eastern Conference. Their record at home is just 1-3-1, and they have lost their last three matches. Overall, they have been favored in six matches, but have just one win in those contests. Following this match against New York City, they will hit the road to take on the New England Revolution on May 18th.

New York City Offense Breakdown

So far this season, New York City has scored 1.2 goals per match, which is 24th in the MLS. Santiago Rodríguez has been their top scorer, finding the back of the net five times, which is 14th in the league. He also leads the team in shots on goal, with 14, which is 12th in the MLS. Overall, New York City is 14th in the league in shots on goal and 14th in corners. They have had more corners than their opponents in 58.3% of their matches this season.

Philadelphia Union Offense Breakdown

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The Philadelphia Union’s offense has been one of the most efficient in MLS this season, as they are currently third in the league in goals per match at 1.9. They have scored more than their season average in three straight matches. Dániel Gazdag is their top scorer and is seventh in MLS with seven goals. Julián Carranza leads the team in shots on goal and is 16th in the league in that category. Quinn Sullivan is 12th in MLS in assists and also has one goal this season.

New York City Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Philadelphia Union, the New York City defense is 7th in goals allowed (1.2) and 6th in blocked shots. However, they are 15th in interceptions and 25th in fouls. Keeper Matt Freese is 3rd in saves (45) and has two clean sheets. Over their last five matches, they have given up five goals, including two to both Toronto FC and the Colorado Rapids. They have also had two shutouts during that stretch.

Philadelphia Union Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against New York City, the Philadelphia Union’s defense is coming off a tough stretch of matches. Over their last three matches, they have given up eight goals, including three to both Orlando City SC and the Seattle Sounders FC. On the season, they are 21st in goals allowed, giving up 1.7 goals per match. Keeper Oliver Semmle has started six matches and is 70th in clean sheets and 24th in saves.

New York City vs Philadelphia Union Prediction

Given the projections for this match, we are going to take the draw between New York City and Philadelphia Union. Coming into the match, Philadelphia is the better offensive team, as they are 3rd in goals scored and 6th in shots on goal. Our projections have this one ending in a 1-1 draw, with Thai Baribo being the top projected goal scorer for Philadelphia. As for New York City, look for Talles Magno to find the net.

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