Philadelphia Union vs Austin MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Philadelphia Union vs Austin Prediction 3/17/2024

Philadelphia Union (0-0-2) travel to face off against Austin (0-1-2) on Sunday, March 17th. This match will be played at Q2 Stadium in Austin, TX. Both Philadelphia Union and Austin ended their previous matches with a draw. The match is scheduled for 8:30 PM ET.

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Philadelphia Union Is Coming Off A Draw

The Philadelphia Union will be looking to get back in the win column after drawing their last match 1-1 vs. Sporting Kansas City. This match took place on the road, and the Union were a heavy underdog with money line odds of +320.

The two combined goals fell short of the over/under goal line of 2.5 goals. This was possible thanks to Philadelphia’s defense and Oliver Semmle, who finished with six saves. Overall, Kansas City took 12 shots and seven shots on goal.

Philadelphia’s only goal was scored by Alejandro Bedoya, who took two shots and scored on both of his shots on goal. The rest of the Union’s offense combined for just two shots on goal and seven shots total.

Through two matches, the Philadelphia Union have yet to pick up a win, going 0-0-2, which has them sitting in 11th place in the Eastern Conference. They have drawn in both matches, including their most recent match on the road against FC Dallas. This match vs. Austin will be their second straight on the road before they return home to take on the Portland Timbers on March 24th.

Austin Is Coming Off A Draw

In their last match, Austin hosted St. Louis City SC, with the match ending in a 2-2 draw. The money line payout for Austin was +150, and the four combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

On offense, Austin was led by Julio Cascante and Matt Hedges, who each scored one time on their only shot on goal. Alexander Ring finished with the only assist for an Austin offense that took five shots and two shots on goal.

Defensively, Austin’s back line intercepted seven passes and finished with one block and five corners. Goalie Brad Stuver finished with five saves on St. Louis City SC’s eight shots on goal.

Through three matches, Austin has yet to win a match, going 0-1-2. They are currently 11th in the Western Conference, tied with Philadelphia Union with two points. Austin has drawn their last two matches, including a 2-2 draw vs. St. Louis City SC on March 10th. This match vs. Philadelphia Union is their third straight at home, and they will hit the road for the first time on March 23rd vs. Orlando City SC.

Philadelphia Union Offense Breakdown

The Philadelphia Union’s offense has been average this season, ranking 9th in goals scored and 20th in shots on goal. Alejandro Bedoya is the team’s top scorer, finding the back of the net once this season, which is 32nd in MLS. Bedoya also leads the team in shots on goal and assists. Overall, Philadelphia is 21st in MLS in passing percentage and 9th in corner kicks.

Austin Offense Breakdown


Julio Cascante is the top scorer for Austin this season, finding the back of the net once. His goal-scoring total is 39th in MLS. Cascante also leads Austin in shots on goal, with one, which is 124th in the league. Overall, Austin is 17th in goals scored and 29th in shots on goal. They are also 24th in corners and 28th in passing percentage.

Philadelphia Union Defense Breakdown

Despite being 22nd in the league in goals allowed per match, the Philadelphia Union’s defense has a favorable matchup against the 17th-ranked Austin offense. However, they will need to improve on their 26th-ranked blocked shots per match and 29th-ranked interceptions per match. Oliver Semmle has started just two matches and is 52nd in the league in clean sheets. He is 16th in the league in saves.

Austin Defense Breakdown

While Austin’s defense has struggled this season, goalkeeper Brad Stuver has been a bright spot. Stuver leads MLS with 16 saves and has one clean sheet. However, Austin’s defense is 18th in goals allowed, and they are also 27th in blocked shots and 22nd in interceptions. They will be facing a Philadelphia Union offense that is 9th in goals scored this season.

Philadelphia Union vs Austin Prediction

With both teams coming in with a top-five shooting percentage, we have this match between the Philadelphia Union and Austin ending in a 1-1 draw, which is listed at +230. Our projections have both teams getting four shots on goal, with Gyasi Zardes (Austin) having the best chance to score a goal. As for the Union, Mikael Uhre has been given the best odds to score.

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