Philadelphia Union vs D.C. United SC MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Philadelphia Union vs D.C. United SC Prediction 5/4/2024

Philadelphia Union (3-2-4) travel to face off against D.C. United SC (3-3-4) on Saturday, May 4th. This match will be played at Audi Field in Washington, D.C.. D.C. United SC 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 D.C. United SC. The match is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET.

Philadelphia Union vs D.C. United SC

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Philadelphia Union Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Philadelphia Union will be looking to bounce back from a close 3-2 loss to the Seattle Sounders. This match took place on their home pitch, but they were still edged out despite a money line payout of +116.

The five combined goals easily surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals. The Union’s offense took a total of 15 shots and six shots on goal. They scored twice and had nine corner kicks.

On the offensive end, Dániel Gazdag and Jack McGlynn were the two players who found the net. Gazdag took two shots and scored on both of his attempts, with Quinn Sullivan picking up the assist on his goal. McGlynn scored on his only shot.

Oliver Semmle played the majority of the match at the keeper position, and he finished with three saves and three goals allowed. The only shot that he faced that he didn’t save was a blocked shot. Overall, the Union’s defense blocked five shots and intercepted seven shots.

The Philadelphia Union will be looking to snap a two-match losing streak when they take on D.C. United SC on the road. So far this season, the Union have a record of 3-2-4, which has them in 7th place in the Eastern Conference. Overall, they have been favored in five matches, going 1-2-2, while they are 2-0-2 as the underdog. Following this match, the Union will return home to take on Orlando City SC on May 11th. Over their last six matches, the Union have gone 3-2-1.

D.C. United SC Is Coming Off A Win

D.C. United will be looking to build off their 2-1 win over the Seattle Sounders. This match took place at home, and they were +107 on the money line. The three combined goals edged out the O/U line of 2.5 goals.

On offense, D.C. United was led by Christian Benteke, who scored both of the club’s goals. He took a total of four shots, three of which were on target. Aaron Herrera finished with the only assist for D.C.

Between the sticks, Alex Bono made four saves on Seattle’s five shots on target. Overall, Seattle took 12 shots, and D.C. United’s defense finished with two blocked shots. The club also had just four corners compared to six for Seattle.

In their last match, D.C. United picked up a win over the Seattle Sounders, moving their record to 3-3-4 on the season. Overall, they sit in 8th place in the Eastern Conference, just one point behind the Philadelphia Union. This season, D.C. United has been favored in five of their matches, going 3-2 in those contests. On the road, they have yet to pick up a win, going 0-1-4. Following this match, they will hit the road to take on Atlanta United FC on May 11th.

Philadelphia Union Offense Breakdown

The Philadelphia Union’s offense has been strong this season, ranking 5th in MLS in goals scored at 1.9 per match. Dániel Gazdag has been their top scorer, finding the back of the net six times, which is 8th in the league. Julián Carranza has been their leader in shots on goal, and he is 10th in MLS in that category. Quinn Sullivan has been their top playmaker, as his four assists are 7th in the league. He has also scored one goal this season.

D.C. United SC Offense Breakdown

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Christian Benteke is the top goal scorer for D.C. United SC this season, and he is also 3rd in the MLS. He has scored 8 goals and has 16 shots on goal, which is 7th in the league. Mateusz Klich is the leader in assists for D.C. United SC and is 36th in the MLS. He has 2 assists and 1 goal this season. D.C. United SC is 12th in the MLS in goals per match and 13th in shots on goal per match. They are also 6th in the league in corners and have had more corners than their opponents in 70% of their matches. Their passing percentage is 29th in the league.

Philadelphia Union Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against D.C. United, the Philadelphia Union’s defense is currently 18th in MLS in goals allowed per match (1.6). Over their last three matches, they have given up an average of 2.3 goals per match. They are 8th in blocked shots and 23rd in interceptions. Keeper Andre Blake has just one clean sheet this season and is 36th in saves. In their last three matches, they have given up two goals to two offenses that are ranked 17th and 11th in scoring.

D.C. United SC Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Philadelphia Union, D.C. United SC’s defense is 16th in MLS, allowing 1.5 goals per match. However, they have been trending in the right direction, giving up just one goal in their last match against the Seattle Sounders FC. Overall, they have two clean sheets on the season. Alex Bono is 6th in MLS with 34 saves, and he has two clean sheets on the season. D.C. United SC’s defense is 1st in blocked shots and 7th in interceptions.

Philadelphia Union vs D.C. United SC Prediction

When D.C. United takes on Philadelphia Union, we are predicting a 1-1 draw, with the payout at +270. This season, both clubs have been slightly above average in terms of goals scored, shots on goal, and shooting percentage. Our projections have both teams getting off three shots on goal, with Cristian Dajome (D.C. United) having the best chance to score a goal. As for Philadelphia, Mikael Uhre has the best odds to find the back of the net. Coming into the match, D.C. United is the better club in terms of blocked shots, as they are currently 1st in MLS.

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