Real Salt Lake vs Philadelphia Union Prediction 4/27/2024

Real Salt Lake (4-2-3) travel to face off against Philadelphia Union (3-0-4) on Saturday, April 27th. This match will be played at Subaru Park in Chester, PA. Real Salt Lake is coming off a win in their previous match, while Philadelphia Union played to a draw vs. Real Salt Lake. The match is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET.

Real Salt Lake vs Philadelphia Union

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Real Salt Lake Is Coming Off A Win

In their last match, Real Salt Lake traveled to take on Chicago Fire FC. Despite playing on the road, they came out on top by a score of 4-0. The money line payout for Real Salt Lake was +230, and the four combined goals jumped past the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

Real Salt Lake’s offensive attack was led by Cristian Arango, who finished with two goals and one assist. Arango took a total of seven shots and four shots on goal, with the rest of the club finishing with nine shots on goal overall.

On the defensive end, Real Salt Lake was led by Gavin Beavers, who didn’t allow a goal and finished with five saves. Overall, Chicago Fire FC took 11 shots, and five of their eight corners came in the second half.

Real Salt Lake heads on the road to take on the Philadelphia Union. So far this season, Real Salt Lake has a record of 4-2-3, which has them sitting in 3rd place in the Western Conference. Over their last five matches, they have gone 3-0-2. On the road, they have a record of 2-1-2. Following this match, they will return home to take on Sporting Kansas City on May 5th.

Philadelphia Union Is Coming Off A Draw

The Philadelphia Union will be looking to get back in the win column after picking up a draw vs. Atlanta United. This draw came on the road, and the Union were the heavy underdog at +180. The four combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 0.5 goals.

Philadelphia’s offensive attack took a total of 13 shots, five of which were on target. The Union’s defenders blocked six shots and intercepted seven passes. Kai Wagner and Mikael Uhre were the two players to score, with each taking just one shot and scoring.

On the defensive end, Andre Blake didn’t allow a goal on the two shots he faced in the first half. Oliver Semmle took over in the second half and also made two saves. Overall, Atlanta United took 19 shots, and they had seven corners.

The Philadelphia Union will be looking to extend their unbeaten streak to four matches when they take on Real Salt Lake at home. So far this season, the Union have a record of 3-0-4, which has them in 6th place in the Eastern Conference. They have been favored in three matches, going 1-0-2, while they are 2-0-2 as the underdog. After this match, they will have a quick turnaround, as they will be back at home on Tuesday, April 30th, taking on the Seattle Sounders FC.

Real Salt Lake Offense Breakdown

Real Salt Lake’s offense has been solid this season, ranking 7th in the MLS in goals scored. Cristian Arango has been the catalyst for their attack, leading the team and the league in goals scored. He also leads the team in shots on goal. Carlos Gómez is the team’s leader in assists and is 2nd on the team in goals scored. As a team, Real Salt Lake has increased their shots on goal in each of their last three matches. They have also had more corner kicks than their opponents in 55.6% of their matches this season.

Philadelphia Union Offense Breakdown

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The Philadelphia Union have been one of the most efficient offenses in the MLS this season, ranking fourth in goals scored at 2.0 per match. Dániel Gazdag has been their top scorer, finding the back of the net four times, which is 12th in the league. Julián Carranza is 16th in the MLS in shots on goal and has also scored four goals. Quinn Sullivan is the team’s leader in assists and is 41st in the league in that category.

Real Salt Lake Defense Breakdown

Real Salt Lake’s defense has been one of the best in the MLS this season, allowing just 0.9 goals per match, which is the best mark in the league. Over their last six matches, they have given up just five goals (0.8 per match). They have been especially good against some of the better offenses in the league, as they have held the 2nd and 10th ranked offenses to just one goal. Keeper Zac MacMath is 5th in the MLS with two clean sheets, and he is 7th in saves with 29.

Philadelphia Union Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against Real Salt Lake, the Philadelphia Union’s defense is currently 12th in MLS, allowing 1.3 goals per match. They are also 13th in blocked shots and 22nd in interceptions. Oliver Semmle has started four matches this season and is currently 18th in MLS with 20 saves. He has yet to record a clean sheet this season. Over their last three matches, the Union’s defense has given up an average of 1.0 goals per match. This includes a shutout against Minnesota United FC, who is 10th in scoring this season.

Real Salt Lake vs Philadelphia Union Prediction

Even though Real Salt Lake comes in as the top defense in the MLS, we see this match against Philadelphia Union ending in a 1-1 draw. Real Salt Lake’s Cristian Arango is our top projected goal scorer for the match, but Philadelphia has been the better offensive club this season, coming in 4th in goals scored and 8th in shots on goal. Mikael Uhre has the best chance to score for Philadelphia.

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