New York City FC vs Philadelphia Union
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 30 June 2019
Kick-off at 00:00 UK/ 01:00 CET
Venue: Yankee Stadium (New York).
There’s a gulf of difference in the number of matches played between these two teams. New York is lagging behind by four ties, and as such, it’s reflected in their points tally too.
As of now, Philly is at the top of the table and is on a four-game unbeaten run. The last day though, they were expected to do better. On the road against the New England Revolution, the team had to settle for a draw.
England had found the back of the net in the first half, and led for the majority of the remaining time period. But towards the end of the fixture, the visitors managed to equalize the score, avoiding the loss.
Opponents City is experiencing a good run of form. They are unbeaten in their last five match-ups, with their last one resulting in a huge win. At home, they demolished Cincinnati with a 5-2 scorecard. It needs to be mentioned though that the two conceded goals were, in fact, own goals.
New York City FC vs Philadelphia Union Head-to-head (h2h)
- City won five of the last six matches.
- Seven of the last ten games had goals at either end of the pitch.
- City won the last four meetings in a row at this venue.
- 100% of ties at this stadium had the BTTS option fulfilled.
New York City FC vs Philadelphia Union Prediction
New York is on a 12-match unbeaten run, and seven of them were wins. Going on, the team also avoided losses in 15 of their last 16 games. At home, they have even more impressive record, with them going unbeaten in 22 of their last 25 tries.
Philly, meanwhile, despite being the topper, is winless in their last two fixtures, and was so in five of their last seven. On the road, they repeated the feat in ten of their last fifteen trips.
Importantly, City won five of the last six h2h encounters and the last four at this venue. In fact, except for a single draw, New York boasts of a 100% winning record at home.
As such, count on the hosts to grind out a win this Sunday.
As far as goals are concerned, Philadelphia is the current topper of the Conference and is a worthy opponent. Moreover, they found the back of the net in nine of their last ten battles, and in 11 of their last 14 away ties. Finally, seven of the last ten h2h match-ups and every single one at this ground had both teams on the scoresheet. By all means, expect the same to happen this weekend in the MLS.
New York City FC vs Philadelphia Union Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: New York City @ 1.60 (3/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5).