New York City FC vs Philadelphia Union Predictions, Best Tips and Match Preview of the Major League Soccer match on Thursday, 9 July 2020. Kick off 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Bay Lake, Florida.
These two teams are the strongest in Group A, and the rest of the roster for the group are filled with weak squads. As such, either of these two are expected to win their remaining fixtures with ease, and this encounter could potentially determine the group toppers.
It’s essential to end up as the topper, as it would guarantee an easier route in the knockouts.
By the look of things, it seems as if the Pigeons would be the winner this Thursday. Not only did they top the Eastern Conference in 2019, but they had a lead of nine points over the U. On top of that, the former had also scored the most number of goals in the whole conference as well.
In addition, and most importantly, Ronny Deila’s men have a great h2h record against this rival, and they are in fact on a four-game winning run against them. Likely, expect New York City to record the win this Thursday.
New York City vs Philadelphia Union: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Pigeons are on a four-match winning run against this rival.
- They had also won seven of the former eight clashes.
- They scored two or more goals in seven of the preceding eight encounters.
- Not once have the U defeated Deila’s men away from home.
- Three of the previous four clashes saw the Pigeons scoring three or more goals.
New York City vs Philadelphia Union: Prediction
The Pigeons have always dominated this rival, and especially so in the recent fixtures. They have also made sure to score plenty of goals against the U.
Deila’s men are targeting the top spot of the group, and if they manage to secure a victory this Thursday, they could practically make a deep run into the knockouts.
They are one of the best teams in the whole of MLS, and this shortened format allows a team to easily secure a championship just by playing just seven games – as opposed to the 34-match long regular season plus the knockouts in any other season.
Judging the overall dominance of Deila’s men in the Eastern Conference, and especially over Jim Curtin’s men, New York City are expected to post the win.
New York City vs Philadelphia Union: Betting Tips
New York City to Win @ 1.44 (4/9)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by New York City @ 1.83 (5/6).