Orlando City vs Philadelphia Union
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Thursday, 4 July 2019
Kick-off at 00:30 UK/ 01:30 CET
Venue: Orlando City Stadium (Orlando).
DC is giving a tough chase for Philly for the pole spot, and as of now, just a single point separates these two. The latter had their confidence slightly shook after the 4-2 loss they experienced on the road the last day, against New York City. It put an end to their unbeaten run, and now, once more they are on the road, but this time against the inconsistent Orlando.
The hosts are just outside the playoff zone, and majorly, their failure in building streaks has cost them. Also, contrary to popular trends, the team performs comparatively well on the road, rather than in front of their home crowd.
Last day, they won against Columbus, expectedly away from home, and kept a clean sheet as well. Now fans hope, that they could pull one over the current league-toppers.
Orlando City vs Philadelphia Union Head-to-head (h2h)
- Five of the last eight wins went to Philly.
- The last time these two met, Union registered a 1-4 win on the road.
- Nine of the last fourteen matches had goals from both sides.
- Seven of the last eight meetings at this venue had both squads on the scorecard.
Orlando City vs Philadelphia Union Prediction
At this point, Philadelphia is the best team in the conference and is at the top of the table. They have scored the most number of goals, at 34, while none of the others have even crossed 30. They were soundly beaten the last day by New York City, and as a result, their reign at the top is now threatened. For sure the leaders will try to get their mojo back, and we can count on them to come with the intent to win.
The poor run of City in front of their home crowd is another reason to pick Union as the winner in this fixture. The team was able to win just six of their last 21 appearances at home, while Philly won four of their last five clashes, and recorded five of the last eight wins against this opponent.
Regarding goals, the home team will try their best to take advantage of the recent loss of their counterparts. Also, they do have a chance to get into the playoff mix with a win here, and as such we can rely on them to go after goals. Moreover, except for a single clash at this stadium between these two sides, every other one had goals from either side. As such, expect the same to happen this Thursday.
Orlando City vs Philadelphia Union Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score.
Philadelphia Union to Win.