Philadelphia Union vs New England Revolution
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 26 July 2020
Kick-off at 03:30 UK/ 04:30 CET
Venue: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
The U had a podium finish in the Eastern Conference standings in the MLS 2019, and in the playoffs they made a run into the Conference Semifinals. Meanwhile, the Revs had to make do with a mid-table finish, and only two teams in the whole conference had conceded more goals than them.
Moreover, Jim Curtin’s men have a phenomenal h2h record over the years against this opponent as well. For the reasons, expect Philadelphia Union to win this Round of 16 game, and progress to the Quarters.
Philadelphia Union vs New England Revolution: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The U had won six of the former eight clashes.
- In fact, the latest of their wins had a huge 6-1 scorecard.
- They are unbeaten against this rival in the past three years.
- They had scored three or more goals in four of the last eight encounters.
- The team had also registered 15 of the preceding 21 wins.
Philadelphia Union vs New England Revolution: Prediction
Curtin’s men have lost just once since October, and had a 100% unbeaten record in the Group Stage of this competition. In fact, disregarding their draw against Orlando City (arguably one of the best teams in this MLS tournament), they have a 100% winning record.
On the other hand, Bruce Arena’s men failed to win any fixture other than their opener against Montreal Impact in the competition, and had scored the fewest number of goals in their Group.
Most importantly, the U have an impressive h2h record against this rival over the years. In fact, they had won six of the last eight such games, and had scored a total of 20 goals from the past eight meetings.
They have also been unbeaten against this rival since 2017, and had recorded 15 of the last 21 face-to-face wins.
Taking these observations into account, expect Philadelphia Union to be the better team on the pitch this Sunday.
Philadelphia Union vs New England Revolution: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Philadelphia Union or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
Philadelphia Union to Win Either Half @ 1.83 (5/6).