Philadelphia Union vs New York Red Bulls
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 9th June 2019
Kick-off at 00.30 UK/ 01.30 CET
Venue: Talen Energy Stadium (Chester).
Philadelphia adorns the top spot in the East, and in style as well. They have dominated other teams to such an extent that most of the meaningful stats will have Philly right at the zenith.
They put an end to a bit of a rough run recently with a win over Minnesota on the road. The five-goal thriller saw the lead being exchanged several times, before the visitors finalized the score at 2-3, with the winner coming right in the dying stages of the game.
Their counterparts Red Bulls have not disappointed either. The team has a game in hand, and they could cut down Philly’s lead at the top to one point with a win in this tie. New York has not lost in their last five match-days, and the last day they put a huge 4-0 win at home, over Real Salt Lake.
Things were left late to happen by the hosts, as all four goals came after the one-hour mark. To complete their humiliation, Salt Lake chipped in with their own goal as well.
Philadelphia Union vs New York Red Bulls Head-to-head (h2h)
- Four of the last six wins went to the Bulls.
- The Bulls were unbeaten in five of the last six meetings.
- Philly lost three of their last five home ties.
- Nine of the last ten encounters at this venue had the home team failing to keep a clean sheet.
Philadelphia Union vs New York Red Bulls Prediction
While Philly is at the top of the table, they have entered a bit of a rough patch in the last few games. The Bulls, with their games in hand, will target a win in this tie, which will take them closer to the pole position. They are unbeaten in their last five fixtures and won four of them as well. The team also recorded two or more goals in five of their last seven match-ups.
Philadelphia, on the other hand, was winless in three of their last four fixtures, and in their last three at home. H2h ties too point towards the Bulls as the favorites, as they have registered four of the last six such wins, and won three of the last five meetings at Philly’s own home too.
Count on the Bulls to avoid a loss at any cost.
Philly will be particular to continue their stay at the top though. They have scored the most goals so far in the Conference, and they do have the home advantage. In addition, the Bulls have conceded in six of their last seven away ties as well. As things stand, expect goals at either end of the pitch this weekend.
Philadelphia Union vs New York Red Bulls Betting Tips
Double Chance: New York Red Bulls or Draw @ 2.00 (1/1)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5).