Philadelphia Union vs Orlando City
Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 7 July 2019
Kick-off at 21:30 UK/ 22:30 CET
Venue: Talen Energy Stadium (Chester).
Philadelphia is at the top of the table, and holds a nominally healthy lead of four points over DC. The team got back on their winning track, after losing 4-2 on the road to New York City. The last day, despite being on the road, Union defeated Orlando 1-3 and became the first squad in the East to post ten wins on the table.
Funnily enough, this next fixture is also against the same opposition. This match-day though, the toppers are an even greater threat, with them having the home advantage.
There’s scope for the tie to become quite brawny, as Orlando had seen two red cards in the last game. Sadly, they had taken the lead, even before ten minutes were up on the board, but the numerical advantage that the visitors had was too much to handle.
Philadelphia Union vs Orlando City Head-to-head (h2h)
- Six of the last nine wins went to Philadelphia.
- Orlando conceded two or more goals in the last three games.
- Four of the last six meetings at this venue ended in home wins.
- Orlando was winless in the last four match-ups.
Philadelphia Union vs Orlando City Prediction
Philly is easily the overwhelming favorite for this game. They are the toppers of the East and have the home advantage. Importantly, just the last day, they defeated this same opponent, and that too on the road.
Going on, the side has scored the most number of goals in the Conference, and just became the first one this season to put ten wins on the board.
They have also been the best at home and lost just twice this season when they had the backing of the crowd.
On the other hand, their opponents reside at the bottom of the table and lost three of their last five league fixtures. They were winless in 20 of their last 24 on the road and had an eleven-game losing run when fitted with the away handicap.
Moreover, they lost the last two h2h meetings, and three of the last four. In addition, Orlando conceded three or more goals in the last two such clashes and two or more in the last three.
Finally, with the three squads just below Philly in the table losing their respective last fixtures, it’s an opportunity for the toppers to improve their lead at the top. Count on them to take full advantage of this week’s tie.
Philadelphia Union vs Orlando City Betting Tips
Philadelphia Union to Win @ 1.83 (5/6)
The Hosts to Score the First Goal @ 1.60 (3/5).