Philadelphia Union vs Orlando City
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Tuesday, 21 July 2020
Kick-off at 01:00 UK/ 02:00 CET
Venue: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
Both teams have won both of their opening two games, and have already ensured their spots in the knockouts. Now, all that remains for these squads is to win the last fixture of the Group Stage, and thus be pitted against an easier opponent in the Round of 16.
As either team are level on points, the winner of this game will be the Group Champions. In case of a draw though, the Lions will take the top spot – the reason being, they have scored the most goals.
On that account, expect a fierce match-up between the two. Since a knockout berth is already ensured, the teams have nothing to lose, and will go after the three points with vigor.
Considering the offensive performances of the teams so far, along with these above-mentioned factors, expect a goal-fest this Tuesday. However, results of recent h2h games tip the scales a bit towards the U.
Philadelphia Union vs Orlando City: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Eight of the previous eleven games had goals from both teams.
- The previous four matches in a row had four or more goals.
- Jim Curtin’s men had recorded the preceding three victories.
- The latest clash had ended in a 2-2 draw.
Philadelphia Union vs Orlando City: Prediction
The teams have won both their fixtures, and with progression already made sure of, the squads will go in for the kill this Tuesday.
The reason being, momentum plays a huge role in knockouts, and whoever arrives with 100% wins in Group Stage, will not only get an easier foe, but they could go deep into further rounds as well. Since this game provides a risk-free option to go for the win, count on these two squads to do that.
Moreover, former h2h clashes have always had goals in plenty as well. As such, expect defense to have second priority this match-day, while the frontlines go in hard for goals. Rightfully expect a goal-fest.
Moving on though, the U had finished far above their counterparts in the East in 2019 MLS, with a lead of 18 points, and have been unbeaten against them in the last five h2h clashes.
Likely, expect Philadelphia Union to avoid a loss.
Philadelphia Union vs Orlando City: Betting Tips
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.75 (3/4)
Double Chance: Philadelphia Union or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2).