D.C. United will be wanting a better result here following the 2-1 MLS defeat last time out to Chicago Fire.
In that game, D.C. United managed 53% possession and 14 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. At the other end, Chicago Fire had 7 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Sapong (3'), Sekulić (45') and Bornstein (56' Own goal) scored for Chicago Fire.
D.C. United have struggled with their forward play in more recent games. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 4 against opposing sides during the course of their last 6 outings. In those meetings, Black-and-Red have also seen the tally of goals scored against them total 15.
Philadelphia Union will go into this clash following a 2-1 MLS win to beat Montreal Impact in their previous match.
In that game, Philadelphia Union managed 50% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. For Philadelphia Union, the scorers were Monteiro (39') and Santos (48'). Montreal Impact got 11 shots at goal with 3 on target. Sejdič (65') scored for Montreal Impact.
A sequence of effective showings from the Philadelphia Union defensive unit has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 4 from their past 6 outings overall. During the same period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 13. That kind of trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this game, however.
Head to head
A quick look at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 24/06/2017 shows that these fixtures have ended in disappointment for D.C. United. They’ve not been able to come away with any victories whatsoever whereas Philadelphia Union have been superior, getting wins in 100% of those matches played.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 23 overall which averages out at 3.83 goals per match.
In our opinion, D.C. United might well have a job on their hands to break down this Philadelphia Union side who we think will do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
We’re therefore tipping a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 winning margin for Philadelphia Union after 90 minutes.
Little in this one.
What are the best odds for this match?
Checking out the betting prices for the game on the WDW market, the win for D.C. United is available for 3.5, betting on the game finishing all-square is 3.5 and selecting the winner to be Philadelphia Union is 2.06. They’re the most competitive market prices on offer at this very moment.