The New England Revolution will continue their MLS season this weekend at home. The Revolution will play at Gillette Stadium where they will take on the visiting Philadelphia Union. Both sides are in the Eastern Conference and are within 2 points of each other so we should get a very hard-fought get game of football. The winner of this game will move up to 5th spot and challenge for the playoff positions.
The Philadelphia Union have had a very inconsistent few weeks as they have managed to lose at home and win away from home. These results have not been good for the side as they have fallen away from the top 4 spots. With half the season over, the Philadelphia Union must start getting some wins together if they wish to challenge for the playoff spots. The biggest issue of the visitors has been their defense and that is something that must improve if they wish to do well this season.
While defending has been Philadelphia Union’s biggest problem, scoring has been the biggest problem for the New England Revolution. The home side have lost many points due to their lack of precision in front of goal. This will need to improve if they want to move up the standings. This will be a great chance for the Revolution to score some goals since they are up against one of the weakest defensive teams in the competition. The biggest asset for the New England Revolution in this match will be the home crowd and it will be interesting to see if they can use that to their advantage.
This should be a very close match and while predicting a winner is not easy, I am going to side with the New England Revolution. I think the Revolution will be too strong at home and should be good enough to get all three points.