Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls
|Date & Time||Saturday May 26, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Union +415 / RB -208 / Draw +299 -- Over/Under: 3
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New York Red Bulls and Philadelphia Union meet Saturday in MLS soccer action at the Red Bull Arena.
New York Red Bulls enters this match with an overall record of 7-3-0, a 4-1-0 record at home and a 3-2-0 record on the road. New York Red Bulls enter this match on fire with four straight victories, and they’ve done most of their work at home so far this season. New York Red Bulls are outscoring teams by 2.4 goals at home and have scored three or more goals in four of their first five home games. New York Red Bulls are currently tied with Atlanta United FC for the most goals scored in the MLS and are becoming quite the explosive team that keeps relentless offensive pressure. What’s more is the New York Red Bulls have allowed a combined two goals in their last three matches, resulting in a deadly balanced attack. Bradley Wright-Phillips leas New York with eight goals, Alejandro Romero Gamarra has nine assists and Daniel Royer has 29 shots.
Philadelphia Union enters this match with an overall record of 4-5-2, a 3-1-2 record at home and a 1-4-0 record on the road. Philadelphia Union hope to keep momentum going after winning their last two matches, but this club has struggled mightily on the road this season. Philadelphia Union have been shutout in four of their five road matches and are being outscored by an average of 1.4 goals per match. Philadelphia Union are currently the worst offensive club in the Eastern Conference with just 12 goals scored, and it’s hard to win like that regardless of how good the defense is. The good news is Philadelphia Union has scored six goals in its last two matches combined, so maybe this team has found something the last couple of weeks. Borek Dockal leads Philadelphia with two goals, Alejandro Bedoya has three assists and CJ Sapong has 26 shots.
New York Red Bulls have had the upper hand over the Philadelphia Union in the past five meetings, producing a 2-2-1 record. The most recent match was a 0-0 draw last September. Philadelphia’s last win over New York came in May of 2017. Four of the five meetings produced at least two goals.
Philadelphia Union has played well the last two matches, but this is still a team that’s done little to nothing on the road. New York Red Bulls are one of the hotter teams in the league currently and are lighting teams on fire offensively.
Juice is steep, but the New York Red Bulls should win this match.