Philadelphia Union vs. DC United MLS Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/20/16
DC United vs. Philadelphia Union
MLS Soccer: Friday, May 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Talen Energy Stadium)
The Line: Philadelphia Union -106 / DC United +264 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: UniMás, MLS LIVE
The Philadelphia Union and DC United square off Friday night at Talen Energy Stadium.
The Philadelphia Union look to keep rolling after earning points in their last four matches. The Union are led by a defense that’s allowed 11 goals in 10 matches and has pitched two shutouts. Offensively, the Philadelphia Union have six players with at least one goal scored and six players with double-digit shot attempts. C.J. Sapong leads Philadelphia with five goals, Sebastien Le Toux has two assists and Chris Pontius has 24 shots. Defensively, Andre Blake has come away with 33 saves on 44 shots faced. The Philadelphia Union have earned points in seven straight home matches.
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DC United also look to stay hot after earning points in four of their last six matches. DC United has allowed 13 goals in 11 matches and is coming off a shutout win over the New York Red Bulls. Offensively, DC United has four players with at least two goals scored and seven players with at least 13 shot attempts. Álvaro Saborío leads DC United with four goals, Luciano Acosta has three assists and Fabián Espíndola has 33 shots. Defensively, Travis Worra has 24 saves on 33 shots faced. DC United have earned points in five of their last 10 road games.
DC United has owned the Union recently, winning four of the last five matches. Philadelphia’s only win over DC during that stretch was in May of 2015. A team has been shutout in three of the last five meetings between these two, and the last two matches overall have combined for eight goals.
The Union have been solid on their home field, but there’s great value with DC United and this line. DC United has gotten the better of the Union pretty much every time they’ve played recently, and they’ve also been solid on the road this year.
I’ll take a shot with the road team and the big plus money.