Philadelphia Union vs. New England Revolution - 8/20/20 MLS Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia Union vs. New England Revolution - 8/20/20 MLS Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

New England Revolution vs. Philadelphia Union

MLS Soccer: Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 7:30 pm

The Line: NE +119 / Philly +234 / Draw +252 -- Over/Under: 2.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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New England Revolution and Philadelphia Union meet Thursday night in MLS soccer action at Gillette Stadium.

New England Revolution lost in the round of 16 in the MLS is Back to the Philadelphia Union, and they’ve failed to score in each of their last two matches. New England Revolution have been held to one or less goals in each of their last six matches, and they’ll likely play the rest of the season without Carles Gil, who had surgery on his Achilles tendon. It’s going to be interesting to see how the New England Revolution respond to being without arguably its best player. Adam Buksa leads New England Revolution with two goals, Carles Gil has one assist and Gustavo Bou has eight shots on goal. Defensively, Matt Turner has allowed three goals on 13 shots faced and Brad Knighton has allowed one goal on six shots.

Philadelphia Union has produced positive results in six of their lat seven matches, but they’re coming off a 2-1 loss to the Portland Timbers in the semifinals of MLS is Back. In the losing effort, Philadelphia Union controlled possession fo 61.3 percent of the match and got eight shots on target but just couldn’t close the deal. Andrew Wooten scored a garbage time goal to make the game look closer than it was. Philadelphia Union has scored at least one goal in each of its last seven matches. Brenden Aaronson leads Philadelphia Union with one goal, Sergio Santos has one assist and Kacper Przybylko has six shots on goal. Defensively, Andre Blake has allowed seven goals on 34 shots faced.

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Philadelphia Union is 4-0-1 in the last five meetings against New England Revolution. The last meeting in June of 2019 resulted in a 1-1 draw. Three of the last five meetings between the Union and Revolution produced two or less goals.

I get this is a home match for New England Revolution, but it's going to take some adjusting without Gil and they weren't exactly tearing it up their last couple of times out. Philadelphia Union made it to the semifinals of the tournament with dominant ball possession and consistent offense, and this is a club that could push for the title in this new season. We're getting the better team at a much larger price. This is strange.

Anyway, give me the Philadelphia Union and a chance to make more than two times our money.

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Randy’s Pick Philadelphia Union +234

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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