DC United vs Philadelphia Union Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Venue: RFK Memorial Stadium

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DC United vs Philadelphia Union Match Prediction

By Phill Barrs

DC United suffered a first home defeat since the international break after a 1-0 loss against Montreal Impact. Jean Tabla opened the scoring with a fine effort in the 13th minute, but Montreal had several chances to double their advantage in the first half. United did not start coming back into the game until the second half, as Luciano Acosta came closest to scoring after hitting the woodwork. Philadelphia Union finally secured their first win of the season after beating New York Red Bulls 3-0 at the Talen Energy Stadium. New York Red Bulls created a raft of opportunities for much of the game, but Philadelphia opened the scoring courtesy of a deflected goal from Charles Sapong. The striker went on to complete a hat-trick in the final 10 minutes.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

DC United have managed four wins in the last five home games against Philadelphia Union. Even though United just suffered a disappointing home defeat against Montreal Impact, they are well placed to take advantage of Philadelphia’s poor form. Despite the recent win over New York Red Bulls, the poor away form continues for Jim Curtin’s team. I would back DC United for a win. DC United have failed to score in three of the five home games. Vancouver have scored just two goals in the four away games. Hence, I would back a low scoring affair with under 2.5 goals.

DC United win – 10/11

Total goals under 2.5 – 6/5

DC United saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

DC United saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Philadelphia Union saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against DC United

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

DC United Form Guide

DC United Team Logo

DC United

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
L A

24-03-2018

Major League Soccer

Columbus Crew Team Logo Columbus Crew

FT 3 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

L A

01-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Sporting Kansas City Team Logo Sporting Kansas City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

15-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Columbus Crew Team Logo Columbus Crew

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

28-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Philadelphia Union Team Logo Philadelphia Union

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

13-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

20-05-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 3)

D A

27-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Los Angeles FC

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

06-06-2018

US Open Cup

North Carolina FC Team Logo North Carolina FC

FT 5 - 4

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

10-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

14-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Toronto FC Team Logo Toronto FC

FT 4 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

Philadelphia Union Form Guide

Philadelphia Union Team Logo

Philadelphia Union

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
L A

05-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Toronto FC Team Logo Toronto FC

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

10-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Columbus Crew Team Logo Columbus Crew

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

12-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Montreal Impact Team Logo Montreal Impact

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

20-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

27-05-2018

Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls Team Logo New York Red Bulls

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

31-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire Team Logo Chicago Fire

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

03-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Atlanta United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

06-06-2018

US Open Cup

Richmond Kickers Team Logo Richmond Kickers

FT 5 - 0

(HT 4 - 0)

L H

09-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Toronto FC Team Logo Toronto FC

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

17-06-2018

US Open Cup

New York Red Bulls Team Logo New York Red Bulls

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

DC United Preview

DC United seemed on the verge of sparking yet another remarkable home run at the RFK stadium, but they once again suffered a rather disappointing home loss. The lack of effort from the team against Montreal Impact was one of the defining aspects, as the club failed to score for the third time in the five home matches this season. Struggles on the road, though, have been recently brought to an end with a draw and a win in the last two away matches. Surprisingly, DC United have scored five goals in the last two away games. Acosta is the top scorer with three league goals.

DC United Team News

DC United suffer from a lengthy injury list with Rob Vincent (meniscus), Chris Korb (cruciate ligament), Patrick Nyarko (muscle), Nick DeLeon (groin), Eric Klenofsky (ligament), and Steve Birnbaum (concussion) unavailable.

Philadelphia Union Preview

Philadelphia Union will be able to breathe a sigh of relief after ending the eight-game winless run. Yet, manager Jim Curtin will not be overjoyed with the performance against New York Red Bulls, as the opposition had more than enough opportunities to be out of sight by the time Charles Sapong gave the home team a lead in the 74th minute. There was certainly an element of good fortune about the victory, but the match once again reiterated their good scoring form at home. Philadelphia have scored nine goals in the last five home matches. Sapong is the joint 2017 MLS top scorer with seven goals.

Philadelphia Union Team News

Joshua Yaro (shoulder), Richie Marquez (illness), Maurice Edu (tibia and fibula fracture), and Ken Tribbett (Achilles tendon) are the players unavailable for Philadelphia Union.

DC United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Philadelphia Union Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

DC United vs Philadelphia Union Sidelined Players

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