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

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Kickoff: 01:00 Hrs

Venue: Talen Energy Stadium

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Philadelphia Union vs Atlanta United Match Prediction

By Gary Gillles

Philadelphia Union suffered at the hands of Eastern Conference table leaders Toronto, as the lost 3-0 at the BMO Field. A brilliant free-kick from Sebastian Giovinco opened the scoring while Nicholas Hasler doubled their advantage in the 30th minute. A second-half goal from Jozy Altidore confirmed the heavy defeat for Philadelphia. Atlanta United’s six-game unbeaten run in the league came to an end with a 1-0 loss against DC United. Despite being against the lowest scorers in the division, Atlanta were unable to get a victory. Michael Parkhurst’s own goal proved decisive in the game.

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

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

This will be the first meeting between Atlanta and Philadelphia. Atlanta come into the game with a disappointing away form, as they have managed only two wins in the last seven on the road. The team has been beaten in four of these games. Philadelphia recently saw their four-game winning run at the Talen Energy Stadium come to an end with the heavy loss against Montreal Impact. However, their home form continues to remain a major source of strength to the team. I would back a win for Philadelphia Union.

The contrast between home and away games for Atlanta has been huge in terms of total goals. Only one of the last six away games for Atalanta has produced over 2.5 goals. However, there have been over 2.5 goals in three out of the last five games at the Bobby Dodd Stadium. Even though the last five games involving Philadelphia have been high-scoring, I would back this game to witness under 2.5 goals.

Philadelphia Union win – 5/4

Total goals under 2.5 – 27/20

 

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

Philadelphia Union saw over 1.5 goals in 2 out of their last 2 games played against Atlanta United

Atlanta United saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Atlanta United have conceeded only 2 goals in their last 2 games against Philadelphia Union

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Philadelphia Union Form Guide

Philadelphia Union Team Logo

Philadelphia Union

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
D H

17-03-2018

Major League Soccer

Columbus Crew Team Logo Columbus Crew

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

01-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

08-04-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

14-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Orlando City Team Logo Orlando City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

22-04-2018

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

28-04-2018

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

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)

Atlanta United Form Guide

Atlanta United

Won

7

Draw

1

Lost

2
W H

17-03-2018

Major League Soccer

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo Vancouver Whitecaps

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

01-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Minnesota United Team Logo Minnesota United

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

07-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Los Angeles FC

FT 5 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

15-04-2018

Major League Soccer

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

22-04-2018

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy Team Logo LA Galaxy

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

28-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Montreal Impact Team Logo Montreal Impact

FT 4 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

06-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire Team Logo Chicago Fire

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

10-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Sporting Kansas City Team Logo Sporting Kansas City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

13-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Orlando City Team Logo Orlando City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L H

21-05-2018

Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls Team Logo New York Red Bulls

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

Philadelphia Union Preview

The heavy defeat against Toronto means that Philadelphia have to remain closer to the bottom of the table than near the top six. The club has managed just one win in the last five league matches, although manager Jim Curtin will point to the fact that Philadelphia have been on the road for three of those five games. Away matches are not a forte for Philadelphia, who have managed just one win in 13 on the road. The club has also scored just 11 away goals compared to 23 at home. Charles Sapong is the top scorer for Philadelphia Union with 12 league goals this season.

Philadelphia Union Team News

Fabian Herbers (hernia) is the only injury worry for Philadelphia Union.

Atlanta United Preview

The amazing unbeaten run for Atlanta United came to a conclusion with a surprise defeat against DC United, but manager Gerardo Martino will be keen to revive this form once again. Atlanta remain just one point outside the play-offs, and the possibility of finishing in the top six still remains great. Atlanta are one point behind Montreal Impact in the sixth place, but the new MLS franchise has played in one game less than Mauro Biello’s team. In the first half of the season, Atlanta were the entertaining team in the division after being involved in several games with over 2.5 goals. Yet, recent matches have been less entertaining. Hector Villalba is the top scorer at Atlanta with 10 goals in the league.

Atlanta United Team News

Kenwyne Jones (knee), Mark Bloom (back), and Alec Kann (hamstring) are the players unavailable for Atlanta United manager Gerardo Martino coming into the game.

Philadelphia Union Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1

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

Atlanta United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.3

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 vs Atlanta United Sidelined Players

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