Philadelphia Union vs D.C. United Soccer Betting Tips and Predictions 8/4/2019
Sunday, August 4, 2019
Audi Field is the site where Luciano Acosta and D.C. United (9-9-6, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) will take on the Philadelphia Union (11-6-7, 1st in the Eastern Conference) on Sunday. The goalies expected to start are Andre Blake for the Philadelphia Union and Bill Hamid for D.C. United. The Zolos are priced at +175 while the Black-and-Red are at +120. The over/under is set at 2.75.
The Philadelphia Union head into this matchup holding a record of 11 victories, 6 draws, and 7 losses which puts them at 1st in the Eastern Conference. So far this season, they have earned a total of 38 goals which ranks them 1st in the conference and 2nd in MLS. That said, if they are going to get points on the day, they will look to play mistake free soccer so they can take advantage of their opportunities. Their goal differential is +5 which puts them at 6th in MLS. The Philadelphia Union will want to make it a priority to get the ball to teammates because they have a total of 25 assists which ranks them 7th in MLS and 5th in the conference. With reference to shots on target, they have a total of 118 which ranks them 3rd in the conference and 5th in MLS. As a team, Philadelphia currently has a total of 272 fouls which means they are averaging 11.33 fouls per game. They have a total of 39 points for 2019 and they are averaging an attendance of 16,448.
Kacper Przybylko is one of the standout players to watch for the Zolos. The forward from Poland has appeared in 16 games so far this year and has totaled 1,357 mins. Over the course of that time, the 25-year-old has netted 8 goals and has had an assist on 1 goal. He is currently averaging 85 mins per game. Przybylko has started 15 games so far this year and has committed 19 fouls over that period. In terms of shots on target, Przybylko has 22 which has him ranked 12th in MLS and 3rd in the East among forwards. Ilsinho is another scorer to watch out for on the squad from Philadelphia. The 33-year-old from Brazil has scored 4 goals for the season which ranks him 1st in the East among defenders and 55th among all qualified players in the league. He has played 694 mins and has an average of 39 mins per appearance which ranks him 434th in the league. So far this year, he has produced 8 shots on target which ranks him 3rd in the East among defenders.
The man in goal for the Zolos is Andre Blake from Jamaica. He is 28 years old and has racked up 1,314 mins minding the goal for the 2019 campaign. Blake is surrendering 1.71 goals per 90 minutes which has him placed 20th in the East and 32nd among goalies in MLS. Over the course of the 2019 campaign, he's surrendered 25 goals. His save % is .554 which has him placed 20th in the East.
D.C. United comes into this match holding a record of 9 wins, 9 draws, and 6 losses which is good for 3rd in the Eastern Conference. During the year thus far, they have scored a total of 31 goals which is good for 8th in the conference and 14th in MLS. This means that if they are going to get away with the victory in this game, they will want to step up the defense and make sure they are making their opponents work. Their goal differential is +5 which is good for 7th in MLS. D.C. United will want to move the ball around the pitch and get the ball to their scorers as they currently have a total of 21 assists which is good for 15th in MLS and 9th in the conference. Concerning shots on target, they currently have a total of 93 which is good for 8th in the conference and 17th in MLS. As a team, D.C. has a total of 293 fouls which has them averaging 12.21 fouls per contest. They currently have a total of 36 points for this season and they have an average attendance of 17,285.
Luciano Acosta is one of the best players to watch for D.C. The forward from Argentina has taken part in 22 contests so far this year and has played 1,833 minutes. In that time, the 24-year-old has a total of 5 goals and has assisted on 1 goal. He is averaging 83 minutes per game. Acosta has been a starter in 20 contests so far this year and has committed 30 fouls in the process. With regard to shots on target, Acosta has totaled 15 which has him ranking 41st in the league and 8th in the Eastern Conference among forwards. Wayne Rooney is another player to watch out for on the squad from D.C.. The 33-year-old from England has connected on 11 goals for the year which has him ranking 1st in the Eastern Conference among midfielders and 5th among all qualified players in professional soccer. He has played 1,886 mins and has an average of 86 mins per game which has him ranking 95th in professional soccer. For the year, he has totaled 26 shots on target which has him ranking 1st in the Eastern Conference among midfielders.
The man looking after the net for D.C is Bill Hamid from the United States. He is 28 years old and has played 2,070 mins minding the goal this year. Hamid is allowing an average of 1.09 goals per 90 minutes which puts him at 3rd in the Eastern Conference and 7th among goaltenders in MLS. For the 2019 campaign, he's given up 25 goals. He's earned a save % of .781 which puts him at 3rd in the Eastern Conference.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take D.C. (+120)
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