Philadelphia Union vs D.C. United Prediction, 7/8/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Union vs D.C. United
Date: Friday, July 8, 2022
Location: Subaru Park in Chester, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-133) D.C. (+320)
Subaru Park is the site where Julian Gressel and D.C. United (4-2-9, 13th in Eastern Conference) will take on the Philadelphia Union (7-8-1, 1st in Eastern Conference) on Friday. The expected starting goalies will be Andre Blake for the Philadelphia Union and Bill Hamid for D.C. United. The Zolos are priced at -133 while the Black-and-Red are at +320. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Philadelphia took the field against Columbus in their most recent match and finished with a draw by a score of 0-0. In sharing the ball, they earned a 82.8% received passes percentage by connecting on 216 of the 261 pass targets in their last outing. The Zolos tried 7 dribbles in this outing and were successful in 5 of those attempts for a percentage of 71.4%.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Philadelphia finished at a 40.0% rate by putting 2 shots on target out of 5 total shots. Philadelphia is averaging 1.17 goals per 90 minutes (21 goals in total) and have accounted for 17 assists in all matches this season.
Alejandro Bedoya is a guy who can be a difference maker for the Philadelphia Union. He has accounted for 34 assists while accumulating 72 yellow card warnings during his career. Bedoya has had a starting assignment in 308 outings in his career and he scores 0.14 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing the United States has totaled 44 goals scored in 27,936 minutes.
One more player who should impact this match is Daniel Gazdag, the midfielder hailing from Hungary. Gazdag has totaled 15,822 minutes in 181 starting assignments and has been given a total of 33 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 11 times in his career and he has scored 32 total goals. He currently averages 0.18 goals per 90 during his soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Philadelphia Union will be Andre Blake. Blake has defended the goal for 16,613 mins and has accumulated 572 stops in his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.29 (238 total goals allowed) and he holds a save % of 72.3. The goalie hailing from Jamaica has seen 792 shots tried against him in 185 starts. Blake (77-47-61 mark in his professional soccer career) has accumulated 57 shutouts, which leaves him with a 30.8% clean sheet percentage.
The last time they took the field, D.C. got the victory with a final of 5-3 against Orlando. They wrapped up this match by converting 156 of the 184 attempted passes earning a rate of 84.8%. The Black-and-Red earned a 35.7% successful dribble rate by converting 5 out of the 14 dribbles they pursued. D.C. had 6 shots on target out of their 9 shots attempted giving them a 66.7% rate in their last match. With 23 goals and 15 assists in all their matches, D.C. is averaging 1.44 goals and 0.94 assists per 90.
Julian Gressel will be someone to watch for D.C. United. The defender from Germany has been on the pitch for 13,088 professional minutes and has scored 19 goals. He has accumulated 18 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 47 times. He sports an average of 0.13 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 150 matches during his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Michael Estrada, the forward representing Ecuador. He has earned 68 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 11 different times. Estrada has earned himself 26 yellow cards in 10,888 minutes played (122 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average thus far in his career is 0.56.
Bill Hamid will reside in front of the goal for D.C. United. Hamid has accumulated 81 clean sheets and has defended 1,324 shots against him in 24,883 minutes throughout his career. He sports a save % of 73.5 and his clean sheet rate is currently 28.9%. He has given up 1.31 goals per 90 while earning a record of 103-70-104. In his pro soccer career, Hamid has allowed 361 goals and has accounted for 970 saves in 280 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-133)
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