Philadelphia Union made their debut as an MLS franchise in 2010. The team has yet to prove themselves as an MLS contender. Before the 2016 season, Philadelphia's only playoff appearance was in 2011 when they placed third in the Eastern Conference and made it to the conference semifinals. Philadelphia snuck into the playoffs in 2016 by way of the final postseason spot. They tied New England on points but pipped the Revs due to the tiebreaker. Unfortunately for Union suppoters, Philadelphia were ousted by Toronto FC, the eventual finalists.
Philadelphia Union Betting Lines Today
How will the Union fare against their opponent in the upcoming match? Check out the current game odds, find out where the game is being played and delve into both team's recent form.
Use Philadelphia's schedule as one of your main resources when planning your Union betting strategy. Find out when they are expected to go on a run and bet accordingly.
Philadelphia Union Standings Right Now
Philadelphia hope to return to the playoffs for years to come. Take a look how the Union are faring in the current campaign.
How To Win At Philadelphia Union Betting
Philadelphia are your prototypical middle-of-the-road team. They score readily enough, defend decently, enjoy playing at home and struggle on the road. So, how do you decide which bets to favor?
You'll want to bet against Philadelphia in most of their away games. They don't like playing on the road, which their 2016 record indicates. Union won three of 17 away games and secured 14 of a possible 51 points. That woeful away record, however, wasn't as bad as many of their Eastern Conference counterparts. Four teams - Chicago, Columbus, New England and D.C. United - won fewer games on their travels. It shows just how bad Eastern Conference teams are when playing in unfriendly environments.
I suggest avoiding Philadelphia as future bet considerations until they prove they can contend for the playoffs on a yearly basis. There are too many question marks to commit any of your hard-earned cash on this unpredictble team.
C.J Sapong - who was the MLS Rookie of the Year in 2011 - is expected to lead the offense.
It's hard to surmise from superficial stats whether or not to select the over or under in individual matches. You'll have to dig into more analytics, including how they fare against their next opponents historically. Also, take into account their recent records and find out what injuries are plaguing both teams. The more homework you do the better your chances of beating the sports book.