Philadelphia Union vs DC United 7/17/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

DC United have not played an MLS match since that massive 7-1 triumph over Toronto, but they have kept themselves busy with some friendlies. They will now return to action, as they will be hosted by Philadelphia Union on Saturday. Philadelphia are coming off a hard-fought draw against the Red Bulls and have not won any of their last 3 matches.

Philadelphia Union (5 wins, 3 losses, 5 draws) fought really hard in their away match against the New York Red Bulls and eventually grabbed a point in that 1-1 draw. They were left with 10 men in the pitch when goalkeeper Freese saw a red card that also allowed the Red Bulls to take the lead from the penalty spot. However, Philadelphia kept on fighting and eventually found the equalizer at the 85th minute for the final 1-1. Even so, they are win-less in their last three and have won just 1 of their last 5 (1 win, 1 loss, 3 draws), but they have been really solid overall. Philly are sitting at the 3rd spot of the Eastern Conference with 20 points, having scored 16 goals and having conceded 12 in the process. They have been mediocre at home so far (3 wins, 2 losses, 1 draw) but have won each of their last 3 there with clean sheets too.

DC United (5 wins, 6 losses, 1 draw) erupted in their last match for the MLS, where they destroyed Toronto by a huge 7-1 at home. Things were really easy when they scored 3 early goals and they just didn’t stop attacking. Since then they have played 3 friendlies and won all 3 by the same 1-0 score-line. DC United are now 9th in the Eastern Conference with 16 points, scoring 17 and conceding 14 goals in the process. They have been rather bad on the road so far in the season (1 win, 4 losses, 1 draw), scoring 6 and conceding 10 goals. However, they did keep a couple of clean sheets on the road so far.

Philadelphia Union vs DC United. This will be the second match of the season between the two sides, with Philadelphia beating DC United by 2-1 on the road in the other match. Philadelphia have been excellent in this match-up in recent years, going undefeated in the last 10 matches against DC United (8 wins, 2 draws) and having won each of the last 8 matches as hosts against them. Taking Philadelphia to win here.  

Philadelphia Union vs DC United 7/17/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

MLS Starting Time: 19:30PM EDT

Location: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester

Date: Saturday, July 17th 

MLS Odds: DC United +0.5

MLS Totals: 2.5

Free MLS Pick: Philadelphia Union -0.5

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