US Major League Soccer: Philadelphia vs Atlanta Prediction and Betting Odds
Philadelphia Union will be the host when Atlanta United visits them on Saturday. The match will be played at Subaru Park. Both the teams will be coming on the back of a win and with a playoff spot in contention the match is expected to live up to the hype it has generated so far.
Philadelphia vs Atlanta Prediction and Betting Odds: Preview
With only a solitary point separating them both the teams will be looking for a win to solidify their position for a playoff berth.
Philadelphia didn’t have the desired start to their current campaign but a number of good results have seen them cement their position in the mid-table.
There was a disappointment following their CONCACAF Champions League loss against Club America as they crashed out of the competition. But this defeat will not affect their preparation for their regular season as they are aiming for the ultimate glory this time.
With only a sole defeat in their last nine matches, Atlanta is currently in a very strong place to book a place in the playoffs. They have shrugged off their previous seasons’ worries and have been on a roll since the start of the season.
Having lifted the cup in 2018 they will be looking to replicate that feat further this season. Atlanta have always reserved their best when it comes to facing Philadelphia. Only one defeat in the last eight fixtures could prove to be a handful for the visitors at Subaru Park.
But Philadelphia did knock out their fierce rival in the CONCACAF Champions League this season and they will be licking their chops once again.
Philadelphia thrashed Orlando City 3-1 while Atlanta will be coming on the back of a hard-fought 3-2 in over D.C. United.
Philadelphia vs Atlanta Prediction and Betting Odds: Match Odds
Philadelphia vs Atlanta Prediction and Betting Odds: Injury News
Veteran midfielder Ilsinho underwent surgery back in May and has had a smooth transition into the team. He wasn’t involved in the last four matches but is expected to play a part in this match.
Kacper Przybylko netted a brace in the win against Orlando and will have the license to roam around the pitch.
Andre Blake’s return will be a big boost for the home side and the goalkeeper will be in between the sticks once more.
Emerson Hyndman has been sidelined after rupturing his cruciate ligament and will be a big miss for Atlanta in this match.
Uncertainty is hovering around regarding the fitness of Franco Ibarra who only recovered from an injury.
Josef Martinez loves to score in this fixture and will be looking to add more to his tally on Saturday.
Philadelphia vs Atlanta Prediction and Betting Odds: Why Philadelphia can Win
- Philadelphia will be banking on their home comfort
- Kacper Przybylko has been in blistering form and could hand the home side a much needed push in the match
- Union’s defensive setup got a boost as regular shot stopper Andre Blake is now ready to be in the party.
Philadelphia vs Atlanta Prediction and Betting Odds: Recent Form
Atlanta United’s away form has been very mixed. They have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last eight of the ten matches and they are unlikely to keep the Philadelphia attackers at bay it seems. This fixture has particularly recorded a higher number of goals as three of the last four matches has seen an average of 2.5 goals. Both the teams bagged three goals in their last matches and this tie could be a thriller as it seems.
Ezequiel Barco has registered six goals and five assists in the last nine matches and he will be the player to watch out for in this game. Atlanta have been scoring goals for fun and UNion do have a tough task to cut out.
Marcelino Moreno and George Bello are also coming up with their little contributions so it will be very interesting to see how Philadelphia handles them in the game.
Philadelphia managed to get over their CONCACAF hangover with a win against Orlando and with a game in hand than the other playoff contenders they badly needed to win to keep their playoff hopes alive.
We are predicting a 1-0 win for the home side.
Philadelphia vs Atlanta Prediction and Betting Odds: Match Details
Philadelphia Union vs Atlanta United
Scheduled Date and Time: 25th September, 3:30 PM EST
Host Team: Philadelphia Union at PPL Park
Where to Watch: MLS games are televised across FOX Sports (FS1 or FOX), ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, ESPN+, TUDN, Univision and UniMas