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Philadelphia Union v New England Revolution Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

July 01, 2017

- Grant Whittington

Sunday 2 July – Talen Energy Stadium – Major League Soccer

A home win will allow Philadelphia Union to overtake New England Revolution, who are one point ahead in the lower part of the Eastern Conference. With good home form the Union will expect to beat The Revs who have been poor on the road.

Past Meetings

The Union have nine MLS wins to the Revs five in head to head meetings. The sides have not met for almost a year but Union have won the last two matches 4-0 away and 3-0 at home.

Team News

Union’s mid-week US Open Cup game went to extra time so important players may tire but they did rest several regular men and withdraw CJ Sapong to keep him fresh. Alejandro Bedoya is on international duty with the USA but Andre Blake is expected to be fit after injury.

New England made seven changes for their mid-week cup win over DC United compared to their last MLS line up but are expected to be back at full strength for their trip to the Talen Energy Stadium.

Philadelphia Union v New England Revolution Preview and Predictions

Philadelphia Union are 29/25 to win and 10/3 to win without New England scoring. You can also get 13/5 on the Union leading at both half time and full time. The home side have been in good form at their own stadium recently and New England have been poor on the road.

Union have won five of their last six home matches. New England have not won on the road this season and fail to score in almost half of their away games. The Revs are 123/50 to break that record and get a first away win. Recent games have seen New England face leading sides so a game against a side they are above at the moment may bring out the best in them.

If you think Union’s good home run will end but Revs are not good enough to win you can get 53/20 for a draw.

CJ Sapong is worth a bet to open the scoring. He scored the first goal in both of Union’s games with the Revs last season, scoring twice in the home match, Sapong is 11/2 for the first goal. He has scored nine goals in 18 games this season but only one in the last six so may be due a goal.

Recommended bets

CJ Sapong to score the first goal at 11/2

Sapong is averaging one goal every two games and scored the first goal in both meetings with New England last season.

Philadelphia to win without New England scoring at 10/3

The Union are in excellent home form. New England have yet to win away and fail to score in 44% of away games.

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