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Philadelphia Union v New York Red Bulls, Betting Tips and Previews

June 14, 2017

- Grant Whittington

Sunday 18th June – Talen Energy Stadium – Major League Soccer

Philadelphia Union and New York Red Bulls meet in the MLS with Red Bulls looking to end a run of six away defeats, stretching back to early March. But they go to a club who have scored more goals against them at home than any other visitors.

Past Meetings

C.A. Sapong’s second half hat trick gave Philly victory over the Red Bulls by three clear goals when they met in May but prior to that it was the men from New York who had the upper hand winning four and drawing one of the previous five encounters.

Team News

Mid-week open cup games give both teams the chance to experiment with fringe players. If they impress they could come into the reckoning for this MLS fixture. Coming back from injury, the Union’s Josh Yaro is the man most likely to strengthen his case for inclusion.

Norway international Fredrik Gulbrandsen has left New York Red Bulls to return to sister club Red Bull Salzburg. Red Bulls switch from two strikers to one up front had seen him struggle for minutes. D. Gideon Baah is out for the season.

Philadelphia Union v New York Red Bulls Preview and Predictions

Both teams come into this fixture on the back of defeats. Red Bulls went down 1-0 last time out at Montreal Impact while the U conceded two late goals to throw away the game at New York City. It was a second successive away defeat for the Union who will be pleased to be back on home soil where they have won their last three games.

The red half of the Big Apple have been rotten to the core on the road, losing their last six away trips. Red Bulls are 9/5 to win with Philadelphia 83/50 and the draw 64/25,

Red Bulls number 99 Bradley Wright-Phillips has 99 goals or assists to his name and needs one more such contribution to join Thierry Henry and become only the second Red Bulls player to be involved in 100 goals. Back Bradley to score what would be his 83rd goal for

CJ Sarpong will be looking forward to facing The Bulls. He grabbed the first hat-trick of his career in the final 16 minutes of the last meeting between these sides just over a month ago but has only scored a penalty since.

Recommended Bets

Bradley Wright Phillips first to score at 4/1

The most bullish of The Red Bulls is 4/1 to score first. He’s the same price to net last and 11/10 to score any time.

CJ Sapong first to score at 6/1

The hat-trick hero from last time is 6/1 for the first or last goal and 7/4 to score at any time.

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