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We’re counting down to MLS action scheduled for Saturday when Philadelphia Union come up against New York Red Bulls.
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Philadelphia Union will be wanting a better result here after a 2-1 Open Cup loss in their previous game against Orlando City.
It has been all too rare in recent games where Philadelphia Union haven’t conceded. The reality is that Philadelphia Union have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 8 goals along the way.
New York Red Bulls
New York Red Bulls will come into the meeting following on from a 0-3 Open Cup win to defeat D.C. United in their most recent fixture.
A series of accomplished showings by the New York Red Bulls defensive unit has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 3 from their past 6 clashes in total. During the same period of time, their own attack force has managed to score 9. That kind of trend isn’t assured to be continued into this match, though.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head meetings going back to 25/08/2020 reveals that these fixtures have not been fruitful for New York Red Bulls. They’ve not managed to register any victories whatsoever while Philadelphia Union have been superior, getting wins in 67 per cent of those ties.
In all, 10 goals were produced between them in this period, with 8 for The U and 2 netted by Red Bulls. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.67.
Team News: Philadelphia Union
The Philadelphia Union manager Jim Curtin has a full complement, with no fitness worries at all coming into this clash owing to a fully healthy group available for selection.
It looks as if The U will probably make use of the 4-3-1-2 system for this one, beginning the first half with Andre Blake, Nathan Harriel, Jakob Glesnes, Jack Elliott, Kai Wagner, Alejandro Bedoya, Jose Andres Martinez, Leon Flach, Daniel Gazdag, Julian Carranza and Sergio Santos.
Team News: New York Red Bulls
New York Red Bulls manager Gerhard Struber has to choose a team with limited availability. Caden Clark (Knee Injury) and Andrés Reyes (Foot Injury) are not ready for selection.
There’s a good chance that Red Bulls seem most likely to utilise a 4-2-3-1 system, starting Carlos Miguel, Thomas Edwards, Dylan Nealis, Sean Nealis, John Tolkin, Dru Yearwood, Frankie Amaya, Omir Fernandez, Tom Barlow, Luquinhas and Patryk Klimala.
New York Red Bulls will have to work hard as a team to be putting a goal past this Philadelphia Union outfit who should do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
Our tip is therefore for a highly competitive game with a 1-0 win for Philadelphia Union at the end of this one.
Should be interesting.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Subaru Park (18,500)
Captain: Alejandro Bedoya
Chairman: Jay Sugarman
Manager: Jim Curtin
Competitions: MLS (Parent), MLS (Eastern Conference), Open Cup (Round of 32)