Philadelphia Union vs Real Salt Lake Predictions & Betting Tips, Match Previews

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Philadelphia Union
Real Salt Lake

Tip Reasoning

Philadelphia Union started the 2016 MLS campaign very brightly as they lost just three of their opening 15 matches in all competitions and won seven times, which put them right in contention for the top spot of the MLS Eastern Conference.

Recently that’s all changed though, and they come into this match having lost four of their last seven MLS games and with just two wins to their name during this period.

Fortunately for them the rest of the MLS Eastern Conference is struggling, and as such they’re still in a good position to challenge for the top spot. They are just three points behind leaders New York City in 3rd position, and they have a game in hand on both of the teams above them. But first they need to get out of their rut.

Real Salt Lake are having no such luck in terms of other teams’ performances. The leading pack of the MLS Western Conference are in decent form, and as such Real Salt Lake’s own excellent start to the season has been nullified.

They won four of their opening six MLS matches and lost none, but at the moment they are enduring an eight match winless streak in all competitions. In terms of the MLS alone, they have drawn four and lost two of their last six outings, which has seen them slip to ten points behind leaders FC Dallas.  Real Salt Lake currently occupy 4th position, but both LA Galaxy and Colorado Rapids above them have a game in hand on them.

Real Salt Lake’s away form at the moment is even worse, with six of their last eight trips away in the league ending in defeat and just three wins to their name all season. Philadelpahia Union, on the other hand, have won seven of their 11 home matches this season and four of their last six.

My prediction is for the hosts to pick up another three points at home, and odds of 10/11 for a Philadelphia Union Win look excellent value for money. I’m also going for a 2-1 correct score prediction at 15/2.

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