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Philadelphia Union vs New York Red Bulls predictions, picks and match preview

Philadelphia Union and New York Red Bulls face off in Round One of the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs. Can NYRB keep their hopes of silverware alive at Subaru Park? Keep reading to view our Philadelphia Union vs New York Red Bulls predictions and betting tips.

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  • Matchup: MLS Playoffs
  • Expert Picks: Legal Sports Betting
  • Venue: Subaru Park
  • Location: Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Date: November 20, 2021
  • Time: 1:00 pm
  • TV: Univision, TUDN, MLSsoccer.com & MLS App
  • Bet: BetMGM | 888 | Borgata

BETTING ODDS

  • Money-Line: Philadelphia Union +120, Draw +235, New York RB +255
  • Total: Over 2.5 +110, Under 2.5 -135

Philadelphia Union vs New York Red Bulls Key Stats

  • Each of the last two meetings between Union and NYRB finished 1-1.
  • Union have kept just two clean sheets in their last seven games.
  • Red Bulls have notched at least once in 12 of their last 14 MLS fixtures.
  • New York Red Bulls have kept just three clean sheets in their last 12 away matches.

 

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Philadelphia Union vs New York Red Bulls Match Preview

Jim Curtin’s Philadelphia Union finished five places and six points ahead of New York Red Bulls in the Eastern Conference’s regularly campaign, though their 2021 MLS Cup Playoff playoff clash on Saturday could be a closer run thing than their final league placings suggest.

Momentum is a powerful force in football and both Philadelphia Union and NYRB have plenty of it to draw from ahead of this weekend’s crucial encounter.

Union lost just once of their final 11 assignments of the campaign – a sequence that was enough to clinch second spot in the Eastern Conference behind runaway winners New England Revolution, while the Red Bulls were beaten just once in their last 12 games on their late dash across the line.

Head Coach Gerhard Struber would have been thrilled with his team’s late rally, though NYRB haven’t beaten Union in any of the clubs’ previous six encounters and they will kick-off the contest at Subaru Park as underdogs.

Nevertheless, we don’t expect NYRB to play second fiddle in what should develop into a game decided by fine margins in Chester, though the outcome of the fixture could be decided by the head-to-head individual duel between compatriots Kacper Przybylko and Patryk Klimala.

Polish striker Przybylko and fellow Pole Klimala are the leading marksmen for Union and Red Bulls respectively and attackers look like potential match-winners for their teams.

 

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Philadelphia Union vs New York Red Bulls Picks

Both Teams to Score -125 (DraftKings)

Each of the last two skirmishes between Union and NYRB finished level at 1-1 and backing both teams to find the net again on Saturday could be a smart avenue of approach for bettors to take.

Union closed out the regular campaign with just two clean sheets in their final seven games, while the Red Bulls notched at least once in 12 of their last 14 MLS fixtures.

New York RB managed to keep their hosts of the scoresheet just three times in their last 12 attempts on the road however, so expect action at either end in Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia Union vs New York Red Bulls Parlay

Tie and Under 2.5 Goals +320 (DraftKings)

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