Two very familiar opponents face each other in the round 9 of the MLS campaign as Philadelphia Union take on Toronto FC at the Subaru Park. Philadelphia Union has struggled to recover their winning form of last season and they are yet to get back to form after 8 games played so far. Philadelphia Union have just 2 wins, 4 defeats and 2 draws in all 8 matches played. They have also gone without a win in their last 5 MLS matches. Toronto are also having their fair share of struggles, but they are not as horrible as the Philadelphia Union team. Toronto FC have just 1 win, 6 draws and 1 defeat in 8 matches in the MLS. Both teams are in the eastern conference. Philadelphia is 10th, while Toronto is 9th.Grab Your Signup Bonus
Philadelphia Union (DLDLL)
Philadelphia Union have been poor in the MLS, and they are without a win in their last 5 MLS games. They however, managed to eliminate Atlas in the CONCACAF Champions League knockout stages. Their last game ended in a 2-2 draw with Chicago Fire. Chicago Fire were first to get on the scoresheet through Maren Haile-Selassie’s goal in the 19th minute and then in the 47th minute, Nathan Harriel scored an own goal giving the hosts a 2-goal lead. Philadelphia Union pulled one back in the 62nd minute, as Daniel Gazdag scored from the penalty spot and then they pulled level 2 minutes later through Julian Carranza. Philadelphia had 50% possession, 4 shots on target and 2 corner kicks by the end of 90 minutes. Philadelphia Union are in 10th place on the eastern conference table, with 8 points from 8 matches. They won 2, drew 2 and lost 4, and their goal ratio is 10:11
Team streak: without a clean sheet (3), first to concede (5/7), less than 10.5 corners (4/5).
Toronto FC (DDDDW)
Toronto FC are on a 4-game draw streak coming into this game. Overall, Toronto FC has played a draw in 6 matches. Their latest match also ended in a 2-2 draw with Atlanta United. Giorgios Giakoumakis’ first goal in the 4th minute put Atlanta United ahead, but Richie Laryea brought Toronto FC level in the 43rd minute. And in the second half Machop Chol gave Atlanta the lead for the second time, but Brandon Savania scored in the 94th minute to earn Toronto FC a point in the match. Toronto FC had 53% possession, 4 shots on target and 7 corner kicks by the end of 90 minutes. Toronto FC are currently in 9th place in the eastern conference table, with 9 points from 8 matches. They won 1, drew 6 and lost 1 and their goal ratio is 10:9.
Team streak: no losses (7), no wins (4), less than 2.5 goals (5/7), less than 4.5 cards (9/10), less than 10.5 corners (7/8).
Head to Head
Philadelphia Union and Toronto will be playing their 21st match against each other. In their 20 matches played so far, Toronto have 11 wins, while Philadelphia Union have 6 wins and 3 matches ended in a draw.
- Toronto FC are without a clean sheet in the last 8 meetings.
- There were more than 2.5 goals scored in 8/8 meetings.
- Philadelphia were first to score in 7/7 meetings.
- Philadelphia Union were first half winners in 6/7 meetings.
- There were less than 4.5 cards in 5/6 meetings.
- There were less than 10.5 corners in 7/9 meetings.
- Philadelphia Union (4-3-1-2): Andre Blake, Nathan Harriel, jack Elliot, Jakob Glesnes, Olivier Mbaizo, Jack McGlynn, Jose Martinez, Alejandro Bredoya, Daniel Gazdag.
- Toronto FC (4-3-3): Sean Johnson, Richie Laryea, Lukas MacNaughton, Sigurd Rosted, Raoul Petretta, Brandon Servania, Alonso Coello, Mark-Anthony Kaye, Federico Bernardeschi, Jordan Perruza, Jonathan Osorio
Expert Betting Tips
Philadelphia Union are still struggling and they don’t look like they are going to stop anytime soon. Toronto FC are not doing excellently, but they have managed to earn at least a point in their last 4 matches. The mentality of the Toronto FC team will be strong after their heroics in the last game. I think they believe they are unbeatable and that will greatly help them as they come up against a struggling Philadelphia Union team.
- Bet on More than 2 Goals at 1.63 Odds
- Bet on Both Teams to Score at 2.03 Odds
- Bet on FT Draw at 2.54 Odds