MLS Soccer Betting at BetDSI: New England vs Philadelphia
Friday, September 25th, 2015By Ej Garr
MLS Odds: With the Union preparing for their U.S Open Cup final game against Sporting Kansas Cityon Wednesday, the New England Revolution hope to clinch a playoff berth this weekend, as the two meet at Gillette Stadiumon Saturday. With a win over the Union, the Revolution can begin their quest to return to the MLS finals where they fell to Los Angeles just a season ago.
The Revs could also back into the post-season if they can only manage a draw against the Union at home, combined with an Orlando City loss or draw to the Red Bullson Friday. NYCFC is also involved with the scenarios for the Revolution to clinch a playoff spot, should the expansion team from New York fail to get a result against Vancouver, combined with an Orlando City loss or draw.
The Revolution had their eight-game streak without a loss snapped last time out, as they lost 3 - 0 in Montreal last weekend. With the Impact finding a goal in the fifth minute of the game off the deflected shot from Johan Venegas, the Impact completely controlled the second half of action, scoring twice while allowing just a single shot on goal to the Revs in the last 45 minutes.
Didier Drogba continued to build on his MLS resume, scoring the second goal on the hour mark, and just four minutes after Marco Donadel was sent off the field with a red card for Montreal, Dilly Duka added a third goal to seal the deal while a man down.
The Union still have a chance at the post-season, but they are surely looking ahead to the U.S Open Cup final they will host against Sporting Kansas Cityon Wednesdayat PPL Park.
Philadelphia lost the finals a season ago to Seattle in extra time, with that game also taking place at PPL Park, as the Union look for their first piece of hardware since joining the MLS ranks in 2010.
The Union will be without Jimmy McLaughlin who is still dealing with concussion symptoms, while Andrew Wenger, Fernando Aristeguieta join goalkeeper Brian Sylvestre on the MLS injury report this weekend.
Last 10 MLS Meetings:
New England leads the recent series with 5 Wins, 4 Losses and a Draw in the last 10 MLS meetings.
In 15 all-time meetings between the two teams, Philly leads the series with 7 Wins, 5 Losses and a Draw, while the Union also prevailed in their only U.S Open Cup meeting at PPL Park in 2014.
1x2 3-Way Lines:
NE -1 -105
Philly +1 -115
Total O/U 2.5:
MLS Betting @ Diamond Sportsbook
Quick Analysis & Prediction
The line setters offer a -125 on this total and, in our opinion that is a relative gift considering what we expect to see when these two get together this weekend.
The Union are not out of the playoff chase yet, and that makes them just as dangerous as any club in the league. They surely want to stay in the chase, while slowing down the Revolution who are on the brink of clinching their way to the post-season.
We expect another wide-open affair at Gillette Stadium, and a Revolution sweep of the Union in the season series when the whistle blows to end the game.
If a 2 - 1 score is all we need to cash this Over 2.5 ticket at a marginal -125, than that is good enough for us to suggest the total in this one, as you know we love our MLS totals when the season gets down to the final stages of the regular season.