MLS Soccer Betting: DC United vs Philadelphia
Saturday, May 16th, 2015By Ej Garr
MLS Odds: DC United and Philadelphia will face off twice in the month of May, with the second of three meetings coming onMay 30at RFK Stadium. The third encounter in the regular season between the two teams will come onJuly 26, once again in the nation's capital.
United is coming off a three game home stand, in which they took seven of nine points with two wins and a draw. They beat Columbus 2 - 0, drew 1 - 1 with Kansas City, and finished it up with a 2 - 1 win over Orlando City. In the last match with Orlando City, United found themselves down a goal early in the game, when rookie Cyle Larin picked up his third goal of the year in the 11th minute for the Lions. DC equalized in the 70th minute after Kemp took a set piece well outside the box, finding Kofi Opare at the far post who headed the ball home.
Chris Rolfe scored the game winner after a feed from Jairo Arrieta that saw Rolfe extend his boot just enough to sneak the ball past Donovan Ricketts.They are now starting a 3-game road trip that starts in Philly, takes them to New England, and wraps up on the west coast in Portland, Oregon. Their next home game will be against this same Philadelphia squad in the last game of the month, as previously mentioned. Philadelphia brought over Brian Sylvestre on loan from the Carolina Railhawks to tend the net last weekend, and he found out how hard it is to play with this Union defense. Three goals went in his net, and Vancouver easily walked out of BC Place with three points, keeping them tied atop the Western Conference standings with Dallas.
The Union will be without Richie Marquez on the back line, after being sent off with a red card last weekend against Vancouver, joining defenseman Steven Vitoria, who is out with injury.
Last 10 MLS Meetings:
DC United leads the recent series, with 4 Wins, 3 Losses and 3 Draws in the last 10 MLS meetings
1x2 3-Way Lines:
DC Pk +110
Philly Pk -130
Total O/U 2.5:
MLS Betting @ Diamond Sportsbook
Quick Analysis & Prediction
We have been eager to get to the analysis portion of the article simply because we already know the story. DC United is playing to keep their first place position, and Philadelphia couldn't stop a medicine ball from finding its way to the back of their net.
There is no need to compare United's GK Bill Hamid to anything Philadelphia can put between the pipes, and we could not be clearer in thinking who the better team is.
If the line setters want to put weight in the fact that the game is at PPL Park, thinking it will give Philly some kind of renewed outlook, then we will take full advantage of it.
We can even enjoy the Pk Draw no Bet on United at +110, so just in case there is a draw, no harm, no foul so let's bring you the obvious suggestion.
There is no way we are letting that Pk line of +110 go unnoticed and, granted, the +195 on the United 3-Way line is lovely, but we are not greedy, and we enjoy cashing tickets no matter the situation.
It is almost just as hysterical that the Under 2.5 has -125 attached to it, because United could certainly get at least two of these goals.
We can see a 2 - 1 result coming for United, as Philadelphia will likely score at home. We see a -130 in Europe on the Both to Score prop towards the yes side of the action, as the line setters see goals coming from each side, and we agree that will happen, so splash the United Pk Draw no Bet action at +110, and throw in the Over 2.5 at another reasonable line of +105.