MLS Betting Tips

New York City vs Philadelphia Union betting tips: Major League Soccer preview, predictions and odds

NYCFC have won nine of their last 13 meetings with the Union, including a 2-1 victory in Philadelphia in last season's Eastern Conference Final.

Both teams to score is 4/5.

Valentín Castellanos is 11/4 to break the deadlock and 4/5 to score anytime.

Match preview

Who will continue their very productive start to the season in the Bronx?

New York City claimed the first win of their title defence last weekend, hammering Club de Foot Montréal 4-1 at home.

Alexander Callens, Santiago Rodríguez, Talles Magno and Thiago Andrade all on target.

Before this, Ronny Deila's side had lost to LA Galaxy and only drawn with Vancouver but have been busy competing in CONCACAF Champions League.

This took the Citizens to Guatemala on Tuesday night, defending their 3-1 lead from the first leg against Communicaciones.

Valentín Castellanos and Magno had them 1-0 and 2-1 but, after a fight back from the hosts, it finished 5-5 on aggregate, with NYCFC sneaking through on away goals.

They'll now face Seattle Sounders in the semi-finals next month.

After that long midweek trip to Central America, can the champions return to MLS business with a win?

Philadelphia Union though will not be easy opponents.

Jim Curtin claimed his 100th regular season victory as a coach last weekend thanks to his team's 2-0 victory over San Jose Earthquakes.

Cory Burke and Dániel Gazdag, the latter a Panenka-style penalty, on target at Subaru Park.

So, the Union are currently second in the east having previously drawn with Minnesota and beaten Montréal at Stade Olympique.

This is the best start to a campaign in club history, so will they claim three more points at Yankee Stadium?

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Ben Gray

Ben Gray

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