MLS Betting Tips

Philadelphia Union vs San Jose Earthquakes betting tips: Major League Soccer preview, predictions and odds

Philadelphia Union are unbeaten in six meetings with San Jose, winning three, including a 2-1 victory in Southern California in their last meeting in September 2019. The Quakes' last victory in Pennsylvania came a decade ago.

Over 2.5 goals is 17/20.

Philadelphia to win and over 2.5 goals is 8/5.

New DP Mikael Uhre is 15/4 to break the deadlock and 11/10 to mark his home debut with a goal.

Match preview

Will Philadelphia Union continue their unbeaten start to the campaign?

In the very first game of this MLS season, the Union were held to a 1-1 draw by Minnesota United; Cory Burke equalising shortly after they'd gone behind.

Then, last weekend, Jim Curtin's men fell behind again, but this time fought back to win against Club de Foot Montréal at Stade Olympique.

Alejandro Bedoya and Dániel Gazdag with the goals before a nervy ending for Philadelphia after Julián Carranza was sent off following VAR review.

Nevertheless, last season's Eastern Conference runners-up have made a positive start to this campaign, so will that continue here?

San Jose Earthquakes meanwhile were involved in an early contender for game of the season as Columbus Crew visited PayPal Park.

Things were all going rather well for the Goonies when Cristian Espinoza's ninth minute penalty opened the scoring.

But, things quickly unravelled; Jamiro Monteiro was sent off before the Crew scored three times in 33 minutes, establishing a seemingly unassailable lead.

Francisco Calvo halved the deficit before, in the 96th minute, heading home a last-gasp equaliser that snatched a 3-3 draw.

Despite all this excitement, Matías Almeyda's side still only have one point on the board having lost 3-1 to New York Red Bulls a week earlier.

Since Almeyda took over in 2019, San Jose have never once made the play-offs and will need to improve if that's to change in 2022.

Will the Union be too strong at Subaru Park?

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