Philadelphia Union vs New York City FC prediction and betting tips (June 26)

Philadelphia Union take on New York City on Sunday, June 26. They are in good form ahead of this game and are looking to take the top spot in the Eastern Conference with a win.
Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia) has played well in the past few games

Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia) has played well in the past few games

by   Paul Awoniyi

Philadelphia Union and New York City clash in their next league match of the MLS regular season.

The match is scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, 26 June 2022. The game time by GMT is 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 26. The match venue is Subaru Park, Chester, Pennsylvania.

Betting tips and match predictions for the Philadelphia Union vs New York City FC (June 26) game are available in this article. Next is a preview of the latest betting odds, key stats, team news, and projected starting lineups.

Philadelphia Union vs New York City FC latest odds on betting sites

Philadelphia to win odds are priced at 2.50 (+150 American; 3/2 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.40 (+240; 12/5), while New York FC to win odds are priced at 2.60 (+160; 8/5).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Philadelphia Union — 36%, draw — 30%, New York City FC — 34%.

Latest betting odds on Philadelphia Union vs New York City FC (26 June 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 2.00 (+100; evens)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
  • Asian handicap (0.0) on Philadelphia Union — 1.89 (-112; 25/28)
  • Asian handicap (0.0) on New York City FC — 1.98 (-102; 50/51)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 1.95 (-105; 20/21)

Philadelphia Union vs New York City FC match preview and statistics

The Philadelphia Union are third in the Eastern Conference standings with 26 points and a +9 goal difference. They have won six games, drawn eight and lost one in the 15 games played. The Union are the only team that hasn’t lost more than one game this season.

Philadelphia have four draws and a win in the last five matches. In the last three games, they beat Portland Timbers 2-0 nil and have drawn each of the last two games. Jim Curtin’s men played a 1-1 draw with Cincinnati in their last match.

Alejandro Bedoya gave them the lead in the first half with a shot from outside the 18-yard box into the bottom left corner, Julian Carranza with the assist. Brandon Vazquez levelled the game just before the 40’ minute mark with a header from the left side of the six-yard box to the centre of the box, following the corner from Tyler Blackett.

The Union had 45% possession, 1.25 expected goals, 13 total shots, five shots on target, 282 accurate passes, 77% pass accuracy, 10 fouls, three offsides, three corners and one yellow card.

Philadelphia Union team news: No player is injured or suspended for this match.

New York City are top of the Eastern Conference table with 27 points and a +15 goal difference. They have eight wins, three draws and three losses in 14 matches played this season. City have three wins, a draw and a loss in their last five matches.

They lost 0-3 to their rivals, the New York Red Bulls in the US Open Cup quarter-finals. Lewis Morgan opened the scoring in the 52nd minute of the second half from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal, following the headed pass from Aaron Long. Things got worse for New York as Thiago picked up a red card in the 62nd minute for violent conduct.

Luquinhos went ahead to double the lead in the 70th minute with a shot from the centre towards the bottom right corner. Cameron Harder sent in a cross and Omir Fernandez made it 0-3 in the 90+1 minute with a shot into the back of the net.

Thomas Edwards and Maxi Moralez both got red carded before the game ended due to their violent conduct. It was a crazy ending as the Blues were knocked out of the competition. The city had 65% possession, nine total shots, three shots on target, 344 accurate passes, 78% pass accuracy, 16 fouls, one offside, five corners and two red cards.

New York City team news: No player is injured or suspended for the match.

Philadelphia Union vs New York City FC H2H

In their last 18 meetings, Philadelphia have six wins, NYCFC have 10 wins and two draws. The Union beat the Blues 2-nil in their last meeting.

Philadelphia Union vs New York City FC lineups and key players

Philadelphia Union projected starting lineup:

  • Andre Blake
  • Nathan Harriel
  • Jakob Glesnes
  • Jack Elliott
  • Kai Wagner
  • Jose Andres Martinez
  • Leon Flach
  • Daniel Gazdag
  • Alejandro Bedoya
  • Sergio Santos
  • Cory Burke

Alejandro Bedoya is the key player to watch out for. He has played well in the past few games, with a goal and an assist in the last three matches. Bedoya scored a goal and dropped a good performance in their last match against Cincinnati. Look out for a good game from him.

New York City projected starting lineup:

  • Sean Johnson
  • Tayvon Gray
  • Thiago Martins
  • Alexander Callens
  • Malte Amundsen
  • Alfredo Morales
  • Keaton Parks
  • Talles Magno
  • Maxi Moralez
  • Santiago Rodriguez
  • Valentin Castellanos

Valentin Castellanos is the key player to watch out for. He is City’s top scorer in the team with seven goals in 12 matches almost matching his 7.65 xG. Castellanos needs to find the back of the net in this match to get them back to winning ways.

Philadelphia Union vs New York City FC predictions and betting tips

The top four in the Eastern Conference are all close to each other. If Philadelphia defend their home court and win this match, they will be first in the table. New York are currently first and a win or draw will keep their place for them.

The Union are in good form and should be able to maintain this. City, on the other hand, will be looking to get a win and bounce back. Both teams have shared the win in their last two meetings.

Predictions for this match are Philadelphia to win or draw, and under 2.5 goals. The home team is in good form, it’s unlikely they’ll lose this home match. Only one of their last six h2h games has totalled over 2.5 goals.

Betting prediction: Philadelphia to win or draw

Odds: 1.44 (-225 American; 4/9 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Under 2.5 goals

Odds: 1.80 (-125 American; 4/5 Fractional)

Philadelphia Union — New York City FC

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Philadelphia to win or draw