Philadelphia Union vs FC Cincinnati Match Info
Match date: 2ndMay 2019
Stadium: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester.
Philadelphia Union vs FC Cincinnati Head to Head Record
31 Mar 2019 Cincinnati 0 – 2 Philadelphia Union
Matches played: 1
Philadelphia Union wins: 1
Cincinnati wins: 0
Philadelphia Union vs FC Cincinnati Stats
- Philadelphia come into the match on the back of a 1-1 draw earned at Vancouver Whitecaps
- Cincinnati scored just one goal in their last five outings
- The U snatched a 0-2 win at Nippert Stadium in late March with goals from Marco Fabian and David Accam
Philadelphia Union vs FC Cincinnati Match Preview
Philadelphia Union host Cincinnati for their Thursday’s clash in a good mood after a 1-1 draw at Vancouver Whitecaps, where a second-half goal from Kacper Przybylko secured a point and extended the two-match unbeaten streak as they sit just three points behind Eastern Conference pace-setters DC United with a game in hand.
The U have been rock-solid at home ground and base such a success on the performances here, where they beat Columbus Crew (3-0), Dallas (2-1), and Montreal Impact (3-0) in three outings since mid-March with just a single goal conceded along the way.
Cincinnati will now hope to make a dent in such a spell but can hardly boast great consistency in the final third, as they failed to find the net in four of their last five outings and snatched just one point along the way (holding Sporting KC to a 1-1 draw in front of the home crowd).
Orange and Blue have seen Los Angeles (2-0), Real Salt Lake (0-3), and New York RB (1-0) all bag the points since then and Alan Koch will now be desperate to find a cure for their woes after a troubled start of the first campaign in MLS. However, we don’t see him doing so just yet.
We’ll thus back Philadelphia Union to bag the points and going for the Home win at 8/13 with bet365 has been rated a banker bet by many in the know already, seeing their confident displays at Talen Energy Stadium lately.
We feel they’ll want to build on their consistency at the back and thus capitalize on the visitors’ struggles to score goals as well, promising a tough defensive setup with young Jack Elliott leading the line. We’ll thus back them to a clean sheet too, which comes at 7/5 with William Hill.
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