New York City FC vs. Philadelphia Union MLS Online Betting Picks

Posted by: Mike Davis
New York City FC vs. Philadelphia Union

The MLS online betting playoffs kick off this week giving us plenty of enticing action to wager on. The Finals will officially commence on Wednesday with two enticing contests. The first of the day will be a thrilling New York City FC vs. Philadelphia Union pairing, followed by a match between FC Dallas and Portland. With that in mind, what kind of turnout are the sportsbook betting odds predicting for the 1st playoff match of the season? Let’s take a quick look at the soccer betting lines to get a better idea.

New York City FC vs. Philadelphia Union – Wednesday, October 31st      

When: 7:00 pm ET

Where: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York


Stream: Fox Sports Go, MLS TV

MLS Online Betting Odds:

New York City FC

Philadelphia Union   -550

New York City FC/Philadelphia Union Draw

New York City FC    

New York City FC finished this year’s season with an astounding 16-8-10 record to finish as the 3rd best team in the Eastern Conference. All in all it was a great season for New York as they were able to follow up last year’s success with another respectable season. Heading into the playoffs, NYCFC is now focused on getting the best of Philadelphia once more. Considering that New York has a 5-1-3 record against Philadelphia in their last 9 meetings, we can anticipate the MLS online betting odds pegging New York as the favorite in this contest. Furthermore, NYCFC faced Philly in their final game of the season and were able to come out on top 3-1. With that in mind, it’s clear that this club has the momentum and confidence to get a similar outcome this upcoming Wednesday. The odds aren’t out yet but there’s no question they’ll be leaning towards New York.

Players to Watch: David Villa (20 GP, 13 G, 5 A), Ismael Tajouri-Shradi (18 GP, 11 G, 3 A), and Maximiliano Moralez (31 GP, 8 G, 15 A).

Philadelphia Union  

The Union were barely able to sneak into the playoffs, seeing as they finished 6th in the Eastern Conference this season. The club found themselves in that position thanks to the 15-5-14 record they posted this season. However, with a -1 goal differential on the season, not too many people will be backing Philadelphia come Wednesday. Especially when considering that they finished the regular season with a 2-game losing streak. Now Philly looks to build momentum in the postseason against a team that bested them several times during the regular season.

Players to Watch: Fabrice Picault (23 GP, 10 G, 5 A), Cory Burke (14 GP, 9 G, 1 A), and Ilsinho (9 GP, 6 G, 2 A).   

New York City FC vs. Philadelphia Union Betting Predictions


  • NYC has posted a 16-8-10 SU record this season
  • NYC has posted a 2-2-1 ATS record this season
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 15 of New York’s 33 games this season
  • Philadelphia has posted a 15-5-14 SU record this season
  • Philadelphia has posted a 6-3-8 ATS record this season
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 16 of Philadelphia’s 33 games this season
New York City FC vs. Philadelphia Union Betting Picks

So which side should cell phone betting fans take in New York City FC vs. Philadelphia Union matchup? All in all, NYCFC is the better pick here without any doubt. The money line isn’t out yet but they’re likely to be a great straight up option this weekend. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 3-1 NYCFC.