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Philadelphia Union vs. Colorado Rapids MLS Betting Preview

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Philadelphia Union vs. Colorado Rapids

The year’s online soccer betting action kicks off once again this Wednesday with an enticing Philadelphia Union vs. Colorado Rapids contest. The Union are coming off a humbling loss at the hands of the Portland Timbers and will have something to prove this Wednesday. The Rapids on the other hand, would be happy to just walk away with the win here. So what kind of matchup can MLS sports betting fans expect out of this midweek contest? Let’s take a look at the odds to see what the bookies are expecting.

Philadelphia Union vs. Colorado Rapids – Wednesday, May 29th     

When: 6:30 pm ET

Where: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, Pennsylvania

TV: ESPN+

Stream: Watch ESPN, MLS TV

Online Soccer Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Colorado Rapids +1½ (-141) 3 (-119) +678
Philadelphia Union -1½ (+115) 3 (+104) -249
Colorado Rapids/Philadelphia Union Draw +403
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Philadelphia Union        

Following their loss to Portland, Philadelphia enters this Wednesday’s contest sporting a 7-3-4 record that nets them 24 points on the season. At the present time, that 24-point tally ranks Philly 2nd in the Eastern Conference. Additionally, it places them 1-point away from tying with the conference leading DC United. With this in mind, it’s clear that Philadelphia is establishing themselves as one of the best teams in the East. That said, if Philly wants to that recognition then they’ll have to avoid losing to the Western Conference’s 10th seed (Portland). Moreover, Philadelphia needs a standout performance this Wednesday to set the record straight. Fortunately for the Union, they step into this contest with a +9 goal differential on the year. Comparatively Colorado is much worse off since they are -12 in that department this season.

Players to Watch: Kacper Przybylko (7 GP, 7 G, A), Alejandro Bodeya (14 GP, 2 G, 1 A), and Ilsinho (11 GP, 2 G, 3 A).

Colorado Rapids   

The Rapids fly into this contest flashing a 2-2-9 record that nets them a measly 8 points on the year. Unsurprisingly, those 8-points peg Colorado as the worst team in the Western Conference. In addition, it places them a whopping 26-points behind the conference leading LAFC. If that wasn’t enough, it also places Colorado 6-piontws behind the 11th seeded Sporting Kansas City. It’s easy to see where Colorado’s weaknesses lie since they rank 9th in goals scored but 23rd in goals allowed. Considering that Philly ranks 2nd in the league in goals scored, it’s looking like Wednesday’s going to be rough for Colorado.

Players to Watch: Kei Kamara (13 GP, 7 G, 0 A), Nicolas Mezquida (12 GP, 2 G, 1 A), and Andre Shinyashiki (11 GP, 2 G, 0 A).

Philadelphia Union vs. Colorado Rapids Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Philadelphia Union has posted a 3-1-1 SU record in their last 5 games
  • Philadelphia Union has scored 11 goals in their last 5 games
  • PU has allowed 5 goals in their last 5 games
  • Colorado Rapids has posted a 2-0-3 SU record in their last 5 games
  • Colorado Rapids has scored 8 goals in their last 5 games
  • CR has allowed 8 goals in their last 5 games

Philadelphia Union vs. Colorado Rapids Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Philadelphia Union vs. Colorado Rapids matchup? All things considered, this one is easy to call. However, Philly’s money line doesn’t offer much value. Therefore, you should take them to cover that spread and capitalize on some great odds. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 5-1 Philadelphia.