Real Salt Lake have ten fewer points on the board than Sunday’s visitors Philadelphia Union but the home side do have two games in hand. The visitors top the Eastern Conference heading into this weekends action, while real Salt lake sit just outside the playoff in the Western Conference.
Real Salt Lake only had 36% of the possession away at SJ Earthquakes last time out but the visitors created more goalscoring opportunities and were very unlucky to lose. The game appeared to be heading for a goalless draw until deep into stoppage time when the hosts’ Dutch striker Hoesen forced the ball home to snatch all three points for SJ Earthquakes.
Philadelphia Union played host to Orlando City last weekend and opened the scoring in the fourth minute through Fabian. That goal proved enough for the hosts to lead at the interval but Orlando City turned the game in their favour during the second forty-five with goals from Dwyer and Patino. Przybylko saved the day for the home side with a last-minute equaliser which, on the balance of play, was the least the hosts deserved.
The head to head record between these two clubs and the comparison between the hosts home form and how the U’s have been performing on the road of late point towards Sunday’s game ending in a score draw. Four of the last seven meetings between these two clubs have ended in draws, both teams have scored in five of the last six encounters between the pair, and Real Salt Lake have only lost once in eleven matches against Philadelphia Union. The hosts have only lost one of their last five home games, while their guests have drawn two of their last four matches. Both teams scored in each of Philadelphia Union’s last nine matches, which is why we’re backing this weekend’s game to end 2-2.
Johnson top scores for Real Salt Lake this season with eight MLS goals, while Poland’s Przybylko leads the way for Philadelphia Union with nine league goals. We’re confident that Sunday’s game will end in a draw and have predicted a final scoreline of 2-2. Real Salt Lake have a very good record against their guests but Philadelphia Union have outplayed the home side so far this season and we can see the two clubs cancelling each other out this weekend and the game ending in a stalemate.
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