NY Red Bulls at Philadelphia Union 10/20/19 - MLS Playoffs Picks & Predictions
Two teams that finished the regular season on a bad note will now clash against one another, when Philadelphia will host the NY Red Bulls. Philadelphia Union did not finish the season with a lot of confidence, while the Red Bulls were only a bit more stable.
The NY Red Bulls suffered a really bad 0-3 loss on the road against Montreal in the last match of the regular season. That loss put an end to their three-match undefeated streak (2-0-1) where they had also kept three clean sheets. The NY Red Bulls were mediocre on the road this season (5-9-3), scoring 24 and conceding 33 goals. They were not any good on the road lately (2-4-0) but did score twice in four of those matches.
Philadelphia are coming off a tough 2-1 loss at home against New York City. Their opponents stunned them with two early goals and all Philly could do was score a consolation goal at the 80th minute. They have not been in the best of shapes lately, winning just one of their last five matches in all competitions (1-3-1). Philadelphia had the 3rd best home record in the Conference (10-3-4), scoring 36 goals and conceding 19. Moreover, they kept just one clean sheet in their last 10 home matches in all competitions (5-2-3).
The two teams exchanged home wins earlier in the season, with Philadelphia coming back from two goals behind to win here by 2-3. However, the Red Bulls have stood greatly in this venue over the years (6-6-2). I expect a high-scoring match here so I will take the Over 3 Goals.