Philadelphia Union vs Colorado Rapids 8/27/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Philadelphia Union vs Colorado Rapids 8/27/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Philadelphia Union (14-9-4) will be cross-passing the ball through the Colorado Rapids (8-8-10) in the MLS Inter-Conference at Subaru Park in Chester on Saturday at 7:30 PM ET.


Philadelphia topped all teams at 14-9-4 on 51 points in the Eastern Conference after acquiring a total of 51 goals while conceding 20 for a +31 goal difference through 27 games played this year.


The Union won three of their last five including the recent 6-0 victory over D.C. United followed a 0-1 loss to FC Dallas on August 17.


Forward Julián Carranza led the offense for Philadelphia with three goals scored in the 47th, 70th, and 74th minutes of regulation time after his team tried 22 shots with 12 hitting the target. The team committed 9 fouls but no yellow/red cards were received.


Midfielder Dániel Gazdag led the scoring for the Union with 13 goals in 27 outings while Forward Julián Carranza contributed 12 goals through 24 matches played this season.


Defender Kai Wagner, Midfielder Alejandro Bedoya, and Forward Julián Carranza reinforced the offense for Philadelphia with 5 assists each.


The Union will be sending Andre Blake (85-49-64 career record in the league) in front of the goal to defend the net against Colorado attackers on Saturday.


The Jamaican goalkeeper earned 62 shutouts which gives him a shutout rate of 31.3% in his 198 starting assignments while tallying 615 stops and posting a save percentage of .729 in 17,783 professional minutes of goalkeeping in the major league.


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Philadelphia Union vs Colorado Rapids Predictions 8/27/2022


The Colorado Rapids fell to 11th place at 8-8-10 on 32 points in the Western Conference after collecting 37 goals but allowed 40 for a goal difference of -3 after finishing 26 contests for the season.


The Rapids were issued with a red card violation after finishing their recent match versus the Houston Dynamo at 1-1 on August 20 following a 1-2 loss to Vancouver on August 17.


Colorado Lalas Abubakar connected the first goal of the match in the 48th minute of open field action but Bryan Acosta earned the first red card violation for his team in the 80th minute of regulation time.


The Rapids attempted 9 shots with 4 reaching their target after a total of 335 passes on 74% accuracy while committing 14 fouls and with 2 yellow cards in the loss.


Forward Diego Rubio powered the offense with 12 goals earned after playing 23 contests while helping his teammates to a goal on 5 occasions. Forward Michael Barrios distributed 5 assists in 26 games for the Rapids.


GK William Yarbrough (96-71-91 mark in his MLS career) will be responsible for protecting the net for Colorado in Saturday’s match. He accumulated 75 clean sheets and defended a total of 1,124 shots attempted against him in 259 starting assignments in the majors.


Yarbrough pitched 801 stops with a save percentage of .713 while his clean sheet rate currently sits at 29.0% in his 23,127 professional minutes of goalkeeping in pro soccer.               


Philadelphia Union vs. Colorado Rapids. The MLS Pick for this match is Philadelphia -143. This is a balanced match in offense between these teams with one win apiece and three draws in their last five meetings in the league.


However, the Union has the home-field advantage with 7 victories in their last 10 overall with just 2 losses and a draw while the Rapids won only thrice with 3 losses and four draws. Prediction: Philadelphia Union will win 3-2.   


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Philadelphia Union vs Colorado Rapids 8/27/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLS Starting Time: 7:30 PM ET


Location: Subaru Park in Chester, PA


Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022




MLS Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia Union -143      


MLS Totals: 3.0


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