New England Revolution (14-10-9) vs. Philadelphia Union (15-10-8)
New England Revolution vs. Philadelphia Union 10/21/23 – As we approach the culmination of the 2023 MLS season, the New England Revolution and Philadelphia Union prepare to square off in a pivotal match at the Gillette Stadium this Saturday. With both teams neck-and-neck in the standings, the stakes are high, and fans are eager to witness the drama unfold. Stay tuned for the latest free MLS predictions.
The Revolution, while boasting a notable home record, will lean heavily on their offensive prowess led by Carles Gil. With 11 goals and a whopping 14 assists, Gil has been the fulcrum around which the New England attack pivots. Accompanying him in the attacking fold are Bobby Wood and Giacomo Vrioni, who together have contributed 13 goals. Their combined offensive might poses a serious challenge for the Union’s defense.
On the flip side, Philadelphia Union has been a force to reckon with in their attacking ventures. Midfield maestro Dániel Gazdag has been the star, with 14 goals and 11 assists. Julián Carranza and Mikkel Uhre fortify the front, accounting for 22 goals together. The duo’s relentless pressing and sharp shooting could put New England’s backline to the test.
New England Revolution vs. Philadelphia Union Game Info
|When:||Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 6:00 PM ET|
Earl Edwards GK vs. Andre Blake GK
Earl Edwards is an integral piece of New England Revolution’s defensive unit. Over 10 starts, he’s demonstrated outstanding shot-stopping abilities with 29 crucial saves to his credit. But Edwards’ contributions go beyond this; his command over his area, especially during set-pieces and set-backs has provided comforting assurance to defenders; additionally his communication abilities under pressure make an important impact in keeping their defense intact – especially at critical points of the game.
Andre Blake of the Philadelphia Union stands as an unquestioned goalkeeping maestro, having amassed an astounding 68 saves and 9 clean sheets in 26 starts he has played. His consistency and reliability has been instrumental to their defensive solidity; his experience handling high-pressure situations, combined with impeccable positioning allows him to anticipate threats before they manifest into tangible danger – his confidence permeating throughout their defensive line makes it hard for opponents to break past him.
Soccer Odds/Point Spread: New England Revolution +113, Total Odds 3.25
The odds slightly tilt in favor of the New England Revolution, indicating a closely contested affair. With an over/under set at 3.25, bettors might lean towards the “over” given the offensive firepower both teams possess. The narrow spread suggests a tightly-knit game, which promises a thrilling encounter for fans and punters alike.
New England Revolution Betting Trends
The Revolution’s recent form is a cause for concern, with only one victory in their last five outings. Their inability to beat the spread in four of these games further underlines their struggles. However, a glimmer of hope for the home supporters lies in the fact that the totals have gone OVER in 11 of their last 16 home games. This trend suggests we might be in for a goal fest at the Gillette Stadium.
Philadelphia Union Betting Trends
The Union, with a perfect record in their last five matches, brings momentum into this encounter. Though they have fallen short against the spread in three of those games, their road games tell a positive story, beating the spread in 9 of 16 encounters. Similar to their adversaries, the Union has seen the totals go OVER in 10 of their last 17 home games, pointing to their attacking prowess.
New England Revolution vs. Philadelphia Union 10/21/23 Betting Picks
Based on current form and head-to-head matchups, this promises to be a nail-biter. The Revolution, despite recent hiccups, has the firepower to breach the Union’s defense, especially with the backing of their home crowd.
However, the Union, with their current momentum and attacking verve, seem poised to challenge the Revolution’s defenses. With the stakes this high, it’s anyone’s game. Our pro handicapper’s picks lean slightly towards a high-scoring draw, given both teams’ attacking capabilities and recent trends.
Free Pick and Prediction: New England Revolution 2, Philadelphia Union 2