New York City FC vs Philadelphia Union: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

How to Watch

Where: Yankee Stadium, New York City, New York

When: Saturday June 29th at 7:00 PM EST

How: TV: MLS LIVE on ESPN+, MLS LIVE on DAZN, NY TV: YES. Philadelphia Union Radio: https://www.philadelphiaunion.com/fans/philadelphia-union-radio, NYCFC Radio: WNYE 91.5 FM.

Team Notes

New York FC

New York has a record of 5-1-8 (W-L-D) through their first 14 matches of the season.

NY FC has scored 23 goals against the 17 they have conceded this year. They have 23 points, 12 points behind leader, Philadelphia.

New York City FC are 12-1 to win the MLS title.

Philadelphia Union

After 18 matches, the Union stand atop the Eastern Conference with a record of 9-4-5 (W-L-D) with 32 goals scored and 21 goals allowed.

Philadelphia leads the Eastern Conference with 32 points and goal-differential at plus-11.

The Union currently hold 10-1 odds to take the MLS Championship title.

Goalie Notes

New York FC: Sean Johnson (4-1-8, 1.15 goals allowed per game)

Johnson has allowed only 15 goals this year, for one of the best goals against averages in the MLS for keeper with 13 or more appearances.

Johnson has posted six clean sheets in his 13 matches, one of the highest totals in the MLS.

  • Despite allowing only 15 goals, Johnson’s save percentage hovers around just 60%, giving credit to NYCFC’s stingy defense.
  • In Johnson’s last two starts, the keeper has allowed three goals on nine shots.
  • In his last seven matches, Johnson has posted four shutouts.

Philadelphia Union: Matt Freese (0-0-2, 0.50 goals allowed per game)

With starting keeper Andre Blake playing for team Jamaica in the Gold Cup, Freese takes over as the goalie for Philly.

In Freese’s last match against New England, the keeper allowed one goal against four shots on goal in a 1-1 tie.

  • Freese has made four appearances for the Union this season with two starts.
  • In his two starts, Freese allowed one goal in both games, with both results being a 1-1 draw.
  • Freese has yet to face a penalty kick and has only seen 11 shots on goal all season.

Players to Watch

New York FC

In just ten appearances, New York City FC is led in goals scored by forward Heber with six. Midfielders Ismael Tajouri-Shradi and Alexandru Mitrita are next with four each.

NYCFC’s assists leader is Maximiliano Morález with nine. Heber and Anton Tinnerholm have three apiece.

  • Heber has scored three home goals this season to lead the team.
  • Five players from NYCFC have game-winning goals this year.
  • Mitrita leads the squad in shots with 42, but is second on team to Moralez’s 14 shots on goal.

Philadelphia Union

Kacper Przybylko leads the Union in scoring with five goals. Ilsinho and Jamiro Monteiro are runners-up with four goals per player.

Ilsinho also has five assists on the year in 15 appearances, while Haris Medunjanin and Kai Wagner have four assists each for Philadelphia.

  • Przybylko has 38 shots with 16 coming on goal for Philadelphia.
  • Monteiro and Przybylko share the lead in road goals for the Union in 2019.
  • In addition to his four goals, Monteiro has 17 shots on goal to lead the club.

Last Five Games

New York FC

  • New York FC 3-0-2 in their last five games.
  • New York has scored two goals or more in four of their last five games.
  • NYFC’s goal differential is plus-7 over the five-game span.

Philadelphia Union

  • The Union are 2-1-2 in their last five games.
  • Philly has netted nine goals in their last five matches.
  • The Union has an even goal differential their last five games.

Game Odds

If you are in or near New Jersey and want to bet on the MLS match NYCFC vs Philadelphia Union you can do so at 888Sport. Here are the latest odds. Good luck!

Match

Sportsbook NYCFC Tie PHI Union Link
888Sport NJ +116 +235 +215

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Total

Sportsbook Over 2.5 Under 2.5 Link
888Sport NJ -137 +114

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