Philadelphia Union vs Colorado Rapids: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

How to Watch

Where: Talen Energy Stadium, Philadelphia, PA.

When: Wednesday, May 29th at 7:30 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): TV: ESPN+ and MLS Live on DAZN, Union TV: PHL17, Rapids TV: Altitude. Union Radio, Rapids Radio: Altitude 92.5 FM.

Team Notes

Philadelphia Union

The Union has a record of 7-4-3 (W-L-D) through their first fourteen games.

Philadelphia has scored 24 goals against 15 allowed on the year. They are in 2nd in the Eastern Conference, one point behind D.C. United.

The Union are 14-1 favorites to win the 2019 MLS title.

Colorado Rapids

Colorado has a record of 2-9-2 (W-L-D) through their first eleven games.

The Rapids has netted 20 goals against the 32 they have allowed. The Rapids have posted a league-worst eight points, good for the last position in the Western Conference.

Colorado have the worst odds in the MLS to win the title at 1000-1.

Goalie Notes

Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake (3-4-2, 1.33 goals allowed per game)

Blake had a tough match on Saturday, allowing three goals in a 3-1 loss to Portland.

Blake had trouble locating a headers from Brian Hernandez in the 31st minute and got scored on a 3-on-1 at the 36th minute, giving Portland an early 2-0 lead.

  • Blake allowed three goals for only the second time this season.
  • Blake faced a season-high seven shots on goal against Portland.
  • Blake has allowed two of three penalty shots this season.

Colorado Rapids: Tim Howard (2-9-2, 2.46 goals allowed per game)

After losing nine matches in eleven contests, Howard has strung together two impressive wins, allowing just two goals over the two victories.

Colorado’s keeper has faced 67 shots, allowing a league-worst 32 goals.

  • The 40-year old Howard has faced 24 shots over his last five matches, allowing nine to find the net.
  • With keepers who have ten or more appearances, Howard is the only one allowing over two goals per match.
  • The Rapids keeper had his first clean sheet of the season against the LA Galaxy on May 19th.

Players to Watch

Philadelphia Union

David Accam and Kacper Przybylko share the team lead in goals scored with four each. Accam’s has come over eight appearances, while Przybylko in seven.

Midfielder Haris Medunjanin and Kai Wagner share the lead in assists for the Union with four a piece.

  • Philadelphia has scored 18 goals at home, good for the best mark in the Eastern Conference.
  • Accam and Przybylko have three home scores for Union in 2019.
  • Przybylko had the Union’s only goal in the 3-1 loss to Portland.

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids is led in scoring by forward Kei Kamara with seven goals on 43 shots with 18 on goal.

Kamara’s 18 shots on goal are good for 3rd overall in the MLS.

  • Tommy Smith and Jonathan Lewis scored first-half goals for Colorado in the Columbus win.
  • Midfielder Nicolas Mezquida scored the game-winner in the 89th minute to secure the 3-2 win over Columbus on Saturday.
  • Kamara has netted three of four penalty kicks for the Rapids.

Last Five Games

Philadelphia Union

  • Philadelphia lost their first match in six games, with Saturday’s 3-1 loss to Portland.
  • After a five-game span with 13 points, the Union have one point in their last two matches.
  • Philadelphia has scored eleven goals in their last five matches.

Colorado Rapids

  • The Rapids are 2-3-0 in their last five matches.
  • After losing five straight, the Rapids have won their last two matches.
  • The Rapids’ goal differential is minus-1 goals over their last five matches.

Game Odds

If you are in New Jersey you can bet on Philadelphia Union vs Colorado Rapids, here with 888Sport and BetStars. Check out the latest odds below. 

Match

SportsbookPHI UnionTieCOL RapidsLink
888Sport NJ-286+380+700
BetStars NJ-250+380+650

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Total

SportsbookOver 3.5Under 3.5Link
888Sport NJ+135-165
BetStars NJ+130-162

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