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Philadelphia look to return Colorado Rapid to losing ways

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Philadelphia look to return Colorado Rapid to losing ways

After a 0-0 draw with Seattle Sounders followed by a heavy 3-1 loss to Portland Timbers, 2nd placed Philadelphia Union will no doubt be welcoming the basement side of the Western Conference, Colorado Rapids, to their Talen Energy Stadium on Wednesday night.

Philadelphia Union had made a solid start to their new MLS campaign as the hosts had collected 7 wins from their first 12 matches of the season, but recently seem to have hit a speed-bump of late with the recent draw and defeat on home turf.

Nevertheless, Philadelphia will be confident that they can bounce back with a win here and in doing so, could actually lift themselves to the top of the Eastern Conference, depending on how DC United fare at home against Chicago Fire on Wednesday night.

Philly have lost just 2 of their first 8 home matches which were defeats to Toronto and Portland Timbers, but the 5 home wins to date (they’ve won the most at home in the Conference so far this season), have seen the hosts register wins over Columbus Crew, Dallas, Montreal Impact, Cincinnati and a 6-1 thrashing of New England Revolution.

Colorado Rapids sit bottom of the Western Conference with just 8 points to their name and already find themselves some 10 points off the pace of the play-off pack and 7th placed Dallas ahead of this difficult looking trip to face Philadelphia Union.

The visitors had previously suffered a horrific 8-match losing streak which had left them firmly rooted to the bottom of the Conference and although they’ve since showed signs of a recovery after back-to-back wins against LA Galaxy (away) and Columbus Crew (at home), they still trail second from bottom outfit, Sporting Kansas, by a 6-point margin.

Colorado Rapids have always struggled on their travels in recent times as the bigger picture has resulted in just 3 away wins from their last 26 matches on the road in the MLS, which is an incredibly poor record indeed.

In addition, Colorado have failed to score in 12 of these last 26 away matches during what has been a woeful period of results on the road for the visitors, and their last visit to Philadelphia ended up in a 2-1 loss back in 2017.

Despite their recent hiccup, Philadelphia should win this clash quite comfortably.

Home team - Away team Probability in% Forebet Correct score Avg. goals Weather conditions Odds Kelly Criterion Score
1 X 2
Major League Soccer | Round 16, Eastern Conference
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Philadelphia UnionColorado Rapids
30/05/2019 01:30 GMT
621721 1 2 - 0 2.29 26° 1.37
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1 - 1
(1 - 0)

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Eastern Conference
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. New York City FC 64 34 18 10 6 63 42 21
2. Atlanta United 58 34 18 4 12 58 43 15
3. Philadelphia Union 55 34 16 7 11 58 50 8
4. Toronto FC 50 34 13 11 10 57 52 5
5. DC United 50 34 13 11 10 42 38 4
6. New York Red Bulls 48 34 14 6 14 53 51 2
7. New England Revolution 45 34 11 12 11 50 57 -7
8. Chicago Fire 42 34 10 12 12 55 47 8
9. Montreal Impact 41 34 12 5 17 47 60 -13
10. Columbus Crew 38 34 10 8 16 39 47 -8
11. Orlando City SC 37 34 9 10 15 44 52 -8
12. FC Cincinnati 24 34 6 6 22 31 75 -44
Western Conference
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Los Angeles FC 72 34 21 9 4 85 37 48
2. Seattle Sounders 56 34 16 8 10 52 49 3
3. Minnesota United 53 34 15 8 11 52 43 9
4. Real Salt Lake 53 34 16 5 13 46 41 5
5. Los Angeles Galaxy 51 34 16 3 15 58 59 -1
6. Portland Timbers 49 34 14 7 13 52 49 3
7. FC Dallas 48 34 13 9 12 54 46 8
8. San Jose Earthquakes 44 34 13 5 16 52 55 -3
9. Colorado Rapids 42 34 12 6 16 58 63 -5
10. Houston Dynamo 40 34 12 4 18 49 59 -10
11. Sporting Kansas City 38 34 10 8 16 49 67 -18
12. Vancouver Whitecaps 34 34 8 10 16 37 59 -22