Philadelphia Union vs. Toronto FC Prediction, Preview and Odds - 8/4/21
The Philadelphia Union will be trying to move into second place in the Eastern Conference standings when they face Toronto FC on Wednesday night. The Union are coming off a 1-1 draw with Chicago. Toronto is coming off a 1-1 draw against Nashville.
Toronto is 6-2-2 in its last 10 games against Philadelphia.
Union Trying To Snap Three-Game Winless streak
The Union haven’t played well in recent weeks and have one loss and two draws in their last three games. They will try to put an end to their winless streak with a win over Toronto, which will give them their second win in their last five games.
Philadelphia has played well offensively, with 21 goals in 17 games. They scored a goal in their last game, with five of their 25 shots on target.
Kai Wagner scored the lone goal for the Union, who failed to capitalize on a one-man advantage in the second half of the game.
Philadelphia has also done well defensively, giving up 17 goals so far. They gave up a goal in their last game and will need another solid defensive effort if they want to get the win.
Toronto Going Foe Third Consecutive Road Win
Toronto got off to a slow start, but the team has picked up the pace in recent weeks, especially on the road, where they have won their last two games. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Union, which will give them their third straight road win and three much needed points.
Toronto has played well offensively, with 21 goals in 16 games. They scored one goal in their last game, with two of their six shots on target.
Omar González scored the lone goal for Toronto, while Yeferson Soteldo picked up an assist.
Toronto is one of the worst defensive teams in the league, giving up 33 goals so far. They gave up a goal in their last game and will need to keep it up if they want to win this game.
Side: Draw +341
The Union have been in poor form offensively with three goals in their last three games. Even though they played two of the worst teams in the league in their last two games, they were unable to capitalize and dropped four much-needed points. They are facing a Toronto team that has played well on the road and knocked off the top team in the Eastern Conference and will struggle once more. I would have gone with Toronto here, but their defense is still a liability, so a draw makes the most sense.
Total: Under 3
The Union are averaging 1.23 goals per game and 1.25 goals per game at home. They averaged 2.66 goals per game in their last three games against Toronto. With Toronto giving up 2.55 goals per game on the road, the Union will go over their average in this game. Toronto is averaging 1.31 goals per game and 1.33 goals per game on the road. They averaged one goal per game in their last three games against the Union. With Philadelphia giving up 0.87 goals per game at home, Toronto won’t score enough goals to push the score over the total.