Philadelphia Union vs Inter MiamiMLS, KO: 00:30 Jun 25, 2023, Subaru Park
Philadelphia Union will be looking to maintain their recent good form at Subaru Park as they host Inter Miami in an Eastern Conference clash. Both teams have had contrasting fortunes this season and Philadelphia are expected to have too much quality for the bottom side.
Philadelphia Union head into Sunday’s clash off the back of a 2-2 draw at Orlando City in their previous MLS fixture. They showed good character to fight back from two goals down with second half efforts from Jack McGlynn and Jose Martinez earning them the point.
The Union Zolos have been in good form lately and the result in Orlando means they have lost just once in their last eight matches across all competitions. Jim Curtin’s men have claimed five wins in that run and are currently fourth in the Eastern Conference standings.
One of the reasons for Philadelphia Union’s fine campaign so far is a solid home record and they have won their last three matches in front of their fans. They also tend to maintain their defensive discipline at Subaru Park having kept clean sheets in their last four home matches.
Inter Miami made headlines earlier this month with their acquisition of legendary Argentine forward Lionel Messi. However, while the World Cup winner still waits for his debut, Inter continue to struggle as remain rooted to the foot of the Eastern Conference standings.
The Herons suffered a 3-1 defeat to New England in their previous MLS fixture with Josef Martinez getting a late consolation. That result means they have now lost six of their last eight matches across all competition with interim manager Javier Morales failing to turn the team’s fortunes around.
The defeat in New England also highlights a poor away record for Inter Miami, who have struggled on their travels throughout the season. They travel to Subaru Park with seven defeats in their last 10 away matches across all competitions.
How the bookies view it
Philadelphia Union are considered overwhelming favourites among the bookies with a home win priced at 1/2 with William Hill. An unlikely victory for Inter Miami is valued at 6/1 by Betfred while 10bet is offering odds of 75/19 for a draw.
Head to head
Philadelphia Union have a 4-2 advantage with two draws from eight previous matches against Inter Miami. However, Inter Miami got a rare win in the reverse fixture as they claimed a 2-0 victory back in March.
Players to watch
Julian Carranza is the leading scorer for Philadelphia Union with nine goals and will be the one to watch on Sunday. The striker has five goals in his last six matches and is valued at 11/10 by William Hill to get on the score sheet.
Philadelphia Union are often solid at the back and have not conceded a single goal in their last four home matches. Jakub Glesnes and Jack Elliott have played pivotal roles in that run and can lead the hosts to another clean sheet at 11/8 with bet365.
Anything else catch the eye?
Philadelphia Union have won to nil in their last three home matches and could be set for a repeat at 9/5 with William Hill. Given the quality in their attacks, a -1 handicap could also be considered at 5/4 with Paddy Power.
The hosts also scored in both halves in their previous home fixture and Sunday’s clash can be tipped to follow a similar pattern at 11/10 with bet365.
This MLS match between Philadelphia Union and Inter Miami will be played on Jun 25, 2023 and kick off at 00:30. Check below for our tipsters best Philadelphia Union vs Inter Miami prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.