Philadelphia Union v Real Salt Lake – Betting Preview
Here is our betting preview as the Philadelphia Union welcome Real Salt Lake on 31/07/2016 to the Talen Energy Stadium. We will bring you all the latest team news along with the match stats and bet predictions. Philadelphia Union will be licking their wounds following a 5-1 hammering at the hands of Montreal Impact. Real Salt Lake drew with San Jose Earthquakes in their last game. As Luke Mulholland saved the day.
Philadelphia Union were torn apart by Montreal Impact, and mainly by Didier Drogba. Drogba opened the scoring in the nineteenth minute and again scored in the forty-second minute. The second half started and again Drogba was causing mayhem as he scored his hat-trick in the fifty-second minute. Chris Pontius gave Philadelphia a glimmer of hope as he scored in the eighty-sixth minute, but almost straight after Matteo Mancos hit home for Montreal and leave Philadelphia wondering what just happened to them. Next up is Real Salt Lake, a team they have never lost to when playing at home, drawing all four home fixtures.
Real Salt Lake nearly let the game slip away as they went behind to a Chris Wondolowski right footed shot in the ninth minute of the match. That was all the main action in the first half, and the fans had to wait until the sixty-fourth minute of the game before the next goal was scored, this time, it was Real Salt lake’s Luke Mulholland’s turn as he hit home with his third goal of the season. Now facing Philadelphia Union, Real Salt Lake knows that they must win this game to keep their eye in with a shout of getting into the top four in the league table.
Philadelphia Union is missing Maurice Edu (left tibia stress reaction). Tranquillo Barnetta is suspended, and Fabinho has four Yellow cards to his name.
Real Salt Lake
Real Salt Lake is without Emery Welshman (hip surgery), Sunday Stephen (facial fractures) and Yura Movsisyan (hip flexor strain).
Real Salt Lake have a great opportunity to beat Philadelphia right now, a team that are not on form by any means.