Nashville SC vs Philadelphia Union Pick
Philadelphia Union to win, over 2.5 goals
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Nashville SC vs Philadelphia Union Prediction
Nashville SC has faced Philadelphia Union twice during the league. Both sides have won and lost. Both sides also met in last year’s Conference Semifinals. The game ended up going to penalty shootout. After all Nashville’s penalties were missed, Philadelphia emerged victorious with 2-0.
The very first meeting between these two sides took place in 2021, and Charles Sapong scored the lone goal of the game. Nashville was victorious in this fixture but Philadelphia Union lost the match.
The Union won their revenge with a penalty by Kacper Przybylko. Again, the game ended 1-0. However, this time the victory went to the home team.
Nashville met Philadelphia Union in the MLS Pre-season earlier in this year. That game finished in a draw at 1-1. After the full-time game had been extended, Nashville was able to score a goal for Philadelphia. Jakob Glesnes also scored for Philadelphia.
Philadelphia is the clear favorite going into this match. They’ve been among the most consistent teams in the league so far, notching up 17 points from 8 games – behind only Los Angeles FC on that front – and topping the Eastern Conference by three-point margin heading into this game.
They are favorites and may pick up another victory to maintain their dominance.
Nashville SC Could Kick-Rekindle Their Season with a Big Win This Weekend
Nashville SC played only two games in their preseason. Their start to the season has been disappointing as they failed to win both of their matches.
They have had a poor start to the season, winning just three of their first five games. Their record includes three losses, which makes them one of most inconsistent teams in the league.
They started the season at Seattle Sounders with a win of 1-0 away. Anibal Godoy scored the only goal of the game in the 80th minute after the two sides went neck and neck for the 90 minutes.
Charles Spong gave Nashville an early advantage against Minnesota United, but they couldn’t keep it. The second half saw both sides score points after Hassani Dotson’s goal.
It was the same story with FC Dallas but Texas won the match. With 5 minutes remaining, Dallas took the lead. Despite both sides being unable to break through the defenses. Alan Velasco won the victory two minutes later. Nashville did not score a goal all game.
Real Salt Lake was a difficult battle for Nashville, who lost yet again. Tate Schmitt and Bobby Wood scored in the first half, while Walker Zimmerman’s win for Nashville was a consolation.
Gary Smith’s team managed to rebound strongly and win 1-0 over Columbus Crew. Midway through the second half Alex Muyl scored the only goal. Nashville then defended its lead right up to the end.
It was another story with Sporting Kansas City, who had to rally from being 1-0 behind to win the game. Hany Mukhtar was unable to score an early penalty against Nashville, before Remi Walter took the lead for Kansas City. Charles Sapong, Dave Romney and David Murray scored in the second period to spare Mukhtar’s blushes. They also helped Nashville win back-to-back victories for the first-time this season.
The joy of Nashville’s victory was fleeting as they lost to the San Jose Earthquakes in their next match. Hany Mukhtar made up for the missed penalty by scoring a brace against San Jose. But Jeremy Ebobisse responded with a brace to draw the match.
Nashville looked set to earn a point from the game against LA Galaxy, but Dejan Joveljic scored in the 86th minute to give the home side the lead and left the away side no time to find an equalizer.
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Philadelphia Union Need a Win to Push for the Top of the Supporters’ Shield Standings
Philadelphia Union enjoyed an unbeaten pre-season and that form continued in the league. In the friendlies, they defeated CF Montreal and drew with FC Cincinnati and Nashville SC.
Their season began with a draw but they were dominant against Minnesota United. Robin Lod handed the away side the lead in the 23rd minute, but Cory Burke managed to pull the Union level before halftime. The second half was all in the home side’s control, but they failed to get any of their 10 shots on goal into the back of the net.
It looked as though the story would repeat at CF Montreal. Lassi Lappalainen, the Canadian side’s first-half goalkeeper gave them the lead. The Canadian side thought they had made it 2-0 in the 50th minute, but VAR canceled the goal. Philadelphia Union took advantage of the situation and scored two goals in a flash to take the lead. Alejandro Bedoya and Daniel Gazdag scored in the 53rd and 56th minute, respectively, and that was enough for them to seal the win. Julian Carranza was sent off in the middle of the second period, but the away team managed to maintain their lead.
The Union team gained confidence from the win, and this was evident in their subsequent games. With the same score of 2-0, they defeated New York City FC and San Jose Earthquakes and managed to climb up the table.
An Eloy Room own goal was all that they needed to defeat Columbus Crew the following gameweek. This allowed them to keep their unbeaten streak going.
Philadelphia Union felt confident now. However, Toronto FC gave them a wake-up call. Julian Carranza gave the Union the lead in the game in the 34th minute, but the Canadian side were reluctant to accept defeat. Jesus Jimenez equalized in the 39th minute of the game before Alejandro Pozuelo scored early in the second half to give them the big win.
Philadelphia Union dropped a game, but they were still at the top of the table. They looked certain that they would bounce back. CF Montreal, however, had different plans and managed to draw the game in the reverse fixture. The Canadian team held Union to a draw after losing their first match 2-1. Kei Kamara scored an equalizer in the second period.
The Union sit 3rd in Supporters Shield standings. However, they can climb back up to the top this weekend if they win. The Union are currently 2 points behind league leader LAFC and will look to capitalize on Nashville’s bad form in order to regain their winning streak.
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How to Watch Nashville SC vs Philadelphia Union
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