Philadelphia Union 8/13 to beat Chicago Fire in Thursdays US Open Semi-final
Competition: US Open Cup
Market: Philadelphia Union win
Odds: 8/13 @ Bet 365
Looking to put aside their playoff ambitions for the week, Philadelphia Union will hope to book their spot in the final of this years US Open cup when they face off against Eastern Conference strugglers Chicago.
Starting with the hosts, similar to last season where they only missed out on the playoff by two points, Philadelphia once again know a late battle to secure a Top Six finish is likely to be on the cards. After 22 games in the Eastern Conference, The Union have won eight, drawn three and lost 11, scoring 29 and conceding 37 in return. Taking the scalps of New York Red Bulls and Orlando City on route to the semi-finals, Philadephia have now only lost one of their last four matches at the Talen Energy Stadium and will enter Thursday’s matchup as a rightful favorite.
As for the visitors, after another poor season in the Eastern Conference this time around, Orlando are tipped by many to pick up the wooden spoon this year. After 24 games this season, The Reds have won six, drawn five and lost 13, scoring 35 and conceding 48 in return, they now hold the second worst defensive record in the East. As for their recent form, aside from a 4-0 win over lower league Louisville in the quarterfinals, Chicago have now lost their last three matches on the bounce and have now lost their last 10 MLS matches away from Toyota Park.
Bet: Philadelphia Union to beat Chicago Fire in Thursdays US Open Semi-final 8/13 @ Bet 365