Philadelphia Union - Alianza FC
CONCACAF Champions League - Subaru Park
*These betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.
Philadelphia Union vs Alianza Predictions & Betting Lines
The CONCACAF Champions League on the 15th of March between Philadelphia Union and Alianza will be the decisive one and we’re convinced that it will be a can’t-miss event.
- 1 Philadelphia Union vs Alianza Predictions & Betting Lines
- 2 Essential Philadelphia Union vs Alianza Odds & Head-to-Head Statistics
- 3 Philadelphia Union vs Alianza Lineups & Team News
- 4 Starting Lineups
- 5 Player to Watch: Andre Blake
- 6 Common Philadelphia Union vs Alianza Questions and Answers:
Philadelphia Union/Philadelphia Union
Sure, Joaquin Torres’s second-half winner gave Philadelphia Union a much-needed win over Chicago Fire in the previous MLS fixture but coach Jim Curtin’s boys certainly deserved to score earlier. They had 55% possession and 14 shots at target while the visitors barely had 45% possession and 9 shots at target which makes our Philadelphia Union vs Alianza pick much more trustworthy.
Furthermore, our Philadelphia Union vs Alianza prediction is backed up by the fact that the Union did get to the MLS Cup final last year. And that’ll certainly give Jim Curtin’s boys confidence to face any foe this season.
Under 0.5 Alianza Goals
Our second Philadelphia Union vs Alianza prediction turns your attention to the number of goals we’ll see at Subaru Park. Yes, Philadelphia Union couldn’t find the net against Alianza in the previous CONCACAF Champions League fixture but neither did the home team.
Alianza recorded only two shots on target and things aren’t looking good for the rematch for coach Eduardo Lara’s boys. After all, Philadelphia Union proved to be an unbeatable side when it comes to performing at home. The last opponent to find out this the hard way were Chicago Fire who got pipped 1-0 and went home empty-handed.
Essential Philadelphia Union vs Alianza Odds & Head-to-Head Statistics
The odds-finding tool below will help you make the best Philadelphia Union vs Alianza bet this week.
Head to Head
CONCACAF Champions League CCL
Philadelphia Union odds: -151 – 59.0%
Draw odds: +300 – 25.0%
Alianza odds: +400 – 16.0%
Philadelphia Union’s odds to win this match at -151 suggest a massive 59.0% win probability for Jim Curtin’s boys while the visitors barely have a 16.0% likelihood of winning at +400. A draw is valued at +300 (25.0%) but we highly doubt that Alianza have the potential to muster another goalless tie against this opponent.
Philadelphia Union vs Alianza Lineups & Team News
Daniel Gazdag was Philadelphia Union’s key player last season but he didn’t make an appearance in the previous CONCACAF Champions League clash for a reason. After all, coach Jim Curtin is fully aware that the fans anticipate another attack on the title this year, and wasting your best player’s energy in a next-to-meaningless CONCACAF Champions League game would be considered unwise.
Predicted lineup – Blake (GK), Wagner, Elliott, Lowe, Harriel, Bueno Anaz, Perea, McGlynn, Torres, Sullivan & Donovan
The Philadelphia Union vs Alianza predictions you saw above were partially based on how Alianza are doing this season. With five wins and five draws in 10 Salvadoran Primera Division games, coach Eduardo Lara’s boys are in 2nd place trailing by one point. They’ll have to be at their lethal best if they want to grab another impressive result against Philadelphia Union but we just can’t see it happening as the Union are an unbeatable force at Subaru Park.
Predicted lineup – Martinez (GK), Canales, Romero, Valencia, Renderos, Rodriguez, Orellana, Portillo, Monterrosa, Mercado & Zelaya
*Starting lineups are usually announced 1hr before the kick-off
Player to Watch: Andre Blake
Not that Andre Blake had all that much to do in the first leg of this CONCACAF Champions League game but we think he’ll be the player to watch on Wednesday. If Jim Curtin wants his boys to advance to the next stage, Andre Blake will have to keep a clean sheet as Philadelphia Union’s players will be largely concentrated on their attacking display which might lead to a few good Alianza counter-attacks that he’ll have to nullify.
Common Philadelphia Union vs Alianza Questions and Answers:
- Are there any injuries or suspensions that coach Jim Curtin has to deal with? – No, the 43-year-old manager will be able to count on his best 11 men for this game.
- Where will the match be played? – The Philadelphia Union vs Alianza clash will be held at Subaru Park.
- Will Jonathan Jimenez play on Wednesday? – Sadly, no. Alianza’s left back sustained a cruciate ligament rupture and will miss a couple of matches.