*These betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.
Philadelphia Union vs Nashville Predictions and Betting Lines
Philadelphia Union and Nashville will go up against each other one more time on the 8th of October, as the fans anticipate a tight clash between the two equals. Would this head-to-head truly be anyone’s game for the taking? Find out what Football Whispers’ soccer experts wrote down in their professional Philadelphia Union vs Nashville betting tips.
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Under 2.5 Goals
- Nashville have the best defensive record in the Eastern Conference, with 28 goals conceded throughout 31 league fixtures.
- Philly are also doing well, with only 37 goals conceded this season.
- Four of Nashville’s last five MLS matches resulted in under 2.5 goals.
Hany Mukhtar to Score Anytime
- Hany Mukhtar is at the top of Major League Soccer’s goalscoring charts, with 15 goals to his name.
- Hany Mukhtar came 4th in the 2022 Top Goalscorer fight.
- Hany scored most of his goals away from home this season.
Philadelphia Union vs Nashville H2H Stats, Betting Odds, and Bookmakers
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Philadelphia Union odds: -117 – 53.9%
Draw odds: +265 – 23.0%
Nashville odds: +315 – 23.1%
Philadelphia Union’s odds are valued at -117, meaning coach Curtin’s boys have a sturdy 53.9% win probability ahead of Sunday’s match – enough to make them the bookies’ expected winners. Despite a tremendous defensive form, Nashville only have a 23.1% shot at the three points this week. However, thanks to their defensive momentum, we now have a 56.90% likelihood of seeing under 2.5 goals.
Philadelphia Union vs Nashville Lineups & Team News
With barely 31.0% possession and two shots on target, there was no way coach Jim Curtin’s side could’ve won the game against the Crew last week. It seems that Philly are performing worse and worse with each passing matchday in MLS, and that’s certainly bad news for the fans.
Predicted lineup – Blake (GK), Lowe, Elliott, Harriel, Wagner, McGlynn, Anez, Bedoya, Mbaizo, Donovan & Sullivan
With barely 28 goals conceded this year, coach Gary Smith’s boys seem like an unbeatable force. How could we not favor them in our Philadelphia Union vs Nashville prediction? Nashville didn’t even concede in the match against Peter Vermes’ Sporting Kansas City last week.
Predicted lineup – Willis (GK), Zimmerman, Maher, Moore, Lovitz, Leal, McCarty, Godoy, Shaffelburg, Surridge & Mukhtar
Player to Watch: Walker Zimmerman
Philadelphia Union just recently recorded a goalless tie against 2022 Major League Soccer champions Los Angeles and a 1-1 draw against Columbus Crew. Coach Curtin’s boys don’t seem adept at scoring these days, and that’s not something you want to hear when you are about to face one of the best defenders in Major League Soccer. Walker Zimmerman is fit and ready for action on the 8th of October. With him among the starters, Nashville just can’t seem to lose. We believe that he’ll help make our Philadelphia Union vs Nashville predictions a massive success.
*Starting lineups are usually announced 1hr before the kick-off