Philadelphia Union vs Minnesota United Prediction: Betting Lines, Odds & Picks 02/26/2022 

Philadelphia Union and Minnesota United will have the high honor of opening the season in MLS and we are certain they will bring their A-game to satisfy the fans! 

Top Predictions and Betting Lines for the Opening Game in the MLS 

These are amongst the best clubs in the MLS and they had a very solid performance in the last season. Our soccer experts believe the following predictions best grasp the nature of this clash. Check BetMGM for the latest odds as the ones we provide are subject to change. 

 

Philadelphia Union Victory 

Only 4 games have ever been played between Philadelphia Union and Minnesota United and they resulted in 2 victories for the home team, 1 draw, and only 1 Minnesota United win. The last time Minnesota traveled for this game the result was 5:1 in favor of Philadelphia. Philadelphia Union finished 2nd in the regular season in the Eastern Conference in the MLS last season while Minnesota United was 5th in the Western Conference. 

Both Teams to Score – Yes 

The two clubs didn’t miss the chance to exchange goals in any of the 4 games that were played between them. This is the opening game of the season in the MLS and we expect the players to be stress-free and show the best possible face. Minnesota United had a good pre-season with a lot of goals – 2:2 against Viking and a 4:5 away victory against Orlando City. 

Lineup data for the Philadelphia Union and Minnesota match 

A lot of squad issues for both sides will put the decision-making capabilities of the two coaches to the test. 

Philadelphia Union’s lineup 

Both of Philadelphia Union’s key defenders are unavailable for this game – Jack Elliot and Jacob Glesens. Furthermore, team captain Alejandro Bedoya and Quinn Sulivan are also unavailable for this game. We put high hopes on the new arrival from Inter Miami Julian Carranza to perform well in attack and he is expected to be in the starting 11. 

Minnesota United’s lineup 

The only issue for coach Adrian Heath is the suspension of the key left-back Chase Gasper. The team allowed a lot of goals with Gasper in the starting 11 in the pre-season friendlies so we expect the defense to do poorly against Philadelphia. Tyler Miller will not score a clean sheet in this game. 

Find the best odds for the Philadelphia Union vs Minnesota United game 

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Home victory at the start 

It’s not only that the history between the two clubs is such but Philadelphia Union is the better side overall and last season’s 2nd place confirms that. Nevertheless, the home team shouldn’t lose focus in this game as the few injury issues might turn the tables around at the end of the 90 minutes. We are confident that the home team knows how to achieve a narrow 2:1 victory. 

Philadelphia Union vs Minnesota United Prediction

FAQ about the upcoming Philadelphia Union vs Minnesota United game: 

  • When will the game start? – 19:00 on Saturday (the 26th of February) 
  • Where will the game be played? – Subaru Park 
  • Where can I watch this game? – TSN and MLS Live on ESPN+