The hosts have been in decent scoring form, but have struggled to keep clean sheets at home with Phil Kitromilides backing both teams to find the net this evening
Their opponents from Philadelphia have recently recovered from a dreadful run to record four wins in their last five matches, and they can be backed at 9/2 (5.50) to take the points this evening.
However the Union's revival has been based mainly on their home form, with the team having recorded just two wins in the eight matches they have played away from Philadelphia this season.
With the Red Bull Arena fast becoming a fortress, it is difficult to see the Union ending New York's unbeaten home record.
He may be 34 years old, but Thierry Henry is still proving the theory that class is permanent, with the former Barcelona and Arsenal forward notching 10 goals so far this season for the Red Bulls, including a stunning winner against Chicago Fire last time out.
He has contributed to a New York side that has consistently scored goals, with the Red Bulls netting in every home game this season.
However in those home matches, they have not looked as defensively solid as they would have liked, managing just three clean sheets.
The Union meantime have been finding form away from home, even if perhaps without the frequency needed to win matches. Though they have won just two from eight on the road, they have scored in five of those games, including twice in their last away match at LA Galaxy.
All things considered then, backing both teams to score looks to be the way forward and it is available at 83/100 (1.83). This bet has paid out in six of the Red Bulls' nine home games this season, and in three of the Union's last four away matches.
For a value bet, try backing over 3.5 goals at 213/100 (3.125). This bet has paid out in five of the Red Bulls' home games this season and if both teams look likely to get on the scoresheet, there could well be a decent number of goals in the match.
|Both teams to score at 83/100 (1.83) with Panbet
||Over 3.5 goals at 213/100 (3.125) with Panbet|
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Phil Kitromilides is a sports broadcaster working on radio and TV in London and Madrid. You can also follow Phil on Twitter.