Philadelphia Union - New York Red Bulls Betting Preview: Back a goal-fest on the east coast

Both sides have been both regularly scoring and conceding in recent matches and Phil Kitromilides thinks the price of 2/1 for over 3.5 goals is well worth considering
The Red Bulls make the short trip to Philadelphia hoping to continue a good run which has seen them go five matches unbeaten.

Indeed, the side from New York were particularly impressive last time out against the Columbus Crew, recording an emphatic 4-1 victory and they head to the city of brotherly love with plenty of confidence.

The Union, for their part, have been extremely disappointing at home with their long-suffering fans not witnessing a win in their own stadium in the MLS since March.

Nevertheless, the hosts are favorites with William Hill at 13/10 (2.30) while the Red Bulls are offered at a healthy 7/4 (2.75).

Yet before we rush to back the visitors at what seems like a generous price, it is worth considering that Mike Petke's side have only won two of their last 11 MLS games on the road.

Instead, much more preferable is backing goals in some way with these two sides scoring and conceding plenty between them.

Their respective proficiency in front of goal and defensive deficiency is reflected in the price of 53/100 (1.53) for both teams to score and 33/50 (1.66) for over 2.5 goals.

While the latter might possibly tempt some, bolder punters might benefit from backing over 3.5 goals at 2/1 (3.00).

In fact the sides' recent results make this a hugely-tempting proposition, with five of the Union's last seven MLS matches and each of the Red Bulls' last three fixtures seeing at least four goals scored. The price for over 3.5 goals therefore looks generous and could hold some value for a mid-sized investment.

Over 3.5 goals at 2/1 (3.00) 2pt with William Hill

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