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Philadelphia Union - Sporting Kansas City PredictionFree Daily Soccer Betting Tips for Today, July 31.
Kick-off: 01:00 (GMT+1)
USA: MLS – Play Offs – Quarter-finals
EVENT: Philadelphia Union – Sporting Kansas City
TIPS: Under 3.5 Goals | Odds: 1.47@1xbet | Result: 3:1 LOST

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Philadelphia Union finally recorded a win inside 90 minutes in a knockout match, having failed to do so in their previous five across all competitions (D2, L3). The Union continue to set the ideal foundation both by scoring the opening goal – which they have done in all four ‘MLS is Back’ encounters – whilst conceding just one goal before HT in this tournament.

Notably, all six of their fixtures in 2020 (including knockouts) have produced drawn HT results (0-0 or 1-1). Low corner counts are also a theme, with Philadelphia taking the fewest corner kicks in each of their last five MLS matches, averaging 3.90 per game.

Sporting Kansas City have failed to win any of their last four knockout matches away from home (in all competitions) inside 90 minutes (D1, L3). However, they certainly possess the firepower to become just the second franchise of 2020 to score at least twice against Philadelphia, as they have done so against four separate opposition sides this year.

Playing fair is a trait Sporting KC prominently possess, having collected fewer cards than their opposition in four of their last five MLS fixtures, with the other yielding a tied result. Their battles with Philadelphia are also usually close, with 0-0 HT results in three of the last four competitive H2Hs.

Players to watch: Sergio Santos recently became Philadelphia’s first player to record the opening goal of the match on two occasions this season, whilst centre-forward Alan Pulido is one of two Sporting KC players to have already done so for the franchise.

Stat attack: Unbelievably, each of Philadelphia’s three prior MLS victories in 2020 have seen the decider arrive in precisely the 63rd minute!

Sporting KC have averaged exactly 2.0 goals beyond the hour mark across their last three MLS wins.

Just one of the last ten MLS H2Hs has seen both teams score before HT.

Head-to-head matches: PHILADELPHIA UNION – SPORTING KANSAS CITY
10.03.19MLSSporting Kansas CityPhiladelphia Union2 : 0
23.09.18MLSPhiladelphia UnionSporting Kansas City2 : 0
07.07.17MLSSporting Kansas CityPhiladelphia Union1 : 1
28.08.16MLSPhiladelphia UnionSporting Kansas City2 : 0
01.10.15USOPhiladelphia UnionSporting Kansas City1 : 2 (1 : 1)