Philadelphia Union had a good season in the Eastern Conference last season. Although they have never won a Championship, Philadelphia Union are demonstrating some team skills that could, if growth is sustained, put them in contention to be a Championship winning side. Last season, we successfully landed a number of bets with Philadelphia, here we will outline some insights that will be lucrative to your MLS betting this season.

Philadelphia Union: Playing Style in the MLS

Philly are a powerful defensive unit that are a tough team to break down at their home ground. Last season they were one of the best sides in the league defensively. Their attacking play is a little rigid within a traditional 4-4-2 formation. Philadelphia do tend to play within a 4-3-1-2 on paper, but with a defensive-minded side, the playmaker that anchors the midfield and attack tends to drop back, losing the opportunity to link play. We did see that Philadelphia tend to start the games with the right mind, utilizing the space between the lines to isolate the number 10 to be more creative. Unfortunately, too many times last season, Philly would drop back and defend a little more under pressure, and without high wingers, the two strikers were isolated, therefore nullified.

Philadelphia Union: Best Stats to Use for Canada Betting

Defensive or attacking, when it comes to betting, there are markets that best suit any side in the MLS. With Philadelphia Union, their exceptional home record last season meant they were able to keep a 0.65 goal conceding rate. Defensively that is pretty amazing; for context: Man City won the 21/22 EPL season with a conceding rate of 0.84. It is the ability to finish off games at the other end of the pitch that can be an issue for sides, and Philly were definitely a side with this issue having only managed an average of 1.38 both home and away. The MLS League, probably more than any other league I have covered, does seem to have a lot more advantage in the home “advantage” – Philly were an example of this with over 50% more goals being conceded away from home than at home.

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One of the best picks you would have found last season would be Philadelphia at home, under 2.5 goals which occurred in 65% of their games.

You should check out our Over/Under picks in the MLS this season

Philadelphia Union: Standings and Predictions this Season

Any side capable of defending so well at home needs just a fraction of that away, and they can win a Championship. Philadelphia are capable of killing games, and this can become a viable weapon against opposing sides, but in order for this to work you need to score early. With a higher percentage of Philly’s goals last season coming in the second half it would seem they have still not quite mastered the art of a great counterattacking side. If Philadelphia starts the new season with a clear attacking edge and flexibility within their play pattern, their defensive foundation could see them win the Championship. If Philly make the playoffs again this season I can see them winning the Championship.

Bet365 Canada has Philadelphia Union at 10.00 to win the MLS but you will see that the lines continue to change with the MLS Standings week to week. you should check out Betway for the best available odds

Philadelphia Union: Picks, Moneyline and BTTS Options

Moneyline bets on Philly at home could be an extremely good bet this season given their defensive abilities on their home turf. Perhaps one of the best possible bets would be Philly away and placing a BTTS bet – last season this bet type landed in 76% of Philadelphia Union’s away games. We make picks in a multitude of bet types and, be assured you will be seeing this type of bet here on our BTTS Picks page

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Best Bookmakers in Canada to Bet on Philadelphia Union

Sports Interaction

Sports Interaction is one of Canada’s best bookmakers and has many good options for Canadian sports betting. The website is one of the best in the marketplace that features a ton of diverse sports betting options alongside multiple markets. Easy to use, reputable, and a range of deposit options. You can play with Sports Interaction here


Betway know soccer inside out, and when it comes to the odds, they can be a little stingy sometimes but their coverage is second to none. Moneyline bets are okay with Betway, but they excel in their totals, frequently offering more value for players on these lines. Check out our Betway review here

William Hill

William Hill have been in the game a long time, and their enhanced odds match their knowledge of the MLS on valuable lines throughout the season. William Hill are a global company that has always remained reputable, honest and offers a good player experience. You can check out our review of William Hill here

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