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DC United vs. Philadelphia Union prediction, odds: Soccer expert reveals 2022 MLS picks for Friday, July 8

The Philadelphia Union look to avoid a three-game winless streak when they host DC United in an MLS Eastern Conference showdown on Friday. Philadelphia (7-9-2) is second in the conference standings, two points behind the New York Red Bulls, but was held without a goal in a loss to Chicago on June 29 and a draw against Columbus four days later. DC United (5-2-9) is tied with the Fire for last in the East but ended its seven-game winless stretch on Monday with a 5-3 triumph over Orlando City SC.

Kickoff at Subaru Park is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Philadelphia is the -130 favorite (risk $130 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line in the latest Philadelphia Union vs. DC United odds from Caesars Sportsbook. DC United is the +370 underdog and a regulation draw is +270 while the over-under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. Before locking in any DC United vs. Philadelphia Union picks, you need to see what SportsLine soccer insider Martin Green has to say.

After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been stunningly accurate. Green has generated more than $37,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.

Now, Green has broken down Philadelphia Union vs. DC United from every angle and just revealed his MLS picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for DC United vs. Philadelphia Union:

  • Philadelphia Union vs. DC United spread: Philadelphia -0.5 (-135)
  • Philadelphia Union vs. DC United over-under: 2.5 goals 
  • Philadelphia Union vs. DC United money line: Philadelphia -130, DC United +370, Draw +270
  • PHI: The Union have failed to score more than two goals in 18 games this season 
  • DC: DC United has allowed 20 goals over its last eight matches 
  • Philadelphia Union vs. DC United picks: See picks here.

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Why you should back the Philadelphia Union

The Union don’t score much, but they don’t need to as they are the top defensive team in MLS this season. Philadelphia has allowed a league-low 13 goals – five fewer than the second-best club (Columbus). The Union have posted seven clean sheets and are tied with the Red Bulls for second in the East with a plus-9 goal differential.

Philadelphia is led offensively by 26-year-old Hungarian midfielder Daniel Gazdag, who has scored a team-high seven goals and added a pair of assists. The Union have also received strong production from Argentinian forward Julian Carranza as the 22-year-old has netted four goals and assisted on three others. Carranza shares the club lead in assists with 27-year-old Brazilian forward Sergio Santos, who recorded a goal and an assist in Philadelphia’s 2-1 victory against DC United on July 17, 2021.

Why you should back DC United

DC United is riding high after posting its first victory since defeating Houston 2-0 on May 7. Taxiarchis Fountas came up with the best performance of his first MLS season in the triumph over Orlando City, registering a hat trick for his third multi-goal effort of the year. The 26-year-old Greek midfielder leads DC United and is tied for fourth in the league with nine goals in 10 matches.

Second on the club in goals is 32-year-old Norwegian striker Ola Kamara, who has recorded six after sharing the MLS lead with 19 last season. One of his goals in 2021 came on Aug. 28 in a 3-1 victory against Philadelphia, which ended DC United’s 10-game winless streak during league play in the all-time series. Meanwhile, 26-year-old Ecuadorian forward Michael Estrada has notched four tallies and three assists over 13 matches in his first MLS season. 

How to make Philadelphia Union vs. DC United picks

Green has analyzed the DC United vs. Philadelphia Union match from every angle and is leaning under on the goal total. He also provides two confident best bets and has a full breakdown of the match. He’s only sharing those expert MLS picks at SportsLine.

So who wins the Philadelphia Union vs. DC United match on Friday? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for DC United vs. Philadelphia Union, all from the European soccer expert who has generated more than $37,000 for $100 bettors over the past four seasons, and find out.

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