Nashville Vs Philadelphia Betting Tip: Draw – 4 July 2021

Don't rule out another entertaining stalemate

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United States Nashville SC Vs Philadelphia UnionUnited States

Sunday 4 July, 2021 – 01:00
US Major League Soccer
Pick: Draw
Odds: 12/5
Bookmaker: Betfair
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 2 July 2021)

Preview: A first ever meeting between the two franchises sees Nashville seeking to preserve an unbeaten home record against a Philadelphia Union side seeking a ninth straight game, home or away, without incurring a single loss. It should have all the makings for a competitive tussle at Nissan Stadium.

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Nashville – Resilience in abundance but wins elusive?

The fortress that is Nissan Stadium will hope to provide a backdrop for another successful Nashville SC outing this weekend. Gary Smith’s side aren’t alone in sharing an unbeaten record on home soil this season, but are keeping limited company when it comes to the sheer volume of home games played without incurring defeat – now up to seven following last week’s dramatic 1-1 draw with CF Montreal.

Only the top two performing sides in the Western Conference, Seattle Sounders and Sporting Kansas City, have played as many home games without losing in 2021. That is some impressive company, and shows how difficult it is for visiting teams to take anything from this fixture. Just ask Austin FC, New England and Toronto, the teams beaten here in consecutive fashion prior to Montreal’s latest visit.

Meanwhile, Abu Danladi’s late leveller last time not only salvaged a deserved point but ensured Nashville have only lost one game all season (W3 D6 L1) – last month’s 2-0 scoreline away to the New York Red Bulls. Moreover, they’ve now earned seven points from losing positions, coming from two goals down on four separate occasions, while also scoring at least once in six of seven home matches.


Draw & Both Teams to Score



Philadelphia Union – This team forgotten how to lose?

The Union missed an opportunity to cash in on Eastern Conference leaders New England Revolution suffering a rare loss during the most recent round of MLS action, surrendering a 2-1 lead away to Chicago Fire – a team they had already beaten 2-0 at Soldier Field earlier in the season – to draw 3-3. Their opponents hadn’t scored in three previous outings, so a bitterly disappointing result all things considered.

On the plus side, Philadelphia Union display great character to claw back not one but two losing deficits last time and stretch their unbeaten streak to eight, with five wins and three draws. However, after winning back-to-back away contests, Jim Curtin’s side have now drawn each of the last two such fixtures. Sharing four goals Atlanta prior to last week’s six-goal thriller in Chicago.

Are we to expect more thrills in Nashville? Possibly. Or possibly not. The Union boasted a perfect defensive record across their first three away games, versus Columbus Crew, Chicago Fire and DC United. So they are capable of nullifying their hosts on their day. Furthermore, those anticipating a Union victory in Nashville should take note: all five MLS victories in 2021 were achieved without conceding a goal.

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Nashville Vs Philadelphia Union Betting Advice

The battling qualities of these teams was on full display last time around, with Nashville leaving it very late to rescue a 1-1 draw at home to CF Montreal as Philadelphia fought back from two losing positions to claim a 3-3 draw at lowly Chicago Fire. The latter have now drawn their previous two away matches 2-2 and 3-3, and with Nashville’s never-say-die spirit, another absorbing encounter cannot be ruled out.


Nashville Vs Philadelphia Union – Key Facts:

  • These teams are meeting for the very first time in MLS. Nashville (W3 D6 L1) currently sit in fifth place in the Eastern Conference, four points behind Philadelphia Union (W5 D4 L2) in third.
  • Nashville scored 2+ goals in four out of seven home games this term. Philadelphia have both scored and conceded 2+ goals in both their last two away contests.
  • Neither has incurred a single loss in their respective home/away fixtures so far, with Nashville unbeaten in seven (W3 D4) on home soil and Philadelphia Union unbeaten in five away (W2 D3).


No team in either conference has played out more draws thus far than Nashville, with four out of six stalemates this season occurring here in Tennessee. Three were score draws (so both teams scored) and this bet, having landed in Philadelphia’s past two away outings, appeals once again at the odds. This pair have also lost only three of 21 games between them this season.

Best Betting Odds – Nashville SC Vs Philadelphia Union

Nashville SC – Evens (Betfair)
Draw – 12/5 (BetVictor)
Philadelphia Union – 14/5 (PaddyPower)