MLS – Match-day 40: Red Bulls v Philadelphia Union

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This Sunday sees Red Bulls go head to head with Union at Red Bull Arena – Kick-off 2:00am GMT.

Leaders Union are currently two places higher than their rivals Red Bulls, when the two sides meet, they will sit in first and third positions respectively.

It’s 47 points so far for Red Bulls this season, going into this match

Red Bulls will have doubtless licked their wounds, following their recent defeat to Montréal at Stade Saputo. Gerhard Struber’s men will hope that is enough to deliver a positive result in this match.

Also, can Red Bulls extend their incredible run of two wins? Their position is third in the League and they have 47 points, that is, 0W, 0L and 0D.

Red Bulls have won four games, drawn five meetings, and lost five fixtures of their 14 League matches at home this season.

A victory for Red Bulls would put them on 50 points.

Philadelphia Union remain on top of the League going into the game, a position they want to maintain

Union will be buoyant, following a 6-0 home win against Colorado Rapids in their last fixture.

Also, League leaders Union keep finding ways to win, having secured eight victories in their last 10 games is astonishing this season. 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws; That’s worth the number one spot in the League.

Union’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Red Bulls. In the 14 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won six matches, drawn four fixtures, and lost four meetings.

The mark of League Champions is the ability to grind out results, even if conditions are demanding. Philadelphia Union know that they must win at all costs, every time they step out, if they are to maintain their position.

Red Bulls v Philadelphia Union – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels Red Bulls and Union have faced each other 34 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Red Bulls’s favour (14 – 12). Also, six of the past eight matches between Red Bulls and Union have resulted in a Red Bulls win. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was May 2022 and the score line ended up with a 1-1 draw.

Players to watch

For Red Bulls, Anthony has netted in 29 League matches this MLS Season, while Andre, one of their best scorers, has netted in 28 League games this season for Union.