We're down to the final four in the MLS is Back Tournament and the first semifinal tie sees Philadelphia Union takes on the Portland Timbers at Field 17 in Florida.
Here's how we see it playing out.
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Philadelphia Union has developed a reputation for scoring the opening goal, which they have done in all five MLS is Back encounters (W4, D1). Meanwhile, they’ve conceded just two goals (0.4 on average per-game) before halftime in this tournament, while conceding none inside the first 30 minutes of play. A tight opening period seems likely here with Timbers unbeaten in their last six MLS matches and six of the Union's seven fixtures in 2020 all-square at the halftime break.
🔑 Key betting facts
- Portland Timbers are unbeaten in six MLS matches (W4, D2), five of which saw Portland score first.
- Six of Philadelphia’s seven fixtures played in 2020 have produced drawn halftime results (0-0 or 1-1).
- Portland has won the last four head to heads between the sides.