Nashville SC vs Philadelphia Union prediction and betting tips (May 1)
The first place in the Eastern Conference table travels to Tennessee for their matchup against Nashville SC. The Philadelphia Union have won the last two h2h games. Can the home team secure a win?
Julian Carranza (Philadelphia Union) has started the season quite well
Julian Carranza (Philadelphia Union) has started the season quite well

Nashville play Philadelphia in their next inter-conference matchup of this season’s MLS games.

The match is scheduled to start at 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, 1 May 2022. The game time by GMT is 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 1. The match venue is Geodis Park, Nashville, Tennessee.

Betting tips and match predictions for the Nashville vs Philadelphia (May 1) game are available in this article. Next is a preview of the latest betting odds, key stats, team news, and projected starting lineups.

Nashville SC vs Philadelphia Union latest odds on betting sites

Nashville to win odds are priced at 2.30 (+130 American; 13/10 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.00 (+200; 2/1), while Philadelphia to win odds are priced at 3.60 (+260; 13/5).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Nashville — 40%, draw — 33%, Philadelphia — 27%.

Latest betting odds on Nashville SC vs Philadelphia Union (1 May 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 2.35 (+135; 27/20)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 1.57 (-175; 4/7)
  • Asian handicap (0.0, -0.5) on Nashville — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
  • Asian handicap (0.0, +0.5) on Philadelphia — 1.95 (-105; 20/21)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.95 (-105; 20/21)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)

Nashville SC vs Philadelphia Union match preview and statistics

Nashville are eighth in the Western Conference table with 11 points and a -1 goal difference. So far, they have three wins, two draws and three losses. Nashville lost 0-1 to LA Galaxy in their last match.

They had 67% possession, 0.90 expected goal, 17 total shots, 640 accurate passes, 89% pass accuracy, 11 fouls committed, one offside, five corners and two yellow cards. Los Angeles scored their goal from the corner. Dejan Joveljic scored the match winner with a right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner, assisted by Derrick Williams.

Gary Smith’s team had won two and drawn one of the last three games before this match they lost. The team have conceded more goals than they’ve scored, scored eight goals and conceded nine. They will do their best to bounce back against the Union.

Nashville team news: Teal Bunbury is sidelined due to a knee injury.

Philadelphia are top of the Eastern Conference standings with 17 points and a +7 goal difference. They have five wins, two draws and a loss in eight games this season. The Union drew 1-1 with Montreal in their last match.

Julian Carranza opened the scoring in the 21st minute from the penalty spot with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner. Kei Ansu Kamara pulled one back for Montreal in the 59th minute with a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal, assisted by Romell Quioto with a cross.

Team statistics: 46% possession, 1.21 expected goals (xG), four total shots, one big chance, 266 accurate passes, 70% pass accuracy, 17 fouls committed, one offside, one corner and three yellow cards.

Philadelphia team news: no player is injured or suspended for this match.

Nashville SC vs Philadelphia Union H2H

Philadelphia have won the previous two matches against Nashville. The Union won 2-0 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in their last meeting in the MLS play-offs.

Nashville SC vs Philadelphia Union lineups and key players

Nashville SC projected starting lineup:

  • Joe Willis
  • Jack Maher
  • Walker Zimmerman
  • David Romney
  • Alex Muyl
  • Randall Leal
  • Anibal Godoy
  • Sean Davis
  • Daniel Lovitz
  • Hany Mukhtar
  • Charles Sapong

Hanny Mukhtar is the key player to watch out for. He has four goal contributions in eight matches this season, with two goals and two assists. In the last two matches they played, Mukhtar scored a brace in the 2-2 draw. The attacker looks forward to scoring in this match.

Philadelphia Union projected starting lineup:

  • Andre Blake
  • Nathan Harriel
  • Jakob Glesnes
  • Jack Elliott
  • Kai Wagner
  • Jose Andres Martinez
  • Alejandro Bedoya
  • Daniel Gazdag
  • Leon Flach
  • Julian Carranza
  • Mikael Uhre

Julian Carranza is the key player to watch out for. He has started the season quite well, with three goals and two assists in seven matches. Carranza scored their only goal in the 1-1 draw with Montreal in their last match. The striker should be able to get on the score sheet in this match.

Nashville SC vs Philadelphia Union predictions and betting tips

Nashville have two wins, two losses and a draw in their last five matches, while Philadelphia have three wins, a draw and a loss. One thing that’s common to both sides is that they no win in their previous two matches, each side has a draw and a loss.

The Union are top of the Eastern Conference and need a win to keep their spot. They have won the last two h2h games against Nashville. Philadelphia knocked them out on penalties in the play-offs last year.

Nashville have the home advantage in this game against Philadelphia. The last time they played at home, they won 1-nil. Predictions for this match are under 2.5 and Philadelphia to win or draw (double chance). Each of their last three meetings finished with less than three goals. The Union have been strong in the last two h2h meetings, given their position in the table, they should be able to avoid a loss.

Betting prediction: Under 2.5 goals

Odds: 1.57 (-175 American; 4/7 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Philadelphia to win or draw

Odds: 1.61 (-164 American; 25/41 Fractional)

Nashville — Philadelphia
Not settled
Under 2.5 goals
1.57
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