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Charlotte FC vs Philadelphia Union Prediction, Preview, Lineups & More | MLS

Philadelphia Union, currently fifth in the Major League Soccer (MLS), will face Charlotte FC, ranked 23rd, on Wednesday, September 20, at 7:30 PM ET. Charlotte FC’s previous match ended in a 0-0 draw against DC United, with both teams taking 15 shots each. Philadelphia Union’s last game on September 16 resulted in a 2-2 draw against FC Cincinnati, despite being outshot 14 to 12. For those seeking insights into the Charlotte FC vs Philadelphia Union Prediction, this match is set to offer an exhilarating showdown.

Match Preview: Charlotte FC vs Philadelphia Union

  • Match: Charlotte FC vs Philadelphia Union
  • When: Saturday, September 20
  • Where: Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Kickoff: 7:30 pm ET

Charlotte FC

Charlotte FC’s season has been marked by a quest for playoff contention, having accumulated 32 points from 27 games thus far. Despite their middling performance, they remain a mere three points behind ninth-placed DC United, holding two games in hand. Charlotte’s challenge this season has been their propensity for draws, with eight of their last 10 MLS matches ending level, including the last three.

However, there are positive signs, as Christian Lattanzio’s squad has shown resilience, remaining undefeated since the MLS season resumed. In their four games following the Leagues Cup quarter-final, they won one and drew three. While their recent match against DC United was a stalemate with limited clear-cut chances, previous draws against Nashville SC and second-placed Orlando City showcased their ability to compete against formidable Eastern Conference opponents. Now, Charlotte FC faces the task of taking on a solid Philadelphia Union side as they strive to secure their place in the playoffs.

Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union has enjoyed a successful campaign thus far, amassing 47 points from 27 games, placing them 11 points behind the league-leading FC Cincinnati, with a game in hand. As the MLS season heads toward its conclusion, the Union finds itself in a strong position to secure a playoff berth. Recent performances have been promising, with two wins, one draw, and one loss in their last four matches. Particularly noteworthy was their impressive 4-1 victory against the New York Red Bulls early in September. In their most recent outing, Philadelphia managed to secure a draw against FC Cincinnati at Subaru Park, although they may rue letting slip a two-goal lead in that contest.

Charlotte FC vs Philadelphia Union HEAD-TO-HEAD ANALYSIS

Below is the head-to-head analysis between Charlotte FC and Philadelphia Union:

Total MatchesCharlotte FC (W)Philadelphia Union (W)Draws
Bank of America Stadium1100
Talen Energy Stadium2020
Total Score743

In their previous encounters, Charlotte FC and Philadelphia Union have faced each other a total of three times in MLS matches. Philadelphia Union holds the advantage with two victories, while Charlotte FC has secured one win. Notably, Charlotte FC’s sole victory came at the Bank of America Stadium, where they defeated Philadelphia Union in their only meeting at that venue. However, at the Talen Energy Stadium, Philadelphia Union has been dominant, winning both of their encounters. Overall, Philadelphia Union has scored a total of three goals in these matchups, while Charlotte FC has netted four times. These statistics provide an interesting backdrop for their upcoming clash.


Season Statistics so far for Charlotte FC vs Philadelphia Union

Charlotte FC:

  • Position: 23rd
  • Wins: 7
  • Draws: 5
  • Losses: 9
  • Goals Scored: 34
  • Goals Conceded: 43

Philadelphia Union:

  • Position: 5th
  • Wins: 14
  • Draws: 11
  • Losses: 8
  • Goals Scored: 49
  • Goals Conceded: 33


Possible Lineups

Charlotte FC (4-3-3):

GoalkeeperKristijan Kahlina (1)
DefenderNathan Byrne (14)
DefenderAdilson Malanda (29)
DefenderAndrew Privett (34)
DefenderJere Uronen (3)
MidfielderBrandt Bronico (13)
MidfielderAshley Westwood (8)
MidfielderBrecht Dejaegere (10)
ForwardBenjamin Bender (15)
ForwardKarol Swiderski (11)
ForwardEnzo Copetti (9)

Philadelphia Union (3-4-1-2):

GoalkeeperAndre Blake (18)
DefenderJakob Glesnes (5)
DefenderJack Elliott (3)
DefenderDamion Lowe (17)
MidfielderNathan Harriel (26)
MidfielderJose Martinez (8)
MidfielderJack McGlynn (16)
MidfielderKai Wagner (27)
MidfielderDaniel Gazdag (10)
ForwardJulian Carranza (9)
ForwardMikael Uhre (7)

Injured or Missing Players:

  • Charlotte FC:
    • Hamady Diop (Defender) – Injured
    • Vinicius Mello (Forward) – Injured
  • Philadelphia Union:
    • Alejandro Bedoya (Midfielder) – Suspended

Charlotte FC vs Philadelphia Union Prediction

In the upcoming matchup, Charlotte FC will aim to capitalize on their home advantage, knowing that failing to do so could pose challenges in their next two away fixtures against Cincinnati and New England. On the other hand, Philadelphia Union boasts standout performers like Julián Carranza and Dániel Gazdag, each with 12 goals to their names, making them key players to watch. Considering their form and momentum, our Charlotte FC vs Philadelphia Union Prediction is that Philadelphia Union enter the game as favorites.

Prediction: Charlotte 1-2 Philadelphia Union

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