Philadelphia Union defender Danny Califf says he is looking forward to seeing how his side cope with the threat posed by Everton in the match between the two sides this evening.
Although the Toffees go into the game as 3/4 favourites to win, Califf did not appear concerned about a potential gap in quality.
Instead, he said he is relishing the opportunity to compete against such illustrious opponents.
“I think it is a great opportunity to match ourselves up against a side with as much history and quality as Everton bring to the table,” he confirmed.
Philadelphia Union are priced at 3/1 to win in bwin’s 3Way football betting market, with a draw at 5/2.
This means that a successful £25 free bet on Philadelphia Union to beat Everton, available to new customers who sign up for a bwin account, would return £100.
Factors working in Philadelphia Union’s favour include their position in the Eastern Conference league table.
Sitting in first place, two points clear of nearest challengers New York Red Bulls, the Union go into the match in a good run of form having won two and drawn three of their last five games.
Furthermore, Philadelphia Union have the joint-second best defensive record, alongside David Beckham’s LA Galaxy, out of all the MLS teams in the Eastern and Western conferences.
With this in mind, a good bet could be on there being fewer than 1.5 goals in the match at odds of 31/10.
However, Everton’s superior pedigree should tell in the end, particularly with stars of the calibre of Mikael Arteta and Phil Neville at their disposal.
Taking Philadelphia Union’s defensive solidity into account, the best bet could therefore be on a 1-0 win for the Toffees at odds of 31/4.
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