Leagues Cup Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Queretaro Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Aug 11)
- Philadelphia Union blew out Queretaro 5-1 in the group stage of the Leagues Cup.
- Daniel Gazdag has been fantastic for Philly since the start of the tournament.
- Queretaro is the least valuable team in the Mexican Liga MX in 2023.
Philadelphia Union vs. Queretaro is a duel in the quarterfinal of the 2023 Leagues Cup. The game is taking place at Subaru Park in Chester, PA, which is the home venue of the Union, which is where they’ve already defeated Queretaro in this competition.
It happened in the Leagues Cup group phase when we saw Philly win 5-1, with a hat-trick scored by Daniel Gazdag. Are we going to see something similar on Friday, August 11? Let’s see!
How to Watch
- When: Friday, August 11, 2023, at 8:00 p.m ET
- Where: Subaru Park, Chester, Pennsylvania
- How to Watch: Apple TV
Philadelphia Union got to the Leagues Cup quarterfinal after beating the New York Red Bulls on penalties after 1-1 in regulation. It was a tough match, but overall, Philly’s players have been brilliant so far. Their standout player has been Daniel Gazdag, a Hungarian playmaker who’s already scored four goals in the four games his team’s played so far in the League Cup.
Three of those happened in the group-phase game against Queretaro. Is the same going to happen on Friday? It might happen because Queretaro really is punching above its weight. This is the team with the lowest roster value in the Mexican Liga MX – as per Transfermarket’s estimate – so getting to the quarterfinal of the 2023 Leagues Cup is a huge achievement for “The White Roosters.”
However, they got themselves all the way to the final eight with a bit of luck. In the group phase, Queretaro beat Club Tijuana and UNAM Pumas, with 1-0 on the scoresheet in each game. That really isn’t much of a success as neither of those teams is as good as, let’s say, Philly.
Then, in the first round of the knockouts, they play against a true heavyweight of the MLS. The team in question is the New England Revolution, whom Queretaro defeated on penalties after 1-1 in 90 minutes. That sounds like a good achievement, but there’s a caveat – the Revs were without their coach Bruce Arena who got suspended by the MLS a few days before the game.
Philadelphia Union vs. Queretaro Prediction
Philadelphia Union has already proved that it’s superior to Queretaro. We don’t think the boys from PA will thrash their Mexican opponents once again, but we do think they’re going to win.