New York City FC and Philadelphia Union have plenty of things in common entering this season but perhaps the biggest is their desire to step up and prove all their doubters wrong. For that, they'll need to start the campaign with the right foot.

The Bronx Blues will leave Yankee Stadium to take the pitch in Orlando at 10:00 am (ET) and face their rivals from the City of Brotherly Love on arguably the tightest matchup we'll see on Group A of the Eastern Conference.

Argentinean playmaker Maximiliano Moralez will try and lead the way for New York City FC, while 'The U' will count on their star Alejandro Bedoya to take a step forward and kick off their campaign on a high note.

Maxi Moralez of New York City FC. (Getty)

Philadelphia Union enters this match as the betting underdog, as you can tell by the +185 odds on both DraftKings and SugarHouse. New York City FC, on the other hand, has +130 odds to take the three points, while a tie would pay +265 on both sportsbooks.

If we talk about the game's total goals, it seems like bookmakers are expecting it to be a high-scoring affair, as the over 2.5 has -186 odds on DraftKings, while the under 2.5 goals would pay as much as +155.

New York City FC vs. Philadelphia Union Props

Prop bets enthusiasts could be in for a treat for this matchup. For instance, Both Teams to Score bets would pay -230 for YES and +175 for No, while second-half winners would have +155 odds for New York City FC, +200 for Philadelphia Union, and +175 for a tie.

We also have plenty of choices if we want to lean towards a Player To Score kind of bet. Star Brazilian Heber strikes as the biggest favorite to score with -109 odds, followed closely by his teammate Alexandru Mitrita (+185).

New York City FC vs. Philadelphia Union Odds

  DraftKings SugarHouse
Philadelphia Union +185 +185
New York City FC +130 +130
Draw +265 +265

DraftKings & SugarHouse