Atlanta United vs Colorado Rapids
Major League Soccer
Date: Saturday, 27 April 2019
Kick-Off 23:00 UK / 00:00 CET
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta).
Bottom of the East will meet bottom of the West on Saturday evening at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Both Atlanta United and Colorado Rapids made dreadful starts to their respective MLS campaigns this season.
Whereas it could have potentially been expected for the Rapids, nobody could have imagined the reigning MLS Cup holders sitting at the very foot of the EasterConference standings after six rounds of the competition.
The Five Stripes are clearly missing their head coach Tata Martino as well as key midfielder Miguel Almiron who both left the team in between two seasons. They still have an extremely talented squad which features Jozef Martinez and Pitty Martinez and should have no troubles making the play-offs in spite of such a horrendous start.
Frank de Boer’s men actually clinched their maiden league win two weeks ago beating New England 0-2 on the road. They failed to back it up last weekend falling 1-2 at home to Dallas, though.
Can the Five Stripes take advantage of this easy fixture (at least on paper) and pick up an important home win over out-of-form Colorado Rapids?
Atlanta United vs Colorado Rapids Head-to-head
This will only be teams’ third head to head affair.
Atlanta United won each of past two clashes against Colorado without conceding a single goal in the process (4-0 goal difference in the process).
Atlanta United vs Colorado Rapids: Prediction
Jozef Martinez, Hector Villalba, Ezequiel Barco and Pity Martinez should have plenty of room to deliver here for the hosts. They will be up against a team with the weakest defensive record in the entire league.
Colorado Rapids are the only team without a victory in the entire competition. They drew two and lost six of eight league games so far. They shipped 23 goals in the process (almost three per game).
Rapids head into this off the back of five consecutive losses. They shipped four goals on three separate occasions in past four league matches. Atlanta United just have to take advantage and snatch an easy victory at their Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Atlanta United vs Colorado Rapids: Bet Tips
HT/FT Atlanta United/Atlanta United @ 1.90 (9/10)
Over 3.5 goals FT @ 2.00 (1/1).