Atlanta United vs Columbus Crew
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 15 September 2019
Kick-off at 00:00 UK/ 01:00 CET
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta).
The reigning champions will host Columbus Crew after coming out of a loss from their last away game. The Five Stripes are unbeaten at the home for the past five home games and will be confident in facing the guest. Although, Atlanta United have been struggling in away games with 9 of their ten losses in the season coming from trips on the road.
Columbus Crew has registered only three wins from their 15 away fixtures and is without a clean sheet in the league for the past six months. The Crew is at the bottom of the table in the Eastern Conference and has more work to take the three points from Atlanta. They did win their last trip on the road and will try their best to outrun the champions.
Atlanta United vs Columbus Crew Head-to-head (h2h)
- Atlanta has won five games and lost three in the past nine matches since 2017.
- Their last match ended in the Five Stripes claiming the three points with a 2-3 score.
- Both teams have scored in four of the previous five matches at this venue.
- Columbus Crew has only two wins in the last two years at the Mercedes Benz Stadium.
Atlanta United vs Columbus Crew Prediction
The Venezuelan striker Josef Martinez has netted 23 goals in his 25 MLS appearances for the club. Besides that, Martinez has scored in a record 13 MLS straight matches and has scored a brace in five of them.
Moreover, he had League MVP, All-Star MVP, Golden boot, and Cup final MVP titles to his name in 2018 and is the most designated player in the MLS.
Atlanta are on a 14 games unbeaten run at their home while the opposition has only two away wins from the previous ten games. Along with that, the Five Stripes has lost only one game at home and recorded eight clean sheets from the previous ten home matches in the league.
As such, it will be an interesting match with more chances for Martinez and his crew to shine in the ninety minutes.
Atlanta United vs Columbus Crew Betting tips
Josef Martinez to score anytime @ 1.44 (4/9)
Full-time result: Atlanta United @ 1.40 (2/5).