Atlanta United vs Minnesota United
Date: Thursday, 30 May 2019
Kick-Off 00:00 UK / 01:00 CET
Venue: Mercedes-Benz-Stadium (Atlanta).
Atlanta United will be looking to return to winning ways after a pair of narrow away losses to New York RB (1-0) and Real Salt Lake (1-0). The Five Stripes are back to Mercedes-Benz-Stadium for Wednesday’s home fixture with in-form Western Conference Minnesota United in what should be a pretty interesting contest in Georgia.
After hoisting the MLS Cup in just second campaign ever, Atlanta United were struggling to find the wanted rhythm at the beginning of the new season. The momentum swung back and forth for the team led by Frank de Boer as the Five Stripes obviously needed some time to adjust to life without the likes of Tata Martino and Miguel Almiron.
Nevertheless, the hosts will try and rely on their fine thread in matches at Mercedes-Benz-Stadium where they won three on the bounce coming into this tie against Minnesota United.
Atlanta United vs Minnesota United: Head-to-head
Atlanta United won two, drew one and lost one of four head to head encounters with The Loons so far.
The Five Stripes claimed a narrow 0-1 victory when teams last locked horns in April last year.
Three of four head to head matches saw goals scored at both ends.
Atlanta United vs Minnesota United: Prediction
Frank de Boer can be satisfied with his men’s recent defensive displays, but he is still looking for the deadly attacking form this team has in the previous term of the competition. The Dutch manager has rue predators in the final third in the likes of Jozef Martinez (six goals in eleven appearances this season) and Hector Villalba. Can they shine here against the Loons?
It should not be an entirely one-sided contest for the hosts who might struggle for goals here as well. Their rivals have been pretty tough to break down recently. Minnesota United conceded kept their net untouched in four of past six matches and they will head into this on the back of two successive 1-0 wins over Columbus Crew and Houston Dynamo.
The Loons will likely park the bus here which is why the Under 2.5 goals FT looks to be the best of betting options at the odds of 2.25.
Atlanta United vs Minnesota United: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.25 (5/4)
Atlanta United to keep a clean sheet @ 2.25 (5/4).