Atlanta United FC vs New England Revolution
Major League Soccer.
Date: Saturday, 6th October 2018
Kick-off at 20:30 UK/ 21:30 CET
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta).
The table toppers Atlanta United had a tough outing in their last game, against New York Red Bulls in New Jersey. Atlanta side managed by former Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino lost the crunch game against NY by 2-0.
NY Red Bulls are breathing down their necks as there is only one point separating the two teams. The Atlanta side would be looking for an easy win over the New England Revolutions, this Saturday. They have to do so to stay at the top of the table.
Atlanta has a huge fan following in light of their match attendance in MLS. The team has scored a massive 65 goals in 31 matches they have played. Their number-7 Joseph Martinez is responsible for 30 of these goals and 4 assists. The Venezuelan may possibly be the difference between them and New England this weekend.
The situation is going downhill for New England Revolution. Toronto FC run ragged with a 4-1 win against them.
New England have to up the ante to move to a respectable position in the league. They are currently 8th in the Western Conference table and they will be eyeing for a draw against the Atlanta side who are strong at home.
Their defence are in sixes and sevens with lot of fouls and goals conceded. They can’t get much possession of the ball and whenever they do, they give it up too cheaply.
The old fashioned long ball game is what Revolution often try to work out on the football pitch. Since, Atlanta are good at counter attacks, the opposition defense could see their work cut out on Saturday.
Atlanta United vs New England: Head-to-Head
- In the previous two encounters between these two opponents, Atlanta won 1 game and 1 game was drawn.
- Of the total 3 matches they have played against each other, 2 games were drawn and Atlanta has the only victory.
Atlanta United vs New England: Prediction
The Atlanta team towers over New England in almost every aspect of the game. So it may turn into a one sided game. Also, Atlanta are unbeaten at home for the last 7 matches. On the contrary New England has won only one match in the last 7 games.
There will be goals of course, with the average goals of Atlanta against New England is around 2.67.
Reinforcing this fact is the form of the Atlanta front-line and if Martinez gets going then New England will have a job on their hands.
Atlanta United vs New England: Betting Tips
HT/FT – Atlanta/ Atlanta @ 1.90 (9/10).
Over 1.5 second half goals @ 1.57 (4/7).