Atlanta United vs New York Red Bulls
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 7 July 2019
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta).
Atlanta has been one of the best teams at home and is on a winning streak in front of the home crowd in the last five match-days. Their defense has stepped up in these fixtures, with them letting in just five goals from their nine appearances in the home stadium. But these set of visitors have always been a problem for United.
In addition, considering Atlanta lost their last four matches on the road, a win in this match-up becomes necessary.
The Bulls will have a tough task at hand as they take a hike to the Mercedes-Benz stadium. Their last two road trips ended in losses, and with an accomplished home team on the other side, sparks are expected to fly.
Just the last day, the squad faced an embarrassing 4-0 defeat against Houston Dynamo, and as such their esteem has taken a hit.
Atlanta United vs New York Red Bulls Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Bulls won four of the last five matches.
- The last four games ended in home wins.
- Except for a single tie, every encounter at this venue had goals from both teams.
- The Bulls have never kept a clean sheet at this stadium.
Atlanta United vs New York Red Bulls Prediction
The Bulls lost their last two away ties and conceded a total of seven goals from these two attempts. Going on, the team was also winless in seven of their last nine such fixtures and failed to keep a clean sheet in 17 of their last 20.
They also lost three of the last four games, and let in three or more goals in all of these three. On the other hand, Atlanta won 10 of their last 14 match-ups and scored two or more goals in five of their last seven. Impressively, at home, the squad won their last seven appearances and found the back of the net in the last 24. Also, they were unbeaten in 23 of these 24.
As things stand, expect United to ride their home advantage to a win.
But the side might struggle to keep a clean sheet. They let in five goals in their last game alone, and could not keep their half of the nets clean in the last five attempts. Also, the Red Bulls scored in four of their last five clashes against this opponent, and importantly, every such meeting at this venue bar one, had the BTTS option checked.
Logic dictates that we should expect goals from both squads.
Atlanta United vs New York Red Bulls Betting Tips
Atlanta United to Win @ 1.40 (2/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.90 (9/10).