Atlanta United vs New York Red Bulls
USA- MLS Play-Off Semi-finals.
Date: Sunday, 25 November 2018
Kick-Off at 22:00 UK/ 23:00 CET
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta).
The top two teams in the table will meet in the first leg of Semi-finals in the MLS on Sunday.
Atlanta has lost only 2 matches in the last 6 in the MLS. Over 2.5 goals came in 4 of those 6 games as well. At present they are on a 2 match win streak. At home, they are unbeaten in the last 10 games. An active 5 match win streak is going on for them in front of their home crowd.
The hosts will be aiming to take a lead before they go to New York for the second leg, but the fact that they have never won at home against the Red Bulls will haunt them for sure.
The visitors finished top of the Eastern Conference table. In the last 7 matches, 6 have been won and only 1 was lost. The loss was in an away match to Columbus Crew. Under 2.5 goals came in total in 5 of those 7 matches. In the last 5 away games, they have 2 wins and losses each. Over 2.5 goals were scored in total on 3 of those matches as well.
Both these teams have been exceptional in scoring goals. They are the only teams to score more than 60 goals in regular season. So we can expect a high scoring match on Sunday.
Atlanta will be looking at revenge for the two home defeats against the Bulls. But the visitors are a tough team to beat when they are on song.
Atlanta United vs New York Red Bulls: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Atlanta is yet to win against this opposition in all 4 h2h played until now.
- Red Bulls are on a 2 match win streak in h2h matches played at all venues.
- Under 2.5 goals came in 3 of those 4 matches between them.
- Atlanta has lost both their home games against New York.
- Over 2.5 goals came in both of those matches.
Atlanta United vs New York Red Bulls: Prediction
Atlanta has been prolific at home in their recent matches. Home support will be crucial in this match for sure. But the away side has lost 2 of their recent 5 matches on the road. So I think a bet can be placed on Atlanta to win with 1.80 odd.
We already saw what these two teams can do at the final third of the pitch. With over 60 goals scored by both these sides in their regular season, we can be sure to see some goals on Sunday. The visitors will be looking to take at least an away goal from this match. Thus a bet can be placed on both teams to score with 1.61 odd.
Atlanta United vs New York Red Bulls: Betting Tips
Both teams to score @ 1.61 (3/5).
Atlanta to win @ 1.80 (4/5).