Atlanta United vs Philadelphia Union: Preview and Predictions

Atlanta United vs Philadelphia Union MLS Match Preview 3rd June 2018 by LeagueLane

Atlanta United vs Philadelphia Union
Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 3rd June 2018
Kick-Off at 00:30 UK / 01:30 CET
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia.

Atlanta are going through a crisis after a fabulous start to the new MLS campaign. They still top the Eastern Conference standings, but Columbus Crew are now just within a single-point distance in second and another failure on Saturday evening might well mean the drop for the Five Stripes.

Gerardo Martinez’s men won just one of last four league ties, a poor record for the high standards they’ve set at the start of the campaign. Arresting such slump in form will by no means be an easy task given they are about to cross paths with the inspiring Philadelphia Union side at Mercedes-Benz Arena.

The visitors were enjoying a superb shape of late and they head into this unbeaten in four league ties, having won three and drawn one in the process.

Atlanta United vs Philadelphia Union: Head-to-head

  • The Five Stripes took four points from two meetings with Phila in the past term of the MLS.
  • Atlanta bagged five goals in these two games and they took a comfortable 3-0 victory in late-September last year in front of the home crowd.
  • This will only be the third head to head encounter between Atlanta United and the U’s.

Atlanta United vs Philadelphia Union Predictions

Jim Curtin’s men came right on the brink of the top-six on the East after an impressive thread of results in their latest fixtures. The defensive line functioned very well for the U’s as they conceded no more than two goals in these four matches which is a huge progress compared to the poor start of the season.

The visitors will lock horns with one of the league’s best attacks here and it will be interesting to see whether they will be able to maintain the fine spell of form and hold them down on Saturday. The bookies see Atlanta as 1.50 favourites to snatch the victory here, but it’s honestly hard to notice the value there knowing they’ve lost back-to-back home outings against Sporting KC and New York RB conceding five goals in the process.

We will thus go with goals at both ends at 1.61 as the main betting option, while the value bet would be Phila to score two or more goals at the sky-high 3.40.

Atlanta United vs Philadelphia Union: Bet Tips

  • Both Team to Score @ 1.61
  • Philadelphia Union Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 3.40.

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