Atlanta United vs Sporting KC
Date: Thursday, 10 May 2018
Kick-Off at 00:30 UK / 01:30 CET
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta.
A real buzz is expected in and around Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Wednesday evening when the Conference leaders are about to lock horns in the most interesting clash of the mid-week’s round in the MLS. Teams shared a similar destiny in the previous term which saw fall down on first obstacles in the playoffs, but they both look determined to prevent such scenario this time around after making super string starts to the new season.
The Five Stripes actually opened the campaign with a horrific 4-0 loss away at Houston Dynamo back in early-March, but a streak of seven wins and a draw in eight matches followed, bringing the team led by Gerardo Martino right at the top of the Eastern Conference standings. Can the hosts keep the splendid run of form going when they host Western Conference leaders Sporting KC?
Atlanta United vs Sporting KC: Head-to-head
This will only be the second head to head clash between the two sides.
The first one, played in August last year, saw them share spoils in a 1-1 draw at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas.
Atlanta United vs Sporting KC: Prediction
The Wizards also made a fantastic start to the new campaign, but they won just one of last three away fixtures in the league, failing to find the net in the 1-0 loss to New England in the previous away game. This is why we fancy the hosts who won four and drew one of five matches at Mercedes-Benz Stadium so far in the season, bagging three or more goals on four occasions along the way.
Josef Martinez and Miguel Almiron make a deadly duo up front as they’ve combined the total of 13 goals so far in the season. With all due respect to Peter Vermes’ side, we just can’t see the Wizards stopping them here and Atlanta to win is our top betting option at the odds of 1.57.
Atlanta United vs Sporting KC: Bet Tips
Atlanta United to win @ 1.57
Atlanta United Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.57.