Atlanta United vs Vancouver Whitecaps: Preview and Predictions

Atlanta United vs Vancouver Whitecaps
United States – MLS
Date: Saturday, 17 March 2018
Kick-Off at 23:30 UK
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta).

Atlanta United have enjoyed a decent campaign in their debut season in the MLS last time out when they came fourth on the East. The Five Stripes were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the likes of Columbus Crew who later went on to play the Conference Finals (0-1 loss to latter champions Toronto).

Gerardo Martino’s men have started the new season in a horrendous fashion, falling 4-0 away at Houston Dynamo on the opening day. Nonetheless, Atlanta have managed to bounce back and shine in the second round when goals from their star players Miguel Almiron, Josef Martinez and Hector Villalba inspired a 3-1 victory over DC United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The Five Stripes have a chance to maintain the perfect record at home in the new season on Saturday evening, but the opposition will be much tougher than the one from last weekend. Vancouver Whitecaps are about to visit Georgia to tackle Atlanta. The visitors are perfect with two wins in two games so far, but such fine stat will also be on a huge test here given that the Five Stripes have been super strong in front of the home crowd in the previous term. Atlanta United have won 11, drawn 3 and lost only 3 of 17 home matches last year.

Atlanta United vs Vancouver Whitecaps: Head-to-head

The teams have only locked horns once over the history.

Vancouver Whitecaps have p9icked up a 3-1 victory in early-June last year at their BC Place Stadium.

Center-back Kendal Waston has notched a brace for the Caps back then.

Atlanta United vs Vancouver Whitecaps: Prediction

Atlanta United are 1.50 favourites to clinch the victory, but one can hardly see the value there given that the visitors are off to a much better start to the season.

Since the hosts have shipped five goals in two opening fixtures, we believe that the best way to go would be backing goals at both ends at the odds of 1.61.

Alternatively, the value is with Vancouver to net two or more at 3.40.

Atlanta United vs Vancouver Whitecaps: Bet Tips

BTTS @ 1.61

Vancouver Whitecaps Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 3.40