Atlanta United vs Columbus Crew
Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 18th June 2017
Kick off at 00:00 UK/ 01:00 CET
Venue: Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Atlanta United are hoping to end the dismal run of two consecutive defeats this Saturday when they are about to host Columbus Crew in the Matchday No 17 in MLS.
The Five Stripes have been plying hot and cold since the very start of the season. The team has a strong attacking potential, but Gerardo Martino needs to find the winning formula at the back because the defensive line is super vulnerable.
Things look significantly better on the home pitch where Atlanta tend to score loads. The team bagged as many as 11 goals in three wins over Chicago Fire, Houston Dynamo and New York City at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Gregg Berhalter faces quite similar issues since The Crew have also been very easy to break down lately, especially when they play on the road.
Columbus ruined a dream start to the new season with three consecutive defeats on the road and nine goals conceded during the run.
Atlanta United vs Columbus Crew: Head to head
The two sides took on each other in mid-February’s pre-season friendly which saw a complete domination from The Crew in a 1-2 victory from Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Atlanta United vs Columbus Crew: Prediction
Both teams have been struggling a lot defensively since the very start of the season and we just can’t see how any of the two teams could possible keep a clean sheet here.
The hosts are clear favourites because of their impressive home form, while Miguel Almiron is the top option for the anytime goalscorer pick at the odds of 15/8.
Atlanta United vs Columbus Crew: Bet Tips
The main betting pick will be Over 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 1.55 with Pinnacle.
The second bet is Atlanta to win & BTTS at 3.50 odds.