DC United vs Atlanta United
Major League Soccer
Date: Thursday, 22nd June 2017
Kick-off at 0:30 UK/ 1:30 CET
Venue: Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium (Washington).
The goals had dried up at DC United. Their attacking unit will be over the radar when the MLS new-boys Atlanta United comes to town on Wednesday evening.
One goal in seven league games, this is all DCU got since the start of May. Also, that is 1 win in 7 games and no wonder the team is placed at the foot of MLS table after 15 match weeks. Interestingly, their season never really kick-off yet. There are also plenty of problems in the back-line.
Atlanta United under the tutelage of the experienced Argentine head-coach Gerardo Martino will be eyeing a minimum of play-off qualification in their inaugural season in MLS. So far, they have done well to put themselves into a good position to make that push in the second half of the season. They are currently 7th in the Eastern Conference table, a win here could pull them into the top six.
Scoring goals has been their strength, while defending has been all over the place. Atlanta scored 31 goals from their 15 matches so far this season, averaging just above 2 goals per game.
The away record is not that convincing for the new-boys in the league. They managed 2 wins from 9 games, alongside 3 draws and 4 losses. But they scored goals in 7 of those games, which is encouraging while going against a team like DC, who are struggling to find the back of the net since sometime.
DC United vs Atlanta United: Head-to-head
DC United came back from a goal down and defeated Atlanta United 3-1 in the first league clash between the teams on April.
DC United vs Atlanta United: Prediction
The momentum is certainly by the side of the visitors, despite winning in just 2 of their 9 away matches so far this season. DCU are a team at the rock bottom in terms of confidence due to their barren scoring run. It is hard to see anything less than an Atlanta win, with Martino’s team looking lethal in front of goal.
DC United vs Atlanta United: Bet Tips
The best pick is Atlanta to win the match at 2.80 by Betfair
Best Alternate is to back Atlanta to score at least 2 goals, Over 1.5 team goals at 2.00 odds.
Brave Punters can back Atlanta to win with an Asian Handicap of -1.5 goals at 5.60 odds by Unibet.