DC United vs Atlanta United
2018 Major League Soccer
Date: Monday, 3 September 2018
Kick-Off at 00:30 UK / 01:30 CET
Venue: Audi Field, Washington.
DC United dropped out of the top six in the Eastern Conference standings after back-to-back defeats to New York RB and Philadelphia Union.
They’ve seriously compromised the potential play-offs finish with these failures and the clash with the second-placed Atlanta United comes just at the worst possible moment for ben Olsen and his squad.
The hosts are now six points short of Montreal Impact in sixth, but they have three games in hand on the Canadian outfit, meaning the destiny is entirely in their hands.
Can Olsen find the way to motivate his lads to rise and pick up a huge victory over Atlanta in the last game of the Matchday on Sunday evening at Audi Field?
The visitors will most certainly book one of top two spots on the East as they are currently six points adrift of New York RB in third place in the Conference ladder.
The Five Stripes are enjoying an excellent campaign under Gerardo Martino in their second season in the top flight of the American football.
They’ve been in good touch lately and they’ll come into this off the back of four wins and a draw in last five outings.
DC United vs Atlanta United: Head-to-head
- DC United won each of three H2H games in the previous term of MLS (Atlanta’s debut run in the competition).
- However, the Five Stripes have the opportunity for a sweet revenge given they won teams’ two H2H games this season.
- Atlanta bagged three goals in each of last two games, but both took place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
DC United vs Atlanta United: Prediction
Even though the hosts are desperate for the victory which would keep their play-offs dream alive, we have to see the Five Stripes as clear favourites to keep their scintillating form going against the struggling opposition here.
All eyes will be on Josef Martinez who broke all records this season. He bagged at least a goal in all but one of last 15 appearances for Atlanta United.
The Venezuelan striker has incredible 28 goals past his name so far in the season and he has no intention of stopping. You can back Martinez to keep his amazing form gong and score anytime at 1.57.
Atlanta United conceded at least a goal in each of last five matches, meaning the value is with the away win & BTTS bet at the odds of 3.40.
DC United vs Atlanta United: Bet Tips
Josef Martinez to score anytime @ 1.57
Atlanta United to win & BTTS @ 3.40.