New England vs Atlanta United 2018 Major League Soccer: Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Fixture: New England vs Atlanta United
Competition: 2018 Major League Soccer
Date: Thursday, 31 May 2018, Kick-Off at 00:30 UK
Venue: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts.
New England vs Atlanta United: Match Preview
Atlanta United travel to Foxborough, Massachusetts aiming to rebound from recent failures and get their MLS campaign back on track with a result against a tricky opposition such as New England. Gerardo Martino’s men still hold the very top of the standings on the East boasting league’s best attacking record with 26 goals in 12 matches so far.
Nevertheless, they are just three points above the fourth-placed New York RB against whom they’ve suffered the second loss in last three rounds on Sunday evening. Martino’s defensive line proved out to be fairly vulnerable of late conceding six goals in last three league outings.
This will be the music to the ears of Teal Bunbury and Cristian Penilla who have combined as many as 11 goals together for New England so far in the season.
New England vs Atlanta United: Head-to-head
This will only be the third head to head match between the two rivals.
New England are yet to score a goal against Atlanta United.
The Five Stripes took a demolishing 7-0 victory when they first met New England in September last year.
New England vs Atlanta United: Prediction
New England’s form has already seen quite a few stumbling blocks so far in the season. Brad Friedel’s men just seem to lack consistency at the start of the campaign and they’ll come into this off the back of claiming just one point from last two league fixtures against Columbus Crew and Vancouver Whitecaps.
Friedel’s defense allowed three goals in the weekend’s home draw with the Canadian outfit and they’ll certainly face huge troubles stopping the league’s best attacking line here. To sum it all up, both New England and Atlanta conceded three goals at the weekend and they both have decent attacking weapons on disposal. It is more than enough for us to go with the Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS as the main betting option, set at the odds of 1.72.
New England vs Atlanta United: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 Goals FT & BTTS @ 1.72
Over 1.5 Goals in the first half @ 2.25.