New York City vs Atlanta United: Preview and Predictions

New York City FC vs Atlanta United MLS Match Preview 9th June 2018 by LeagueLane

New York City FC vs Atlanta United
Major League Soccer
Date: Saturday, 9th June 2018
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Yankee Stadium (New York).

An entertaining contest is on the cards when the top two sides of MLS Eastern Conference New York City and Atlanta United lock horns on Saturday evening.

After 14 games in to the 2018 season, Atlanta are top of the table with 29 points while City are 2 points behind.

New York City, despite their strong league position, are on a turbulent run. The Blues managed to win only 3 times from their last 8 league matches, drew 2 and lost 3.

Yet, Patrick Vieira’s men have been solid at home this season. They had won each of the 6 games so far, the latest a 3-0 win against Orlando last week.

Atlanta United FC have also lost some ground in recent weeks after a strong start to the campaign. Their last week’s 3-1 home win against Philadelphia Union is only their second win in 5 games, drew 1 and lost 2.

When there are no flaws in NYCFC’s home run this season, Gerardo Martino’s men are the best away side in the whole of MLS having managed 2.1 points per game.

New York City vs Atlanta United Head-to-head

  • The teams already met once this season and settled for a 2-2 draw on matchday six.
  • Last season’s two league games resulted in a home win, both seeing the same 3-1 score line.
  • All three games between the two so far saw btts and over 3.5 goals.

New York City vs Atlanta United Predictions

Both teams are characterized by their strong showing in front of goal and have holes to fix in their defense. With their three overall meetings so far also producing 4 goals each, we may consider both teams to score and over 2.5 goals as my value bet.

I wouldn’t pick a full-time winner here, as I am quite convinced that this is a match that can go either ways.

New York City vs Atlanta United Betting Tips

  • BTTS & Over 2.5 goals @ 1.72 odd
  • Over 1.5 second half goals @ 1.73 odd.