New York Red Bulls vs Atlanta United Prediction & Match Preview

New York Red Bulls vs Atlanta United
USA- MLS Play-Off Semi-finals.
Date: Friday, 30 November 2018
Kick-Off at 00:30 UK/ 01:30 CET
Venue: Red Bull Arena (Harrison).

The second leg of the MLS semi-finals is set to take place this Friday, between the Red Bulls and Atlanta United.

The hosts have to make something impossible happen on Friday. Not only they have to score 3 goals but they must not allow the visitors to score as well.  In the last 7 matches they played across all venues, they lost only 2 matches and won the remaining as well. The main highlight is that both these defeats were in away matches.

They have not lost a home match since July this year. At present they are on a 7 match win streak at home. But in 6 of those games, they have scored a maximum of two goals and 5 of those 7 matches had a final score of under 2.5 goals. In 5 games in that run, they maintained a clean sheet too. So they defend better at home also.

The visitors have been on a 3 match win streak and their recent loss was an away fixture to Toronto FC. Over 2.5 goals were scored I 5 of their recent 6 games across all venues. From the last 5, away matches Atlanta won 3 but then lost 2 on the trot also. Three of those matches had a final score with more than 2.5 goals in total.

So we are in for a nail-biting game on Friday for Sure. With the hosts looking unbeatable at home the visitors may be looking for a crucial away goal, which may be important if the game is drawn.

New York Red Bulls vs Atlanta United: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • In the last 5 h2h games, New York leads with 3 wins and a loss.
  • Over 2.5 goals were scored in total from 3 of their last 5 matches across all venues.
  • The Red Bulls have never lost to Atlanta in front of their own home crowd.
  • Under 2.5 goals came in both the games played between them at this venue.

New York Red Bulls vs Atlanta United: Prediction

There is no doubt that there will be goals in this game. Over 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of the last 5 occasions they met each other. In eth last 5 away matches of the visitors a similar score was produced. We can expect the home forwards to put up a great performance in front of goal and with the home crowd behind them, they will surely do so. So a bet can be placed on a score with over 2.5 goals with 1.62 odd.

The Red Bulls have a great home form which is clear from the 7 game win streak they are currently on. I don’t think Atlanta will win here as they have lost 2 of their recent matches on the road. Thus a bet can be placed on NY Red Bulls to win with 1.89 odd.

But it will be a close match and I think Atlanta may hold on to their lead and will progress into the finals.

New York Red Bulls vs Atlanta United: Betting Tips

  • Red Bulls to win @ 1.89 (8/9).
  • Over 2.5 goals @ 1.62 (5/8).