Vancouver Whitecaps vs Atlanta United
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Thursday, 16th May 2019
Kick-off at 03.00 UK/ 04.00 CET
Venue: BC Place (Vancouver).
The Whitecaps have disappointed their fans a bit with substandard returns so far in their season. After taking part in 11 games, the team could post just 12 points on the board and is placed outside the playoff zone. The team has been trying to pick up some form though, after their run of eight winless games.
Atlanta has two matches in hand, and is already in the fifth position, trailing by just six points behind the topper. They also remain the sole side in the competition to post wins in the last four match-days in a row. Finally, they have the best defense in the entire MLS along with Los Angeles, as both have conceded the fewest so far, eight goals.
Vancouver Whitecaps vs Atlanta United Head-to-head (h2h)
- 100% of games have witnessed goals from both teams.
- The last time these two met, Atlanta recorded a 4-1 win.
- The home teams seem to have the upper hand, as all wins have been by the squads at home.
- Winning margins have always been two or more.
Vancouver Whitecaps vs Atlanta United Prediction
Atlanta could be termed one of the best teams in the whole competition right now. They are the only side to post wins in the last four match-days, and even with two fewer games played, they have the top spot of the conference within reach, and the squad has posted the best defensive record in the MLS along with Los Angeles.
Vancouver, on the other hand, was winless in 15 of their last 20 matches, and in seven of their last ten at home. The team also lost to a scoreline of 4-1 the last time they took on Atlanta.
As these observations suggest, Atlanta has the upper hand. We should see them scrape through without a loss.
Going on though, they have suffered earlier in the road, and all wins in h2h ties have been for home teams. Importantly, 100% of h2h fixtures have had goals from either side of the pitch. As such, expect goals from both teams in this fixture.
Vancouver Whitecaps vs Atlanta United Betting Tips
Double Chance: Atlanta United or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5).