Atlanta United vs Chicago Fire MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Atlanta United vs Chicago Fire Prediction 4/28/2024

Atlanta United (3-3-2) travel to face off against Chicago Fire (2-4-3) on Sunday, April 28th. This match will be played at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL. Both Atlanta United and Chicago Fire will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous matches. The match is scheduled for 8:30 PM ET.

Atlanta United vs Chicago Fire

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Atlanta United Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Atlanta United will be looking to bounce back from a tough 2-1 loss to FC Cincinnati, despite playing at home and being the favorite going into the match. The one goal for Atlanta came on a total of four shots on goal, and the three combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 0.5 goals.

Thiago Almada and Edwin Mosquera were the two players for Atlanta that finished with one shot on goal, with Almada scoring the only goal for the club. Mosquera also picked up an assist, which came on a corner kick, one of the nine that Atlanta had for the match.

On the defensive end, Atlanta allowed a total of just three shots on goal, but two of these found the net. Brad Guzan finished with just one save on the match, and overall, the Atlanta defense blocked five shots and intercepted 11 passes.

Through eight matches, Atlanta United has a record of 3-3-2, putting them in 7th place in the Eastern Conference. They have been favored in five of their eight matches, going 3-1-1 in those contests. Overall, Atlanta has been better at home, going 3-1-1, compared to 0-2-1 on the road. After this match vs. Chicago, they will return home for a match vs. Minnesota United on May 4th. Over their last seven matches, Atlanta has gone 3-2-2.

Chicago Fire Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Chicago Fire will be looking to put their last match behind them, as they hosted Real Salt Lake but lost by a score of 4-0. Heading into the match, they were the slight favorite at +106, and the four goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

Chicago’s offense took a total of 11 shots and had five shots on goal. No player for the Fire found the net, with Chris Mueller finishing with the most shots overall (3). Hugo Cuypers and Kellyn Acosta had one shot on goal apiece.

On the defensive end, things weren’t much better for the Fire, as they allowed four goals on Real Salt Lake’s nine total shots on goal. Christopher Brady finished with three saves, and as a team, the Fire had just two defensive blocks.

Through nine matches, the Chicago Fire have a record of 2-4-3, putting them 13th in the Eastern Conference. They have struggled on the road, going 0-2-3, but have been much better at home, winning two of their four matches. Overall, they have been favored in four matches, going 2-2, while they have yet to win as an underdog, going 0-2-3. Their last match was a 4-0 loss to Real Salt Lake on April 21st. After this match against Atlanta United, they will be back at home on May 5th vs. the New England Revolution.

Atlanta United Offense Breakdown

Giorgos Giakoumakis is the top scorer for Atlanta United this season, and his five goals are eighth in MLS. Thiago Almada is the leader in shots on goal for Atlanta United, and his 10 shots on goal are 18th in the league. He has scored two goals this season, which is third on the team and 60th in MLS. Atlanta United is ninth in MLS in goals per match at 1.6, and they are also sixth in shots on goal per match. Their passing percentage of 83.7 is eighth in the league, and they have had fewer corners than their opponents in 50 percent of their matches.

Chicago Fire Offense Breakdown

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This season, the Chicago Fire have scored an average of 1.2 goals per match, which is 19th in the MLS. Brian Gutiérrez is their top scorer, with three goals, which is 31st in the league. Hugo Cuypers is their leader in shots on goal, with seven, and he has scored twice. Fabian Herbers has two goals and two assists this season.

Atlanta United Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Chicago Fire, Atlanta United’s defense is giving up 1.1 goals per match, which is 8th in the MLS. They are coming off a match against FC Cincinnati where they gave up two goals, and they have given up two goals in three of their last six matches. Overall, they have two clean sheets this season. Brad Guzan is 13th in the MLS with 24 saves this season.

Chicago Fire Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against Atlanta United, the Chicago Fire’s defense is coming off a match where they gave up four goals to Real Salt Lake, who is currently 7th in the MLS in scoring. Overall, the Fire’s defense is 25th in the league in goals allowed at 2.0 per match. Christopher Brady is the team’s top goalkeeper, and he is 26th in the MLS with just one clean sheet this season.

Atlanta United vs Chicago Fire Prediction

With both teams coming in with a 15th ranked shooting percentage, we have this one ending in a 1-1 draw between Atlanta United and Chicago Fire. This is a matchup of an Atlanta United offense that is 9th in goals scored, taking on a Chicago Fire defense that is 25th in goals allowed. Our projections are giving Giorgos Giakoumakis the best chance to score a goal for Atlanta United, while Chris Mueller has the top chance to score for Chicago.

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