Atlanta United vs D.C. United SC MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Atlanta United vs D.C. United SC Prediction 6/19/2024

Atlanta United (4-8-5) travel to face off against D.C. United SC (4-7-7) on Wednesday, June 19th. This match will be played at Audi Field in Washington, D.C.. Atlanta United is coming off a draw while D.C. United SC is coming off a loss. The match is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET.

Atlanta United vs D.C. United SC

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Atlanta United Is Coming Off A Draw

In their last match, Atlanta United hosted the Houston Dynamo, with the match ending in a 2-2 draw. This match took place in Atlanta, and the money line payout for a draw was +250.

Atlanta’s offense took a total of 12 shots, five of which were on goal. The attack was spread out, with two players finding the back of the net. Xande Silva was the only player to take multiple shots and he scored on two of his three total shot attempts.

On the defensive end, Atlanta allowed a total of 19 shots, and Brad Guzan finished with seven saves. Houston’s attack was led by Memo Rodriguez, who took four shots and scored on one of his two attempts.

Through 17 matches, Atlanta United has a record of 4-8-5, which has them sitting in 13th place in the Eastern Conference. They have struggled on the road, going just 1-3-3, and overall have just one win in their last six matches. Following this match against D.C. United, they will hit the road again, taking on St. Louis City SC on Sunday, June 23rd. In the Eastern Conference standings, they are tied with Orlando City SC and FC Dallas, all with 17 points.

D.C. United SC Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

D.C. United will be looking to bounce back from a tough 1-0 loss to Charlotte FC. This match took place on the road, and they were the heavy underdog at +280. The over/under line was 2.5 goals, which was just slightly higher than the one goal that was scored.

Jared Stroud finished with the club’s only shot on goal, and he took three shots overall. Mateusz Klich and Pedro Santos each had one shot, and as a whole, the offense took just six shots. They did have five corner kicks.

On the defensive end, D.C. United did a nice job of blocking shots (3) and intercepting passes (9). Alex Bono made two saves on Charlotte’s four total shots on goal. The club allowed just six corner kicks while on defense.

Through 18 matches, D.C. United SC has a record of 4-7-7, putting them 10th in the Eastern Conference. Overall, they have struggled, going 0-4-2 in their last six matches. They have been favored in 10 matches, going 3-4-3, while going 1-3-4 as the underdog. After this match, they will be at home once again, taking on the Houston Dynamo on June 22nd.

Atlanta United Offense Breakdown

Giorgos Giakoumakis is the top scorer for Atlanta United this season, and his five goals are 35th in MLS. Saba Lobzhanidze is 18th in the league in shots on goal, and he has four goals this season. Atlanta United is 18th in the league in goals scored, averaging 1.4 per match, and they have scored more than that in three straight matches. They are also 16th in shots on goal, and they have taken more shots on goal than their average in four straight matches. They are 12th in the league in corners, and they have had fewer corners than their opponent in 47.1% of their matches. Their passing percentage is 7th in the league at 84.8%.

D.C. United SC Offense Breakdown

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Christian Benteke is the top scorer for D.C. United SC this season, ranking second in MLS with 13 goals. He is also third in MLS in shots on goal and leads D.C. United in that category. Jared Stroud is the leader in assists for D.C. United and is fifth in MLS. He has one goal this season. Overall, D.C. United is 17th in MLS in goals scored and 14th in shots on goal. They are sixth in the league in corners and have had more corners than their opponents in 55.6% of their matches. Their passing percentage is 27th in MLS at 76.8%.

Atlanta United Defense Breakdown

Atlanta United’s defense has been up and down over their last seven matches, but they have been trending in the right direction. They have given up just five goals over their last four matches, and they have held three of their last four opponents to one goal. However, they did give up three goals to D.C. United SC back on May 11th. Overall, they are 12th in goals allowed, and they are 6th in blocked shots. Brad Guzan is 16th in clean sheets, and he is 12th in saves.

D.C. United SC Defense Breakdown

Despite being 24th in goals allowed this season, D.C. United SC’s defense has been trending in the right direction. After allowing four goals to CF Montréal on May 29th, they have given up just three goals over their last two matches. This includes a match against the 27th ranked offense in Charlotte FC, where they gave up just one goal. Overall, they are 13th in interceptions and 1st in blocked shots. Alex Bono is 23rd in clean sheets this season.

Atlanta United vs D.C. United SC Prediction

Given the way we see this one playing out between Atlanta and D.C. United, we are going to take the draw at +285. This season, both clubs are near the middle of the pack in terms of goals scored and shots on goal. Our projections have this one ending in a 2-2 draw, with D.C. United’s Christian Benteke coming in with the best chance to score a goal. As for Atlanta, Thiago Almada has the best chance to find the net.

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