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MLS Atlanta United vs New York City Prediction 4/6/2024

Atlanta United (3-2-0) travel to face off against New York City (1-4-1) on Saturday, April 6th. This match will be played at Citi Field in New York, NY. Atlanta United is coming off a win in their previous match, while New York City played to a draw vs. Atlanta United. The match is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET.

Atlanta United vs New York City

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Atlanta United Is Coming Off A Win

In their last match, Atlanta United hosted the Chicago Fire FC. The money line payout for Atlanta United was -143, and the three goals scored fell short of the over/under goal line of 3.5 goals.

Atlanta’s offensive attack was led by Jamal Thiare, who scored two times on his two total shots. Giorgos Giakoumakis took four shots for the club, and overall, Atlanta took seven shots on goal and 21 shots overall.

On the defensive end, Atlanta United didn’t allow a goal and kept a clean sheet. Brad Guzan had three saves on the night, and as a defensive unit, Atlanta blocked seven shots and intercepted seven passes.

Through five matches, Atlanta United has a record of 3-2-0, which has them in 6th place in the Eastern Conference. They have yet to win a match on the road, going 0-2-0, but have been perfect at home, going 3-0-0. Overall, they have been favored in three of their five matches, going 3-0 in those matches. Following this match, they will return home to take on the Philadelphia Union on Sunday, April 14th. Over their last five matches, Atlanta United has gone 3-2.

New York City Is Coming Off A Draw

The New York City club will be looking to get back in the win column after playing to a draw vs. Inter Miami CF. This draw came on the road, and they are now winless in their last two matches. The over/under line was set at 2.5 goals, and the goal line payout for a draw was +275.

Alonso Martinez scored the only goal for New York City, with his offensive attack coming on just three total shots and one shot on goal. The club finished with a total of 10 shots, and the two corners they had was the same number as Miami CF’s defensive corners.

On the defensive end, New York City did a good job of keeping the overall match low scoring, despite Inter Miami CF taking a total of 16 shots. Matt Freese finished with five saves on six total shots on goal, and the club blocked two shots while intercepting five passes.

In their first season under new head coach, New York City has struggled, going just 1-4-1 through their first six matches. They have been favored in just two matches, going 1-1 in those contests. Overall, they are 14th in the Eastern Conference, just one point behind Orlando City SC. After this match vs. Atlanta United, they will return home to face the New England Revolution on April 13th.

Atlanta United Offense Breakdown

Giorgos Giakoumakis has been the top scorer for Atlanta United this season, finding the back of the net five times, which is good for fourth in MLS. He has also been the club’s leader in shots on goal, ranking 13th in the league in that category. In addition to his scoring, Giakoumakis has also been a playmaker, as his one assist is second on the team and 52nd in MLS. Overall, Atlanta United has been one of the more efficient offenses in the league, ranking fifth in goals per match and shots on goal per match.

New York City Offense Breakdown

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The New York City attack has been led by Santiago Rodríguez, who is 32nd in MLS with two goals this season. He is also 38th in the league in shots on goal and leads the club in that category. Overall, New York City is 28th in the league in goals scored and 22nd in shots on goal. They have also had fewer corner kicks than their opponents in half of their matches this season.

Atlanta United Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against New York City, Atlanta United’s defense is currently 3rd in MLS in goals allowed at 0.8 per match. They are also 16th in blocked shots and 24th in interceptions. However, they are the least fouling team in the league. Brad Guzan is 3rd in clean sheets with two, and he is 10th in saves. Over their last three matches, they have given up just 0.7 goals per match.

New York City Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against Atlanta United, the New York City defense is 14th in the league, allowing 1.3 goals per match. Over their last six matches, they have given up eight goals, which is also 1.3 per match. They have faced some struggling offenses during that stretch, including FC Cincinnati (25th) and Toronto FC (24th). Goalkeeper Matt Freese is 57th in the league with zero clean sheets and 14th in saves with 16. Overall, NYCFC is 18th in blocked shots and 11th in interceptions. They are also one of the most aggressive teams, ranking 27th in fouls committed.

Atlanta United vs New York City Prediction

Our projections have this MLS matchup between Atlanta United and New York City ending in a 1-1 draw, with the payout at +255. Coming into the match, Atlanta has been the better offensive team, sitting 5th in goals scored and 5th in shots on goal. Giorgos Giakoumakis has the best chance to score a goal for Atlanta, while Alonso Martinez is our top projected goal scorer for New York City.

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