Atlanta United vs St. Louis City SC MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Atlanta United vs St. Louis City SC Prediction 6/23/2024

Atlanta United (5-8-5) travel to face off against St. Louis City SC (3-6-9) on Sunday, June 23rd. This match will be played at Citypark in St. Louis, MO. Atlanta United is coming off a win in their previous match, while St. Louis City SC will be looking to get back on track from a loss to the Atlanta United. The match is scheduled for 8:30 PM  ET.

Atlanta United vs St. Louis City SC

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Atlanta United Is Coming Off A Win

In their last match, Atlanta United took on D.C. United SC. Thiago Almada’s goal and Brad Guzan’s four saves helped Atlanta pull off the 1-0 win on the road. The money line payout for Atlanta on the road was +260.

Almada needed just three total shots to score his only goal, and as a club, Atlanta took four shots on goal on their nine total attempts. They had a total of two corner kicks during the match.

Gauzan’s clean sheet was his second straight shutout and his fourth of the season. Overall, D.C. United SC took 19 shots and four shots on goal. Atlanta’s defenders finished with just one block but had a total of nine interceptions.

Through 18 matches, Atlanta United is 9th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 5-8-5. They are currently tied with the Philadelphia Union and FC Dallas with 20 points. Over their last four matches, Atlanta United has gone 2-1-1, including a win over the top team in the Eastern Conference, Inter Miami CF. On the road this season, Atlanta United has gone 2-3-3. Following this match, they will return home to face Toronto FC on June 29th.

St. Louis City SC Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their last match, St. Louis City SC hosted the Colorado Rapids SC. Heading into this match, St. Louis City was the slight favorite at home, with a money line of -118. The three combined goals fell short of the over/under goal line of 3.5 goals.

St. Louis City’s offense took a total of 16 shots, but just four of these were on target. Hosei Kijima and Eduard Lowen had four shots apiece, with each taking two shots on goal. Overall, St. Louis City had four corners.

On the defensive end, St. Louis City allowed three goals on Colorado’s five on target shots. Roman Burki made two saves on the match, and St. Louis City’s defenders finished with six blocked shots. The Rapids also took seven corners.

In their 18 matches this season, St. Louis City SC has a record of 3-6-9, putting them 12th in the Western Conference. They have dropped two straight matches, including a 3-0 loss to the Colorado Rapids on June 20th. Overall, they have struggled on the road, going 0-3-5, but have been solid at home, going 3-3-4. Following this match vs. Atlanta United, they will head out on the road to take on Vancouver Whitecaps FC on June 30th. In the standings, they are tied with Orlando City SC with 18 points, but Orlando City holds the tiebreaker.

Atlanta United Offense Breakdown

Giorgos Giakoumakis is the top scorer for Atlanta United this season, as he has found the back of the net five times, which is 41st in MLS. Thiago Almada is right behind him in terms of shots on goal, as he has 19, which is 20th in the league. Almada has also scored five goals this season, which is 44th in MLS. As a team, Atlanta United is 19th in MLS in goals per match, averaging 1.3. They are also 16th in shots on goal and 14th in corners. In 50% of their matches, they have had fewer corners than their opponent.

St. Louis City SC Offense Breakdown

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St. Louis City SC is 26th in the MLS in goals per match, averaging 1.1 goals per match. They have scored less than their season average in three straight matches. Klauss is the top scorer for St. Louis City SC and 43rd in the MLS with five goals. He also leads the team in shots on goal, which is 15th in the league. Célio Pompeu is the leader in assists for St. Louis City SC and 56th in the MLS. He is also second on the team in goals scored.

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 one goal in three of their last four matches, and they have not given up more than three goals in a match this season. Overall, they are 9th in goals allowed, and they are 7th in blocked shots. Brad Guzan is 10th in clean sheets this season, and he is 12th in saves. Over his last seven matches, he has given up just eight goals.

St. Louis City SC Defense Breakdown

St. Louis City SC’s defense has struggled this season, as they are 22nd in MLS in goals allowed per match (1.7). However, they have been solid in terms of blocked shots and interceptions, ranking 2nd and 3rd in MLS, respectively. They will be facing an Atlanta United offense that is 19th in goals scored this season. Goalkeeper Roman Bürki is 3rd in MLS with five clean sheets this season. However, he has given up three goals in two of his last five starts, including a match against the 9th-ranked Colorado Rapids SC offense.

Atlanta United vs St. Louis City SC Prediction

Even though St. Louis City SC comes in as the better offensive team, our projections have this one ending in a 2-2 draw with a payout of +280. Looking at the match, Klauss has the best odds to score a goal for St. Louis City SC, while Thiago Almada is the top projected goal scorer for Atlanta United. Coming into the match, St. Louis City is 9th in shots on goal compared to Atlanta United at 16th.

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