Charlotte vs Atlanta United MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Charlotte vs Atlanta United Prediction 6/2/2024

Charlotte (6-6-4) travel to face off against Atlanta United (4-7-4) on Sunday, June 2nd. This match will be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. Atlanta United is coming off a win in their previous match, while Charlotte will be looking to get back on track from a loss to the Atlanta United. The match is scheduled for 4:45 PM ET.

Charlotte vs Atlanta United

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Charlotte Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Charlotte will be looking to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to the New York Red Bulls. This match took place on their opponent’s pitch, and going into the match, they were the heavy underdog at +440. The four combined goals surpassed the pre-match over/under line of 2.5 goals.

Charlotte’s only goal was scored by Ben Bender, with Patrick Agyemang picking up the assist. As a team, Charlotte took a total of eight shots and four shots on goal. They will be looking to be more aggressive on offense and to increase their three corner kick opportunities.

On the defensive end, Charlotte allowed a total of 12 shots and six shots on goal, with three of these finding the net. Kristijan Kahlina finished with three saves, and despite the goals allowed, the Charlotte defense played well overall, intercepting five passes and blocking one shot.

Through 16 matches, Charlotte has a record of 6-6-4, putting them in 7th place in the Eastern Conference. They have struggled on the road, going just 1-5-1 away from home. Over their last seven matches, they have gone 3-2-2. After this match against Atlanta United, they will return home to take on D.C. United SC on June 15th. In the standings, they are one point behind Austin FC and tied with Colorado Rapids SC.

Atlanta United Is Coming Off A Win

Atlanta United will be looking to build off their 3-1 win over Inter Miami CF. This win came on the road, and they were a heavy underdog at +500. The four combined goals surpassed the pre-match over/under line of 3.5 goals.

Leading Atlanta’s offensive attack was Saba Lobzhanidze, who scored two times on his five total shots. Overall, Atlanta took eight shots on goal and 23 shots overall. Jamal Thiare also found the net for Atlanta, with Caleb Wiley and Tristan Muyumba finishing with one assist apiece.

On the defensive end, Atlanta allowed just one goal on Inter Miami’s five shots on goal. Josh Cohen finished with four saves, and the club as a whole blocked six shots. Miami’s only corner kick came in the second half.

Through 15 matches, Atlanta United has a record of 4-7-4, which has them sitting in 12th place in the Eastern Conference. They have struggled as of late, going just 1-4-1 over their last six matches. Their most recent match was a win over Inter Miami CF, who is currently in first place in the Eastern Conference. Overall, Atlanta has been favored in seven matches, going 3-3-1 in those contests. Following this match, they will be back at home on June 15th vs. Houston Dynamo.

Charlotte Offense Breakdown

Patrick Agyemang is the top goal scorer for Charlotte this season, as he has found the back of the net three times. He is also the leader in shots on goal for the club. Brecht Dejaegere has two assists this season, which is the most on the team. He also has one goal. Charlotte is 28th in the MLS in goals scored and shots on goal. They are 18th in the league in corner kicks.

Atlanta United Offense Breakdown

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Giorgos Giakoumakis is the top scorer for Atlanta United this season, and his five goals are 23rd in MLS. Saba Lobzhanidze is second on the team with four goals, and his 17 shots on goal are 15th in the league. Atlanta United is 20th in MLS in goals per match at 1.3, and they are 14th in shots on goal per match. Their passing percentage of 84.4 is seventh in the league, and they have had fewer corners than their opponents in 46.7% of their matches.

Charlotte Defense Breakdown

Charlotte’s defense is currently 2nd in the MLS in goals allowed per match (1.0), and they will be facing an Atlanta United offense that is 20th in goals scored. Keeper Kristijan Kahlina leads the MLS with seven clean sheets, and he is 11th in saves. However, the defense has given up three goals in their last match, which came against the 5th ranked scoring offense in the New York Red Bulls. Overall, they have two shutouts in their last four matches.

Atlanta United Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Charlotte offense, which is ranked 28th in the MLS, Atlanta United’s defense is 8th in goals allowed per match at 1.2. Over their last four matches, they have given up just one goal in each match. Overall, they are 6th in blocked shots and 26th in interceptions. Brad Guzan is 12th in clean sheets with three, and he is 15th in saves with 41.

Charlotte vs Atlanta United Prediction

Looking at how we expect this Atlanta United vs. Charlotte matchup to play out, we have a 1-1 draw as the top pick, with a payout of +270. Both clubs are near the bottom of the league in terms of scoring, with Atlanta coming in 20th and Charlotte 28th. Our projections have Giorgos Giakoumakis as the top projected goal scorer for Atlanta, while Liel Abada has the best chance to score for Charlotte. When looking at how these two teams match up on the defensive side, Charlotte is one of the top units in the MLS, allowing the second-fewest goals.

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