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

MLS D.C. United SC vs Atlanta United Prediction 5/11/2024

D.C. United SC (3-3-5) travel to face off against Atlanta United (3-4-3) on Saturday, May 11th. This match will be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. D.C. United SC is coming off a draw while Atlanta United is coming off a loss. The match is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET.

D.C. United SC vs Atlanta United

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D.C. United SC Is Coming Off A Draw

D.C. United SC is coming off a draw vs. the Philadelphia Union, despite playing at home and being favored with a money line of +130. The four combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 0.5 goals.

On offense, D.C. United SC took a total of eight shots and five shots on goal. They scored twice on these five shots, with Cristian Dájome and Jacob Murrell each finding the net. Jared Stroud finished with two assists.

Defensively, D.C. United SC allowed two goals on the three shots on goal by the Union. Alex Bono finished with just one save on the match, and the entire D.C. United SC defense finished with three blocked shots.

Through 11 matches, D.C. United SC has a record of 3-3-5, putting them 9th in the Eastern Conference. So far, they have struggled on the road, going 0-1-4, but have been solid at home, going 3-2-1. Over their last four matches, they have gone 1-2-1, with their only win coming against the 11th-ranked team in the Western Conference, Seattle Sounders FC. Following this match against Atlanta United, they will return home to face the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday, May 15th.

Atlanta United Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their last match, Atlanta United hosted Minnesota United FC but came up short, losing by a score of 2-1. The over/under line heading into the match was 3.5 goals, which was just above the three goals that were scored.

Atlanta’s offense took a total of 17 shots, with four being on target. Saba Lobzhanidze scored on his only shot on goal and took a total of three shots. Daniel Rios finished the match with one assist, and as a club, Atlanta had 13 corner kicks.

On the defensive end, Atlanta allowed two goals on Minnesota’s five total shots on target. Brad Guzan finished with three saves, and the club’s defenders blocked five shots. Minnesota’s offense had a total of nine corner kicks.

In their last seven matches, Atlanta United has just one win, going 1-3-3. Their most recent match was a loss to Minnesota United FC, who is currently 2nd in the Western Conference. Overall, Atlanta United is 10th in the Eastern Conference, tied with CF Montréal with 12 points. They are just one point ahead of Nashville SC.

D.C. United SC Offense Breakdown

Christian Benteke has been the top goal scorer for D.C. United SC this season, finding the back of the net eight times, which is fourth in the MLS. He also leads the club in shots on goal, which is eighth in the league. Jared Stroud is the leader in assists for D.C. United SC, with four, which is seventh in the MLS. He has also scored one goal this season. Overall, D.C. United SC is 10th in the MLS in goals per match, and they have had more corners than their opponents in 63.6% of their matches.

Atlanta United Offense Breakdown

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Giorgos Giakoumakis is the top scorer for Atlanta United this season, and he is 10th in the MLS with five goals. Thiago Almada is the leader in shots on goal for Atlanta United and is 17th in the league. He has scored two goals this season. Atlanta United is 13th in the MLS in goals scored this season, and they have scored less than their season average in three straight matches. They are 5th in the league in shots on goal and have taken fewer shots on goal than their season average in three straight matches. They are 5th in the league in corners, but they have had fewer corners than their opponent in 40% of their matches this season. They are 6th in the MLS in passing percentage.

D.C. United SC Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against Atlanta United, D.C. United SC is 18th in MLS in goals allowed per match (1.5). Over their last four matches, they have given up an average of 2.0 goals per match. On the season, they are 2nd in blocked shots and 10th in interceptions. Keeper Alex Bono is 8th in MLS in saves and has two clean sheets on the year. On May 4th, they gave up two goals to the 3rd ranked offense in the league (Philadelphia Union).

Atlanta United Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against D.C. United SC, Atlanta United’s defense is 7th in goals allowed per match (1.1) and 7th in blocked shots per match (3.8). However, they are 25th in interceptions per match (7.7) and have committed the fewest fouls per match in the MLS. Brad Guzan is 6th in clean sheets (3) and 16th in saves (27). Over their last five matches, they have given up seven goals (1.4 per match).

D.C. United SC vs Atlanta United Prediction

Looking at how we expect this match to play out, we are going to take Atlanta United on the money line at -145 to pick up the win at home against D.C. United SC. Our projections are giving Giorgos Giakoumakis a good chance to score a goal for Atlanta, and we have this one finishing in a 2-1 final. Atlanta comes in with the edge in terms of shots on goal, as they are 5th in the MLS in that category. Our projections are also giving them a slight edge in interceptions, with both teams projected to finish with eight.

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