Los Angeles vs Atlanta United MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Los Angeles vs Atlanta United Prediction 5/25/2024

Los Angeles (6-4-3) travel to face off against Atlanta United (3-6-4) on Saturday, May 25th. This match will be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. Los Angeles is coming off a win in their previous match, while Atlanta United played to a draw vs. Los Angeles. The match is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET.

Los Angeles vs Atlanta United

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Los Angeles Is Coming Off A Win

Los Angeles will be looking to build off their 2-0 win over St. Louis City SC. This win came on the road and they went into the match with a money line payout of +165. The two combined goals fell short of the over/under goal line of 2.5 goals.

Denis Bouanga was the offensive star for Los Angeles, scoring both of the club’s goals. Bouanga took a total of six shots and three total shots on goal. Mateusz Bogusz finished with the only assist for the club.

On the defensive end, Hugo Lloris picked up a clean sheet, and he also had a total of seven saves. As a defensive unit, Los Angeles blocked four shots and intercepted eight passes.

Through 13 matches, Los Angeles is 6-4-3 and sits in 5th place in the Western Conference. They have won two straight matches and are 4-1-2 in their last seven matches. Overall, they are 1-4-1 on the road and 5-0-2 at home. They have been favored in 12 of their 13 matches, going 5-4-3 in those matches. After this match, they will return home to take on Minnesota United FC on Thursday, May 30th.

Atlanta United Is Coming Off A Draw

Atlanta United is coming off a 1-1 draw against Nashville SC. This match took place on the road, and Atlanta United was the heavy underdog at +290. The two combined goals fell short of the over/under goal line of 2.5 goals.

Atlanta United’s attack took a minimal number of shots, with just one on goal and 10 overall. Bartosz Slisz was the only player for Atlanta United to score, and Tristan Muyumba picked up the only assist for the club.

On the defensive end, Atlanta United intercepted 12 passes and blocked four shots. Brad Guzan finished with four saves on Nashville SC’s five shots on goal. Overall, Nashville SC took 12 shots and had six corner kicks.

Through 13 matches, Atlanta United has a record of 3-6-4, which has them in 12th place in the Eastern Conference. They have struggled on the road, going 0-3-3, but have been better at home, going 3-3-1. Overall, they have been favored in seven matches, going 3-3-1, and have yet to win a match as an underdog, going 0-3-3. Over their last five matches, they are winless, going 0-3-2. Next up, they will be on the road against Inter Miami CF on May 29th.

Los Angeles Offense Breakdown

Denis Bouanga is the top scorer for Los Angeles this season, and he is also the top shooter on the team. Bouanga has scored eight goals this season, which is seventh in the MLS. His 23 shots on goal are fourth in the league. Los Angeles is sixth in the MLS in goals per match, and they are first in shots on goal. They are also third in the league in corner kicks, and they have had more corners than their opponents in 61.5% of their matches. Their passing percentage is 19th in the league.

Atlanta United Offense Breakdown

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Giorgos Giakoumakis is the top scorer for Atlanta United this season, as he has found the back of the net five times, which is 18th in MLS. Thiago Almada is second on the team in goals scored, as he has three goals this season. Atlanta United is 21st in MLS in goals scored this season, as they are averaging 1.2 goals per match. They have scored less than their season average in six straight matches. They are 19th in MLS in shots on goal per match, and they have taken fewer shots on goal than their season average in four straight matches. They are 11th in MLS in corner kicks, and they have had fewer corner kicks than their opponent in 46.2% of their matches this season. Their passing percentage of 84.0% is 7th in MLS.

Los Angeles Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against Atlanta United, the Los Angeles defense is 15th in MLS, allowing 1.5 goals per match. However, they have been playing better of late, allowing just two goals over their last three matches. This includes a shutout against St. Louis City SC, who is 18th in scoring. Overall, they are 10th in blocked shots and 19th in interceptions. Hugo Lloris is 5th in clean sheets with four and 13th in saves with 39.

Atlanta United Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against Los Angeles, Atlanta United’s defense is 11th in the MLS in goals allowed per match (1.2). Over their last four matches, they have given up an average of 1.8 goals per match. They are coming off a match against Nashville SC, who is 22nd in scoring, and they gave up just one goal. Brad Guzan is 9th in the MLS with three clean sheets, and he is 14th in saves with 38.

Los Angeles vs Atlanta United Prediction

Looking at how we expect this Los Angeles vs Atlanta United matchup to play out, we are going to take Los Angeles on the money line at +148. Our projections have Los Angeles’ Kei Kamara as the top projected goal scorer in the match, and we also have Los Angeles taking more shots overall and shots on goal. This season, Los Angeles has been the better offensive team, coming in 6th in goals scored, and they are also the top team in the MLS in shots on goal.

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