Minnesota United vs Atlanta United MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Minnesota United vs Atlanta United Prediction 5/4/2024

Minnesota United (5-2-2) travel to face off against Atlanta United (3-3-3) on Saturday, May 4th. This match will be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. Minnesota United is coming off a win in their previous match, while Atlanta United played to a draw vs. Minnesota United. The match is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET.

Minnesota United vs Atlanta United

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Minnesota United Is Coming Off A Win

In their last match, Minnesota United hosted Sporting Kansas City. The over/under line heading into the match was 0.5 goals, and the two combined goals surpassed this figure. Minnesota United will now be looking to build on their 2-1 win, which took place on their home pitch.

Going into the match, Minnesota United was the slight favorite at -109. This is despite the fact that they needed a pair of goals to pull out the win. Tani Oluwaseyi and Michael Boxall were the two players to score, with Oluwaseyi taking two total shots and one on goal.

On the defensive end, Minnesota United allowed just three total shots on goal, with one of these finding the back of the net. Dayne St. Clair made two saves and picked up the win between the sticks.

Through nine matches, Minnesota United is 5-2-2 and sits in 4th place in the Western Conference. They have won two straight matches and have a road record of 3-1-0. Overall, they have been favored in three matches, going 1-1-1 in those contests. After this match, they will return home to take on the Los Angeles Galaxy on May 16th. Over their last six matches, they are 3-2-1.

Atlanta United Is Coming Off A Draw

Atlanta United went on the road in their last match, taking on the Chicago Fire FC. The match ended in a 0-0 draw, and going into the match, they were the +170 underdog.

Despite not scoring a goal, Atlanta United took a total of 18 shots and five shots on goal. This means that they took nearly four times as many shots as the Chicago Fire FC. Atlanta also had eight corner kicks.

On the defensive end, Atlanta United did a good job of keeping the Chicago Fire FC off the scoreboard, despite the fact that Chicago took a total of 10 shots. The Atlanta defense blocked four shots and intercepted seven passes.

Through nine matches, Atlanta United has a record of 3-3-3, which has them sitting in 9th place in the Eastern Conference. Their record at home is 3-1-1, while they are 0-2-2 on the road. Over their last three matches, they have gone 0-1-2. On April 28th, they played to a 0-0 draw against the Chicago Fire FC. Prior to that, they lost to the 2nd ranked team in the Eastern Conference, FC Cincinnati. Their next match will be on Saturday, May 11th, as they will host D.C. United SC.

Minnesota United Offense Breakdown

Minnesota United has been one of the most dangerous offensive teams in the league this season, ranking 9th in goals scored and 4th in shots on goal. Tani Oluwaseyi is their top scorer, ranking 21st in the MLS with four goals. Teemu Pukki has also been a key contributor, leading the team in shots on goal and ranking 33rd in the league. Robin Lod is the team’s leader in assists and is tied for 28th in goals scored.

Atlanta United Offense Breakdown

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Giorgos Giakoumakis is the top scorer for Atlanta United this season, and his five goals are 10th in MLS. Thiago Almada has 11 shots on goal, which is 15th in the league and tops on Atlanta United. He has also scored twice, which is 3rd on the team and 63rd in MLS. This season, Atlanta United is 11th in goals per match, 5th in shots on goal per match, and 12th in corners. They have had fewer corners than their opponent in 44.4% of their matches. Their passing percentage of 84.3% is 6th in MLS.

Minnesota United Defense Breakdown

Minnesota United’s defense has been solid this season, allowing just 1.1 goals per match, which is 8th in the MLS. They are also 13th in blocked shots and 1st in interceptions. They will be facing an Atlanta United offense that is 11th in scoring. Dayne St. Clair has started nine matches in goal and has two clean sheets. He is 20th in saves and has given up five goals over his last five starts. Overall, Minnesota United has given up just five goals over their last five matches.

Atlanta United Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against Minnesota United, Atlanta United’s defense is currently 5th in MLS, allowing just 1.0 goals per match. However, they will be facing a Minnesota United offense that is 9th in MLS in goals scored. Over their last four matches, Atlanta United’s defense has given up five goals (1.2 per match). Brad Guzan is the team’s top goalkeeper, and he leads MLS with three clean sheets. Overall, Atlanta United’s defense is 12th in blocked shots and 24th in interceptions.

Minnesota United vs Atlanta United Prediction

Looking at how we expect this one to play out, we are going to take Atlanta United on the money line at -136 to pick up the win at home against Minnesota United. Our projections have Atlanta’s Giorgos Giakoumakis as the top projected goal scorer for the match. Coming into the game, Atlanta has been slightly better on the offensive end, ranking 5th in shots on goal compared to 8th for Minnesota United in goals allowed.

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