Philadelphia Union vs Atlanta United MLS Betting Prediction

Philadelphia Union vs Atlanta United Prediction 4/14/2024

Philadelphia Union (3-0-3) travel to face off against Atlanta United (3-2-1) on Sunday, April 14th. This match will be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. Philadelphia Union is coming off a win in their previous match, while Atlanta United played to a draw vs. Philadelphia Union. The match is scheduled for 2:30 PM ET.

Philadelphia Union vs Atlanta United

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Philadelphia Union Is Coming Off A Win

The Philadelphia Union will be looking to build off their 2-1 win over Nashville SC. This win came on the road, and the Union were an underdog, with the money line payout being +175. The three combined goals fell short of the pre-match over/under line of 5.5 goals.

Philadelphia’s attack took a total of 12 shots and five shots on goal. Julián Carranza and Dániel Gazdag were the two players to score, with Gazdag being the only player on the club to score on all of his Sog’s.

Oliver Semmle finished with four saves and allowed just one goal. Nashville SC took a total of eight corners, compared to just five for the Union. Overall, Philadelphia’s defense blocked two shots and intercepted seven passes.

The Philadelphia Union are off to a strong start this season, going 3-0-3 and sitting in 2nd place in the Eastern Conference. They have won three straight matches, and their only loss came in their season opener. Overall, they have been favored in three matches, going 1-0-2, while going 2-0-1 as an underdog. After their match against Atlanta United, they will return home to take on Real Salt Lake on April 27th. Over their last four matches, they are 3-0-1.

Atlanta United Is Coming Off A Draw

In their last match, Atlanta United played to a draw vs. New York City FC. This match took place on the road, and Atlanta United was the heavy underdog at +265. The two combined goals fell short of the over/under goal line of 2.5 goals.

Atlanta’s attack took a total of 18 shots, with six being on target. Edwin Mosquera and Jamal Thiare were the only two players on the club to have more than one shot, with Thiare scoring on his only shot on goal.

On the defensive end, Atlanta United intercepted 10 passes and blocked three shots. Despite these solid numbers, they allowed New York City FC to take a total of 23 shots. Brad Guzan finished with two saves.

Through six matches, Atlanta United has a record of 3-2-1, which has them in 6th place in the Eastern Conference. They have yet to win a match on the road, going 0-2-1, but have been perfect at home, winning all three matches. Overall, they have been favored in three matches and have won all three of those. Their last match was a draw vs. New York City FC on April 6th. After this match vs. Philadelphia, they will be at home again vs. FC Cincinnati on April 20th.

Philadelphia Union Offense Breakdown

The Philadelphia Union have been one of the most potent offenses in MLS this season, ranking second in the league in goals per match at 2.0. Dániel Gazdag has been their top scorer, finding the back of the net four times, which is ninth in MLS. Julián Carranza has also been a key contributor, leading the team in shots on goal and ranking 10th in the league in goals scored. Quinn Sullivan has been the team’s top playmaker, leading the Union in assists and ranking 23rd in MLS. Overall, the Union have been ninth in the league in shots on goal and corners, while their passing percentage is 27th in MLS.

Atlanta United Offense Breakdown

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Giorgos Giakoumakis has been Atlanta United’s top offensive threat this season, leading the team in goals scored and shots on goal. His five goals are the fifth most in MLS, and his eight shots on goal are 17th in the league. Overall, Atlanta United is seventh in the league in goals scored, averaging 1.7 per match. They are also fourth in shots on goal, but just 20th in corner kicks. In fact, they have had fewer corner kicks than their opponents in 66.7% of their matches this season. Their passing percentage of 83.3% is 12th in the league.

Philadelphia Union Defense Breakdown

While the Philadelphia Union’s defense is currently 9th in MLS in goals allowed per match, they have been trending in the right direction of late. Over their last six matches, they have given up just seven goals, which is right at their season average of 1.2 goals per match. They have also had some success against top-10 offenses, as they held the 5th-ranked Portland Timbers to just one goal and the 6th-ranked Sporting Kansas City to one goal. Keeper Oliver Semmle has yet to record a clean sheet this season and is 16th in MLS with 18 saves.

Atlanta United Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Philadelphia Union, the Atlanta United defense is 2nd in the MLS in goals allowed per match (0.8). However, they are 16th in blocked shots and 24th in interceptions. They are also the most disciplined team in the league, committing just 8.7 fouls per match. Brad Guzan is 3rd in the MLS in clean sheets (2), and he is 11th in saves (21). Over their last three matches, they have given up an average of 1.0 goals per match.

Philadelphia Union vs Atlanta United Prediction

Given the way these two clubs have played on the defensive end this season, we have this one finishing in a 1-1 draw, which is listed at +280. Looking at our projections, we have Atlanta’s Thiago Almada as the top projected goal scorer for the match. As for Philadelphia, look for Thai Baribo to find the net. Coming into the match, Atlanta is 2nd in MLS in fewest goals allowed, while Philadelphia is 9th.

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