Atlanta United vs DC United predictions and betting tips for the MLS game which takes place on Saturday evening at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The game kicks off at around 20:30 UK time and is being broadcast live on Sky Sports. See our Atlanta United vs DC United predictions below:
Atlanta United Win and Both Teams to Score – 31/20 with Ladbrokes
Josef Martinez – First Goalscorer – 15/8 with William Hill
Over 3.5 Goals – Evens with Bet365
Atlanta are flying high in the Eastern Conference and they have enjoyed a very successful campaign so far. They broke the record MLS attendance last weekend and things are going well in Georgia. They possess the league’s top goalscorer in Josef Martinez and have been scoring for fun against a number of the lower-ranked teams. Last weekend, they were held to a 1-1 draw by Seattle Sounders but Brian Schmetzer’s side are tough to beat and their robust tactics often result in low-scoring games and their defensive record has been excellent this season. The same can’t be said for DC United. The Capital club have been in the news for the acquisition of Wayne Rooney this month but their defence is an area that drastically requires improvement. They’ve kept just one clean sheet in 15 MLS matches this season and have shipped 12 goals in their last five matches. Atlanta won 3-1 here earlier in the campaign and a similar result could be in the offing here. DC have found the net in each of their last nine matches and should be able to get on the scoresheet. The first of our Atlanta United vs DC United predictions is Atlanta Win and Both Teams to Score which is available at 31/20 with Ladbrokes.
The aforementioned Josef Martinez made it 19 goals for the season with a goal against Seattle Sounders and it was an instinctive header which continues his excellent form. Unfortunately he was the second player to get on the scoresheet in that particular match but he is always a threat and should be able to find the net first in this game. The prolific frontman is our first goalscorer tip in this game at 15/8 with William Hill.
The MLS is synonymous with goals and DC United contribute heavily to that stereotype. 67% of their games this season have featured four or more goals and they come off the back of a 3-1 win over Vancouver Whitecaps. Wayne Rooney will be desperate to get off the mark for his new club whilst Atlanta are extremely dangerous down the other end. Over 3.5 Goals is the value pick and the third of our Atlanta United vs DC United predictions. It is available at Evens with Bet365 who are offering all new customers £100 in free bet credits to use this summer.
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DC United concede an average 2.25 goals per match on the road
73% of their games this season have ended with Over 2.5 Goals
DC United have won just three times all season.
Atlanta have won 12 of their 21 games so far this season
They’ve only failed to score on two occasions this campaign
Josef Martinez have 19 goals so far this season which is seven more than any other player in the MLS.
With all of the focus on Josef Martinez, the movement of Miguel Almiron often goes unnoticed. He played an important part in the side and has chipped in eight goals this season. He is creative and will find joy amongst the DC United defence. He is Evens with William Hill to score anytime in this contest.
Yamil Asad has suddenly found the goalscoring touch for DC United and is likely to provide a threat once again. He’s also scored eight times this season with five of those goals arriving since the middle of June and has looked suitably composed in front of goal. He is 9/4 with William Hill to score in this game.