Atlanta United FC vs D.C. United Prediction, 10/24/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta United FC vs D.C. United
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA
TV: FOX Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-152) D.C. (+350)
Julian Gressel and D.C. United (3-6-10, 14th in the Eastern Conference) are headed to Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet Atlanta United (5-4-10, 11th in the Eastern Conference). The goaltenders protecting the net will be Brad Guzan for Atlanta United and Bill Hamid for D.C. United. The Black-and-Red are priced at +350 while the 5 Stripes are at -152. The O/U has been set at 2.75.
The 5 Stripes as a team have totaled 18 goals this year, which is currently 23rd in MLS. They have tried 168 shots at their opponents with 63 of them being on target, which calculates to a 37.5% shots on target percentage. Atlanta has controlled possession for 55.4% of the time while they dribble successfully 61.4% of the time (6th in Major League Soccer). They have been on the receiving end of 8,653 passes from teammates on 9,699 targets on the year, which makes their receiving percentage 89.2%.
Jeff Larentowicz is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Atlanta. Larentowicz has been a starter in 397 matchups so far in his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.11 goals per 90 mins. The defender who represents the United States has racked up 42 goals scored in 35,516 minutes. He has accounted for 17 assists while earning 69 yellow cards in his career. Someone else who should impact this match is Jon Gallagher, the midfielder who hails from Ireland. He has assisted on a goal 6 times so far in his career while scoring 11 goals. Gallagher has totaled 5,061 mins during 55 starting assignments and has been given a total of 3 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.20 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Atlanta is Brad Guzan. Guzan (115-81-150 mark in his MLS career) has accumulated 92 shutouts, which leaves him with a 26.7% clean sheet rate. The goalie from the United States has seen 1,596 shots tried against him in 345 starts. His GA/90 is 1.44 (497 goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .695. Guzan has seen the field for a total of 31,138 minutes and has accumulated 1,109 stops so far in his career.
D.C. has tallied 8,076 targets on the season (12th in the league) and they have 6,950 completed passes. They have earned a receiving percentage of 86.1% while they control possession of the ball 45.9% of the time. The Black-and-Red have successfully dribbled 60% of the time so far this season while totaling 16 goals. They have been able to complete 33.1% of their shots on target on 169 total shots.
Julian Gressel will be someone to watch for D.C.. He scores 0.16 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 104 matches in his career. The defender from Germany has been on the field for 9,076 mins while he has scored 16 goals. He has accumulated 11 yellow cards during his professional soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 33 times. You should also watch out for Ola Kamara, the forward who represents Norway. Kamara has been handed a total of 12 yellow card cautions in 20,177 mins played (216 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.50. He has 113 goals so far in his MLS career while assisting on a goal 23 different times.
Bill Hamid will be residing in front of the net for D.C. So far in his career, Hamid has surrendered 309 goals while he has 862 saves in 245 starts. He has surrendered 1.27 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 88-64-90. He is the owner of a save % of .743 and his shutout rate sits at 28.2%. Hamid has racked up 69 clean sheets while he has defended 1,168 shots tried against him in 21,849 mins throughout his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take D.C. (+350) and under 2.75 goals
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