D.C. United vs Atlanta United FC Prediction, 10/3/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: D.C. United vs Atlanta United FC
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020
Location: Audi Field in Washington, D.C.
TV: FOX Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: D.C. (+150) Atlanta (+150)
Gonzalo Nicolas Martinez and Atlanta United (4-2-8, 10th in the Eastern Conference) go to Audi Field on Saturday where they'll meet D.C. United (2-5-7, 13th in the Eastern Conference). The expected starting goalies will be Bill Hamid for D.C. United and Brad Guzan for Atlanta United. The 5 Stripes are priced at +150 while the Black-and-Red are at +150. The over/under is set at 2.5.
The Black-and-Red have accounted for 11 goals on the campaign, which is currently 24th in the league. They have tried 113 shots with 41 of them being on target, which is a 36.3% shots on target percentage. D.C. has controlled possession for 46.6% of games while they have success at dribbling 59.2% of the time (15th in Major League Soccer). Their players have caught 5,376 passes from teammates on 6,226 targets on the year, which makes their receiving percentage 86.3%.
Federico Higuain is a player who should be able to impact this game for D.C. United. Higuain has been in the starting lineup in 195 outings in his pro soccer career while scoring 0.30 G/90. The forward who was born in Argentina has earned 58 goals scored in 17,385 minutes played. He has 50 assists while accumulating 34 yellow card cautions in his MLS career. Julian Gressel is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for D.C. United. He has 33 assists while tallying 11 yellow cards so far in his career. Gressel has had a starting assignment in 101 games in his pro soccer career while scoring 0.17 goals per 90. The defender who was born in Germany has 16 goals in 8,723 professional minutes played.
The guy defending the goal for D.C. United is Bill Hamid. Hamid (88-64-87 record during his career) has tallied 69 shutouts, which leaves him with a 28.5% shutout rate. The goalie from the United States has faced 1,153 shots tried at him in 242 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.25 (299 goals given up) and he holds a save percentage of .747. Hamid has seen the field for 21,579 mins and has 855 saves in his pro soccer career.
The 5 Stripes have successfully dribbled 62% of the time on the season while tallying 13 goals. They hold a receiving percentage of 89.4% while they control possession of the ball 57.1% of the time. Atlanta has totaled 7,307 targets for the campaign (3rd in the league) and they have 6,535 successful received passes. They have been able to connect on 40.8% of their shots on target out of 130 total shots.
Gonzalo Nicolas Martinez is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Atlanta United FC. He has 21 assists while tallying 9 yellow cards thus far in his career. Martinez has been a starter in 110 contests during his MLS career while scoring 0.28 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from Argentina has 29 goals in 9,322 professional minutes. Jeff Larentowicz is a player who can be a difference maker for Atlanta United FC. He has 17 assists while earning 69 yellow cards in his career. Larentowicz has been given a starting assignment in 393 matches in his career and he has earned 0.11 G/90. The defender who represents the United States has recorded 42 goals in 35,197 mins.
The man protecting the net for Atlanta will be Brad Guzan. Guzan (114-79-148 mark during his career) has earned 90 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 26.5% shutout percentage. The keeper from the United States has seen 1,577 shots tried against him in 340 starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.45 (494 goals allowed) and his save % is .694. Guzan has been on the pitch for 30,688 mins and is sitting with 1,093 saves so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlanta (+150)
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