Inter Miami CF vs Atlanta United FC Predictions, MLS Picks, Betting Tips 8/26/2020
Game: Inter Miami CF vs Atlanta United FC
Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Location: Inter Miami CF Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, FL
TV: Fox Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+292) Atlanta (-106)
Roman Torres and Atlanta United (3-0-3, 4th in the Eastern Conference) go to Inter Miami CF Stadium on Wednesday where they'll take on Inter Miami (1-0-5, 12th in the Eastern Conference). The expected starting goalies will be Luis Robles for Inter Miami and Brad Guzan for Atlanta United. The 5 Stripes are priced at -106 while Inter Miami is at +292. The over/under is set at 2.75.
Inter Miami as a team have scored 6 goals this year, which is 17th in MLS. They have launched 66 shots at their opponents with 22 of them being on target, which comes out to a 33.3% SOT percentage. Miami has controlled possession of the ball for 42.8% of matches while they successfully dribble 52.7% of the time (23rd in Major League Soccer). Their players have caught 1,781 passes on 2,137 tries so far this season, making their receiving percentage 83.3%.
Roman Torres is a guy who should impact this matchup for IMCF. He has totaled 2 assists while tallying 13 yellow cards in his pro soccer career. Torres has been a starter in 70 games so far in his career and he tallies 0.06 goals per 90. The defender who was born in Panama has earned 4 goals (261st among active MLS players) in 6,185 professional minutes played. Another player who should impact this match is Jorge Figal, the defender who is from Argentina. Figal has totaled 8,429 minutes in 94 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 32 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 2 times during his career and he has scored 3 total goals. He averages 0.03 goals per 90 minutes thus far in his career (293rd among active MLS players).
The man who is expected to protect the net for Miami will be Luis Robles. Robles has seen the pitch for a total of 26,270 mins and has tallied 827 stops during his MLS career. His GA/90 is 1.39 (406 total goals surrendered) and he holds a save percentage of .677. The goalkeeper from the United States has had 1,221 shots attempted at him in 291 starting assignments. Robles (127-65-101 mark during his soccer career) has accounted for 83 clean sheets, which gives him a 28.5% shutout rate.
Atlanta has accumulated 3,152 targets so far this year (3rd in the league) to go along with 2,802 successful received passes. They have a receiving percentage of 88.9% and they have controlled possession of the ball 56.7% of the time. The 5 Stripes have been able to dribble successfully 62.2% of the time on the season while scoring 6 goals. They have completed 41.8% of their shots out of 55 total shots.
Jake Mulraney will need to be on top of his game for Atlanta. He currently averages 0.08 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 264 games in his career. The defender from Ireland has 5,688 mins and he has scored 5 goals (238th among active MLS players). He has earned 14 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 5 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Adam Jahn, the forward who was born in the United States. Jahn has been given 17 yellow cards in 8,885 minutes played (92 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.41 (42nd among active players). He has totaled 40 goals during his MLS career while assisting a teammate on a goal 9 different times.
Brad Guzan is expected to look after the goal for the 5 Stripes. Guzan has accumulated 88 shutouts while seeing 1,548 shots tried against him in 29,968 mins in his career. He has a save percentage of .696 and his shutout rate is currently at 26.5%. He has surrendered 1.44 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 113-77-143. In his MLS career, Guzan has allowed 480 goals while totaling 1,078 saves in 332 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlanta (-106)
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