Atlanta United FC vs Chicago Fire Prediction, 4/24/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta United FC vs Chicago Fire
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+110) Chicago (+200)
Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the site where Przemyslaw Frankowski and the Chicago Fire (0-1-0, 3rd in Eastern Conference) will play Atlanta United (0-1-0, 8th in Eastern Conference) on Saturday. The goaltenders protecting the net are Brad Guzan for Atlanta United and Bobby Shuttleworth for the Chicago Fire. The 5 Stripes are priced at +110 while the Fire are at +200. The over/under opens at 2.75.
Atlanta stepped onto the pitch against Orlando in their most recent game and finished with a draw with a score of 0-0. The 5 Stripes attempted 5 dribbles in this game and were successful in 4 of those tries for a percentage of 80.0%. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 92.5% rate by completing 458 out of their 495 pass attempts in their last game. In regard to shooting accuracy, Atlanta finished the game at a 27.3% rate by hitting 3 shots on target of 11 total shots.
Lisandro Lopez is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Atlanta United. Lopez has been in the starting lineup in 294 contests so far in his career and accounts for 0.53 G/90. The forward representing Argentina has accumulated 152 goals in 25,949 minutes played. He has accounted for 34 assists while accumulating 37 yellow card cautions so far in his career. One more player who could decide who wins is Josef Martinez, the forward representing Venezuela. Martinez has been on the field for 13,317 mins in 151 career starts and has earned himself a total of 13 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 16 times during his career while scoring 95 total goals. He currently averages 0.64 goals per 90 for his pro soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for Atlanta United FC will be Brad Guzan. Guzan has played for a total of 31,588 minutes and has tallied 1,121 stops thus far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.44 (505 total goals given up) and he holds a save percentage of 69.4. The goalie hailing from the United States has faced 1,616 shots tried at him in 350 career starts. Guzan (116-82-153 mark in his career) has accumulated 94 clean sheets, which has earned him a 26.9% clean sheet percentage.
In their last game, Chicago were able to avoid a loss with a score of 2-2 against New England. They finished the match by connecting on 360 of the 446 attempted passes earning a percentage of 80.7%. The Fire ended the game with a 76.5% successful dribble rate by connecting on 13 out of the 17 dribbles they pursued. Chicago had 7 shots on goal out of 20 shots tried earning them a 35.0% rate in their last outing.
Przemyslaw Frankowski should be someone to watch for Chicago Fire. The midfielder born in Poland has played 15,747 minutes and has earned 34 goals. He has earned 20 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted on a goal 21 times. He has an average of 0.19 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 178 games so far in his career. Make sure to watch out for Robert Beric, the forward born in Slovenia. Beric has been handed 18 yellow cards in 12,685 minutes played (143 starts). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.56. He has scored 79 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 16 different times.
Bobby Shuttleworth will be looking after the goal for Chicago Fire. Shuttleworth has totaled 48 shutouts while defending 984 shots tried against him in 19,100 minutes throughout his career. He has earned a save % of 67.4 and his shutout rate is currently at 22.7%. He has given up 1.58 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 74-47-92. During his professional soccer career, Shuttleworth has allowed 336 goals and has 653 stops in 211 starts.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta (+110)
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