Atlanta United FC vs New England Revolution Prediction, 7/17/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta United FC vs New England Revolution
Date: Saturday, July 17, 2021
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-110) New England (+300)
Ezequiel Barco and Atlanta United (2-7-3, 10th in Eastern Conference) host the New England Revolution (7-3-3, 1st in Eastern Conference) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday. The expected starting goaltenders will be Alec Kann for Atlanta United and Brad Knighton for the New England Revolution. The 5 Stripes are priced at -110 while the Revolution are at +300. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Atlanta stepped onto the pitch against Nashville in their last matchup and walked away with a draw with a final of 2-2. In the passing game, they ended with a 81.4% rate by connecting on 301 of the 370 passing targets in their last outing. The 5 Stripes tried 17 dribbles in this matchup and successfully completed 7 of those tries for a percentage of 41.2%. Concerning shot accuracy, Atlanta ended this match at a 33.3% rate by landing 2 shots on target out of 6 total shots. Atlanta has an average of 0.92 goals per 90 (11 goals in total) and are sitting with 7 assists In all contests for the year.
Ezequiel Barco is a player who should impact this matchup for Atlanta United. He has accounted for 12 assists while tallying 13 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career. Barco has been a starter in 70 outings so far in his career and he tallies 0.21 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Argentina has totaled 16 goals in 6,725 minutes played. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Marcelino Moreno, the forward representing Argentina. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 11 times thus far in his career while scoring 9 total goals. Moreno has 7,825 minutes during 91 starts and has been handed a total of 9 yellow card warnings. He is currently averaging 0.10 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Atlanta United FC will be Alec Kann. Kann (28-22-30 mark during his career) has accumulated 16 clean sheets, which has earned him a 20.0% shutout percentage. The goalie hailing from the United States has seen 371 shots tried against him in 80 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.40 (111 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 72.2. Kann has seen the pitch for 7,142 minutes and has earned 265 stops so far in his pro soccer career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, New England took a loss by a final score of 3-2 against Toronto. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 497 out of their 577 passing attempts for a percentage of 86.1%. The Revolution finished with a 61.5% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 8 of the 13 dribbles they attempted. New England landed 5 shots on target out of 21 shots attempted earning them a 23.8% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having tallied 21 goals and 17 assists in all matches, New England sports an average of 1.62 goals and 1.31 assists per 90.
Gustavo Bou will be someone to watch for New England Revolution. The forward hailing from Argentina has been on the pitch for 12,696 minutes and has earned 71 goals. He has accumulated 17 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 25 times. He sports an average of 0.50 G/90 and has been a starter in 141 games in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Adam Buksa, the forward who represents Poland. Buksa has been handed 17 yellow card warnings in 8,064 minutes played (87 starts). His G/90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.44. He has 39 goals in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 8 times.
Brad Knighton will be residing in front of the goal for New England Revolution. Knighton has accumulated 22 shutouts while defending 513 shots attempted against him in 10,090 career minutes. He has a save % of 71.9 and his shutout rate is currently 19.6%. He has conceded 1.40 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 45-27-40. So far in his pro soccer career, Knighton has conceded 157 goals and has tallied 366 stops in 112 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta (-110)
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