Atlanta United FC vs Philadelphia Union Prediction, 6/20/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta United FC vs Philadelphia Union
Date: Sunday, June 20, 2021
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+131) Philadelphia (+218)
Alejandro Bedoya and the Philadelphia Union (4-2-2, 2nd in Eastern Conference) travel to Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet Atlanta United (2-4-1, 8th in Eastern Conference). The expected starting goalkeepers will be Brad Guzan for Atlanta United and Andre Blake for the Philadelphia Union. The moneyline on this contest has Atlanta United coming in at +131 and the Zolos are at +218. The over/under is set at 2.75.
Atlanta played Nashville in their most recent game and got the draw with a final of 2-2. The 5 Stripes attempted 12 dribbles in this match and were successful in 6 of those tries for a percentage of 50.0%. In regard to passing, they finished with a 90.1% passes received percentage by converting 518 of the 575 passing targets in their last game. In terms of shooting accuracy, Atlanta finished the game at a 41.7% rate by landing 5 SoT out of 12 total shots. Atlanta sports an average of 1.14 goals per 90 (8 total goals) and have accounted for 4 assists in all competitions for the season.
Marcelino Moreno is a guy who should impact this matchup for Atlanta United. He has totaled 10 assists while earning 8 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. Moreno has started 87 matches so far in his career and scores 0.11 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Argentina has earned 9 goals in 7,430 mins. Another player who could decide the outcome is Emerson Hyndman, the midfielder who is from the United States. He has helped on a goal 4 times during his soccer career and he has scored 10 total goals. Hyndman has been on the field for 6,420 mins in 75 career starts and has been given a total of 8 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.14 goals per 90 thus far in his career.
The man protecting the net for Atlanta United FC is Brad Guzan. Guzan has seen the pitch for 32,128 mins and is sitting with 1,141 saves during his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.43 (512 goals allowed) and he holds a save % of 69.6. The goalkeeper hailing from the United States has seen 1,643 shots tried against him in 356 career starting assignments. Guzan (118-85-154 record in his career) has earned 95 clean sheets, which gives him a 26.7% clean sheet rate.
In their last game, Philadelphia earned three points by winning 3-0 against Portland. They finished this game by connecting on 379 of the 445 passing attempts for a rate of 85.2%. The Zolos earned a 61.9% successful dribble percentage by completing 13 out of the 21 dribbles they tried. Philadelphia converted 5 shots on target out of 16 shots attempted earning them a 31.3% clip in their last game. With a total of 9 goals and 8 assists for all their matches, Philadelphia averages 1.13 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 minutes.
Alejandro Bedoya will be counted on for Philadelphia Union. He has an average of 0.14 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 273 matches so far in his career. The forward from the United States has earned 24,821 minutes and has earned 39 goals. He has earned 67 yellow cards during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 33 times. Be sure to watch out for Kacper Przybylko, the forward who represents Germany. Przybylko has earned himself 11 yellow cards in 11,274 minutes (121 starts). His goals per 90 minute average during his career is 0.39. He has accumulated 49 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 20 different times.
Andre Blake will look after the net for Philadelphia Union. Blake has totaled 44 shutouts and has seen 683 shots against him in 13,733 mins throughout his career. He is the owner of a save % of 71.7 and his shutout rate is 28.8%. He has given up 1.37 goals per 90 while holding a record of 63-34-56. So far in his pro soccer career, Blake has conceded 209 goals and has accounted for 488 saves in 153 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+218)
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