D.C. United vs Atlanta United FC Prediction, 8/21/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: D.C. United vs Atlanta United FC
Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Location: Audi Field in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: D.C. (+105) Atlanta (+265)
Audi Field is the venue where Josef Martinez and Atlanta United (5-9-6, 9th in Eastern Conference) will play D.C. United (8-3-9, 6th in Eastern Conference) on Saturday. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Jon Kempin for D.C. United and Brad Guzan for Atlanta United. The 5 Stripes are priced at +265 while the Black-and-Red are at +105. The over/under is set at 2.5.
D.C. took the field against New England in their last game and ended up losing by a score of 3-2. The Black-and-Red tried 6 dribbles in this match and converted 3 of the tries for a percentage of 50.0%. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 85.2% received passes rate by converting 328 out of their 385 pass attempts in their last match.
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Regarding shot accuracy, D.C. wrapped this game up at a 38.1% rate by putting 8 SoT out of 21 total shots. D.C. sports an average of 1.50 goals per 90 min (30 total goals) and have accounted for 24 assists in all contests for this campaign.
Ola Kamara is a guy who can be a difference maker for D.C. United. Kamara has started 226 matchups so far in his career and scores 0.53 G/90. The forward representing Norway has earned 125 goals in 21,135 mins played. He has 25 assists while tallying 12 yellow card cautions so far in his career.
One more player who could decide who wins is Paul Arriola, the forward hailing from the United States. He has helped on a goal 14 times so far in his career while scoring 21 total goals. Arriola has been on the pitch for 9,592 mins in 101 starts and has earned himself 24 yellow card warnings. He is currently averaging 0.20 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for D.C. United is Jon Kempin. Kempin (29-16-36 mark in his career) has recorded 18 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 21.7% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper born in the United States has had 356 shots tried at him in 83 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.47 (121 goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save % of 67.7. Kempin has seen the pitch for a total of 7,407 mins and has earned 239 stops so far in his pro soccer career.
For their last outing, Atlanta took home the win by a final score of 1-0 against Toronto. The 5 Stripes earned a 75.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 12 out of the 16 dribbles they tried. They finished the contest by completing 528 of the 559 passes they tried for a percentage of 94.5%. Atlanta converted 4 shots on goal out of 21 shots tried giving them a 19.0% rate in their last outing. With a total of 21 goals and 14 assists in all their matches, Atlanta is averaging 1.05 goals and 0.70 assists per 90 minutes.
Josef Martinez will be counted on for Atlanta United FC. He is averaging 0.64 goals per 90 and has started 160 games so far in his career. The forward born in Venezuela has accumulated 14,153 professional minutes while scoring 100 goals. He has earned 13 yellow card cautions in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 16 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Marcelino Moreno, the forward born in Argentina. He has accounted for 12 goals thus far in his career while assisting on a goal 11 different times. Moreno has been given a total of 10 yellow card cautions in 8,525 mins played (99 career starting assignments). His G/90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.13.
Brad Guzan is expected to look after the goal for Atlanta United FC. During his professional soccer career, Guzan has conceded 522 goals and has racked up 1,165 saves in 364 starts. He has surrendered 1.43 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 121-88-156. He has earned a save % of 69.6 and his shutout rate is currently 26.9%. Guzan has earned 98 clean sheets while he has seen 1,676 shots attempted against him in 32,848 mins throughout his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Atlanta (+265) and under the total goals
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