New England Revolution vs Atlanta United FC Prediction, 5/1/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New England Revolution vs Atlanta United FC
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Location: Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA
Odds/Point Spread: New England (-143) Atlanta (+333)
Adam Buksa and the New England Revolution (1-1-0, 3rd in Eastern Conference) host Atlanta United (1-1-0, 2nd in Eastern Conference) at Gillette Stadium on Saturday. The goalies protecting the net are Matt Turner for the New England Revolution and Brad Guzan for Atlanta United. The Revolution are priced at -143 while the 5 Stripes are at +333. The total is set at 2.5.
New England faced D.C. in their most recent game and earned the victory with a final of 1-0. The Revolution tried 19 dribbles in this outing and successfully completed 9 of those attempts for a percentage of 47.4%. In sharing the ball, they ended up with a 78.8% passes received percentage by completing 315 of the 400 passing attempts in their last outing. In terms of shooting accuracy, New England wrapped this game up at a 33.3% clip by hitting 2 shots on target out of 6 total shots. New England averages 1.00 goal per 90 (2 goals in total) and have 2 assists in all matches for the season.
Adam Buksa is a guy who should be able to impact this match for the New England Revolution. Buksa has been given a starting assignment in 82 contests during his pro soccer career and has 0.42 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from Poland has 35 goals scored in 7,513 professional minutes played. He has 8 assists while earning 17 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Gustavo Bou, the forward representing Argentina. Bou has 12,009 minutes during 133 starting assignments and has been given 17 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 23 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 66 goals. He currently averages 0.49 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for New England Revolution will be Matt Turner. Turner has played for a total of 8,785 minutes and has accumulated 328 stops so far in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.25 (122 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of 73.9. The goalkeeper born in the United States has had 441 shots attempted against him in 98 career starts. Turner (32-34-32 record during his soccer career) has earned 24 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 24.5% clean sheet rate.
For their last game, Atlanta took home the win by a final score of 3-1 against Chicago. The 5 Stripes ended the game with a 56.7% successful dribble rate by completing 17 out of the 30 dribbles they tried. They finished the match by converting 457 out of their 533 pass attempts for a rate of 85.7%. Atlanta connected on 6 shots on target out of their 18 shots attempted giving them a 33.3% clip in their last game.
Lisandro Lopez should provide solid play for Atlanta United FC. He is averaging 0.53 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 295 games so far in his pro soccer career. The forward from Argentina has 26,015 minutes while scoring 152 goals. He has accumulated 37 yellow card warnings during his career and has assisted on a goal 34 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Josef Martinez, the forward born in Venezuela. He has 95 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 16 times. Martinez has earned himself 13 yellow card warnings in 13,341 professional minutes played (151 career starts). His goals per 90 average during his career is 0.64.
Brad Guzan will look after the net for Atlanta United FC. Guzan has 94 clean sheets and has defended 1,622 shots tried against him in 31,678 career mins. He holds a save % of 69.5 and his clean sheet rate is 26.8%. He has surrendered 1.44 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 117-82-153. In his pro soccer career, Guzan has allowed 506 goals and has totaled 1,125 saves in 351 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New England (-143)
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