Atlanta United FC vs Chicago Fire Prediction, 5/7/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta United FC vs Chicago Fire
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2022
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-139) Chicago (+333)
Marcelino Moreno and Atlanta United (3-2-4, 7th in Eastern Conference) host the Chicago Fire (2-4-3, 13th in Eastern Conference) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday. The goaltenders protecting the net will be Bobby Shuttleworth for Atlanta United and Gabriel Slonina for the Chicago Fire. The 5 Stripes are priced at -139 while the Fire are at +333. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Atlanta played Montreal in their last matchup and took a loss by a score of 2-1. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 89.3% passes received percentage by completing 493 of the 552 passing targets in their last match. The 5 Stripes tried 15 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 7 of the tries for a rate of 46.7%.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Atlanta ended this match at a 41.7% rate by hitting 5 SoT of 12 shots. Atlanta averages 1.22 goals per 90 (11 goals in total) and have accounted for 5 assists in all matches this season.
Marcelino Moreno is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Atlanta United. He has totaled 16 assists while accumulating 12 yellow cards during his pro soccer career. Moreno has started 116 games so far in his career and he tallies 0.15 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in Argentina has 17 goals in 10,039 minutes played.
One more player who could decide who wins is Thiago Almada, the forward born in Argentina. Almada has been on the field for 4,108 mins during 41 starting assignments and has been given 5 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 6 times during his soccer career and he has scored 12 total goals. He is currently averaging 0.26 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Atlanta United FC will be Bobby Shuttleworth. Shuttleworth has defended the goal for 21,278 minutes and has 727 stops in his career. His GA/90 is 1.59 (376 goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of 67.2. The goalie born in the United States has seen 1,093 shots attempted at him in 235 starts. Shuttleworth (80-50-107 mark in his career) has accumulated 53 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 22.6% clean sheet percentage.
For their last game, Chicago took a loss by a score of 2-1 against New York. The Fire finished with a 72.7% successful dribble percentage by completing 8 of the 11 dribbles they tried. They finished this game by completing 170 out of their 217 passes they tried for a percentage of 78.3%. Chicago connected on 2 shots on target out of their 6 shots attempted which had them at a 33.3% clip in their last outing. Having a total of 6 goals and 3 assists for all their matches, Chicago is averaging 0.67 goals and 0.33 assists per 90 min.
Jonathan Bornstein should provide solid play for Chicago Fire. The defender from the United States has been on the pitch for 21,839 professional minutes while scoring 12 goals. He has 20 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has helped on a goal 9 times. He is averaging 0.05 goals per 90 and has started 244 games in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Xherdan Shaqiri, the forward who is from Switzerland. Shaqiri has earned himself a total of 37 yellow cards in 19,412 mins (225 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.26. He has tallied 56 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 51 different times.
Gabriel Slonina will reside in front of the goal for Chicago Fire. Slonina has 9 clean sheets and has defended 79 shots attempted against him in 1,800 mins throughout his career. He has a save percentage of 75.9 and his clean sheet rate is currently 45.0%. He has conceded 1.05 goals per 90 and he has earned a record of 5-7-8. So far in his career, Slonina has allowed 21 goals and has totaled 59 saves in 20 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta (-139)
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