D.C. United vs Atlanta United FC Prediction, 4/2/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: D.C. United vs Atlanta United FC
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2022
Location: Audi Field in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: D.C. (+110) Atlanta (+255)
Audi Field is the site where Josef Martinez and Atlanta United (2-1-1, 6th in Eastern Conference) will take on D.C. United (2-0-2, 7th in Eastern Conference) on Saturday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Bill Hamid for D.C. United and Brad Guzan for Atlanta United. The 5 Stripes are priced at +255 while the Black-and-Red are at +110. The O/U is set at 2.75.
D.C. stepped onto the pitch against Toronto in their last game and went home with a loss by a final score of 2-1. The Black-and-Red attempted 11 dribbles in this matchup and converted 8 of those dribbles for a rate of 72.7%. In the passing game, they earned a 85.8% rate by connecting on 333 of the 388 pass attempts in their last game.
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Regarding shot accuracy, D.C. finished the game at a 36.4% rate by putting 4 SoT out of 11 total shots. D.C. has an average of 1.25 goals per 90 (5 goals in total) and are sitting with 1 assists in all matches for the year.
Ola Kamara is a player who should be able to impact this match for D.C. United. He has accounted for 27 assists while accumulating 12 yellow card warnings during his soccer career. Kamara has been a starter in 242 matchups so far in his pro soccer career and scores 0.54 goals per 90. The forward from Norway has accumulated 135 goals in 22,457 professional minutes.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Julian Gressel, the defender born in Germany. Gressel has played 12,346 minutes in 142 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 16 yellow card cautions. He has helped on a goal 44 times so far in his career and he has scored 19 total goals. He currently averages 0.14 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for D.C. United is Bill Hamid. Hamid (102-68-101 record during his soccer career) has 80 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 29.2% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper hailing from the United States has had 1,299 shots attempted against him in 274 starts. His GA/90 is 1.29 (349 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of 73.9. Hamid has been on the field for a total of 24,385 mins and is sitting with 956 stops during his pro soccer career.
The last time they took the field, Atlanta were able to avoid a loss with a score of 3-3 against Montreal. The 5 Stripes ended the game with a 57.1% successful dribble rate by converting 8 of the 14 dribbles they tried. They finished the contest by connecting on 474 of the 551 passing attempts for a rate of 86.0%. Atlanta landed 3 shots on target out of their 8 shots attempted giving them a 37.5% clip in their last game. With 8 goals and 4 assists in all their matches, Atlanta averages 2.00 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 min.
Josef Martinez will need to provide a lift for Atlanta United FC. He is averaging 0.64 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 173 contests during his pro soccer career. The forward born in Venezuela has 15,284 professional minutes while he has scored 109 goals. He has 13 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 18 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Marcelino Moreno, the forward born in Argentina. Moreno has been handed a total of 11 yellow cards in 9,589 professional minutes played (111 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his career is 0.14. He has totaled 15 goals during his career while helping on a goal 16 different times.
Brad Guzan will reside in front of the net for Atlanta United FC. Guzan has racked up 103 shutouts while defending 1,755 shots tried against him in 34,468 mins throughout his career. He sports a save percentage of 70.0 and his clean sheet rate is 27.0%. He has surrendered 1.42 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 131-92-160. During his pro soccer career, Guzan has conceded 542 goals and has tallied 1,227 saves in 382 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take D.C. (+110)
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