D.C. United vs Atlanta United FC Prediction, 9/20/2023 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: D.C. United vs Atlanta United FC
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Location: Audi Field in Washington, D.C.
TV: MLS Season Pass
Odds/Point Spread: DC (+118) Atlanta (+206)
Audi Field is where the 5 Stripes (12-9-8) will take on D.C. United (9-8-12) on Wednesday. The Black-and-Red open at +118 and the 5 Stripes are at +206. The total comes in at 2.5. The goalkeepers protecting the net are Alex Bono for DC and Brad Guzan for Atlanta.
D.C. United has recorded 76 saves and also have a save % of 69.0 on the campaign. This team's goal differential is currently at -1 by way of 37 goals put in the net and 38 goals allowed. On the campaign, the team is averaging 1.21 pts per match (35 points) and also sit at 15th in the league with 25 assists. The United are ranked 11th for expected goals with 37.0, and their xGA are sitting at 33.4. DC has tallied 60 yellow cards the season in addition to 2 red cards. The United have conceded 38 goals while giving up 1.31 goals per 90, and the opposition have amassed 113 shots on target against them. They have 10 clean sheets, which gives them a % of 34.5% on the campaign.
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The United come in with an average of 1.55 pts per match while tallying 36 assists and 3 red cards. The United have accumulated a clean sheet percentage of 27.6% so far this year and also 64 yellow card cautions. Atlanta is ranked 6th concerning goals relinquished with 45, and the difference in goals is coming in at 11. the year, the United have a save rate of 59.6 (104 SoT against), and are ranked 6th in MLS with 45 points. Their goals against per 90 min is 1.55 in addition to 60 saves, and they have accumulated 8 shut outs. Atlanta United FC has accounted for 56 goals and the squad's xG this year sits at 40.8.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for DC is Alex Bono. Bono (62-37-51 mark during his career) has recorded 32 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 21.5% clean sheet rate. The keeper from the United States has had 707 shots tried against him in 149 starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.50 (227 goals allowed) and he has a save % of .682. Bono has been on the pitch a total of 13,632 minutes and has accumulated 482 saves so far in his pro soccer career.
Brad Guzan will be looking after the net for Atlanta. Guzan has totaled 54 shutouts while seeing 494 shots tried against him in 15,609 career minutes. He has a save percentage of .688 and his clean sheet rate is 31.0%. He has surrendered 0.92 goals per 90 mins and he has a mark of 77-43-54. In his pro soccer career, Guzan has allowed 160 goals and has accounted for 340 saves in 174 starts.
Cristian Dajome is a member of the squad who can be a force for DC. Dajome has been given a starting assignment in 176 matches so far in his career and he tallies 0.22 G/90. The defenseman who is from Colombia has 39 goals scored in 15,942 professional minutes played. He has accounted for 19 assists while accumulating 31 yellow cards during his career.
Atlanta features a difference maker in Thiago Almada, who gives opposing coaches headaches. The midfielder who is from Argentina has accumulated 8,269 mins while scoring 26 goals. He is averaging 0.28 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 87 games thus far in his career. He has totaled 11 yellow card warnings during his soccer career and has helped on a goal 26 times.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take DC (+118)
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