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Atlanta United will face Philadelphia Union in Saturday’s forthcoming MLS meeting.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Atlanta United v Philadelphia Union match are shown here (inc. the best betting odds).
Atlanta United are hoping to win again after their last result, a 0-1 MLS victory vs Orlando City.
In that game, Atlanta United managed 44% possession and 10 shots at goal with 5 on target. The scorer for Atlanta United was Thiago Almada (72'). Orlando City had 20 shots on goal with 3 on target.
It’s been all too rare in recent games that Atlanta United haven’t conceded. The facts show that Atlanta United have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 12 goals along the way.
Philadelphia Union head into the clash after a 5-1 MLS win in the defeat of Orlando City in their previous match.
In that game, Philadelphia Union managed 48% possession and 19 shots at goal with 12 of them on target. For Philadelphia Union, the goalscorers were Mikael Uhre (43'), Dániel Gazdag (55'), Alejandro Bedoya (63') and Jack Elliott (87'). For their opponents, Orlando City had 9 attempts at goal with 2 on target. João Moutinho (39' Own goal) and Andrés Perea (75') scored for Orlando City.
A run of very capable showings by the Philadelphia Union defensive players has seen their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 3 from their last 6 clashes overall. Over that same period of time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 23. Previous results aside, it remains to be seen if that pattern will be sustained in this match.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 17/03/2019 tells us that Atlanta United have won 1 of them & Philadelphia Union 3, with the tally of draws standing at 2.
An aggregate of 18 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 7 of them from The Five Stripes and 11 coming from The U. That’s an average goals per game of 3.
The last league encounter between the two was MLS match day 40 on 31/08/2022 when the final score was Philadelphia Union 4-1 Atlanta United.
That day, Philadelphia Union had 44% possession and 22 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. The goalscorers were Julián Carranza (18'), Mikael Uhre (45'), Dániel Gazdag (67') and Nathan Harriel (95').
At the other end, Atlanta United had 18 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Andrew Gutman (24') was the scorer.
The referee was Lukasz Szpala.
Team News: Atlanta United
Dylan Castanheira (Achilles tendon rupture), Emerson Hyndman (Hamstring Injury), Brad Guzan (Achilles tendon rupture), Miles Robinson (Achilles tendon rupture) and Osvaldo Alonso (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be able to feature for Atlanta United manager Gonzalo Pineda.
We are thinking that The Five Stripes will probably make use of the 4-2-3-1 formation in the match and select Rocco Ríos Novo, Aiden McFadden, Juan José Purata, Alan Franco, Caleb Wiley, Matheus Rossetto, Santiago Sosa, Luiz Araujo, Thiago Almada, Ronaldo Cisneros and Josef Martinez.
Team News: Philadelphia Union
Due to a completely injury-free group available to choose from, the Philadelphia Union manager Jim Curtin has no fitness worries at all ahead of this game.
It’s our belief that The U could decide to make use of a 4-1-2-1-2 system, starting Andre Blake, Olivier Mbaizo, Jack Elliott, Jakob Glesnes, Kai Wagner, Jose Andres Martinez, Alejandro Bedoya, Leon Flach, Dániel Gazdag, Mikael Uhre and Julián Carranza.
We feel that Philadelphia Union and Atlanta United should end up playing out a closely-fought contest here.
Shouldn’t be much in it, and there should be goals with a draw being quite a realistic outcome. With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a very competitive game with a 2-2 draw at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Stadium (73,019)
Captain: Brad Guzan
Chairman: Darren Eales
Manager: Gonzalo Pineda
Competitions: MLS (Parent), MLS (Eastern Conference)