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Toronto FC face off with Atlanta United in Saturday’s forthcoming MLS fixture.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Toronto FC v Atlanta United can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Toronto FC, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 4-0 Canadian Championship success over Montreal Impact.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games where Toronto FC have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Toronto FC have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 8 goals along the way. We will just have to see whether or not that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Atlanta United will come into the meeting following a 2-0 MLS win vs Inter Miami in their most recent match.
In that match, Atlanta United managed 60% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. For Atlanta United, the goals were scored by Luiz Araújo (4') and Josef Martínez (61'). At the other end, Inter Miami got 12 shots on goal with 3 on target.
In as many as 5 of the previous 6 clashes featuring Atlanta United, three or more goals have gone in. The overall average goals scored per game during that spell is 3.83, with the number of goals averaged by Atlanta United equalling 2.17.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head-to-head clashes going back to 27/06/2019 shows us that Toronto FC have won 3 of these games & Atlanta United 2, with the tally of draws being 1.
A combined sum of 14 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 7 for The Reds and 7 netted by The Five Stripes. That is an average goals per game value of 2.33.
The previous league contest featuring these clubs was MLS match day 44 on 30/10/2021 when the final score was Atlanta United 1-1 Toronto FC.
In that game, Atlanta United had 58% possession and 19 shots on goal with 4 on target. Their only player to score was Luiz Araújo (15').
Toronto FC got 11 attempts on goal with 8 on target. Jordan Perruzza (88') scored.
The match was refereed by Alex Chilowicz.
Team News: Toronto FC
The Toronto FC manager Bob Bradley will be thankful to have no fitness worries whatsoever coming into this game with a completely healthy group to choose from.
It seems likely that The Reds will possibly make use of the 4-4-2 system for the game with Quentin Westberg, Kosi Thompson, Shane ONeill, Carlos Salcedo, Luca Petrasso, Deandre Kerr, Michael Bradley, Alejandro Pozuelo, Jayden Nelson, Jesús Jiménez and Ayo Akinola.
Team News: Atlanta United
Atlanta United manager Gonzalo Pineda has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Dylan Castanheira (Achilles tendon rupture), Santiago Sosa (Ill), Ronald Hernández (Medial Collateral Ligament Tear), Brad Guzan (Achilles tendon rupture), Andrew Gutman (Hamstring Injury), Miles Robinson (Achilles tendon rupture) and Osvaldo Alonso (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
It’s our belief that The Five Stripes could decide to play in a 4-2-3-1 system by sending out Rocco Ríos Novo, Brooks Lennon, Alex De John, Alan Franco, Caleb Wiley, Emerson Hyndman, Franco Ibarra, Luiz Araujo, Marcelino Moreno, Ronaldo Cisneros and Josef Martinez.
Here, we’re thinking that Toronto FC might need a bit of good fortune to find the net against this Atlanta United lineup who we think will win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
We’re therefore tipping a 0-1 advantage for Atlanta United at the end of this game.
Let’s see how this one goes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: BMO Field (30,000)
Captain: Michael Bradley
Chairman: Bill Manning
Manager: Bob Bradley
Competitions: Canadian Championship (Semi-finals), MLS (Parent), MLS (Eastern Conference)