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Atlanta United 13/10 to beat New York City in Thursday’s MLS showdown

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, MLS 20 Oct 2021

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Competition: MLS

Market: Atlanta United win

Odds: 13/10 @ 888sport

Looking to make it back-to-back MLS victories in midweek, Atlanta will welcome New York City to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in the early hours of Thursday.

Starting with the hosts, managing to make an immediate return to winning ways when returning from the international break, Atlanta find themselves leading the chase to secure a Final Series Spot. Enjoying a real boost after their downbeat campaign last season, the former MLS champions were last seen landing a deserved 2-0 victory away at Toronto. Now looking to find some stability, Head Coach Gonzalo Pineda has been filled with praise for his side’s recent displays. In fact, Atlanta have won five of their last seven outings, a run that stems back to the end of August. Looking to lay down another marker in midweek, it should also be noted that they hold a rampant record on home soil. Including a 1-0 win against Inter Miami last time out at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Thursday’s hosts have won each of their last four straight home fixtures.

As for the visitors, while Atlanta might be a largely impressive run of form, the same cannot be said for a downbeat New York side. Last seen marking their return from the international break with a 1-0 defeat against bitter rivals New York RB last weekend, the pressure is really starting to mount on Head Coach Ronny Deila. Freefalling their way down the Eastern Conference table and now sat outside the Final Series spots, they are enduring a woeful extended blip. Remarkably, the Blues have managed to win just one of their previous nine MLS contests, a run that stems all the way back to the end of August. Likewise, it should also be noted that Thursday’s guests have failed to record a single goal in almost 400 minutes of action. Only collecting a single point from their four previous trips to Atlanta, we’re backing a home victory in midweek.

Bet: Atlanta United 13/10 to beat New York City in Thursday’s MLS showdown @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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