Atlanta United started the MLS season on the right foot, enough to be fighting for first place in the Eastern Conference. However, it comes into this match after suffering a humiliating loss to Columbus Crew. On the other hand, the New York Red Bulls are far from meeting expectations but haven’t lost in their last four matches. Still, they come in as the soccer betting underdog for the game.
Atlanta United: Up and Down
Two weeks ago, Atlanta United crushed the Portland Timbers 5-1, with Thiago Almada as Man of the Match after scoring a brace. United won possession with 60% and finished with 18 shots, 10 more than the Timbers.
Last week, United visited the Columbus Crew and lost 6-1. The first half finished 1-0, but the defense crumbled in the second, allowing the Crew to score four goals in a 20-minute span.
No other team in the Eastern Conference has scored more goals than Atlanta. Almada has scored four, while Caleb Wiley has scored three. United is the only team with two players among the league’s top scorers. Almada also leads the league in assists with four. Summing up, he’s the main reason for you to consider including Atlanta in your soccer picks at Ev.
Atlanta is unbeaten when playing at home thanks to a 2-1-0 record, scoring eight goals and conceding only three.
New York Red Bulls: Not Easy Prey
The New York Red Bulls have only won one game, but they’ve also lost just one. They currently sit in 11th place thanks to a 1-3-1 record, four goals for and four against. This is a balanced team, and regardless of the soccer odds, it won’t be easy prey.
Most recently, they visited Charlotte FC and snatched a point. Elias Manoel scored the opener for the Red Bulls right before halftime, but the Mints evened the score thanks to an own goal scored by Andres Reyes. The Red Bulls lost possession with 26% but finished with six shots on target, five more than the home side.
That was their third match on the road, and they haven’t been able to win. Nevertheless, they’ve put up a good fight in each contest since they also drew 1-1 to Minnesota United and lost 1-0 to Orlando City.
Regarding the soccer lines, they’re offering a +260 price to win straight up. Let’s not forget that NY won more games on the road than at home last season.
Atlanta United vs New York Red Bulls Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 14
- Atlanta United Victories: 1 (10 goals)
- New York Red Bulls Victories: 9 (18 goals)
- Draws: 4
Last season, the New York Red Bulls defeated Atlanta United twice. First, they came from behind to win 2-1 at home, with Lewis Morgan and Serge Ngoma as the scorers. Later, Morgan and John Tolkin led them to another 2-1 victory in Atlanta.
You can expect another close match. The total has gone under in six of their last 10 meetings. The total for Saturday’s clash is set at 2½ goals, with the under offering a -120 price in the sportsbook.
Atlanta United vs New York Red Bulls Match Information
- Match: Atlanta United vs NY Red Bulls
- Date/Time: Saturday, April 1, 7:30 p.m. ET
- Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
- Atlanta United vs NY Red Bulls Live stream: fubo.tv
Atlanta United vs New York Red Bulls Betting Lines
Atlanta United vs New York Red Bulls Picks and Prediction
Forget about recent scores and odds between these two. Both are eager to return to the winning column as soon as possible, meaning they’ll go all-in right from the start. Win or lose, Atlanta United has scored in all games, while the New York Red Bulls have scored in their last three. Besides Almada and Wiley, Morgan, Luquinhas and Dante Vanzeir will also be on the pitch, which is why you should wager on the over.
Atlanta United is listed at +100 in our Vegas soccer lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Atlanta, you have a chance to win $100. New York Red Bulls are +260, offering a chance to win $260 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Atlanta United a 50.00% chance to win, with New York Red Bulls at 27.78%.