MLS Preview: Atlanta United vs. NYCFC Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Jun 21)
- Atlanta United and NYCFC are among the most valuable teams in the 2023 MLS.
- “The Five Stripes” destroyed DC United 3-1 in their most recent league game.
- New York City FC players have serious problems trying to find the net.
Atlanta United vs. NYCFC is arguably the most exciting duel of the next round of the 2023 MLS. The game is on the program on Wednesday, June 21, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The last time these two met there, the visitors from New York City won 2-1. However, this time, bookies suspect the hosts will get their revenge.
How to Watch
- When: Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at 7:30 p.m ET
- Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
- Channel: Apple TV
Atlanta United and New York City FC are in the top three places on the list of the most valuable teams in the MLS. Still, neither team can be too proud of their performances in the 2023 season. Sure, there’s a lot of time left before the end of the regular portion of the season.
Atlanta is sixth in the Eastern Conference with a 7-7-4 record, which accounts for 28 points. This team’s score differential is 35-29, which shows that “The Five Stripes” are great in the attack (scoring 1.94 goals per game), but their defense is bad (allowing 1.61 goals on average).
When it comes to NYCFC, the winner of the MLS Cup from two years ago, is currently sitting in 11th place in the East, with a 4-7-7 record (19 points) and a score difference of 18-23. This team’s biggest problem is poor offense, and this problem just won’t go away – “The Bronx Blues” scored just three goals in their last five MLS games.
Atlanta United vs. NYCFC Prediction
Atlanta United is favored to beat NYFC on June 21, and there are several reasons for that. Not only are “The Five Stripes” playing on their turf, but they’re also in much better form than the visitors from New York. They’re coming off a big 3-1 win over Wayne Rooney’s DC United, while NYCFC drew 1-1 with Columbus Crew in their most recent outing.
Pick: Atlanta United to win