Toronto FC go into this match after a 0-0 MLS drawn result versus New York Red Bulls.
In that game, Toronto FC managed 55% possession and 15 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Toronto FC was Pozuelo (23'). New York Red Bulls had 10 shots on goal with 4 on target. Clark (77') scored for New York Red Bulls.
Their latest results show that it has been a great time for the Toronto FC rearguard. The Reds have given the opposition little, resulting in the total number of goals that have flown into the back of their net during their past 6 clashes standing at 2. It will be interesting to see whether or not that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Following on from tasting defeat last time out to New York Red Bulls in MLS competition, Atlanta United and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Atlanta United managed 56% possession and 8 shots at goal with 1 on target. New York Red Bulls had 5 shots at goal with 2 on target. Clark (47') was the scorer for New York Red Bulls.
The trend of at least one side getting a clean sheet in games featuring Atlanta United has become noticeable recently. Examining their last six games shows that it’s happened 5 times. In these clashes, opposing sides have hit a goal aggregate of 5 while The Five Stripes have scored 6.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head meetings dating back to 22/10/2017 shows that Toronto FC have won 3 of them and Atlanta United 1, with the tally of drawn results being 2.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 23 overall which averages out at 3.83 goals per match.
Team News: Toronto FC
Ifunanyachi Achara (Torn knee ligament), Justin Morrow (Calf Strain), Michael Bradley (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury), Alex Bono (Finger Injury) and Jozy Altidore (Hamstring Injury) will not be taking part for Toronto boss Greg Vanney.
Team News: Atlanta United
Thanks to a mainly available group, there’s only the sole fitness worry for the Atlanta United boss Stephen Glass to be concerned about. Josef Martínez (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be in action.
We’re thinking that Toronto FC can and should have the majority of the possession and should be able to turn a few of their chances into goals.
However, Atlanta United could well find it tough to break down their defence although we do think that they will probably end up converting at least once.
We’re tipping a pretty comfortable 3-1 margin for Toronto FC at the end of the 90 minutes.
What are the best odds for the game?
Checking on the latest odds for this match in the WDW market, victory for Toronto FC can be had for 1.632, a bet on the game finishing all-square is 4.14 and betting on the winning team to be Atlanta United is 5.5. Those are the most competitive returns offered at present.