Atlanta United vs Columbus Crew Match Preview and Prediction
Coming up on Sunday morning (UK time), in a Major League Soccer fixture, Atlanta United will be taking on Columbus Crew at Mercedes-Benz Stadium with a 12:00am start.
It will be televised by FreeSports in the UK.
Keep reading for the preview, match prediction and betting suggestion.
FTG predictors have highlighted this as the optimal pick for this match, but it isn't one of the premium predictions.
Betting Odds for Atlanta United vs Columbus Crew
First up, a table of the 1X2 market:
Atlanta United: 1.38 (Unibet)
Draw: 5.0 (Bet365)
Columbus Crew: 9.0 (Bet365)
Reviewing the Total Goals lines, the best price for Over 2.5 goals is 1.5 via Coral. The most attractive price for Under 2.5 goals is 2.75 with Paddy Power.
On to the available odds for the BTTS market. "Yes" is available at 1.73 with Coral; "No" can be backed at 2.3 at Betfair Sportsbook.
Head To Head
The history books show that Atlanta United played Columbus Crew in March; it was a Major League Soccer fixture. The winners on the day were Columbus Crew securing a score of 2-0.
Looking back over the last decade, these two sides have clashed 6 times. Atlanta United have won in 4 of them. Their opponents, Columbus Crew have won 1 match. The other match ended in a draw.
Combining their head-to-head record, there has been an average of 2.33 goals each match. Atlanta United score an average of 1.67; Columbus Crew score an average of 0.67 per outing.
The visiting side, at either ground, has won 16% of these encounters. The home side has prevailed in 66% of them.
In 4th place in Major League Soccer with 48 points is the home team, Atlanta United.
Looking at results for the last year, they have played 50 matches. They have 30 wins; 5 draws; and 15 losses. This gives Atlanta United a recent Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 60%-10%-30%.
Over this period, they have scored 1.82 times per match, on average, while conceding 1.12.
When at home, in this period, they have a win rate of 80% (20 wins) in their 25 home fixtures. 16% (4) of these games at home have been a draw, with the remaining 4% (1) being a loss for the home team.
On average they have scored 2.16 times when at home in this last year while they have conceded 0.6.
In their last ten matches, across all competitions, they have averaged 2.3 goals per match; 8 of these matches have been wins. In terms of the BTTS, 4 of these games have been matches where both teams have scored. The total number of matches with over 2.5 goals scored is 6 from these ten.
They have scored at least once in each of their last 19 matches.
Columbus Crew have 31 points in the league, which puts them in 21st position.
Looking over the last year, they have played 46 matches. They have 14 wins; 13 draws; and 19 losses. This gives Columbus Crew a recent Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 30%-28%-41%.
In this time, they have scored 1.15 goals on average per match; while conceding 1.37 goals on average.
On the road in the last 12 months, they have a win rate of 18% (4 wins) from 22 away fixtures. 22% (5) of these games away from home have been a draw, with the remaining 59% (13) being a loss.
Away from home over the year, their average number of goals scored is 1.0 and they have conceded 1.59 on average.
They are averaging 1.6 goals per game in their most recent ten matches and this has led to their current win rate of 30%. The frequency of matches in which both Columbus Crew and their opposition have scored is 8 out of the ten. There has been 6 matches with three goals or more.
Frog's betting tip for Atlanta United vs Columbus Crew
Frog is taking Yes in the both teams to score market, with the opinion that both teams can score in this one. If you like the pick you can get stuck in with Coral who are offering 1.73 for "Yes" in the BTTS market.However, it is important to state that this does not look like huge value. There will be better value opportunities elsewhere on the FTG platform.