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The time has come for the MLS Playoffs, where Atlanta United will host New England in the first match on Saturday. Atlanta United made a pretty strong finish to the regular season, while New England struggled a bit towards the end. This is going to be an exciting match to watch, so let’s take a look at the facts.
Date/Time: 10-19-2019, 13:00 EST
Spread: New England Revolution +1.25
Total: 3.25 Goals
Atlanta United actually finished the regular season with a 1-3 win in this venue against the same opponent. They took an early lead but New England pulled even almost immediately. Even so, Atlanta United scored twice at the start of the second half to record a nice 1-3 home win. They made a strong finish in the regular season, losing just one of their last five (3-1-1). Atlanta United finished 2nd with a 18-12-4 record, scoring 58 and conceding 43 goals. They had the best home record in the Conference (12-2-3), scoring 36 and conceding 14 goals. Moreover, they won nine of their last ten home matches in all competitions. But failed to keep a single clean sheet in their last six at home.
On the other hand, New England Revolution feel they shouldn’t have lost by that much in their last match. It was a fairly balanced match but they were not able to keep their opponents at bay. They were undefeated prior to that loss (1-0-3), but New England have won just one of their last seven (1-2-4). They finished the season at the 7th spot of the Eastern Conference, scoring 50 goals and conceding 57 in the process. New England had the most away draws in the Conference (3-6-8), scoring 27 and conceding 38 in the process.
Atlanta United have won each of the last three matches against New England. And they have never tasted defeat against this opponents (4-0-2). Moreover, they have won all three previous home matches against New England, scoring 12 goals and conceding just two in the process. Atlanta United have been tremendous at home so far and should have the upper hand here. But New England will look to score here in order to have a fighting chance at home. Taking the Over 3.25 Goals here.
MLS Playoffs Atlanta United vs New England Revolution Prediction: Over 3.25 Goals (-119)
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