Atlanta United vs Los Angeles FC – MLS: Atlanta United and Los Angeles FC both
have 1 loss on the matches played so far in the current season of the Major League Soccer.
With the difference of the home side having played 1 more match so far. This will be the meeting between two of the teams that play the more interesting football at this start of the season.
For the home side, Atlanta United, the evolution of their playing style has been a constant path, following up on what they’ve presented on the previous season. Gerardo Martino’s team presents the same qualities and the same problems.
They are a fantastic team when they have the ball, who is very strong on the moments of offensive transition, with mobility and touch quality to also find solutions against lower blocks.
They also struggle (and a lot!) on the moments when they lose the ball, in the same way they end up handing over a lot of space when they feel imposed to having to defend on their own midfield. Because of these problems, they were battered in Houston by 4-0, on the first match of the season.
But, due to their qualities, they’ve won all of the remaining 3 matches, with 8 goals scored in those matches.
Los Angeles FC were a shot in the dark, by being on their first year of existence, but soon they’ve proved that Bob Bradley’s job, with a starting line-up formed by players who have a lot of quality, might end up working out well already this season.
The team is looking really solid in pressuring the opposing midfield, also having the talent of Carlos Vela as their main disruptive element.
They struggle, however, like their opponent, when they are exposed to a higher offensive intensity, still lacking dynamics on their defensive organization.
Atlanta United vs LAFC – Betting Tip and Prediction:
That was clear on the LA derby, last week, when they were leading 3-0 and ended up losing, also being unable to stop a super inspired Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
With the Portuguese João Moutinho on the pitch, the Californian side will, however, try to get some points again, on a match where we can expect a lot of goals.
|Over 3.5 Goals||