Last Week’s Record:
Atlanta United vs LAFC
Atlanta proved they can win without dominating offensively as they grinded out a 1-0 road victory in frigid Minnesota last week even after going a man down before halftime. But that narrow win has been their only low scoring game this year as their previous games were high-scoring affairs with 5, 4 and 4 goals combined. Sound like a lot of goals?
Well LAFC would still have them beat even with playing one less game. While Atlanta has scored eight and allowed six in four games, LAFC have scored nine and and allowed five in only three games. Their past three contests saw 7, 6 and 1 goals combined.
LAFC will be looking to bounce back after blowing a three goal lead to cross-town rival LA Galaxy last week and should be good value for at least one goal versus an Atlanta United team missing some key defensive players. Atlanta has only failed to scored at home once in their existence and that was a playoff loss to Columbus back in October.
Bet: BTTS -225
Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew
Although the season is young, this game features tow teams at opposite ends of the Eastern Conference standings. Chicago sits dead last with 1 point in three games, while Columbus is in second place with 10 points in five. The Fire have scored an average of 2 goals per game so far though and now have scored at least once in 34 straight home games. Our write up last week was a selection on the BTTS bet in the Fire match and went into greater detail on the amount of goals both being scored and allowed by the Fire, specifically at home and last week did not dissapoint seeing a 2-2 draw with Portland. We’ll look for the trend to continue here with the Fire allowing an average of 2.66 goals per game so far, and going up against a club in Columbus who score just below two goals per game themselves with nine in five games. Three of the last fouyr games between these two have also seen both teams find the score sheet.
BET: BTTS -200
Official Bet: Double +116 for 1 Unit