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Atlanta United FC vs DC United Prediction, 5/11/2024 MLS Soccer Picks, Tips & Odds

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Game: Atlanta United FC vs DC United

Date: Saturday May 11, 2024

Place: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia

TV: MLS Season Pass

The United (3-4-3) are heading to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday where they will try to defeat the 5 Stripes (3-3-3). The projected starting goaltenders are Brad Guzan for Atlanta and Alex Bono for DC.

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United ranks sixth when it comes to xG with 16.1, and the team’s expected goals conceded stands at 13.1. United have conceded 11 goals while conceding 1.10 goals per 90, and opposing clubs have mustered 38 shots on target against them. The team’s goal difference is 4, with 13 goals scored and 9 goals conceded. They achieved three clean sheets, which equates to a percentage of 33.3% over the year. Atlanta United FC has earned 26 saves and they have also earned a save percentage of 73.7 over the course of the season. Atlanta has received 17 yellow card warnings this year. This season, the team has averaged 1.33 points per game (12 points) and is 19th in the MLS with 9 assists.

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The United have an average of 1.30 points per game while they sit with 12 assists and 1 red card. United have recorded a clean sheet percentage of 20.0% this season, as well as 36 yellow card warnings. DC ranks 18th in terms of goals conceded with 15, and their goal difference stands at -1. So far this season, United have a save percentage of 69.8 (53 SoTA) and are 15th in football with 13 points. The club’s goals against/90 min ratio currently stands at 1.55 with 36 saves, and they have 2 shutouts to their name. DC United have scored 14 goals in total and their xG for the year stands at 19.6.

The man who will defend the goal for Atlanta will be Brad Guzan. His goals allowed per 90 minutes are 1.40 (593 total goals conceded) and his save percentage is 69.9. Guzan (146-106-172 career record) has recorded 114 clean sheets, giving him a clean sheet percentage of 27.0%. Guzan has seen the field for 38,050 minutes and earned 1,318 saves in his professional football career. The United States goalkeeper has seen 1,912 shots thrown at him in 422 career starts.

Alex Bono will take care of the net for DC. During his professional football career, Bono has allowed 255 goals and recorded 533 stops in 165 starts. He has surrendered 1.52 goals per 90 minutes and has a mark of 66-44-56. He has a save percentage of 70.4 and his shutout percentage is 21.2%. Bono has kept a total of 35 clean sheets in his career, defending 786 shots against him in 15,072 minutes.

Saba Lobzhanidze is a man who can help determine the outcome for Atlanta. He has provided 32 assists and three yellow cards to his name so far in his career. The Georgia forward scored a total of 43 goals in 15,437 minutes. Lobzhanidze has started 181 games during his career and is good for 0.25 goals per 90.

DC is led by Christian Benteke, whose defense will surely game plan in this matchup. He scores 0.44 goals per 90 minutes and has made 337 starts in his career. The attacker from Belgium has played 31,100 minutes and scored 152 goals. He has received 20 yellow card warnings during his football career and has assisted a teammate in scoring 40 times.

Who will win tonight’s MLS match against the spread?

Tony Sink’s pick: Take Atlanta

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