Atlanta United has fallen out of the Playoff zone in the Eastern Conference and will have to add three points when they host Orlando City in order to avoid falling to the bottom of the conference.
- Atlanta United vs Orlando City
- MLS – Round 21
- Date – 17/07/2022
- Starting time – 09.00 PM CET
- Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta United Stats & Form
Atlanta United is having a disappointing season as they are playing far below the predictions coming into the season as they are currently in 10th place in the Eastern Conference. They have 6 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses with a 28-30 goal differential which is good enough for 23 points, only 5 more compared to the bottom of the standings.
Atlanta United has lost three of the last five games in the MLS but are coming off a 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake in the last round. Prior to that game, they lost 3-0 at home against Austin FC, played 2-2 against New York City and lost back-to-back games to New York Red Bulls and Toronto FC.
Atlanta FC is quite good when they play at the Mercedes Benz Stadium as they have 5 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in 10 games with a 19-14 goal differential.
Atlanta United possible lineup: Rios, Wiley, Campbell, Franco, Lennon, Hyndman, Ibarra, Cisneros, Moreno, Luiz Araujo and Martinez
Atlanta United News
Brad Guzan, Miles Robinson, Andrew Gutman, Ronald Hernandez, Brooks Lennon and Osvaldo Alonso will not play for Atlanta United against Orlando City.
Orlando City Stats & Form
Orlando City is having a decent season as they are fifth in the Eastern Conference with 8 wins, 7 losses and 5 draws with 25-29 goal differential.
They have won 2 of the last 5 games with 2 losses and one draw. Orlando City is coming off a 1-1 draw when they visited the Colorado Rapids. Previously, they defeated Inter Miami by 1-0, lost 5-3 to DC United and 1-0 to Cincinnati and won 2-1 against Houston Dynamo.
Orlando has played 10 road games so far in the season, winning 3 of them with 5 draws and 2 losses and a 10-10 goal differential.
Orlando City possible lineup: Gallese, Ruan, Smith, Schlegel, Williams, Urso Junior, Araujo, Torres, Perea, Mulraney and Kara.
Orlando City News
Majson Standujar and Joao Moutinho will not be available for the game against Atlanta United.
Atlanta United vs Orlando City Head-to-Head Stats
Orlando City has won 2 of the last 5 games against Atlanta United with 2 draws and one win for Atlanta.
Three of the last five games between these two teams have gone over 2.5 goals with the other two finishing 0-0.
Atlanta United vs Orlando City Betting Odds
Atlanta United is the favourite to win this game with -128 odds in their favour while Orlando City is at 306. The odds for the draw are also at 306.
The total goal margin is set at 2.5 with -167 to go over and 133 for under.
According to the odds, Atlanta United is a huge favourite going into this game but the standings and recent performances are not going in their favor. Atlanta United’s fans had huge expectations of their team which is playing pretty well at home but that puts them in the bottom half of the standings.
Orlando City, on the other side, has surprised many with their play as they are currently in a playoff spot. They play defensively oriented on the road which will bring them at least a point when they visit Atlanta. Atlanta has a long injury list going into this game which will definitely take its toll meaning that they will not exit this game as winners.