Major League Soccer statistics and pre-match guide: Atlanta United small front runner to outplay New England

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Competition: USA Major League Soccer
Competition: Sun 15.May
Match begins: 17:30 (UTC)
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium (71000 seats)

Most would pick Atlanta United in this game vs New England, but the guests will resist to the finish. Here's the complete Tipsway match preview!

Insights:
  • Atlanta United have not yet lost a game at home.
  • New England have the most dropped points from leading position (13) in Major League Soccer

New England have a very long trip to this away game, as there's more than 1700 kilometers in distance to cover. This could prove a challenge, at least for the supporters.

There’s little time for restitution or working hard at the training pitch these days, with both teams having played their last game less than four days ago.

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Atlanta United form and stats

Overall Major League Soccer stats playing at home this season for Atlanta United are 3-2-0 (wins-draws-losses).

The fans are hoping that Atlanta United will strike back in this match, putting things right after the 2-3 away loss in the US Open Cup fixture against Nashville SC.

Previous to that game, a Major League Soccer home match hosting Chicago Fire in a game that was won 4-1.

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how Atlanta have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found 10 games) they have won 5 times, drawn 2 and lost 3.

Atlanta United can score goals in their home matches. After 5 league matches they have found the net 12 times. Atlanta United's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 6 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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New England form and stats

The visitors are W0-D1-L3 on the road this term. That's in the Major League Soccer. Three consecutive losses in away matches means New England are growing more and more desperate for a good performance on the road.

The followers enjoyed England's previous match versus Cincinnati, a US Open Cup win (5-1) played at home.

A draw for New England before that, at their own venue hosting Columbus Crew (2-2).

We have checked recent matches where New England have had similar odds to win. Win-draw-lose statistics from those 12 games were 4 victories, 5 draws and 3 defeats.

The travelling fans enjoy England's attacking play in away games, having scored 7 goals in 4 league matches away. New England are struggling defensively in their away games, having conceded 7 goals in these matches.

Head 2 Head

Previous nine meetings between these contenders: Atlanta United won five, New England were winners in two and we saw two draws. four games with more than 2,5 goals, five matches with less than 2,5 goals.

Top Goalscorers

New EnglandA. Buksa
A. Buksa
4 goals
New EnglandC. Gil de Pareja Vicent
C. Gil de Pareja Vicent
3 goals
AtlantaB. Lennon
B. Lennon
2 goals

Atlanta United missing players

New England missing players

Atlanta United New England
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
10 5 1 Played P 1 4 10
4 3 1 Won W 0 0 3
2 2 0 Drew D 0 1 2
4 0 0 Lost L 1 3 5
15 12 4 Scored S 1 7 16
14 6 1 Conceded C 3 11 18
90% 80% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
70% 80% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 100% 80%
70% 80% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 100% 70%
30% 60% 100% Over 3.5 O 3.5 100% 100% 60%
20% 40% 100% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 50% 30%
60% 80% 100% BTTS BTTS 100% 100% 70%
20% 20% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 20%
30% 20% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 10%
 
6.7 6.4 3 Corners for (avg) C F 6 6.2 5.9
5.5 4.8 4 Corners against (avg) C A 6 2.8 3.5
2.3 2.2 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 2.8 2.3
2 1 0 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
15.4 15 15 Shots (avg) S ( 18 15.8 13.7
5.2 6 5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5 6.2 5.2
29% 40% 80% Goal Efficiency G E 20% 28% 31%
 
12.6 13.6 15 Shots against (avg) S A 15 13.2 11
3 3.2 2 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 5 5 4.6
Key stats in Major League Soccer this season:
  • All of New England's away-matches have had more than 3,5 goals.
  • Atlanta United have not yet lost a game at home.
  • Atlanta United have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • New England have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
  • New England have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • New England have scored in all their away matches so far.
  • New England have the most dropped points from leading position (13) in Major League Soccer
  • New England have won at least twice as many corners as they have conceded away.
  • New England have yet to win a game away.
  • New England haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Philadelphia Union 10 5 4 1 15 8 5 3 2 0 7 2 5 2 2 1 8 6 7 19
2 New York RB 10 5 3 2 16 8 5 0 3 2 3 5 5 5 0 0 13 3 8 18
3 Montreal Impact 10 5 2 3 20 19 4 3 0 1 9 5 6 2 2 2 11 14 1 17
4 Orlando City 11 5 2 4 13 15 6 3 0 3 8 10 5 2 2 1 5 5 -2 17
5 Cincinnati 11 5 1 5 14 17 5 2 0 3 9 8 6 3 1 2 5 9 -3 16
6 New York City 9 4 2 3 19 10 6 4 1 1 18 7 3 0 1 2 1 3 9 14
7 Atlanta United 10 4 2 4 15 14 5 3 2 0 12 6 5 1 0 4 3 8 1 14
8 Columbus Crew 10 3 4 3 15 11 5 3 0 2 9 4 5 0 4 1 6 7 4 13
9 Charlotte 11 4 1 6 10 13 5 4 0 1 7 2 6 0 1 5 3 11 -3 13
10 DC United 9 4 0 5 12 13 6 3 0 3 10 8 3 1 0 2 2 5 -1 12
11 New England 10 3 2 5 16 18 6 3 1 2 9 7 4 0 1 3 7 11 -2 11
12 Toronto 11 3 2 6 16 22 5 3 0 2 8 9 6 0 2 4 8 13 -6 11
13 Chicago Fire 10 2 4 4 7 11 5 1 3 1 4 3 5 1 1 3 3 8 -4 10
14 Inter Miami 10 3 1 6 9 19 5 2 1 2 6 8 5 1 0 4 3 11 -10 10

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Major League Soccer (often known simply as MLS) is the top level of football (soccer) in the United States and Canada. MLS has 24 teams divided into two conferences, Eastern and Western. Each team play 34 fixtures to decide a league table champion. The top fourteen teams then compete in playoff to crown a MLS Cup champion.