League-leaders Atlanta United go into this MLS encounter against Philadelphia Union.
Atlanta United: For the first time this season, Atlanta United have gone back-to-back games without a victory following a draw (1-1) with the New England Revolution on Wednesday. After an impressive unbeaten run of eight matches, they have won only one of their last four, including two straight home losses against Kansas City and New York Red Bulls. Still, Atlanta boasts the strongest home attack in the MLS, scoring an average of 2.7 goals per game at their stadium.
Philadelphia Union: The away team is in the run of four games without defeat, but has only won one of six away this season. Conversely, with only two goals scored in six away MLS rounds, Philadelphia has the worst away attack in the league. Besides, they have negative goal difference with 15 goals for and 16 against.
Conclusion: The hosts are hoping to extend their lead at the top of the Eastern-Conference. Meanwhile, seventh-placed Philadelphia will look to climb up into the top half of the standings. These sides have only met twice in history and both games produced 3 or more goals, with one win for Atlanta (at home) and a draw. However, the visitors have won only two of their last 28 away fixtures in the MLS. Therefore, in spite of Philadelphia’s good momentum, this should be another home win.
|28.09.17||MLS||Atlanta United||Philadelphia Union||3 : 0|
|27.08.17||MLS||Philadelphia Union||Atlanta United||2 : 2|