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Atlanta United FC vs. Philadelphia Union 9/17/22 - Major League Soccer Picks & Predictions

Game: Atlanta United FC vs Philadelphia Union
Date: 9/17/2022
Latest Odds: ATL +135 ; O/U 2.5

Atlanta United hosts Philadelphia Union on Saturday in a MLS Eastern Conference fixture. Atlanta is ninth in the conference table at 10-9-12 on 39 points with a goal difference of -4. Atlanta United picked up all three points on the road last time out with a 1-0 victory over Orlando City. On Wednesday, Thiago Almada scored in the 72nd minute for Atlanta in the only goal of the match for either side.

Atlanta United has three wins and two losses in its most recent five matches in the MLS and over that span has scored 10 goals and conceded 10. Atlanta United has given up two goals or more in three of his last four matches. Josef Martinez is the leading goal scorer for Atlanta United with eight and Ronaldo Cisneros has scored seven. Thiago Almada is the leader in assists with eight.

Philadelphia Union sits at the top of the conference table at 18-9-4 on 63 points with a goal difference of +46. Philadelphia is coming off a 5-1 victory at home over Orlando City last Saturday. Daniel Gazdag scored one goal and added a pair of assists for Philadelphia. Joao Moutinho, Mikkel Uhre, Alejandro Bedoya and Jack Elliott each scored one goal for Philadelphia.

Philadelphia is on a scoring rampage, as the Union has scored 23 goals in its last six matches in the MLS. Philadelphia has won 11 of its last 13 and is tied with LAFC for the lead in overall points in the league. Philadelphia has outscored its last 13 opponents by a combined 46-9. Daniel Gazdag is the leading goal scorer for Philadelphia with 19, while Julian Carranza has scored at 14. Kai Wagner is the leader in assists with nine.

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Free Pick: Over 2.5

Philadelphia has a goal difference of +35 over its last 13 matches and included in those 13 matches is a 4-1 victory over Atlanta on August 31. Philadelphia is tied for the overall points lead in the MLS with LAFC at 61. Philadelphia has scored four goals or more in five of its last seven matches in MLS action. Therefore, the play here is OVER as Philadelphia will score early and often in another multi-goal win over Atlanta United. Final Score Prediction, Philadelphia Union wins but our best play is OVER 4-1.

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