Atlanta United FC vs. Toronto FC 9/10/22 - Major League Soccer Picks & Predictions

Atlanta United hosts Toronto FC on Saturday in a MLS Eastern Conference fixture. Atlanta is 11th in the conference table at 8-9-12 on 33 points with a goal difference of -7. Atlanta United was defeated on the road last Sunday by the Portland Timbers 2-1. Atlanta fell behind 2-0 and Josef Martinez scored in the 88th minute for the club but Atlanta could not score an equalizer.

For just the first time since dating back to June of last year, Atlanta has lost two consecutive matches after falling to Portland which was preceded by a loss to Philadelphia. However, the Five Stripes have not lost three straight matches since October 2020. 

Toronto is 10th in the conference table at 9-7-14 on 34 points with a goal difference of -6. Toronto was defeated at home last Sunday 4-3 by CF Montreal. Federico Bernardeschi scored in the fifth minute for Toronto and Lorenzo Insigne scored a brace with a goal in the seventh minute and one in second-half stoppage time (90’+3’) but the Reds came up just short.

Toronto scored a pair of goals in the first seven minutes of its match against Montreal but lost 4-3 nonetheless. Jesus Jimenez and Jonathan Osorio are the leading goal scorers for Toronto with nine each, while Federico Bernardeschi has scored seven. Michael Bradley and Osorio are the leaders in assists with four each, while Richie Laryea and Jimenez have three apiece.

Atlanta is unbeaten in five regular-season matches at home versus Toronto with two wins and three draws, but has lost each of its last two matches in MLS action this season. Toronto is unbeaten in seven of the last nine in MLS action. The addition of Lorenzo Insigne has given Toronto a proven goalscorer who in just nine matches has scored six goals which is the fourth highest on the club. Final Score Prediction, Toronto FC wins 2-1.

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