Charleston Battery at Atlanta United 6/6/18 - US Open Cup Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/08/2019 at 1:02 PM ET

Charleston Battery at Atlanta United 6/6/18 - US Open Cup Picks & Predictions

Two teams that met in the exact same round last season will meet again, when Atlanta United will play host to USL side Charleston Battery on Wednesday. Atlanta United had prevailed by 2-3 in that match, and this time around they should expect a similar resistance.

Atlanta United were somewhat favored in their last match, where they eventually defeated Philadelphia Union by 1-3 at home. Their opponents were left with 9 men at the 19th minute, which paved the way for a really easy win. However, it was just their second in their last five (2-2-1). Even so, they are still sitting at the top of the Eastern Conference with 29 points after 14 matches (9-3-2). They have been really good at home so far (5-2-1), but not very careful as they have only kept a single clean sheet in that span. Charleston Battery are coming off a mouth-watering 3-3 draw on the road against Indy Eleven. They were leading till the 80th minute but found themselves down by one goal at the 93rd. Even so, they scored a late goal to pull even at 3-3 and extend their undefeated streak to 11 matches in all competitions (6-0-5). Charleston Battery are now sitting at the 5th spot of the Eastern Conference of the USL with 20 points after 12 matches (5-2-5). They have been really hard to beat on the road (1-1-3), where they have scored in all their matches so far, while scoring at least twice in three of those.

Charleston Battery took the lead twice against Atlanta United in last season’s match, but Atlanta United pulled even and eventually won. The visitors usually score on the road, and Atlanta United haven’t exactly been bulletproofed in their home matches. I expect to see a lot of goals here, and quite possibly goals from both sides.

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