Los Angeles FC at Atlanta United FC 8/15/21 - MLS Picks & Predictions

Game: Atlanta United FC vs Los Angeles FC
Date & Time: 8/15/2021, 8:00 PM UTC
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Address: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, USA
Latest Odds: Over 3 Goals (-101)
TV Channel: ESPN

Atlanta United finally recorded a win after almost three months and they also hired a full-time coach in ex-Seattle Sounders Gonzalo Pineda. They will now look to make it two in a row when they will host LAFC on Sunday. LAFC have been in rough shape lately, going win-less in their last 5 matches.

Atlanta United (3-6-9) are coming off a 3-2 win on the road against Columbus. They scored two early goals and successfully managed to hold on to their lead. That win put an end to their 12-match win-less streak they had since May 16th. Atlanta United are now sitting at the 10th spot of the Eastern Conference with 18 points, scoring 21 and conceding 25 goals in the process. They have been mediocre at home so far (2-2-3), scoring 8 and conceding 7 goals. They have not won any of their last 5 matches at home (0-2-3), failing to score in each of their last 3.

LAFC (6-7-5) were taken by surprise early in their away match against San Jose, going down by 2 goals before the hour mark. They did cut the lead down to one goal when the Quakes scored an own goal, but they were unable to take anything from that match. They have been in really bad shape lately (0-2-3), while each of their last 6 matches had Goals from both sides and Over 2.5 Goals. LAFC are now sitting at the 7th spot of the Western Conference with 23 points, scoring 24 and conceding 25 goals. They have not been any good on the road so far (2-5-1), scoring 8 and conceding 11 goals and conceding exactly 2 goals in all 5 losses.

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Free Soccer Pick: Over 3 Goals (-101)

The two teams have only met twice in the past, with LAFC winning by 4-3 in LA in 2019 but losing by 5-0 in Atlanta back in 2018. I expect something similar on Sunday, as both teams have very potent offensive lines but also very bad defenses. Taking the Over 3 Goals here.


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