Both teams that will clash in this match have booked a ticket to the playoffs, but are sitting at the opposite sides of the top-seven. Atlanta United will now look to retain the 2nd spot when they will host New England. The visitors have been in stable shape lately and will try to keep it that way.
New England (11-10-12) finally returned to winning ways after six matches, beating NYCFC by 0-2 at home. Despite their recent struggles, they have lost just once in their last nine matches (2-1-6). New England are sitting at the 7th spot of the Eastern Conference with 45 points, two behind Toronto. They are also the team with the most away draws in the Conference (3-5-8), with four of those in their last five away matches.
Atlanta United (17-12-4) took the lead on the road against Montreal Impact but could only salvage a point from that match. They have struggled to get results lately, winning just two of their last six (2-3-1). But they have scored in all matches in that span. Atlanta United are now sitting at the 2nd spot of the East with 55 points, as many as Philadelphia below them. They have been equally strong at home (11-2-3), winning eight of their last nine matches in all competitions.