Atlanta United v D.C. United: MLS Action on Match-day 39
Mercedes-Benz Stadium sees Sunday action as Atlanta take on D.C. – 11:00pm GMT.
Atlanta, currently sitting eleventh, host fourteenth placed D.C. on Sunday.
It’s 30 points so far for Atlanta United this season, going into this game
Atlanta’s next opponents will smell blood if they begin the next match with all guns blazing. Whilst it’s understandable that they may want to do this, after their recent 2-2 draw at Columbus Crew and previous loss to Red Bulls, Atlanta must get a positive result and keep defensively solid.
Also, with four draws in seven meetings, Atlanta need to develop a strategy for getting over the line in games. With 30 points, they currently sit eleventh in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws.
Playing at home, Atlanta have won six fixtures, drawn four meetings, and lost three games.
Winning this fixture will see Atlanta United on 33 points.
This season’s MLS campaign, has so far seen D.C. United achieve 22 points
This match sees D.C. looking for a return to form, following a defeat in their last match against Philadelphia Union.
Also, D.C. have now lost 10 of their last 14 meetings, a worrying statistic that has to be addressed by Manager Chad Ashton. With 22 points (0W, 0L and 0D), they are established in fourteenth position in the League.
D.C. now travel, knowing that their current away form is woeful. So far this season they have won two matches, drawn one game, and lost nine meetings matches on the road.
D.C. United will have 25 points if they manage to secure a victory.
Atlanta United v D.C. United – Head-to-Head.
Also, Atlanta have been unable to beat D.C. in their last three meetings with D.C. at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The last time both teams met in this competition was April 2022 and the score line ended up with a 0-1 away win for Black-and-Red.
Players to watch
For Atlanta, Bradley Edwin, one of their best scorers, has netted in 26 League games so far, while Bilal Abdul contributed with in 26 League fixtures this MLS Season for D.C.