MLS – Atlanta United take on Philadelphia Union

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Next Saturday at 10:30pm GMT, on matchday 44 of the MLS, we will see Atlanta play Union at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Leaders Union are currently nine places higher than their rivals Atlanta, when the two sides meet, they will sit in first and tenth positions respectively.

Atlanta United arrive at this meeting, having secured 36 points so far this season

With two wins in a row under his belt, Gonzalo Pineda takes his Atlanta team into this game full of confidence, and hopeful of another successive victory.

Also, success in football comes from winning more games than your opponents, simply put, if Atlanta can continue to extend their winning streak from one games then Gonzalo Pineda’s squad will have an incredible season. With a tenth position in the league and 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, they currently have 36 points in the League.

When Atlanta host Union, they will do so on the back of eight wins, four draws, and three defeats on their own ground.

Atlanta United will have 39 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Philadelphia Union will be under pressure to remain top of the League, going into this match

Union will be buoyant, following a 5-1 home win against Orlando City in their last fixture.

Also, League leaders Union keep finding ways to win, having secured 11 victories in their last 13 fixtures is astonishing this season. They currently sit in first place, top of the League, having accrued 63 points so far this season. This means a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws.

Union’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Atlanta. In the 15 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won seven matches, drawn four fixtures, and lost four meetings.

The mark of League Champions is the ability to grind out results, even if conditions are demanding. Philadelphia Union know that they must win at all costs, every time they step out, if they are to maintain their position.

Atlanta United v Philadelphia Union – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels Atlanta and Union have faced each other 10 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Atlanta’s favour (4 – 3). Also, Union have repeatedly tasted defeat at the hands of Atlanta in three out of the previous four matches with them. September 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Atlanta United took all three points winning 4-1.

Players to watch

For Atlanta, Bradley Edwin is a top performing player who has scored in 30 League games this season, while Andre, one of their best scorers, has netted in 31 League fixtures this campaign for Union.