MLS – Red Bulls at home to Atlanta United
Red Bull Arena sees Thursday action as Red Bulls take on Atlanta – 8:00pm GMT.
Atlanta currently sit in tenth place as they travel to fourth placed Red Bulls.
Red Bulls’ campaign so far has seen them accrue 26 points this season
With two wins in a row under his belt, Gerhard Struber takes his Red Bulls team into this game full of confidence, and hopeful of another successive victory.
Also, Gerhard Struber knows that a run of three losses in five meetings for his Red Bulls side, is going to be a tough run of form to change. However that is exactly what he must try to deliver. Their position is fourth in the League and they have 26 points, that is, 7W, 5L and 5D having won seven matches, drawn five games, and lost five matches.
Red Bulls have won two fixtures, drawn four meetings, and lost two games of their eight League matches at home this season.
A victory for Red Bulls would put them on 29 points.
Good Attacking Performance
They have a good scoring stats of 26 goals (23 from open play and three penalties). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Lewis Morgan (7), Luquinhas (5), and Patryk Klimala (4). Red Bulls have conceded 19 goals.
Gerhard Struber could be missing up to nine of their players through injury or illness for the game on Thursday.
This season’s MLS campaign, has so far seen Atlanta United achieve 19 points
Also, Atlanta need to get out of the losing habit, with five recorded in the last 10 meetings. Now they have 5 matches won, 6 games lost and 4 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in tenth place, with a total of 19 points having won five meetings, drawn four matches, and lost six fixtures.
Atlanta’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Red Bulls. In the 7 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won one game, drawn one game, and lost five matches.
Winning this fixture will see Atlanta United on 22 points.
Good Attacking Performance
Atlanta will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (23). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Luiz Araujo (4), Ronaldo Cisneros (4), and Dom Dwyer (3). Atlanta have conceded 22 goals.
Atlanta are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Gonzalo Pineda is concerned that Thursday’s fixture could see him without ten of his key players
Red Bulls v Atlanta United – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels Red Bulls and Atlanta have faced each other 12 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Red Bulls’s favour (7 – 1). Additionally, Red Bulls recent form against Atlanta has been outstanding, winning on seven out of the last 10 fixtures. The last time they played each other in this competition was November 2021 and the score line ended up with a 0-0 draw.
Players to watch
For Red Bulls, Lewis Morgan is one of the top performing players after having scoredseven goals in 17 League matches this campaign, while Luiz Araujo, one of their best scorers, has nettedfour goals in 15 League games this MLS Season for Atlanta.