MLS Betting Tips

New York City vs Atlanta United betting tips: Major League Soccer preview, predictions and odds

New York City are unbeaten in four meetings with Atlanta, winning all three taking place on home turf since 2018. The Five Stripes have conceded in six successive away games, their longest streak since September. 

Over 2.5 goals is 8/13.

Over 2.5 goals and both teams to score is 1/1.

NYCFC to win and over 2.5 goals is 5/4.

Valentín Castellanos scored his first-ever goal against Atalanta during last season's play-offs. He is 11/4 to break the deadlock and 4/6 to make it two in two. 

Match preview

Will New York City FC move back to the top of the Eastern Conference, for a couple of hours at least?

Last weekend, the east's top two met in Pennsylvania with Philadelphia snatching the win in the 96th minute.

Things seemed to be unravelling further for NYCFC who then found themselves 3-0 down at FC Cincinnati on Wednesday night.

Talles Magno got one back just as the clock struck 45, before Héber scored not once but twice in first half stoppage time; 3-3 at the break in Ohio.

The second half was a rather quieter affair with Gabriel Pereira putting the visitors in front, only for Cincinnati to ensure it finished all square.

This game was, unsurprisingly, the first time in MLS history a team had been 3+ goals down in the first half, but still went in level at the interval.

In the midst of all the excitement and pure chaos, Nick Cushing remains winless as NYCFC manager, taking a pair of points from a trio of outings.

This has seen the champions drop down to fourth in the east, a point behind leaders CF Montréal.

As for Atlanta, they're enjoying a mid-season holiday in New York, although the first leg of the tour didn't go to plan on Thursday night.

In mid-week, despite Josef Martínez's opener, the Five Stripes were beaten 2-1 at Red Bull Arena, conceding twice in the final seven minutes.

This means Gonzalo Pineda's side have lost back-to-back games, only winning one of their last six, leaving them down in 11th.

Thus, anything other than a home win at Yankee Stadium would be a surprise.

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