Our prediction for this MLS match:
Atlanta United will be looking to make amends for a shocking 1-0 loss to Cincinnati when they take on Columbus Crew at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The Five Stripes have been struggling in the MLS is back tournament, but it has to be noted that key attacker Josef Martinez remains in the recovery room. To make things even worse for head coach Frank de Boer, both Jake Mulraney and JJ Williams are sidelined through suspension.
Columbus Crew, on the other hand, kicked off the tournament with back-to-back wins over New York Red Bulls and Cincinnati, with the team booking their place in the knockout stages. The nominal visitors aim to cement top position in Group E, and seeing that Atlanta United head into the match with a severely-weakened squad, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Caleb Porter’s men.