Charlotte vs Atlanta United – Betting Preview
Charlotte vs Atlanta United is the opening game of Round 3 of the 2023 MLS. It’s taking place at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Saturday, March 11.
Only twice have these two met thus far, in Charlotte and Atlanta. The host team triumphed each occasion. Will this weekend’s events be the same?
Charlotte’s season got off to a poor start with two straight away defeats. Meanwhile, Atlanta United are undefeated with one draw and one win at home.
Despite having a poor record, Charlotte has played well on the field. They had a higher percentage of the ball in each of their two 2023 games. They also produced plenty of chances in both games, but just weren’t clinical enough.
Charlotte FC Preview
After losing to St. Louis City 3-1 in the last match of the MLS season, Charlotte FC will be hoping for a better outcome this time.
Charlotte FC enjoyed 61% of the game’s possession and 3 of its 6 shots on goal were on goal. Enzo Copetti and Bill Tuiloma scored goals for Charlotte FC in the 25th and 41st seconds, respectively.
St. Louis City, on the other hand, made 11 attempts at goal, with 5 of them being successful. For St. Louis City, goals were scored by Joo Klauss (71′) and Eduard Löwen (45′).
Charlotte FC has held a clean sheet in recent games only occasionally. In fact, Charlotte FC has allowed 10 goals in their last six games as a result of their inability to stop opponents from scoring in 5 of those games.
Atlanta United Preview
Atlanta United and Toronto FC played in the MLS and drew 1-1 in their previous meeting.
Atlanta United had 16 shots on goal with 6 of them being on target during that game, and they held 67% of the possession. Only Matheus Rossetto (60′) was credited with an Atlanta United goal. Toronto FC made four goal-scoring attempts, three of which were successful. Toronto FC’s goal was scored by Federico Bernardeschi (52′).
Atlanta United has scored an average of one goal per game over the course of their last six games, with Gonzalo Pineda’s team seeing their attempts on goal rewarded six times.
1×2 Betting Odds
In order for Atlanta United to succeed against this Charlotte FC team, we think they may need a little bit of luck. Thus, we predict that Charlotte FC will do just enough for the victory.
And the market sees this the same way too, with the home side being favourites for victory @ 2.34.
We predict that the game will be quite close, but given the home advantage, you have to put Charlotte FC in the driving seat!
Atlanta United are the underdogs in this @ 3.11.
The market odds of a stalemate stands @ 3.69.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.70.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.29.
Charlotte are desperate for points, while Atlanta United have been in a scoring mood since the start of the season. We’re confident we’ll witness a fair few goals in this as the market suggests!