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Atlanta United vs New York Red Bulls prediction, preview, team news and more | MLS 2020

Atlanta United FC and New York Red Bulls clashed in the MLS Is Back tournament
Atlanta United FC and New York Red Bulls clashed in the MLS Is Back tournament
Elvis Ume O
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Modified 08 Oct 2020, 22:22 IST
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Atlanta United and New York Red Bulls will clash at the Mercedes-Benz Arena on Saturday, with three points at stake in the MLS.

The hosts currently sit ninth on the Eastern Conference table, with 18 points from 16 matches, while Red Bulls are two places higher, having picked up 20 points from the same number of games.

Both sides will be looking to get back to winning ways, with Atlanta United having played out a goalless draw against Orlando City at home on Wednesday, while New York Red Bulls suffered a 2-1 home defeat to Inter Miami.


Atlanta United vs New York Red Bulls Head-to-Head

The two sides have met on nine occasions in the past, with New York Red Bulls having picked up six wins, scoring 13 goals and conceding eight.

Atlanta United have a solitary win, while two matches ended in a stalemate.

The most recent clash between the pair came in July, when a fourth-minute strike by Florian Valiot was enough to give New York Red Bulls a 1-0 win in Group F of the MLS is Back tournament.

Atlanta United form guide: L-W-L-W-D

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New York Red Bulls form guide: L-W-W-L-L


Atlanta United vs New York Red Bulls Team News

Atlanta United

Atlanta United will be without Matheus Rossetto (virus), Erick Torres (sprained knee), and long-term absentee Josef Martinez (cruciate ligament rupture).

There are no suspension issues to worry about for coach Stephen Glass.

Injuries: Josef Martinez, Matteus Rossetto, Erick Torres

Suspension: None

New York Red Bulls

Coach Gerhard Struber has Patrick Seagrist ruled out of the clash with a groin injury. He will also be without the services of Alejandro Romero Kaku and Christhian Casseres Jnr, who were called up to the national teams of Paraguay and Venezuela respectively.

There are no suspension concerns for New York Red Bulls.

Injuries: Patrick Seagrist

Away on international duty: Alejandro Romero Kaku, Christhian Casseres Jnr

Suspensions: None


Atlanta United vs New York Red Bulls Predicted XI

Atlanta United Predicted XI (4-1-4-1): Brad Guzan; George Bello, Anton Walkes, Miles Robinson, Franco Escobar; Jeff Larentowicz; Jon Gallagher, Mo Adams, Eric Remedi, Jake Mulraney; Adam Jahn

New York Red Bulls Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): David Jensen, Kyle Duncan, Sean Nealis, Aaron Long, Jason Pendant; Drew Yearwood, S.C Yepes; Ben Mines, Jared Stroud, Daniel Royer; Tom Barlow

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Atlanta United vs New York Red Bulls Prediction

Both sides come into this fixture in similar form, although New York Red Bulls have the slightly better recent record.

Atlanta United have a poor home record, with just three wins from 10 matches on their own turf, while New York Red Bulls have been better on the road and have earned seven points from a possible 12 on the road.

The sides are evenly matched, although Red Bulls' superior head-to-head record seems to suggest that this tie favours them. Ultimately, both sides might have to settle for a share of the spoils.

Prediction: Atlanta United 1-1 New York Red Bulls

Published 08 Oct 2020, 22:22 IST
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