Added on July 21, 2020 Category Football Tips

Atlanta vs Columbus Free Betting Tips

United without Martinez with the next slip?

In the Atlanta vs Columbus match, two teams meet that have had a very different restart. United lost 1-0 to the New York Red Bulls and FC Cincinnati.

While the first bankruptcy was still excusable given the strength of the opponent, this is not the case with the last rivals last season in the Eastern Conference as the youngest opponents. Both games showed that Atlanta is still in shock on the offensive.

The loss of Josef Martinez resulted in a game changer for the entire season. It is not surprising that two goals failed. For the Match Bay Lake between Atlanta and Columbus, the tip includes another bankruptcy from United.

Atlanta – Statistics & current form

The footballers from Georgia won the title in their second season in 2018 and actually they were again in the current season as hot candidates for winning the MLS. However, this favorite position has become obsolete since the injury of the exceptional striker Josef Martinez.

Offensive after Martinez injury only worth half

Coach Frank de Boer’s team is extremely dependent on the striker. In the championship season, the attacker scored no less than 31 goals in 34 regular-time games, securing the Golden Boot for the top scorer in the MLS.

Last year there were another 27 goals – a figure that only Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Carlos Vela surpassed. He was directly responsible for almost half of all season goals on the Atlanta side! An impressive result that quickly shows how much the Atlanta team has been weakened by its long-term injury.

Further failures due to blocking

In the upcoming match, the Five Stripes will also have to do without Irish Hearts newcomer Jake Mulraney in midfield and JJ Williams by storm, as both were sent off in the previous match against Cincinnatti.

In addition, Jürgen Damm, who was signed by UANL Tigres from the MX league, is still unable to participate due to an injury. The personnel problems at United are currently increasing.

Probable lineup of Atlanta:
Guzan – Meza – Robinson – Escobar – Adams – Hyndman – Lennon – Bello – Pity – Rossetto – Castro

Last games from Atlanta:

Major League Soccer Grp. E
07/16 2020 Atlanta United 0 – 1 FC Cincinnati
07/12 2020 Atlanta United 0 – 1 Red Bull New York
CONCACAF Champions League
03/12 2020 CF America 3 – 0 Atlanta United
Major League Soccer
03/08 2020 Atlanta United 2 – 1 FC Cincinnati
03/01 2020 Nashville SC 1 – 2 Atlanta United

Columbus – statistics & current form

An important factor in the last two successful games was the Argentinian Lucas Zelarrayan. The attacker could become the franchise’s new face. The 28-year-old was signed by Cruz Azul from the MX league and struck immediately. In his debut at the beginning of March, Zelarrayan scored and in the two most recent victories he again scored one goal each.

Zardes is in a good mood again

Gyasi Zardes is in a slightly better mood. The strongest goalkeeper of the past two years at Columbus seems to be seamlessly building on his previous great performances at the 2008 champions.

If he was still denied a goal in the first league game of the season, the attacker now has a series of three games in which he struck. In the 4-0 win against Cincinnati, the 28-year-old even managed a double.

The defense is also convincing

Coach Caleb Porter can currently not only look satisfied on the offensive, but also on his defense. A clean sheet was achieved in both games after the restart.

The good condition before the end of the season, when the 2002 cup winner started with a win against New York City and a draw with the Seattle champions, could be preserved during the break.

Probable lineup of Columbus:
Room – Jimenez – Williams – Mensah – Cadden – Berhalter – Nagbe – Etienne – Zelarrayan – Santos – Zardes

Last Columbus games:

Major League Soccer Grp. E
07/17 2020 Columbus crew 2 – 0 Red Bull New York
07/12 2020 FC Cincinnati 0 – 4 Columbus crew
Major League Soccer
03/08 2020 Seattle Sounders FC 1 – 1 Columbus crew
03/01 2020 Columbus crew 1 – 0 New York City FC
10/06 2019 Toronto FC 1 – 0 Columbus crew

Atlanta vs Columbus Direct comparison

The last time Atalanta and Columbus faced each other last September. The Ohio franchise prevailed 3-1. For three games, the winners in this pairing have alternated with regularity.

The odds for the next clash between Atlanta and Columbus are balanced. The odds of a large number of bookmakers are always available in the odds comparison of the betting base.

Latest matches between Atlanta vs Columbus
Major League Soccer
09/15 2019 Atlanta United 1 – 3 Columbus crew
US Open Cup
06/19 2019 Columbus crew 2-3 Atlanta United
Major League Soccer
03/31 2019 Columbus crew 2 – 0 Atlanta United
08/19 2018 Atlanta United 3 – 1 Columbus crew
06/14 2018 Columbus crew 0-2 Atlanta United
Major League Soccer playoff
10/27 2017 Atlanta United – (1) 0 – 0 (3) Columbus crew
Major League Soccer
07/02 2017 Columbus crew 0-2 Atlanta United
06/18 2017 Atlanta United 3 – 1 Columbus crew

Atlanta vs Columbus Free Betting Tips

In the previous year, crew only had tenth place in the east, so the playoffs were missed. This scenario should not be repeated this season and if the current form is maintained, there is not much in the way of this endeavor. The situation at Atlanta is quite different.

The club is financially well positioned and was one of the title aspirants. Last year, after winning the championship, it was enough to move on to the conference final, but it is currently not running. The reason is the serious injury from top striker Josef Martinez.

Key facts – Atlanta vs Columbus tips

Atlanta has to compete without top scorer Josef Martinez
Crew won the first two games after a restart without conceding a goal
United are still waiting for the first points since the resumption of the season (0-0-2)

The Venezuelan cannot be replaced adequately, which is why the seasonal goals have to be set lower. For the match between Atlanta and Columbus, the tip includes a crew victory. In addition to the weak form of United, the recently very confident appearances of the Porter-Elf speak for this prediction.

The squad with the founding member of the MLS was in the midfield with the American international Darlington Nagbe, came from the upcoming opponent, and the Argentine Lucas Zelarrayan cleverly reinforced. The team is already working very harmoniously in its new form.

Betting Tips: 2
Odds: 2.7