Atlanta United FC vs. Chicago Fire FC 3/31/24 MLS Soccer Game Previews, Picks and Predictions

Atlanta United FC vs. Chicago Fire FC 3/31/24 MLS Soccer Game Previews, Picks and Predictions

Atlanta United FC (2-0-2) vs. Chicago Fire FC (1-2-2)


Atlanta United FC vs. Chicago Fire FC 3/31/24 – As we dive into the intricacies of the upcoming MLS showdown at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium this Sunday, the contest between Atlanta United FC and Chicago Fire FC offers fascinating insights for sports handicappers. Both teams come into this match with differing fortunes. This game not only presents an opportunity for both teams to climb up the standings but also offers a myriad of Handicapping Insights based on their recent performances and statistical matchups.


Atlanta United FC’s offensive acumen is with the help of the hatchet man, Giakoumakis, their star man who has already found the back of the net four times in this term. Partnering together, the ace of Saba Lobjanidze and the young blood of Thiago Almada gave Atlanta a complete attacking strength and truly made them the opponent for men to dread. Putting their offensive skills to test, they can score multiple goals against the Chicago Fire FC’s defense, who has just conceded 9 goals in their last five games.


However, Chicago Fire FC has also demonstrated their offensive ability via Fabian Herbers, Hugo Cuypers, and Brian Gutierrez, who have helped put the team face-forward in the goal scoring line-up this year. However, Atlanta United’s defensive strengths is still their main challenge as Chicago has proven that they also possess considerable amount of attacking prowess. It is their attack line that will have to be really smart in capitalising on any of Atlanta’s goalkeeping or backline line lapses.


Atlanta United FC vs. Chicago Fire FC 3/31/24 Game Info


When: Sunday, March 31, 2024, at 3:30 PM ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Stream: MLS Live on ESPN+


Brad Guzan GK vs. Chris Brady GK


Brad Guzan‘s experience and performance, with 1 clean sheet and 15 saves recently under his belt, are the indicators that he might be a critical part of the effort to thwart Chicago Fire FC’s offensive movements. His characteristic ability to make important saves and to organize the defensive line nowadays has become the main edge for the Atlanta United FC to comfortably structure their defense.


On the other hand, Chris Brady whose goals faced is a larger number as in 17 saves this season proves his resilience. The Atlanta United’s strikers will be a real threat to Chicago, but with his quickness and his shot-stopping abilities, their goalkeeper will be essential for the team’s defensive efforts against the attack.


Soccer Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta United FC -139, Total Odds: 2.5


The betting odds lean towards Atlanta United FC as favorites, reflecting their solid start to the season and home advantage. However, the total odds suggest a closely contested match with fewer than 2.5 goals, indicating a potentially tight defensive game or a showcase of goalkeeping prowess.


Atlanta United FC Betting Trends


Atlanta has had a decent record against the spread in the games they have played but their absence in covering the spread in away games has what it takes for Chicago Fire FC to explore possible weaknesses. The fact that Atlanta’s games have a gradual decline in scores means that they focus on strong defensive games and losing less many goals.


Chicago Fire FC Betting Trends


The success of Chicago Fire FC in spreading the point, particularly in out-of-state games, reflects their capacity to go over the predicted performance. One thing that the results seem to show is the teams swayed towards over total points. This is an offensive style that is risky in nature but has proved useful in achieving scoring opportunities.


Atlanta United FC vs. Chicago Fire FC 3/31/24 Betting Picks


According to the full analysis and betting trends, this game has some close match play with both teams having a potential for victory. Nonetheless, the Mariners’ offense balance and home advantage are the main factors why the Mariners will dominate against the Foxes.


Taking into account the defensive problems of Chicago Fire FC and strong attacking lineup of the team from Atlanta, the game is expected to see goals, not a lot of them, which would speak in favor of under 2.5 total goals trend. However, it is anticipated that Atlanta’s offense and home-field advantage will tilt the balance in their favor. For those looking into prop bets, considering Giorgos Giakoumakis as a anytime goalscorer could provide value, encapsulating our Free MLS matchup analysis insights.


Free Pick and Prediction: Atlanta United FC 2, Chicago Fire FC 1.


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