Atlanta United FC MLS Betting
What will we see from Atlanta United this season? The club laid down the blueprint for how to initially succeed in the MLS and was incredibly successful out of the gate. However, the departure of Miguel Almiron coupled with a disastrous hire in manager Frank de Boer took the wind out of the franchise’s sails. Now, there is a full changing of the guard as Josef Martinez has left the franchise for Inter Miami CF after netting 98 goals in 134 regular season appearances for Atlanta United. No one knows just what to expect from the Five Stripes this season, so this will be one of the most interesting clubs to watch over the first few months.
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Atlanta United FC 2023 Preview
Few franchises have had the star power that Atlanta United did through its first six seasons in the league. Plenty of big names have come and gone, and the attack has been largely reshuffled coming into this campaign. However, the back is relatively stable with long-time goalkeeper Brad Guzan between the posts and Miles Robinson and Brooks Lennon in front of him.
Atlanta United spent over $5 million to acquire Giorgos Giakoumakis from Celtic in the offseason. Giakoumakis thrived in the second division of Dutch soccer before making the move to Celtic in 2021, and he netted 19 goals in 40 games with the club. There is a good chance he can be one of the league’s top goal scorers as the Five Stripes are loaded with talent in the midfield.
Luiz Araujo and Thiago Almada have been a solid pair of set-up men, and Derrick Etienne is being added into the mix too. That gives Atlanta United a lot of ways in which to attack opposing back lines.
2023 Atlanta United FC Schedule
||Atlanta United vs. San Jose Earthquakes
||Atlanta United vs. Toronto FC
||Charlotte FC vs. Atlanta United
||Atlanta United vs. Portland Timbers
||Columbus Crew vs. Atlanta United
||Atlanta United vs. New York Red Bulls
||New York City FC vs. Atlanta United
||Toronto FC vs. Atlanta United
||Atlanta United vs. Chicago Fire FC
||Nashville SC vs. Atlanta United
||Inter Miami CF vs. Atlanta United
||Atlanta United vs. Charlotte FC
||Atlanta United vs. Colorado Rapids
||Chicago Fire vs. Atlanta United
||Orlando City SC vs. Atlanta United
||Atlanta United vs. New England Revolution
||Los Angeles FC vs. Atlanta United
||Atlanta United vs. DC United
||Atlanta United vs. New York City FC
||New York Red Bulls vs. Atlanta United
||Atlanta United vs. Philadelphia Union
||CF Montreal vs. Atlanta United
||New England Revolution vs. Atlanta United
||Atlanta United vs. Orlando City SC
||Seattle Sounders vs. Atlanta United
||Atlanta United vs. Nashville SC
||Atlanta United vs. FC Cincinnati
||FC Dallas vs. Atlanta United
||Atlanta United vs. Inter Miami CF
||DC United vs. Atlanta United
||Atlanta United vs. CF Montreal
||Philadelphia Union vs. Atlanta United
||Atlanta United vs. Columbus Crew
||FC Cincinnati vs. Atlanta United
Atlanta United FC Past Results
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||Round of 16
Atlanta United didn’t come into the league with a whimper, they came in with a bang. Arthur Blank wasn’t afraid to open his wallet in their first season, and that led to the club finishing in fourth place in 2017. Josef Martinez and Miguel Almiron showed a lot of promise, and they fulfilled that during their 2018 campaign.
Martinez smashed the single season scoring record with 31 goals in league play for Atlanta United in 2018. His play was an enormous part of their success, and they almost won the Supporters Shield after ripping apart the league for most of the regular season. Atlanta United sputtered a bit down the stretch, but they had no problems once the playoffs rolled around.
The club trounced both of their Big Apple opponents in the Eastern Conference playoffs to set up an MLS Cup Final with the Portland Timbers. There, Martinez broke open the scoring in the 39th minute before Franco Escobar added an insurance goal in the 54th minute to give Atlanta United the title.
The Five Stripes experienced a lot of turmoil at the start of the 2019 campaign. Atlanta didn’t pick up a win the first month of the season as the team adjusted to Frank de Boer’s preferred playing style, and they were stuck in the middle of the pack in the Eastern Conference at the halfway point of the season. They were one of the hottest teams over the second half of the year though, rising to second place in the Eastern Conference ahead of the playoffs.
In the postseason, Atlanta United shut out both the New England Revolution and the Philadelphia Union to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals for a date with Toronto FC. The Five Stripes were favorites with the game in Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and they got off to a great start after Julian Gressel scored in the fourth minute of action. Unfortunately, that was the only goal that Atlanta United scored, and they fell to Toronto FC 2-1 after a late goal from Nick DeLeon.
Times have been tough for Atlanta United after their initial success. After winning the 2018 MLS Cup and the 2019 US Open Cup, they were one of the worst teams in the MLS in 2020 and 2022.
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