Atlanta United v DC United Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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Patrick McDermott
With both teams looking better up front than at the back, Al Hain-Cole is backing Martino's men to edge a high-scoring game against the Black and Red

Top meets bottom in the MLS Eastern Conference on Saturday, as Atlanta United welcome DC United to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Gerardo Martino's men are one point clear of New York City at the top of the table, but have won just four of their last 10 league fixtures.

Latest Odds

Having run out 3-1 winners when the sides last met back in March, they are 2/5 (1.40) favourites with dabblebet to maintain their grip on first place by coming out on top once again here.

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The Black and Red ended a run of five games without victory to beat Vancouver Whitecaps in Wayne Rooney's debut match last week, and are available at 11/2 (6.50) to keep spirits high with a shock win against the leaders.

None of the four previous encounters between this pair have resulted in draws, but you can get odds of 15/4 (4.75) on them cancelling each other out in this one.

Team News

Greg Garza remains out as he recovers from shoulder surgery, while Darlington Nagbe is sidelined with a right adductor injury.

Taylor Kemp and Nick DeLeon are unavailable for Ben Olsen's side, while Chris Odoi-Atsem and Ulises Segura will face late fitness tests.

Goals at both ends

Rooney's arrival in the capital has come as a welcome boost for the Eastern Conference's bottom side, and he showed what he can offer in a productive debut cameo from the substitute's bench.

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With England's record goalscorer in their midst, the guests will certainly back themselves to trouble a home defence that has kept just two clean sheets in 11 in front of their own fans this campaign.

However, having won just twice in 24 away league games, it is hard to see them coming away with a result against the high-flying Five Stripes.

Predictions

Instead, odds of 6/4 (2.50) offer solid value on Atlanta coming out on top in a match featuring goals at both ends.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Atlanta to win & both teams to score for a 1pt stake at 6/4 (2.50) with dabblebet

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