ATL Utd is 3 Days Away From Game 1 – Betting Tips

Atlanta United is the newest franchise to join Major League Soccer along with fellow expansion team Minnesota United out of Minneapolis.  While both play this weekend the game we are most looking forward to is Sunday at 7:30 EST at Bobby Dodd Stadium when the NY Red Bulls come into town to face our ATL UTD.  (on FS1 for those who couldn’t get tickets)

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Atlanta United have sold 50,000+ tickets to the game already and are sure to sell the last 5k between now and game time.  When was the last time Bobby Dodd was sold out for anything?  I’ll wait….

This fan base has so much passion for a team that has literally never played a competitive match in a season or tournament.  We have 4 main fan groups that have popped already.  Be sure to check out their pages here:

Footie Mob     Resurgence      Terminus Legion    The Faction

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Let’s hope everyone is on the same page and creates one hell of an atmosphere for a Sunday Funday.  Chants and songs are what are half the fun at these games.  Dreaming of getting 55k on the same page got me like

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A couple items to note:

Weather – high 63/low 47.  Partly cloudy.  Sounds like damn good tailgate weather.  Over Easy Sports will be there in full force with a cooler stocked full.  Stop by.  Tweet me @DukeOESports to check out the fun.

Betting

ATLANTA UNITED +177
NEW YORK  +147
TIE +240
 O 2.5 (-129)  U 2.5  (-109)
A couple things to consider here.  1 – ATL is going to score goal(s). 2 – ATL is going to concede goals. 3 – While potent in the attack, this is still our first competitive game.
How do we bet it?  ATL +177 and O 2.5 (-129)
Final score = ATL – 2 v NYRB – 1
Line Up Prediction –
F – Martinez
LW – Asad
CAM – Almiron
RW – Villalba
CM – McCann
CDM – Carmona
LB – Garza
CB – Parkhurst (C)
CB – Gonzalez Perez
RB – Mears
GK – Kann?  (Please get here soon Guzan!)
Good mix of youth and experience.  Carmona brings bite to the midfield.  McCann can spray balls all over the field.  Attacking 4 are young, pacey and skillful.  Dear lord baby Jesus someone please tell Kann just to clear the ball every single time he touches it.
Can’t wait to see everyone on Sunday!
PS – Some songs/chants are better than others…even have an international submission
Probably the best of the bunch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoYpvQweutc
The rest….
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