The year’s online soccer betting action continues this Friday night with an enticing Real Salt Lake vs. Atlanta United FC MLS contest. On one hand is Real Salt Lake, who enters on a two game winning streak. On the other is Atlanta United FC, who recently had their 4 game winning streak snapped by the New York Red Bulls. Given each side’s recent success, which team should players learning how to bet on sports take this Friday? Let’s take a look at tonight’s odds to see where the best value lies.
Real Salt Lake vs. Atlanta United FC – Friday, May 24th
When: 9:00 pm ET
Where: Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: MLS TV
Online Soccer Betting Odds:
|Atlanta United||PK (-124)||3 (+119)||+147|
|Real Salt Lake||PK (+109)||3 (-134)||+178|
|Atlanta United/Real Salt Lake Draw||–||–||+264|
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Real Salt Lake
Entering this Friday’s matchup with a 5-1-6 record, it’s clear that Real Salt Lake has plenty of room to climb in the Western Conference. After all, they currently rank 7th in the West thanks to their 16 point tally on the year. Since the LAFC currently lead the West with 31 points on the year, it’s clear Real Salt Lake is very far behind. However, things are very even in the middle of the conference so the club can certainly cover some ground with a win this Friday.
But since Real Salt Lake is going up against one of the better teams from the East, can we count on them pulling through this Friday? After all, even the online soccer betting odds are pegging them as a slight underdog at home against Atlanta. And since Atlanta enters with a +4 goal differential on the year while Real Salt Lake sits at -2, it’s clear that the home team is at a disadvantage here.
Players to Watch: Albert Rusnak (11 GP, 5 G, 2 A), Sam Johnson (10 GP, 4 G, 0 A), and Damir Kreilach (11 GP, 3 G, 0 A).
Atlanta United FC
At the present time, Atlanta United FC is sitting on a 6-2-4 record that nets them 20 points on the season. That 20 point tally happens to rank Atlanta 4th overall in the Eastern Conference and places them 4 points behind the conference leading Philadelphia Union. With this in mind, it’s clear that Atlanta is very much in the running for the No. 1 spot. Although a win this Friday won’t get them there, it’ll be necessary to keep pace with Philadelphia. Fortunately for Atlanta, they’ll have plenty of chips in their favor when they face Real Salt Lake this Friday. After all, Atlanta currently wields the best defense in the league. And since Real Salt Lake ranks 11th in scoring, it’s clear that Atlanta’s defense should propel them to a home win here.
Players to Watch: Josef Martinez (12 GP, 5 G, 2 A), Ezequiel Barco (8 GP, 4 G, 1 A), and Julian Gressel (12 GP, 2 G, 2 A).
Real Salt Lake vs. Atlanta United FC Betting Predictions
- Real Salt Lake has posted a 3-0-2 SU record in their last 5 games
- Real Salt Lake has scored 11 goals in their last 5 games
- RSL has allowed 6 goals in their last 5 games
- Atlanta United FC has posted a 4-0-1 SU record in their last 5 games
- Atlanta United FC has scored 7 goals in their last 5 games
- AUFC has allowed 1 goal in their last 5 games
Real Salt Lake vs. Atlanta United FC Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Real Salt Lake vs. Atlanta United FC matchup? All things considered, this one is a bit of a tossup. Firstly Real Salt Lake comes in with a good deal of momentum. Secondly Atlanta United FC is coming off a loss. But at the end of the day, Atlanta looks like the best pick here. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 1-0 Atlanta.