New York City FC host Atlanta United at the Red Bull Arena today, June 23 for 2021 MLS Week 9. The home side came from losing its last game against New England Revolution, while the visitors are in a three-game winless streak. Here, find out everything there is to know about this Major League Soccer game, such as the preview, information, storylines predictions, odds and how to watch the match in the US.
New York City has only won one of their five last matches and they have a tough test against Atlanta. These teams are competing for the last spot for the Playoffs, with New York being seventh right now in the Eastern Conference table after losing 3-2 against the Revs on Sunday.
Atlanta is ninth with the same eleven points as their rivals, but with a minor goal difference. They know a win in New Jersey will be significant to, not only break their negative run, but to have hopes of being in Playoffs positions. In their last match, they got their third consecutive draw against Philadelphia Union (2-2).
New York City FC vs Atlanta United: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021.
Time: 7:30 PM (ET).
Location: Red Bull Arena, New Jersey.
New York City FC vs Atlanta United: Time by State in the US
ET: 7:30 PM
CT: 6:30 PM
MT: 5:30 PM
PT: 4:30 PM
New York City FC vs Atlanta United: Storylines
These two Eastern Conference sides have met on eight occasions. Atlanta, so far, has been the better team, reclaiming four wins over the New Yorkers, who have only two. The other two matches were level.
But Atlanta doesn’t have a good memory from their last visit to New York City. The hosts won 4-1 with a hat-trick from forward Alexandro Mitrita and another goal by Héber. For Atlanta, Pity Martínez scored from the penalty spot.
New York City FC vs Atlanta United: 2021 MLS Standings
The New York City FC is currently seventh in the Eastern Conference table with eleven points and a goal difference of five. They are tied in points with Montreal, Nashville SC and, precisely, Atlanta United. The Five Stripes are ninth with a goal difference of two.
New York City FC vs Atlanta United: Top Scorers
For the New York City FC, Paraguayan Jesús Medina is the top scorer of the season with five goals in eight games. He also has one assist. For Atlanta United, the top scorer is Argentinian Marcelino Moreno, with three goals and one assist.
How to watch or live stream New York City FC vs Atlanta United in the US
The game betweenNew York City FC and Atlanta United, to be played this Wednesday, June 23, will be broadcasted in the US by Bally Sports South, YES App, ESPN+, Bally Sports Southeast.
New York City FC vs Atlanta United: Odds and predictions
Oddsmakers have already done their predictions for this match. According to FanDuel, New York City FC are the favorites with odds of -195, while Atlanta United has +430. A tie would result in a +310 payout.
|New York City||-195|
*Odds by FanDuel