Wednesday brings another jam-packed slate of MLS action and over in the Eastern Conference, we have an intriguing fixture between a pair of playoff clubs as the New England Revolution welcomes Atlanta United to Gillette Stadium. The kick-off is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET. Just two points separate these sides in the standings, therefore it’s a very important game for both. Keep reading for the preview and team news.
New England Revolution vs Atlanta United MLS Preview
- The New England Revolution hosts Atlanta United Wednesday
- The Revs are a heavy favorite
- Find the match preview below
The reverse fixture in May was highly entertaining, ending in a 3-3 draw. Prior to that, New England won three of four. However, Atlanta has the better overall record in this matchup, winning five, while the Revs have collected three victories. The other four meetings ended level. NE has won two straight on home soil against Atlanta.
Can Revs Bounce Back?
It’s been a solid season for New England overall. They’re currently third in the East with a 10-4-7 record, scoring 36 times in 21 games while conceding 27. But, the Revs saw a seven-match unbeaten run come to an end over the weekend with a gut-wrenching 2-1 defeat to the New York Red Bulls. Although New England did get a red card shortly after the Red Bulls went ahead, the visitors equalized through Brandon Bye. That didn’t last long though as New York scored a winner in the 85th minute.
To be frank, Bruce Arena’s group was absolutely outplayed. NYRB had a whopping 22 shots on target including seven on target, while the Revs had a mere six shots, with only two hitting the goal. They were lucky that is was only a slim loss.
On a more positive note, NE thrives at Gillette Stadium. With a 7-0-3 record. In other words, they’re almost unbeatable in front of the Revolution faithful, which is why the club is a big favorite at Bodog. Both Carles Gil and Bobby Wood need to produce in the final third Wednesday, however. Both have a team-best seven goals. But, the duo is struggling to get it going lately.
Atlanta Has Momentum
After a dismal 2022 campaign, the Five Stripes are certainly in the playoff mix in 23’ with 35 points from 22 outings, compiling a 9-5-8 record. Finding the back of the net is absolutely no issue for Atlanta, bagging 40 goals and allowing 35. Gonzalo Pineda’s men come into this clash with no shortage of confidence, too.
They blanked a strong Philadelphia side 2-0 on July 2nd before beating CF Montreal 1-0 on Saturday courtesy of a second-half goal from Brooks Lennon. Was Atlanta fantastic up top? Not really. But, they found a winner and managed to keep Montreal at bay. The three points is all that matters.
Atlanta’s form on the road isn’t great, though. Pineda’s squad is just 2-4-5 away from Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which isn’t exactly a good sign for what’s to come on Wednesday. Nonetheless, only one defeat in their previous 10 games is a reason for optimism. Even just a single point here would be considered a good result, with favorable odds for a draw at most soccer betting sites.