Atlanta United has a huge challenge versus Philadelphia Union. Atlanta bombed in the first-leg of their two-leg CONCACAF Champions League Quarter-Finals aggregate. Philadelphia Union could coast on Tuesday. In the other CONCACAF Champions League match on May 4, Toronto FC hosts Cruz Azul with, like Atlanta United, a lot of work to do. Let’s take a closer look at the upcoming matches so you can bet against their CONCACAF Champions League odds.
CONCACAF Champions League Quarter-Finals: 2nd Leg Matches Betting Preview
Atlanta United FC Vs Philadelphia Union
- When: Tuesday, May 4th
For Atlanta United, the fist-leg was a horror show. Atlanta battled Philadelphia on their home pitch. But they did nothing positive. The ATL U didn’t play offense or defense well.
Philadelphia Union dominated Atlanta United 3-0. Kacper Przybylko paced Philly U with two goals. Przybylko scored a goal in the fifty-third minute. Then the Philadelphia striker got a second-goal in the seventy-third minute.
The third Philadelphia goal happened in the eighty-sixth minute when sub Anthony Fontana scored. All-in-all, Philly dominated, which is why so many believe Philadelphia Union takes the second-match.
Afterall, the second-leg happens on Philadelphia’s pitch. But before dumping on Philly, realize that soccer teams often aren’t as aggressive in the second-leg of a two-leg aggregate after dominating in the first.
Atlanta could win this match and still lose on the aggregate. That’s the way we’ll play it. Philadelphia Union has a lot of room for error. Atlanta wins the match. Philadelphia moves on in the tournament.
Soccer Pick: Atlanta United moneyline
Toronto FC Vs Cruz Azul
- When: Tuesday, May 4th
Cruz Azul has 41 points in the Mexican Liga. They’re the top team in the Mexican League, which is why nobody should be surprised that Azul beat Toronto 3-1 in the first-leg of their CONCACAF Champions League Quarter-Finals aggregate.
Brayan Angulo opened the scoring the in the third minute. Angulo scored again in the thirty-fourth minute. Pablo Aguilar added a goal in the fifty-eighth minutes.
Azul had entered in great form. They had won two and drawn versus strong squad America in their 3 matches before facing Toronto.
The MLS squad didn’t enter the first-leg playing well. Toronto dropped a match to CF Montreal on April 17 by a 4-2 score. TFC drew in their next match, but that was against the Vancouver Whitecaps.
The bottom line in this match? Cruz Azul can coast to a win. But the best team in Mexican Liga doesn’t want to coast to a victory. They want to embarrass Toronto again, which is why Azul should win on the handicap.
Soccer Pick: Cruz Azul handicap