Our prediction for this match:
All eyes will be on Exploria Stadium when MLS All-Stars and Atletico Madrid square off against each other in a warm-up game. Major League Soccer’s pride will be at stake in Thursday’s football match and we are positive that the likes of Carlos Vela, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney are going to make life difficult for the opposition defenders. Seeing that the trio has been scoring goals for fun in the 2019 season, we are positive that MLS All-Stars are going to find the net in the Exploria Stadium clash.
Los Rojiblancos, on the other hand, aim to build on a thrilling 7-3 victory over Real Madrid and seeing that Diego Costa looks unstoppable at the moment, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. Yet another man to watch in the away team will be summer signing Joao Felix.
Highlighted Player (Hector Herrera):
Mexico international Hector Herrera is a 26-year-old midfielder playing for Portugal giants FC Porto. Herrera began his career with Pachuca in 2010 and spent three years at the club before being sold to Porto. During his first season with the Dragons Herrera struggled for playing time, but he went on to cement his place in the starting eleven, becoming one of the most valuable players for the club.
Herrera has since them racked up over 110 performances for the Portugal side, scoring over 20 goals in the process. Full Mexico international since 2012, Hector Herrera represented his country at the 2014 World Cup.
During the summer of 2016 Herrera was heavily linked with a move away from Porto and was reported to have made a personal agreement with Italian side Napoli, but the €25 million asking price proved to be a stumbling block that ended up ruining the deal.
Highlighted Team (Atletico Madrid):
Atletico Madrid are a Spanish team that plays in Primera Division (La Liga). Los Rojiblancos or los Colchoneros play their home matches at Estadio Vicente Calderon, which holds up to 54,960 spectators. Atletico Madrid have won 10 La Liga titles, but they have yet to lift the European Cup (Champions League) trophy.
Los Rojiblancos have won 10 Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) trophies and it has to be noted that they defeated their bitter local rivals Real Madrid in the 2012/2013 Spanish Cup final. The rivalry between the two capital clubs is pretty big and El Madrileno is regarded as one of the most exciting derbies in the world football.
Atletico Madrid played two Champions League finals under Diego Simeone, but they failed to beat Real Madrid in the title games (2013/2014 and 2015/2016). However, the Argentine tactician helped Atletico Madrid win the La Liga trophy in 2014 and, no doubt, he is one of the most successful coaches in the history of the capital club.