Our football match prediction:
Atlanta United failed to impress on their MLS debut, with the team suffering a 2-1 loss to New York Red Bulls at their Bobby Dodd Stadium. Gerardo Martino’s men, though, proved their worth in Sunday’s football game against fellow newcomers Minnesota United as they crushed Adrian Heath’s team 6-1 on the road. Tata Martino is certainly capable of helping Atlanta United record a good result in the 2017 MLS campaign and his men are definitely high on confidence ahead of the visit of Chicago Fire. Veljko Paunovic’s men defeated Real Salt Lake at the weekend, with new signing Nemanja Nikolic scoring first goal for the club. Coach Paunovic obviously has faith in his compatriot, who represents Hungary on international stage, and the former Legia Warsaw man will be the man to watch in the away team. The two teams face each other for the first time ever in a competitive match and, taking everything into account, we predict that both teams will find the net in Saturday’s game.
Highlighted Player (Carlos Carmona):
Carlos Carmona is a professional footballer who plays for Atalanta as a midfielder. Carmona played for Coquimbo Unido from 2004 to 2007 and then he moved to O’Higgins. However, it has to be noted that he made no more than 17 appearances for the club during his one-season spell. In the summer of 2008 the Chilean footballer moved to Reggina and he made his Serie A debut on 14 September against Torino. Carmona made 32 league appearances for the club in the 2008/2009 Serie A campaign and he remained at Stadio Oreste Granillo for one more season. In 2010 Carlos Carmona signed a deal with Atalanta and he has been playing for Orobici ever since. The Atalanta midfielder has 20 caps for Chile U20 and he made his debut for the senior team against Spain on 19 November, 2008. Carlos Carmona was named in Chile 2015 Copa America squad, but he was eventually forced to withdraw with injury.
Highlighted Team (Montreal Impact):
Montreal Impact are a Canadian soccer team, but they compete in Major League Soccer. The Impact are a member of the Eastern Conference and they have been participating in the major league since 2012. Montreal welcome their opponents at Saputo Stadium and the capacity of the club’s home ground is 20.801. The construction of the stadium cost CA$17 million and the venue was opened on May 18, 2008. The Saputo family invested $7.5 million in the construction of the stadium and, as a result, the venue was named Saputo Stadium. Montreal Impact did remarkably well to make it to the CONCACAF Champions League final in the 2014/2015 season, but Mexican team America proved to be a big catch for the Canadian outfit in the title game. Speaking of the Canadian championship, the Impact won their third domestic trophy in 2014, with the team beating Toronto FC in the final of the tournament. Montreal Impact play their home matches in blue and black shirts and black shorts, while the colour of their away kit is white.