Our football match prediction:
Thursday’s football match at Mercedes-Benz Stadium pits together Atlanta United and New England. The Five Stripes aim to build on a 3-0 win over Dallas and they are certainly brimming with confidence ahead of the visit of the Revs. Tata Martino’s men put an end to their four-game winless run in the league at the weekend, but they do not want to stop now. Josef Martinez scored his tenth goal of the season in the 3-0 victory over Dallas and the opposition defenders are likely to have their work cut out for them when facing the former Torino attacker. The Revs recorded back-to-back wins over the likes of Orlando City and Montreal Impact in previous two home fixtures in the Major League Soccer, but their showings on the travels leave a lot to be desired and, taking everything into account, we predict that Tata Martino’s men will emerge triumphant in the midweek fixture.
Highligted Player (Josef Martinez):
Josef Alexander Martinez Mencia started his senior career at Caracas, but he made no more than 36 league appearances for the Venezuelan outfit from 2010 to 2012. Martinez then moved to Europe and the 170-cm tall striker scored 4 goals in 34 appearances for the capital club. In the 2013/2014 season he played for fellow Swiss outfit Thun (on loan) and on June 7, 2014 he signed a contract with Serie A team Torino. In December, 2017 Josef Martinez scored his first ever goal in the Italian top flight in a 2-2 draw with Palermo. The Venezuela international currently plays (on loan) for Atlanta United in MLS and he made his debut for Gerardo Martino’s team against New York Red Bulls. Speaking of his international career, Martinez made his Venezuela debut against El Salvador, coming from the bench after 76 minutes. On November 10, 2016 he scored a hat-trick for La Vinotinto in a thrilling 5-0 victory over Bolivia and it has to be noted that he has four caps (two goals) for Venezuela U20 team.
Highlighted Team (New England Revolution):
Unlike famous NFL club New England Patriots, the Revolution have yet to win the domestic trophy. New England participated five times in the MLS Cup final, but they were more than fortunate not to lift the silverware. The Revs played their last final in 2014, with the team losing to LA Galaxy in the title game at StubHub Center. New England Revolution, though, clinched the North American SuperLiga trophy in 2008 and that is considered as the club’s biggest success. It has to be noted that the Revs defeated Houston Dynamo on penalties in the final of the tournament. New England Revolution were founded in 1994 and Gillette Stadium is the home ground of the club. Legendary defender Alexi Lalas played for the Revolution (1996-1997) and he scored three goals for the Gillette Stadium outfit. Fellow USA ace Clint Dempsey was part of the team as well and you should know that he netted 25 goals in 71 league appearances for the club.