Our football match prediction:
Atlanta United will be looking to build on a 4-1 victory over Houston Dynamo when they take on New York City at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Sunday evening. Tata Martino’s men impressed in a 4-1 win over Houston Dynamo at the weekend and it has to be noted that Miguel Angel Almiron scored a hat-trick in the triumph over Wilmer Cabrera’s team. The newcomers regained a much-needed confidence and they will be looking to shock star-studded New York City when the two teams face each other in North West Atlanta. David Villa scored a brace in a thrilling 3-0 win over Orlando City at the weekend and the Spanish attacker will be the man to watch in the away team in Sunday’s football match against the Five Stripes. Patrick Vieira’s men are likely to stick to their attacking style of play and we predict that fans will see a real football festival at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Highlighted 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 York City):
New York City are an American soccer club and they have been competing in Major League Soccer since 2015. The Pigeons play their home games at Yankee Stadium and they are the second club in New York after the New York Red Bulls. Famous Arsenal player Patrick Vieira took over the reins in January, 2016 and he helped the team finish the season in second place in the Eastern Conference. However, they were totally outclassed by Toronto FC (0-7 on aggregate) in the conference semifinals. New York City chiefs have been pumping up a lot of money into the squad ever since the team began play in MLS and it has to be noted that the likes of Andrea Pirlo and David Villa played for the Pigeons in the 2016 season. New York City footballers wear sky blue shirts when playing at home, while the colour of the team’s away kit is dark blue. Companies City Football Group (80%) and Yankee Global Enterprises own the club.