Our prediction for this MLS match:
Atlanta United play host to Charlotte at their Mercedes-Benz Stadium in what is expected to be one of the most interesting games of Sunday’s program. The Five Stripes aim to make amends for a 3-0 loss at Colorado, and the fact that they outplayed Sporting Kansas City (3-1) at home is surely giving fans a reason for optimism. Robinson serves a one-game ban, while all Chol, Hyndman, Ibarra, and Mulraney are sidelined with injuries.
The newcomers, on the other hand, are still eyeing their first ever MLS triumph, but given their poor displays in back-to-back losses to DC United and Los Angeles Galaxy, we predict that the hosts are going to pick up all three points from Sunday’s clash. Keep in mind, though, that Miguel Angel Ramirez should have a full squad to choose from.
Highlighted Player (Josef Martinez):
Josef Martinez 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.