Our prediction for this MLS match:
Atlanta United and Nashville go head to head at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in a highly-anticipated MLS game. The Five Stripes are undefeated in the previous three league fixtures, but the game against Nashville will be anything but a walk in the park for the home team. It has to be noted that all Adams, Barco, Chol, Damm, Franco, and Kann have been struggling with injuries of late.
Gary Smith’s troops, on the other hand, aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Austin. Nashville have yet to suffer a loss in the 2021 MLS campaign, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the trip to Georgia. Anyhow, the two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment, and we are tempted to put our money on draw. All Anunga, Danladi, and Rios are likely to miss the game with injuries for the visiting team.
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.
Highlighted Team (Nashville):
Nashville is one of the newer additions to the Major League Soccer, with the team being founded on December 20, 2017. The Yellows made their MLS debut on February 29, 2020, with the team taking on Atlanta United at their Nissan Stadium.
The match was played in front of 59,069 spectators, with Nashville suffering a 2-1 defeat. Nissan Stadium was opened on August 27, 1999, and it can hold up to 69,143 people. Nashville recorded their first MLS triumph on August 13, 2020, with the team beating Dallas on the road. The match was played behind closed doors due to the fierce of coronavirus spread.
Ghana international David Accam scored the only goal of the match. The club’s primary colours are electric gold and acoustic blue, with the club’s crest being a gold octagon with monogram “N”. Nashville footballers wear yellow shirts and yellow shorts when playing at home, while blue is the dominant colour of their away jersey.