Our prediction for this MLS match:
Atlanta United and New York Red Bulls face each other at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in what is expected to be one of the most interesting games of Sunday’s program. The Five Stripes have been impressive at home ground this term, but they experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 6-1 loss at Columbus Crew. Venezuela midfielder Cristian Casseres is back from international duty, while both Andrew Gutman and Osvaldo Alonso are sidelined with injuries.
The Metros, on the other hand, aim to extend their unbeaten run to five games, but they will have a big fish to fry against Atlanta United. The Five Stripes are a real force to be reckoned with at home, and we predict that they are going to pick up all three points from Sunday’s encounter. As for the visiting team, both Lewis Morgan and Serge Ngoma miss out with injuries.
Highlighted Team (New York Red Bulls):
New York Red Bulls is the first club from New York City to join Major League Soccer. In 2006 the club was sold to Red Bull GmbH and, as a result, they are nicknamed the Red Bulls. New York welcome their rivals at Red Bull Arena and the team’s home colors are white and red.
On the other hand, the Red Bulls wear dark blue shirts and yellow shorts on the road. In 2008 New York Red Bulls made it to the MLS Cup final, but they were not capable of matching Columbus Crew (1-3) in the Home Depot Center clash. A number of top-class footballers were part of the team in the past, but former Arsenal forward Thierry Henry is the synonym of the club.
Henry scored 51 goals in 122 league games for New York Red Bulls from 2010 to 2014 and it has to be noted that he scored his first MLS hat-trick in a 5-2 victory over Montreal Impact on March 31, 2012. The likes of Youri Djorkaeff, Lothar Matthaus, Roberto Donadoni, Rafael Marquez, Juninho and Tim Cahill played for the club in the past as well.