Our prediction for this MLS match:
Atlanta United will look to put an end to their four-match winless run when they host Real Salt Lake to their Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Thursday. The Five Stripes continue to rely on key attacker Josef Martinez, who has netted five goals so far this season, but head coach Gonzalo Pineda has a number of selection worries ahead of the visit of Real Salt Lake. All Alonso, Castanheira, Gutman, Guzan, Hernandez, Hyndman, Lennon, and Robinson continue to miss out with injuries.
The Royals, on the other hand, head into the midweek game following a 2-2 draw with Colorado Rapids. Real Salt Lake are eager to return to winning ways as well, meaning that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on both teams to score. All Kreilach, Wood, and Farnsworth remain in the recovery room.
Highlighted Team (Real Salt Lake):
Real Salt Lake joined Major League Soccer in 2005 as an expansion team of the league and four years later they won their first MLS Cup. The Royals faced star-studded Los Angeles Galaxy in the title game at Qwest Field in Seattle and Jason Kreis’ troops defeated David Beckham and Co. on penalties.
In 2013 Real Salt Lake made it to the MLS Cup final for the second time in the club’s history, but they were beaten by Sporting Kansas City on penalties this time out. The Royals participated in the CONCACAF Champions League final in 2011 as well, but Monterrey of Mexico eventually won the title. Real Salt Lake footballers wear red shirts and blue shorts when playing at home, while the colour of their away kit is white.
The likes of Clint Mathis, Jeff Cunningham and Eddie Pope are some of the notable footballers who played for the club in the past. Jeff Cunningham scored 19 goals in 32 appearances in the league for the Royals.