Our prediction for this MLS match:
Lower.com Field will host Saturday’s football game between Columbus Crew and Atlanta United, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the Eastern Conference. Columbus occupy 12th place in the standings, and they head into the match following a 2-1 loss to New York Red Bulls. Forward Christian Ramirez has yet to recover from a foot problem, but he should be the only absentee in the home team.
The Five Stripes, on the other hand, are eager to retain top position in the table, and we predict that they will take advantage of Columbus’ shaky defence. Keep in mind, though, that forward Georgios Giakoumakis, who found the net in a 5-1 crushing of Portland Timbers, is on international duty with Greece. Midfielder Osvaldo Alonso is sidelined with an ACL injury, but there are no suspended players in the visiting team.
Highlighted Team (Atlanta United):
Atlanta United is a Major League Soccer club and they were founded on April 16, 2014. They are based in Atlanta, Georgia and they will make their debut in MLS in 2017. Arthur Blank is the club’s owner and Bobby Dodd Stadium is Atlanta United’s home ground.
Arthur Blank is an American businessman, who is well known for his ownership of the NFL club Atlanta Falcons. The venue was opened on September 27, 1913 and its’ current capacity is 60.316. However, it has to be noted that the team will play first eight home games of the 2017 season at Bobby Dodd Stadium, while the latter nine fixtures will be hosted by Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Speaking of the club’s colors, Atlanta United footballers wear black and red shirts and black shorts with a little bit of gold mixed in. Gerardo Martino, who used to be in charge of La Liga side Barcelona in the past, will coach Atlanta United in the 2017 MLS season. Tata Martino won the Spanish Super Cup with Barca, while making it to the Copa America final with Argentina on two occasions (2015, 2016).