Atlanta United vs New England for the Major League Soccer championship match on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
The game between Atlanta United and New England Revolution is played this Sunday on MLS matchday 34 of the American competition.
They seek a victory that will allow them to tie the second position on the MLS table. This position in the standings would enable them to start playoffs as hosts, an advantage they don’t want to miss.
Josef Martínez has recovered from an injury and may be part of the game, although perhaps not from the opening whistle.
The striker wants to break the record for most goals scored in MLS.
Without the striker, the team only managed to draw and suffered a defeat. And they only scored two goals; therefore, if he does not return to play with the team, the low offensive productivity could be maintained.
The team wants a win that can allow them to distance themselves from their more immediate pursuers because they are in the last position that gives access to the playoff at their conference.
In their five games against Atlanta, New England have never been able to win, so they don’t have history by their side.
Also, it is a team that has struggled to score against Atlanta, as in five games played between them, New England has only scored twice and conceded 12 goals.
The timing of both teams is very similar as they oscillate between wins, draws and losses.
For this prediction, the absence of one of the most essential MLS players will be taken into account. Josef Martínez is recovering from an injury and, despite seeing minutes again on this day, he may not be at his best after two games without playing.
Besides, the New England Revolution suffers a lot to score against Atlanta and never won. Therefore, offensive production should not be too high.