The current leaders in the race for the MLS Supporters’ Shield, Toronto FC host Atlanta United at BMO Field on Sunday night.
In their last game Toronto FC had a five-game winning streak halted, as they only managed a 1-1 draw against New York Red Bulls. The draw, though, kept Toronto FC’s unbeaten streak alive, with them not having lost in their last eight matches.
For Atlanta United, the scenario is a bit more grim. They are currently in 11th spot in the Eastern Conference, with only half the 38 points that Toronto FC have amassed so far.
It has been a terrible season for Atlanta United, but they managed to show some character in their last, with an 83rd-minute equaliser for a share of the spoils against Inter Miami CF.
Toronto FC vs Atlanta United Head-to-Head
Toronto FC have won three of the seven matches that they have played against Atlanta United, losing only one of those. Three games between these two sides have ended in draws.
The last match between these two happened in October 2019, when Toronto FC registered a 2-1 away win over Atlanta United.
Toronto FC form guide: D-W-W-W-W
Atlanta United form guide: D-L-D-W-L
Toronto FC vs Atlanta United Team News
Toronto FC still have some injury concerns within their squad. Jozy Altidore, Justin Morrow and Ifunanya Achara are all expected to continue missing out of action for them.
Michael Bradley, though, is back in training, and could play a part in this game.
Injuries: Ifunanya Achara, Justin Morrow, Jozy Altidore
With a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament, Atlanta United superstar Josef Martinez will miss the remainder of the season. In addition to the Venezuelan, Atlanta United will also be deprived of the services of Erick Torres and Matheus Rossetto for this game.
Injuries: Josef Martinez, Matteus Rossetto, Erick Torres
Toronto FC vs Atlanta United Predicted XI
Toronto FC Predicted XI (4-4-1-1): Quentin Westberg; Tony Gallacher, Omar Gonzlaez, Eriq Zavaleta, Richie Laryea; Nick DeLeon, Jonathan Osorio, Marco Delgado, Pablo Piatti; Alejandro Pozuelo; Patrick Mullins
Atlanta United Predicted XI (4-1-4-1): Brad Guzan; George Bello, Anton Walkes, Miles Robinson, Franco Escobar; Jeff Larentowicz; Jon Gallagher, Mo Adams, Eric Remedi, Jake Mulraney; Adam Jahn
Toronto FC vs Atlanta United Prediction
Toronto FC are in great form, even though their winning streak was brought to an end in the last game. Against Atlanta United, who are going through a period of awful form, Toronto FC should win easily.
Prediction: Toronto FC 4-1 Atlanta United
Published 18 Oct 2020, 03:17 IST
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