Atlanta United vs Columbus Crew – MLS: Of the four matches of this Knockout Series, all played in single leg format at home of the best placed team…
The one between Atlanta United and the Columbus Crew will be the most anticipated one.
Not only because the team from Atlanta has been getting compliments from everyone, maybe even being considered the Major League Soccer team who was more exciting to follow.
But also because Columbus has an experienced squad, with good solutions, and a team well capable of ruining the party for the around 70.000 fans who should pack the Mercedes-Benz stadium.
Gerardo Martino’s team won everyone over on their debut season in the competition.
After a very interesting market research, and counting with the influence and knowledge of their coach, the arrivals of Miguel Almirón, Josef Martínez, Hector Villalba, Yamil Asad and Leandro González Pirez has tipped the balance from the start, in favour of the team who presented a model with high pressure, great offensive ability in transition, playing good football and with a great finisher like Martínez.
It won’t be easy to stop this team, but if anyone can do it, then the Columbus Crew definitely have a word to say here.
A defence with international experience, Will Trap leading the working midfield who has the Portuguese Pedro Santos, Fede Higuaín and Justin Meram feeding Ola Kamara, the team’s goal scorer.
That’s a lot of positive notes for a team that, playing away from home, will have nothing to lose, playing with a lot less pressure and with the will to surprise everyone.
Atlanta United vs Columbus Crew – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Atlanta United’s pulse will make them try to score early, launching themselves on the opponent’s midfield.
It’s up to the Columbus’ side to try to withstand the impact and deal with it, in order to reply.
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