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ATU vs PT Dream11 Grand League Prediction – Portland Timbers vs Atlanta United | Major League Soccer

By Anurag tyagi @anuragtyaggi

ATU vs PT Dream11 | Dream11 Grand League Match Preview, Team News, Lineups

Portland Timbers will be looking to make three wins in as many home games when they host Atlanta United in the Major League Soccer at Providence Park.

MATCH Info: Premier League
When: August 19, 2019, 07:30 AM
Where: Providence Park


ATU vs PT Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:

  • This is the rematch of the last season’s MLS Cup, where Atlanta United beat Portland Timbers 2-0 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
  • After al slow start to the regular season, Portland Timbers are picking up the form at the right time, winning seven times in the last 11 games.
  • While Atlanta are flying high in the East, sitting only 3 points behind leaders Philadelphia, having played two games fewer than their rivals.

Team News:

Portland Timbers:

  • Portland Timbers will miss the services of Marco Farfan (left knee injury), goalie Jeff Attinella (right shoulder injury) defender Modou Jadama (left foot injury) and another defender in Larrys Mabiala (left thigh injury) due to injuries.
  • Portland are shorthanded at the back, and are expetced to start with the quartet of Jorge Moreira, Julio Cascante, Zarek Valentin, and Larrys Mabiala at the back.
  • Diego Chara and Cristhian Paredes are expected to start as holding midfielders, while Diego Valeri, Sebastian Blanco, and Marvin Loria providing support to Brian Fernandez in the attack.

Atlanta United:

  • The away team will miss Kevin Kratz, Brandon Vazquez and Brek Shea through injuries.
  • Frank de Boer is expected to stick to the playing 11 which beat New York FC last time around.

Brian Fernandez: Arrived in the Major League Soccer from Necaxa as a relatively unknown entity. But his reputation has increased manifold, almost exponentially this season as he racks up goals after goals for Portland Timbers.

Season Stats:

  • Games: 12
  • Games Started: 10
  • Goals: 10
  • Assists: 01
  • Shots: 51
  • Shots on Goal: 24

ATU vs PT Dream11 Grand League Picks for Captains & Vice-Captains:

Josef Martinez: This may be just the 2nd season for the Venezuelan in the USA, but he is already the part of MLS history books.

The 26-year-old striker won the Golden Boot last season by setting the league’s all-time single-season scoring record with 31 goals.

He hasn’t slowed down even a bit, as far as his scoring rate is concerned and has already racked up 20 goals this season.

Season Stats:

  • Games: 22
  • Games Started: 22
  • Goals: 20
  • Assists: 02
  • Shots: 90
  • Shots on Goal: 39

Diego Valeri: The class is permanent and this old adage perfectly fits with the 33-year-old Diego Valerti who continues to befuddle fans with his consistency at the top level.

His skills on the ball, and more importantly the passing range, which is perhaps the best amongst all the MLS players.

Season Stats:

  • Games: 23
  • Games Started: 22
  • Goals: 06
  • Assists: 15
  • Shots: 62
  • Shots on Goal: 24

Jeremy Ebobisse: Made a name for himself at the backend of last season and hasn’t looked back since then. Just 22, the young forward has scored some crucial goals for Portland this season.

Season Stats:

  • Games: 24
  • Games Started: 17
  • Goals: 08
  • Assists: 01
  • Shots: 34
  • Shots on Goal: 11

Ezequiel Barco: Came with a big price tag, in fact, the biggest for an MLS club. But the 20-year-old looks unaffected as he plays with an utter calmness on the pitch.

Season Stats:

  • Games: 11
  • Games Started: 08
  • Goals: 04
  • Assists: 01
  • Shots: 22
  • Shots on Goal: 11

ATU vs PT Dream11 Grand League Scenarios:

  • The teams should be made while considering Portland Timbers’ home form, which is pretty good of late.
  • If you are playing with more than one team in the Grand League, go with a 7-4 combination in one of those teams, with the maximum players from the hosts’ team.
  • That said, Josef Martinez must be in all the scenarios, no matter how you induct him in your team.

ATU vs PT Dream11 Teams Sample:

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