ATU vs PT Dream11 Prediction | Major League Soccer | Portland Timbers vs Atlanta United, Fantasy Team News

Updated on: Aug 18, 2019 10:59 pm IST

  • ATU vs PT Dream11

    ATU vs PT Dream11 Match Preview, Team News, Lineups


    Last season’s MLS Cup opponents renew their rivalry as Portland Timbers and Atlanta United meet in the regular season of Major League Soccer at Providence Park.

    Match Details:

    The Major League Soccer match will be played between Portland Timbers and Atlanta United at Providence Park, in Portland, Oregon, United States of America. The ground has a capacity of 25,218.
    The game will start at 07:30 AM (IST), on Monday, August 19.

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    Recent form (Last six matches)
    Portland Timbers –
    L L W W L W
    Atlanta United – W W W W W W

    Portland Timbers Team News:

    • Four players are out for Portland from this game. The players being 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).

    Possible INs and OUTs of this game:

    • Attinella is out, which means Steve Clark has no fight for a place in front of the goal.
    • With so many defenders missing out due to injuries, Zarek Valentin, Julio Cascante, Larrys Mabiala, and Jorge Moreira all are expected to start at the back.
    • Cristhian Paredes and Diego Chara should be the holding midfielders, while Diego Valeri, Sebastian Blanco, and Marvin Loria providing support to Brian Fernandez in the attack.

    Portland Timbers Probable XI:

    Steve Clark (GK), Zarek Valentin, Julio Cascante, Larrys Mabiala, Jorge Moreira, Diego Chara, Cristhian Paredes, Marvin Loria, Diego Valeri, Sebastian Blanco, Brian Fernandez

    Atlanta United FC Team News:

    • The away team will be without Kevin Kratz, Brandon Vazquez and Brek Shea for the away game against Portland.

    Possible ins or outs of this game:

    • Frank de Boer is expected to stick to the playing 11 which beat New York FC last time around.

    Atlanta United Probable XI:

    Brad Guzan (GK), Miles Robinson, Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, Franco Escobar, Justin Meram, Eric Remedi, Darlington Nagbe, Julian Gressel, Gonzalo Maryinez, Ezequiel Barco, Josef Martinez

    Potential Game Changers:

    • Diego Valeri
    • Jeremy Ebobisse
    • Brian Fernandez
    • Josef Martinez
    • Ezequiel Barco

    Likely to score:

    • For Portland Timbers: Brian Fernandez, Jeremy Ebobisse
    • For Atlanta United: Josef Martinez, Ezequiel Barco

    Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

    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

    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

    Suggested combination:

    ATU vs PT Dream11 potential winner:
    We back Portland Timbers to avoid a defeat here.

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