He could also tweak his setup a bit, perhaps even playing with a false No. If none of his internationals are available on Friday, he could make like-for-like swaps, starting Brandon Vazquez in the striker spot that would normally be occupied by Martinez or Jones and bringing in Jeff Larentowicz and Chris McCann into the midfield for Carmona and moving starter Julian Gressel into Almirons playmaking role. Unlike most expansion sides, however, Martino has plenty of depth and plenty of options on his roster. 9 formation he used occasionally during his days leading Barcelona and Argentina.
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As mentioned above, Martinez is out for Fridays match, Almiron and Jones will likely both be coming off a pair of big-minute performances and Carmona is staring down a seriously long flight back to the States from Chile. For the first time in his MLS career, Atlanta United FC head coach Tata Martino will face some real selection issues this week.
Atlanta United look to maintain theirhold of the top spot in the Supporters' Shield race in front of what could be an MLS record crowd when they host a Seattle Sounders FC sidethat has lost just once in their last four games after a 0-0 draw against the New England Revolution last Saturday.
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For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Seattle Sounders FC v Atlanta United, scroll down including the latest game odds. For this match, we think that Atlanta United would be disappointed if they were not to put one past this Seattle Sounders FC side, but it might not quite be as many as they will have scored against them. We reckon that it will be a close game with a 2-1 winning margin for Seattle Sounders FC when the full-time whistle blows. Hopefully this is a good one.
Notes: Dating back to last season, Seattle are unbeaten in their last 12 games at CenturyLink Field, including the 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs (10-0-2).
Notes:Atlanta are averaging a staggering 3.7 goals per game in their first three games in MLS.
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Seattle will be hoping Jordan Morris can recover from an ankle problem in time for Fridays game. He missed both USA games over the past week and travelled home early to receive treatment. His official status is day-to-day so is remains unclear as to how likely a starting role in for the pacey forward. Brad Evans remains out, along with Oniel Fisher and Aaron Kovar. Roman Torres is available again after serving a one-match suspension. Brian Schmetzer has said he will give his international players a rest if they need it, with Clint Dempsey and Torres both playing 90 minutes on Tuesday night, but Lodeiro didnt play a minute over the international break and should be set to start regardless.
Analysis of the State of Form
Atlanta must not lose any points. It is important to win but not to have the draw, as New-York City have a round on hand. Atlanta take the 1st position in the East, the team realize that New-York City will win Columbus and take the first position. Atlanta can prevent the opponent from doing it, if they win Sounders.
Martinez created more separation in the Golden Boot race with his league-leading 18th goal of the season, scoring from the penalty spot, and Villalba put the finishing touches on a brilliant buildup to put the game away in the 76th minute.
The percentage is 79.39%. The algorithm indicates the presence high of the probabilistic conditions for which both teams could score a goal in the first half.