Toronto FC are currently in 10th place in the MLS Eastern Conference standings and have not been at their best this season. The Canadian outfit edged CF Montreal to a 4-3 victory last week and will look to take it up a notch in this fixture.
Atlanta United, on the other hand, are in 11th place in the league table at the moment and have been inconsistent this season. The hosts suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Portland Timbers in their previous game and will look to bounce back this weekend.
Atlanta United vs Toronto FC Head-to-Head
Toronto FC have a good record against Atlanta United and have won five out of the 12 matches played between the two teams. Atlanta United have managed three victories against Toronto FC and will look to cut the deficit in this fixture.
The previous meeting between the two teams took place in June this year and ended in a 2-1 victory for Toronto FC. Atlanta United were not at their best on the day and have a point to prove this weekend.
Atlanta United form guide in MLS 2022: L-L-W-D-L
Toronto FC form guide in MLS 2022: L-D-W-D-W
Atlanta United vs Toronto FC Team News
Josef Martinez has been suspended by the dressing room and will not be included in the squad. Osvaldo Alonso, Miles Robinson, Emerson Hyndman, and Bradley Guzan are injured and have been ruled out of this fixture.
Injured: Osvaldo Alonso, Miles Robinson, Emerson Hyndman, Bradley Guzan, Dylan Castanheira
Doubtful: Matheus Rossetto
Unavailable: Josef Martinez
Noble Okello, Mark-Anthony Kaye, and Quentin Westberg are struggling with their fitness and might not feature in this game. Toronto FC are unlikely to make drastic changes to their team for this match.
Doubtful: Noble Okello, Mark-Anthony Kaye, Quentin Westberg
Atlanta United vs Toronto FC Predicted XI
Atlanta United Predicted XI (3-5-2): Rocco Rios Novo; Andrew Gutman, Alan Franco, Juan Purata; Brooks Lennon, Santiago Sosa, Thiago Almada, Amar Sejdic, Caleb Wiley; Luiz Araujo, Ronaldo Cisneros
Toronto FC Predicted XI (4-3-3): Alex Bono; Domenico Criscito, Lukas MacNaughton, Chris Mavinga, Richie Laryea; Michael Bradley, Jonathan Osorio, Jayden Nelson; Lorenzo Insigne, Federico Bernardeschi, Ayo Akinola
Atlanta United vs Toronto FC Prediction
Toronto FC have shown definitive improvement over the past month and will look to move up the league table this year. The away side has a few defensive issues to address and will need to be at its best in this match.
Atlanta United have been in poor form this month and cannot afford to drop points in this fixture. Toronto FC are the better team at the moment, however, and should be able to win this game.
Prediction: Atlanta United 1-2 Toronto FC