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MLS All-Stars vs. Atlético Madrid - 7/31/19 MLS All-Star Game Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

The 2019 MLS All-Stars game will be hosted at the Exploria Stadium in Orlando. The MLS All-Stars will play against Atletico Madrid. 

The MLS All-Stars will be playing a team that is composed of future superstars and former European legends. The forwards will be led by Zlatan Ibrahimovic who has proved himself at clubs such as FC Barcelona, AC Milan, and Juventus. Zlatan will be playing alongside former Manchester United legend, Wayne Rooney. In combination, Zlatan and Rooney have scored 24 goals in the MLS meaning they are in good form. Carlos Vela and Nani will provide the creativity. Vela has been in supreme form for LAFC this season with the Mexican superstar scoring 19 goals in 19 games. Other big names for the MLS All-Stars include Bastian Schweinsteiger, Brad Guzan and Jonathon dos Santos. There is lots of talent in the team but the MLS All-Stars may lack chemistry and understanding since they are not usually playing together. 

Looking at their opponent, Atletico Madrid look in supreme form as they enter this match. Atletico Madrid last played against Real Madrid whom they defeated 7-3. It was a dominant display by Atletico Madrid as they had 13 shots on target. Diego Costa was the star performer for Atletico Madrid as the Spanish superstar scored 4 goals. 

It has been a very strong preseason for Atletico Madrid as they have won all 3 of their games. The strikers are looking in good form and the defense seems to be very solid. New additions, Joao Felix and Kieran Trippier look to have improved the team greatly. Considering their form, Atletico Madrid look very tough to beat. 

The MLS All-Stars have not won since 2015. In the past two games, the match was decided by penalty shoot-outs with the MLS All-Stars losing on both occasions. As far as this match is concerned, I am going to pick Atletico Madrid to win this match. Despite the quality of the squad, the MLS All-Stars lack chemistry and it is hard to see top players like Zlatan and Carlos Vela playing together. Atletico are a settled team and they should be good enough to defeat the MLS All-Stars in this exhibition match. 

  

Pick:
Atletico Madrid

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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