Match Lookahead: The Meat Up Match Sunday August 7th

Atlético Ottawa are looking to get back to winning ways and to climb up within touching distance of the top of the table when they host FC Edmonton on Sunday afternoon at TD Place (KO 2 PM ET). This is the third time these sides have met this season, with each team winning one game.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Sunday’s kick-off.
  • Atlético Ottawa currently sit in fourth place in the Canadian Premier League standings after 17 games.
    • Three points in Sunday’s clash would see Carlos González’s men leapfrog Cavalry FC (19 games played) into third place, joint on points with Pacific FC (18 games played) in second.
  • On the other hand, FC Edmonton remain bottom of the table despite some impressive performances in recent weeks.
    • Alan Koch’s team has picked up four points since these two sides last met in Alberta in mid-June
    • This is Edmonton’s fourth game in a gruelling six-game stretch away from home.
  • Undone from set-pieces in their last meeting, Atlético Ottawa’s defence has gained a greater stability in the past two months and could be a key area of competition on Sunday.
    • Defender Miguel Acosta leads the CPL in tackles, whilst goalkeeper Nathan Ingham leads in clean sheets.
  • Record head-to-head (all-time): 3W-2D-1L; 10 goals scored, 8 goals conceded
  • Note for attending fans: TD Place policy allows for fans to bring an empty bottle they will be able to fill with water at one of the on-site filling stations. This could come in handy with the heat expected for the mid-day match Sunday.
  • Carlos González, Atlético Ottawa Head Coach”The defeat was big, but I felt the difference between the two teams wasn’t so big. We are still in a playoff spot with a big difference in points between us and the fifth, but we have to keep working and improving so that we can fight for three points again. Now, we have to be compact, solid and aggressive. We have to go out with an approach and attitude that we want to win the game more than the other team.”
  • This Sunday’s match is the Meat Up match, presented by Ottawa Valley Meats. Someone in attendance will win meat for a year, courtesy of Ottawa Valley Meats. There will be Weiner dog races at half, and Toonie Hot Dogs all match long. READ MORE