Atletico Ottawa will host their third home match this season at TD Place Stadium. They will take on Victoria’s Pacific FC at 7:oo PM ET. It will be Atletico Ottawa’s Mother’s Day match. LWOS offers our Atletico Ottawa Predicted Lineup.
The team will also debut their ‘Making it to safety‘ jerseys which were in collaboration with Shelter Movers Ottawa. Shelter Movers Ottawa is a not-for-profit group that helps people fleeing abusive homes with storage and moving. The jersey is dedicated to victims and survivors of intimate partner abuse. The drawings on the jersey were made by kids who had been helped by Shelter Moves Ottawa. The match is available to watch on the OneSoccer app, Telus, or FuboTV.
Come say Vamos Atlético and see the debut of the “Making It To Safety” jersey
See you tomorrow at @TD_Place
— Atlético Ottawa (@atletiOttawa) May 5, 2023
Atletico Predicted Lineup vs Pacific
How Atletico Ottawa Have Lined-up Recently
In their last match against York United, Atletico Ottawa lined up with their usual back three, with newcomers Abdou Sacko and Jean-Aniel Assi acting as wingbacks. The back three lined up with Luke Singh as the left centre-back, Diego Espejo down the middle and Karl Ouimette out on the right. With these three at the back, Miguel Acosta has moved into the midfield once again, acting as a defensive midfielder.
The attack against York United was compromised of Dos Santos, Salter, and Ollie Bassett. For Ottawa, Bassett is able to float in between the midfield and higher up the field. Lastly, it has been Nate Ingham in goal and there is no reason to believe that will change anytime soon.
Atletico Ottawa Recent Form
It has not been the brightest of starts for Atletico Ottawa. The club has yet to win this season after three matches. The club has failed to score more than a goal in Canadian Premier League action. If the club wants a chance to replicate last season’s regular season success they have to get into a rhythm soon.
Here’s some MO-tivation for your day.
— York United FC (@yorkutdfc) May 1, 2023
Against York United FC, the club decided to bunker down in the first half an hour of the match and it ended up costing them. A fantastic Mo Babouli free-kick was the difference maker in what should have been a more dominant game for Atletico Ottawa. Once Atletico Ottawa decided to flip the switch they looked great at getting the ball into the final third. Nonetheless, they could not find their finishing boots and they have to hope that does not become the story of the season.
Including their Canadian Championship match, Atletico Ottawa has conceded first in every match they have played this campaign. Atletico Ottawa has also conceded two free-kick goals in just four competitive matches. Very early on there are many worrying stats emerging but there is plenty of time for change.
Atletico Ottawa Injuries to Consider
There is still no update on how close Carl Haworth and Zachary Roy are to returning. Previously injured Ollie Bassett returned to the last match against York United. Defender Maxim Tissot will remain out ahead of the fixture against Pacific FC.
Atletico Ottawa Predicted Lineup
Ingham, Ouimette, Espejo, Singh, Assi, Sacko, Verhoeven, Bassett, Antinoro, Dos Santos, Shaw
Current Odds: Atletico Ottawa (+141) vs York United (+186)
Photo Credit: Freestyle Photography / Tim Austen.