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NPSL Preview: Silverbacks host Knoxville, Revolution travel to New Orleans

Previewing the weekend’s matches for the Atlanta Silverbacks and Georgia Revolution

Atlanta Silverbacks winger Joao Johanning Mora against the SC United Bantams
Dave Williamson Photography

Today the Atlanta Silverbacks will host the Knoxville Force at Silverbacks Park while the Georgia Revolution travel to Louisiana to play the New Orleans Jesters.

Atlanta Silverbacks

Opponent: Knoxville Force

Venue: Silverbacks Park, Atlanta, GA

Kick-off: Saturday 5:00pm

Stream: Facebook Live (Technology permitting)

Tickets: Single-Game Tickets

The Knoxville Force are off to a great start to the 2017 NPSL season. Unbeaten in three matches, the Force have drawn FC Carolina United (SC) and Asheville City FC before defeating Asheville in a rematch last weekend.

The Silverbacks return this week after an away trip to New Orleans last weekend. The Backs lost 1-2 in Louisiana, dropping their record to 2-2-0. Both of their losses this season came against Southeastern Conference West clubs: Birmingham and New Orleans. Despite the two losses, the Silverbacks still sit in first place in the Eastern Division and second in the combined table.

Prediction: Atlanta 2 - 1 Knoxville

Georgia Revolution FC

Opponent: New Orleans Jesters

Venue: Pan American Stadium, New Orleans, LA

Kick-off: Saturday 7:00pm (CT)

Stream: To be determined

Travel Time: 6:26 (469 miles)

Georgia Revolution FC travel to Louisiana to play the New Orleans Jesters this evening. The Revolution are still looking for their first win of the 2017 NPSL season after losing their first two matches against Asheville City and the Silverbacks and drawing FC Carolina United last weekend.

The Jesters, meanwhile, are undefeated in two games so far this season. They defeated the Silverbacks 2-1 at home last weekend after drawing Chattanooga FC 1-1 the weekend before. The club stands to benefit from home field advantage and the long travel time from the Revolution.

Prediction: New Orleans 2 - 1 Georgia