Columbus Crew vs Nashville SC Prediction, 11/29/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Columbus Crew vs Nashville SC
Date: Sunday, November 29, 2020
Location: MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Columbus (-105) Nashville (+290)
Daniel Rios and Nashville SC (8-8-7, 7th in the Eastern Conference) travel to MAPFRE Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on the Columbus Crew (12-5-6, 3rd in the Eastern Conference). The starting goalies will be Eloy Room for the Columbus Crew and Joe Willis for Nashville SC. The odds on this game have the Columbus Crew coming in at -105 and Nashville SC are at +290. The total has been set at 2.5.
Columbus has controlled possession of the ball for 52.2% of games while they have success at dribbling 66.5% of the time (1st in Major League Soccer). They have tried 243 shots at the goal with 88 of them being on target, which calculates to a 36.2% shots on target percentage. Columbus Crew have accounted for 34 goals this year, which ranks 8th in the league. They have caught 9,388 passes from teammates on 10,800 attempts on the campaign, which makes their receiving percentage 86.9%.
Lucas Zelarayan is a player who can be a difference maker for Columbus. He has accounted for 23 assists while accumulating 7 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career. Zelarayan has been in the starting lineup in 115 games so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 0.30 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder who hails from Argentina has 34 goals scored in 10,204 minutes played. Another guy who should impact this match is Gyasi Zardes, the forward from the United States. Zardes has been on the pitch for 17,851 minutes in 198 starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 12 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 22 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 79 goals. He currently averages 0.40 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The man defending the goal for Columbus Crew is Eloy Room. Room (77-51-66 record during his career) has accumulated 43 shutouts, which has earned him a 22.4% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper from the Netherlands has had 928 shots attempted at him in 192 starts. His GA/90 is 1.37 (266 goals conceded) and he has earned a save % of .726. Room has played for a total of 17,481 mins and has earned 667 saves during his pro soccer career.
Nashville SC have had success dribbling 58% of the time for the campaign while collecting 24 goals. They have earned a receiving percentage of 86.8% while they control possession of the ball 44.5% of the time. Nashville has totaled 9,563 pass targets for the campaign (18th in MLS) with 8,299 successful received passes. They have been able to connect on 34.2% of their SOT out of 272 shots.
Daniel Rios should provide a lift for Nashville SC. He is averaging 0.74 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 63 outings in his professional soccer career. The forward who represents Mexico has earned 5,377 professional minutes while scoring 44 goals. He has totaled 8 yellow card warnings during his professional soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 5 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Hany Mukhtar, the forward who is from Germany. Mukhtar has been given 18 yellow cards in 10,643 professional minutes played (118 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.25. He has accumulated 29 goals in his MLS career while assisting a teammate on a goal 28 times.
Joe Willis will look after the goal for NSC. During his pro soccer career, Willis has allowed 222 goals while he has accumulated 472 stops in 151 starts. He has surrendered 1.45 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 52-41-60. He has earned a save % of .700 and his shutout rate is 22.5%. Willis has earned 34 shutouts while he has seen 680 shots against him in 13,779 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Nashville (+290)
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