Columbus Crew vs Nashville SC Prediction, 9/19/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Columbus Crew vs Nashville SC
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020
Location: MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Columbus (-400) Nashville (+1000)
Nashville SC (3-3-4, 12th in the Western Conference) are headed to MAPFRE Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Columbus Crew (7-3-1, 1st in the Eastern Conference). The goalies who are expected to start are Eloy Room for the Columbus Crew and Joe Willis for Nashville SC. The Crew are priced at -400 while Nashville SC are at +1000. The O/U is set at 2.75.
Columbus has controlled possession of the ball for 54.4% of the time while dribbling successfully 76.5% of the time (1st in Major League Soccer). They have tried 124 shots at the opposition with 48 being on target, which is a 38.7% shots on target percentage. The Crew have scored 18 goals for the campaign, which ranks 8th in MLS. Their players have caught 4,808 passes from teammates on 5,468 tries this year, which makes their receiving percentage 87.9%.
Fanendo Adi is a player who can be a difference maker for the Crew. He has accounted for 10 assists while tallying 18 yellow cards so far in his MLS career. Adi has started 134 games during his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.47 goals per 90 mins. The forward who represents Nigeria has recorded 63 goals (22nd among active players) in 12,072 professional minutes. One more player who should impact this match is Gyasi Zardes, the forward who hails from the United States. Zardes has been on the field for 16,977 minutes during 188 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 12 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 20 times during his career while he has scored 75 total goals. He averages 0.40 goals per 90 mins so far in his MLS career (47th among active players).
The guy who will defend the goal for Columbus is Eloy Room. Room has been on the pitch for 16,691 mins and has tallied 644 stops so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.37 (254 goals allowed) and he holds a save % of .720. The goalie from Curacao has seen 894 shots attempted against him in 183 starts. Room (73-49-63 record in his career) has tallied 42 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 23.0% clean sheet rate.
Nashville has accumulated 3,948 targets on the campaign (24th in MLS) and they have 3,438 successful received passes. They have earned a receiving percentage of 87.1% and they have controlled possession of the ball 42.9% of the time. Nashville SC have successfully dribbled 59.2% of the time so far this year while earning 9 goals. The have hit on 33.6% of their shots out of 125 shots.
Hany Mukhtar should be able to be counted on for Nashville. The midfielder who hails from Germany has been on the pitch for 10,328 mins and he has scored 26 goals (89th among active MLS players). He has 18 yellow cards thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 27 times. He averages 0.23 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 62 matches so far in his MLS career. You should also watch out for David Accam, the forward who hails from Ghana. He has accumulated 71 goals so far in his MLS career while assisting on a goal 20 times. Accam has been handed a total of 25 yellow cards in 13,228 professional minutes played (149 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his pro soccer career is 0.48 (25th among active MLS players).
Joe Willis will be looking after the net for NSC. In his MLS career, Willis has allowed 211 goals while he has earned 430 stops in 138 starts. He has given up 1.51 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 47-36-57. He has a save percentage of .686 and his shutout rate is currently 21.0%. Willis has recorded 29 shutouts while defending 627 shots against him in 12,609 career mins.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Nashville (+1000)
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Today's Soccer Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert Soccer Picks
Most Recent Soccer Picks
- Valencia vs Getafe Prediction, 11/1/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
- Montreal Impact vs Orlando City SC Prediction, 11/1/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
- Granada vs Levante Prediction, 11/1/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
- Eibar vs Cadiz Prediction, 10/30/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
- Athletic Bilbao vs Sevilla Prediction, 10/31/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
- Monchengladbach vs RB Leipzig Prediction, 10/31/2020 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
- Atlanta United FC vs FC Cincinnati Prediction, 11/1/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
- Toronto FC vs Inter Miami CF Prediction, 11/1/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
- SC Freiburg vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction, 11/1/2020 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
- New England Revolution vs D.C. United Prediction, 11/1/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds