FC Dallas vs Nashville SC Predictions, MLS Picks, Betting Tips 8/12/2020
Game: FC Dallas vs Nashville SC
Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Location: Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX
Hany Mukhtar and Nashville SC (0-0-2, 13th in the Western Conference) play FC Dallas (1-1-0, 10th in the Western Conference) at Toyota Stadium on Wednesday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Jimmy Maurer for FC Dallas and Joe Willis for Nashville SC.
Dallas has controlled possession of the ball for 54.5% of the game while they successfully dribble 71% of the time (3rd in Major League Soccer). They have attempted 25 shots at their opponents goal with 10 being on target, which is a 40.0% shots on target percentage. FCD have tallied 4 goals for the campaign, which is currently 22nd in MLS. Their players have been on the receiving end of 817 passes on 930 targets for the year, making their receiving percentage 87.8%.
Michael Barrios is a guy who should be able to impact this match for FCD. Barrios has started 141 games in his MLS career and tallies 0.22 G/90. The forward who was born in Colombia has racked up 30 goals (67th among active MLS players) in 12,402 minutes played. He has 34 assists while accumulating 17 yellow cards in his career. One more player who could decide who wins is Zdenek Ondrasek, the forward from Czech Republic. Ondrasek has been on the pitch for 17,396 minutes during 196 career starts and has been handed a total of 37 yellow card cautions. He has helped on a goal 23 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 82 goals. He is averaging 0.42 goals per 90 minutes so far in his MLS career (38th among active MLS players).
The man defending the goal for Dallas will be Jimmy Maurer. Maurer (58-44-36 record during his career) has accumulated 47 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 34.3% clean sheet rate. The goalie from the United States has had 562 shots tried at him in 137 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.23 (168 goals conceded) and he holds a save % of .706. Maurer has seen the pitch for 12,248 mins and is sitting with 397 stops so far in his career.
Nashville SC have been able to dribble successfully 64.1% of the time for the campaign while scoring 1 goal. They hold a receiving percentage of 88.6% while they control possession of the ball 48.5% of the time. Nashville has tallied 926 targets so far this season (26th in MLS) to go along with 820 successful received passes. They have been able to connect on 24.1% of their shots on 29 total shots.
Hany Mukhtar should be able to be counted on for Nashville. He sports an average of 0.23 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 61 games in his pro soccer career. The midfielder who is from Germany has totaled 9,735 mins while he has scored 25 goals (92nd among active MLS players). He has totaled 18 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 25 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Dominique Badji, the forward who hails from Senegal. Badji has been given a total of 23 yellow cards in 9,349 minutes played (110 starting assignments). His G/90 average thus far in his career is 0.33 (71st among active MLS players). He has tallied 34 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 11 times.
Joe Willis will reside in front of the net for NSC. During his MLS career, Willis has allowed 203 goals while he has racked up 403 stops in 130 starts. He has allowed 1.54 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 44-33-55. He is the owner of a save % of .681 and his shutout rate is currently at 19.2%. Willis has totaled 25 clean sheets while he has seen 592 shots attempted against him in 11,889 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dallas
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