FC Dallas vs Nashville SC Predictions, MLS Picks, Betting Tips 8/16/2020
Game: FC Dallas vs Nashville SC
Date: Sunday, August 16, 2020
Location: Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (-161) Nashville (+350)
Walker Zimmerman and Nashville SC (1-0-2, 11th in the Western Conference) play FC Dallas (1-1-1, 10th in the Western Conference) at Toyota Stadium on Sunday. The expected starting goalies will be Jimmy Maurer for FC Dallas and Joe Willis for Nashville SC. FCD is priced at -161 while Nashville SC are at +350. The total is set at 2.75.
FCD have scored 4 goals on the campaign, which ranks them 22nd in the league. They have attempted 41 shots at the opposition with 16 of them being on target, which is a 39.0% shots on target percentage. Dallas maintains possession for 57.7% of contests while successfully dribbling 71% of the time (3rd in the league). They have caught 817 passes from teammates on 930 tries for the year, which makes their receiving percentage 87.8%.
Jesus Ferreira is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for FCD. He has accounted for 8 assists while accumulating 6 yellow card cautions in his career. Ferreira has had a starting assignment in 42 outings during his MLS career and has 0.37 G/90. The midfielder who is from the United States has tallied 15 goals (142nd among active players) in 3,636 minutes played. One more guy who should impact this match is Matt Hedges, the defender who was born in the United States. He has helped on a goal 2 times thus far in his career and he has scored 16 total goals. Hedges has earned 21,174 minutes during 239 career starts and has been given 35 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.07 goals per 90 in his MLS career (220th among active MLS players).
The man who will protect the net for Dallas is Jimmy Maurer. Maurer (58-44-37 mark during his soccer career) has accounted for 47 shutouts, which has earned him a 34.1% shutout rate. The goalie from the United States has had 566 shots attempted at him in 138 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.23 (169 goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save % of .707. Maurer has seen the field for 12,338 mins and has 400 stops during his MLS career.
Nashville has totaled 926 targets so far this season (26th in the league) and they have 820 completed passes. They have earned a receiving percentage of 88.6% and they have controlled possession of the ball 44.3% of the time. Nashville SC have had success dribbling 64.1% of the time for the season while totaling 2 goals. They have completed 30.6% of their shots on target out of 36 shots.
Walker Zimmerman should be someone to watch for Nashville. The defender who is from the United States has totaled 11,333 professional minutes and he has scored 13 goals (164th among active players). He has tallied 17 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 2 times. He currently averages 0.10 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 73 contests so far in his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for David Accam, the forward from Ghana. He has scored 71 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 20 different times. Accam has been handed a total of 25 yellow card cautions in 13,154 minutes (149 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his MLS career is 0.49 (26th among active players).
Joe Willis is expected to look after the goal for NSC. During his career, Willis has surrendered 203 goals while earning 408 saves in 131 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.53 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 45-33-55. He is the owner of a save % of .683 and his shutout rate is 19.8%. Willis has accumulated 26 shutouts while defending 597 shots attempted against him in 11,979 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dallas (-161)
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