Houston Dynamo vs Nashville SC Prediction, 10/14/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Dynamo vs Nashville SC
Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Location: BBVA Stadium in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-118) Nashville (+300)
Hany Mukhtar and Nashville SC (4-6-6, 11th in the Eastern Conference) head to BBVA Stadium on Wednesday where they'll take on the Houston Dynamo (4-7-6, 9th in the Western Conference). The starting goalies are Marko Maric for the Houston Dynamo and Joe Willis for Nashville SC. Nashville is priced at +300 while the Dynamo are at -118. The total has been set at 2.5.
The Dynamo as a team have totaled 24 goals on the year, which is currently 10th in the league. They have attempted 227 shots at the goal with 82 of them being on target, which is a 36.1% shots on target percentage. Houston has controlled possession of the ball for 47.9% of matches while they have success at dribbling 54.4% of the time (26th in the league). Their players have been on the receiving end of 6,637 passes on 7,649 targets this season, making their receiving percentage 86.8%.
Carlos Darwin Quintero is a guy who should impact this matchup for Houston. He has accounted for 85 assists while accumulating 54 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Quintero has been a starter in 285 outings so far in his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.33 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from Colombia has racked up 93 goals scored in 25,540 mins. Another player who should impact this match is Christian Ramirez, the forward who is from the United States. Ramirez has been on the pitch for 14,776 minutes in 175 starting assignments and has been given 4 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 28 times during his career and he has scored 92 goals. He averages 0.56 G/90 so far in his professional career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Houston is Marko Maric. Maric has been on the pitch for 9,450 minutes and has tallied 250 stops so far in his MLS career. His GA/90 is 1.47 (154 goals surrendered) and he has a save % of .690. The keeper from Croatia has seen 361 shots sent in his direction in 105 starting assignments. Maric (29-36-40 record in his MLS career) has recorded 22 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 21.0% clean sheet percentage.
Nashville SC have successfully dribbled 60.3% of the time this year while tallying 12 goals. They hold a receiving percentage of 87.6% while they control possession of the ball 44.9% of the time. Nashville has tallied 6,648 targets so far this year (22nd in MLS) to go along with 5,823 completed passes. They have been able to complete 32.3% of their shots out of 186 total shots.
Hany Mukhtar will need to be on top of his game for Nashville. He scores 0.22 goals per 90 minutes and has started 130 games in his career. The forward who is from Germany has totaled 10,583 mins and he has scored 26 goals. He has accounted for 18 yellow card cautions during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 27 times. Be sure to watch out for Dax McCarty, the midfielder who is from the United States. McCarty has been handed a total of 44 yellow card warnings in 30,594 professional minutes (346 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his professional soccer career is 0.06. He has earned 21 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 45 times.
Joe Willis is expected to look after the net for NSC. Willis has 32 clean sheets while he has defended 653 shots against him in 13,149 mins in his career. He is the owner of a save % of .697 and his shutout rate is currently at 22.2%. He has allowed 1.48 goals per 90 mins and he has a record of 48-39-59. During his MLS career, Willis has conceded 216 goals while he has tallied 451 stops in 144 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Nashville (+300)
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