Nashville SC vs D.C. United Prediction, 9/23/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville SC vs D.C. United
Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Location: Nissan Stadium in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Nashville (-105) D.C. (+302)
Nissan Stadium is the site where Ola Kamara and D.C. United (2-5-5, 12th in the Eastern Conference) will take on Nashville SC (3-3-5, 12th in the Western Conference) on Wednesday. The expected starting goalies will be Joe Willis for Nashville SC and Bill Hamid for D.C. United. Nashville is priced at -105 while the Black-and-Red are at +302. The over/under has been set at 2.75.
Nashville controls possession for 44.3% of matches while they have success at dribbling 58.7% of the time (17th in Major League Soccer). They have launched 139 shots at the opposition with 44 of them being on target, which calculates to a 31.7% SOT percentage. Nashville SC have collected 9 goals this year, which ranks them 25th in the league. They have caught 3,908 passes on 4,474 attempts so far this season, giving them a receiving percentage of 87.3%.
David Accam is a guy who should be able to impact this match for NSC. He has 20 assists while accumulating 25 yellow card warnings in his MLS career. Accam has been given a starting assignment in 149 games during his pro soccer career and he has earned 0.48 goals per 90 mins. The forward who hails from Ghana has totaled 71 goals (19th among active players) in 13,228 minutes played. Another player who could decide the outcome is Hany Mukhtar, the midfielder from Germany. He has helped a teammate on a goal 27 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 26 goals. Mukhtar has been on the pitch for 10,418 minutes in 115 starts and has been given 18 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.22 goals per 90 mins in his pro soccer career (115th among active players).
The man who will protect the net for Nashville will be Joe Willis. Willis has seen the field for 12,699 minutes and is sitting with 430 saves in his MLS career. His GA/90 is 1.51 (213 total goals surrendered) and he has earned a save % of .684. The keeper from the United States has had 629 shots tried against him in 139 career starting assignments. Willis (47-36-58 mark during his soccer career) has earned 29 clean sheets, which has earned him a 20.9% shutout percentage.
D.C. has accumulated 5,468 targets so far this year (10th in MLS) with 4,743 completed passes. They have a receiving percentage of 86.7% while they control possession of the ball 47.4% of the time. The Black-and-Red have had success dribbling 59.6% of the time on the campaign while accumulating 11 goals. The have hit on 36.6% of their shots out of 101 total shots.
Ola Kamara will need to be on top of his game for D.C.. The forward who hails from Norway has been on the pitch for 19,781 mins while he has scored 112 goals (6th among active MLS players). He has totaled 12 yellow cards in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 23 times. He averages 0.51 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 245 contests during his MLS career. Make sure to watch out for Yamil Asad, the midfielder who is from Argentina. Asad has been handed a total of 17 yellow card warnings in 8,502 professional minutes played (96 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average thus far in his career is 0.22 (117th among active players). He has collected 21 goals in his MLS career while assisting on a goal 20 times.
Bill Hamid will be looking after the goal for D.C. So far in his career, Hamid has allowed 296 goals while he has totaled 850 stops in 240 starts. He has allowed 1.24 goals per 90 while holding a mark of 88-64-85. He has a save % of .742 and his shutout rate is currently 28.8%. Hamid has accumulated 69 shutouts while he has defended 1,145 shots tried against him in 21,399 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take D.C. (+302)
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