Nashville SC vs FC Dallas Prediction, 10/20/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville SC vs FC Dallas
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Location: Nissan Stadium in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Nashville (+164) Dallas (+169)
Jesus Ferreira and FC Dallas (6-6-4, 5th in the Western Conference) are headed to Nissan Stadium on Tuesday where they'll meet Nashville SC (5-6-6, 8th in the Eastern Conference). The expected starting goalkeepers will be Joe Willis for Nashville SC and Jimmy Maurer for FC Dallas. Nashville is priced at +164 while FCD is at +169. The total opens at 3.
Nashville SC have collected 15 goals on the campaign, which is currently 24th in the league. They have attempted 202 shots at their opponents goal with 66 of them being on target, which means they have a 32.7% SOT percentage. Nashville maintains possession for 44.5% of games while dribbling successfully 60.9% of the time (7th in MLS). Their players have been on the receiving end of 6,073 passes from teammates on 6,980 tries on the year, which has earned them a receiving percentage of 87.0%.
Dax McCarty is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Nashville. McCarty has had a starting assignment in 346 outings thus far in his career and he has earned 0.06 G/90. The midfielder who was born in the United States has recorded 21 goals scored in 30,594 mins played. He has totaled 45 assists while accumulating 44 yellow card warnings during his career. Another guy who should impact this match is Hany Mukhtar, the forward who was born in Germany. He has assisted on a goal 27 times so far in his career while scoring 28 goals. Mukhtar has played 10,628 mins in 118 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 18 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.24 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Nashville is Joe Willis. Willis has seen the pitch for 13,239 mins and has earned 456 saves during his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.48 (217 goals given up) and he has a save percentage of .698. The goalkeeper from the United States has seen 659 shots tried against him in 145 starting assignments. Willis (49-39-59 record in his MLS career) has recorded 32 clean sheets, which has earned him a 22.1% clean sheet percentage.
FCD have had success dribbling 58.7% of the time this season while totaling 22 goals. They have a receiving percentage of 87.7% and they maintain possession of the ball 51.8% of the time. Dallas has tallied 7,255 targets for the campaign (19th in MLS) with 6,364 completed passes. They have completed 37.1% of their shots out of 202 total shots.
Jesus Ferreira will need to provide a lift for Dallas. He averages 0.36 goals per 90 mins and has started 46 games in his pro soccer career. The forward who hails from Colombia has been on the pitch for 4,013 mins and he has scored 16 goals. He has 8 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 8 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Franco Jara, the forward who was born in Argentina. He has scored 80 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 19 times. Jara has been given a total of 49 yellow card warnings in 14,906 professional minutes played (166 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.48.
Jimmy Maurer will look after the net for FCD. During his career, Maurer has allowed 177 goals while he has accounted for 434 stops in 148 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.21 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 61-49-39. He is the owner of a save percentage of .715 and his clean sheet rate sits at 34.5%. Maurer has recorded 51 clean sheets while seeing 607 shots against him in 13,189 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Dallas (+169)
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