Nashville SC vs Inter Miami CF Predictions, MLS Picks, Betting Tips 8/30/2020
Game: Nashville SC vs Inter Miami CF
Date: Sunday, August 30, 2020
Location: Nissan Stadium in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Nashville (+130) Miami (+188)
Jorge Figal and Nashville SC (1-1-4, 13th in the Western Conference) play Inter Miami (1-0-5, 13th in the Eastern Conference) at Nissan Stadium on Sunday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Joe Willis for Nashville SC and Luis Robles for Inter Miami. Inter Miami is priced at +188 while Nashville SC are at +130. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Nashville has controlled possession of the ball for 42% of the time while they have success at dribbling 55.8% of the time (19th in the league). They have tried 89 shots at the opposition with 26 on target, which is a 29.2% shots on target percentage. Nashville SC have tallied 3 goals on the year, which ranks them 26th in the league. Their players have caught 2,054 passes from teammates on 2,410 attempts for the campaign, making their receiving percentage 85.2%.
Walker Zimmerman is a player who can be a difference maker for NSC. Zimmerman has been a starter in 128 matches during his MLS career while scoring 0.10 goals per 90 mins. The defender from the United States has earned 13 goals scored (165th among active MLS players) in 11,603 professional minutes played. He has totaled 2 assists while accumulating 17 yellow card cautions so far in his MLS career. Someone else who should impact this match is Hany Mukhtar, the midfielder who hails from Germany. Mukhtar has been on the field for 10,031 mins during 111 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 18 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 26 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 25 goals. He is averaging 0.22 goals per 90 minutes during his MLS career (113th among active MLS players).
The man protecting the net for Nashville will be Joe Willis. Willis has seen the pitch for 12,249 minutes and has 418 saves so far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.53 (208 goals allowed) and he has a save % of .683. The goalie from the United States has seen 612 shots attempted at him in 134 career starting assignments. Willis (45-34-57 mark during his career) has totaled 27 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 20.1% shutout rate.
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Miami has totaled 2,137 pass targets so far this season (26th in the league) to go along with 1,781 completed passes. They have a receiving percentage of 83.3% and they maintain possession of the ball 42.8% of the time. Inter Miami have dribbled successfully 52.7% of the time so far this year while earning 6 goals. They have completed 33.3% of their shots on target out of 66 shots.
Jorge Figal should be someone to watch for Miami. He currently averages 0.03 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 321 matches in his career. The defender from Argentina has been on the field for 8,429 mins and he has scored 3 goals (270th among active MLS players). He has earned 32 yellow card cautions in his MLS career and has assisted on a goal 2 times. You should also watch out for Roman Torres, the defender who hails from Panama. Torres has earned himself 13 yellow card cautions in 6,185 minutes (70 starts). His goals per 90 min average in his pro soccer career is 0.06 (229th among active MLS players). He has scored 4 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 2 different times.
Luis Robles will reside in front of the net for IMCF. Robles has accumulated 83 shutouts while defending 1,221 shots attempted against him in 26,270 mins throughout his career. He sports a save percentage of .677 and his clean sheet rate sits at 28.5%. He has allowed 1.39 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 127-65-101. During his pro soccer career, Robles has conceded 406 goals while he has 827 saves in 291 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Nashville (+130)
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