Nashville SC vs Minnesota United FC Prediction, 10/6/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville SC vs Minnesota United FC
Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Location: Nissan Stadium in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Nashville (+119) Minnesota (+240)
Daniel Rios and Nashville SC (4-5-5, 9th in the Western Conference) host Minnesota United (6-4-5, 4th in the Western Conference) at Nissan Stadium on Tuesday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Joe Willis for Nashville SC and Dayne St. Clair for Minnesota United. Nashville is priced at +119 while the Loons are at +240. The O/U has been set at 2.75.
Nashville maintains possession for 44.6% of matches while dribbling successfully 61.3% of the time (8th in MLS). They have launched 166 shots with 52 of them being on target, which is a 31.3% shots on target percentage. Nashville SC as a team have scored 11 goals this year, which has them 25th in the league. Their players have been on the receiving end of 5,077 passes from teammates on 5,790 tries on the year, which gives them a receiving percentage of 87.7%.
Daniel Rios is a guy who can be a difference maker for Nashville SC. He has 5 assists while earning 8 yellow card warnings thus far in his career. Rios has been given a starting assignment in 59 outings in his career and tallies 0.74 G/90. The forward from Mexico has accumulated 42 goals scored in 5,108 professional minutes played. Hany Mukhtar is a guy who can be a difference maker for Nashville SC. Mukhtar has been given a starting assignment in 117 matches during his MLS career while scoring 0.22 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from Germany has totaled 26 goals in 10,583 mins. He has totaled 27 assists while earning 18 yellow card warnings in his MLS career.
The man who will protect the net for Nashville will be Joe Willis. Willis (48-38-58 mark in his MLS career) has accounted for 31 shutouts, which has earned him a 21.8% clean sheet rate. The goalie from the United States has had 642 shots attempted against him in 142 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.49 (214 goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of .695. Willis has seen the pitch for 12,969 minutes and has 442 saves so far in his pro soccer career.
Minnesota has tallied 6,455 pass targets this year (15th in the league) with 5,547 completed passes. They have a receiving percentage of 85.9% and they control possession of the ball 47.1% of the time. The Loons have dribbled successfully 59.6% of the time on the campaign while accumulating 24 goals. They have completed 36.2% of their shots on 188 shots.
Kevin Molino is a player who should be able to impact this game for Minnesota United FC. Molino has been a starter in 160 outings during his MLS career while he scores 0.37 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder who is from Trinidad and Tobago has racked up 57 goals scored in 13,738 professional minutes played. He has 45 assists while accumulating 14 yellow cards thus far in his career. Robin Lod is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Minnesota United FC. Lod has had a starting assignment in 153 matches in his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.23 G/90. The midfielder who is from Finland has racked up 34 goals scored in 13,514 minutes played. He has totaled 22 assists while tallying 15 yellow cards during his career.
The man protecting the net for San Antonio is Dayne St. Clair. St. Clair has seen the pitch for 1,080 minutes and is sitting with 37 stops in his MLS career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 0.92 (11 total goals allowed) and his save % is .771. The keeper from Canada has faced 48 shots tried at him in 12 starts. St. Clair (6-4-2 record during his soccer career) has accumulated 6 clean sheets, which gives him a 50.0% clean sheet rate.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Nashville (+119)
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