Nashville SC vs New England Revolution Prediction, 10/23/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville SC vs New England Revolution
Date: Friday, October 23, 2020
Location: Nissan Stadium in Nashville, TN
TV: NBC Sports Boston
Odds/Point Spread: Nashville (+165) New England (+155)
Adam Buksa and the New England Revolution (7-7-5, 5th in the Eastern Conference) travel to Nissan Stadium on Friday where they'll meet Nashville SC (6-6-6, 8th in the Eastern Conference). The goalies protecting the net are Joe Willis for Nashville SC and Matt Turner for the New England Revolution. The Revolution are priced at +155 while Nashville SC are at +165. The over/under is set at 2.75.
Nashville controls possession for 44.4% of contests while they dribble successfully 61.3% of the time (7th in MLS). They have tried 214 shots with 72 on target, which calculates to a 33.6% shots on target percentage. Nashville SC as a team have scored 18 goals on the year, which is 24th in the league. They have caught 6,404 passes on 7,371 targets this season, giving them a receiving percentage of 86.9%.
Dax McCarty is a guy who can be a difference maker for Nashville. He has accounted for 45 assists while tallying 44 yellow card warnings so far in his career. McCarty has started 347 matchups in his pro soccer career while scoring 0.06 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder from the United States has 21 goals in 30,668 professional minutes played. One more player who could decide who wins is Hany Mukhtar, the forward from Germany. He has assisted on a goal 27 times during his career while he has scored 28 goals. Mukhtar has been on the field for 10,628 minutes in 118 starting assignments and has been given 18 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.24 goals per 90 minutes during his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Nashville is Joe Willis. Willis has been on the pitch for a total of 13,329 mins and has accumulated 458 saves so far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.47 (217 total goals surrendered) and his save % is .699. The keeper from the United States has had 661 shots attempted against him in 146 starting assignments. Willis (50-39-59 mark in his MLS career) has earned 33 clean sheets, which has earned him a 22.6% clean sheet percentage.
New England has tallied 8,181 targets for the season (11th in the league) to go along with 6,957 completed passes. They have a receiving percentage of 85.0% and they have controlled possession of the ball 49.4% of the time. The Revolution have been able to dribble successfully 58.9% of the time on the year while accumulating 21 goals. They have been able to connect on 31.2% of their shots on target on 282 total shots.
Adam Buksa will be someone to watch for New England. The forward who is from Poland has been on the field for 7,043 minutes and he has scored 32 goals. He has collected 15 yellow card warnings during his professional soccer career and has assisted on a goal 8 times. He is currently averaging 0.41 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 77 contests in his career. You should also keep an eye on Gustavo Bou, the forward from Argentina. Bou has been given 17 yellow cards in 11,708 professional minutes (130 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his career is 0.50. He has accumulated 65 goals during his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 23 different times.
Matt Turner will be looking after the goal for the Revolution. Thus far in his career, Turner has given up 113 goals while totaling 312 stops in 92 starts. He has surrendered 1.23 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 30-32-30. He is the owner of a save % of .745 and his clean sheet rate sits at 25.0%. Turner has tallied 23 clean sheets while seeing 416 shots against him in 8,245 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New England (+155)
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