Orlando City SC vs Nashville SC Prediction, 11/8/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Orlando City SC vs Nashville SC
Date: Sunday, November 8, 2020
Location: Exploria Stadium in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando (-118) Nashville (+338)
Exploria Stadium is the venue where Daniel Rios and Nashville SC (7-8-7, 8th in the Eastern Conference) will play Orlando City (11-8-3, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) on Sunday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Pedro Gallese for Orlando City and Joe Willis for Nashville SC. Nashville is priced at +338 while the Lions are at -118. The total is set at 2.75.
The Lions have collected 37 goals on the year, which ranks them 5th in MLS. They have launched 248 shots at their opponents goal with 91 of them being on target, which is a 36.7% shots on target percentage. Orlando controls possession for 50.2% of games while dribbling successfully 57.5% of the time (17th in the league). They have been on the receiving end of 8,292 passes on 9,436 targets on the campaign, which makes their receiving percentage 87.9%.
Chris Mueller is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Orlando. Mueller has started 55 matchups so far in his pro soccer career and he scores 0.34 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who was born in the United States has totaled 18 goals scored in 4,815 minutes played. He has totaled 12 assists while earning 3 yellow cards during his career. One more player who could decide who wins is Benji Michel, the forward who is from Haiti. Michel has accumulated 1,769 mins in 17 starts and has been handed 2 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 3 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 10 goals. He scores 0.51 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The man protecting the net for Orlando City SC is Pedro Gallese. Gallese (48-35-52 mark during his career) has accumulated 28 shutouts, which leaves him with a 20.4% shutout percentage. The keeper from Peru has faced 225 shots tried at him in 137 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.55 (141 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of .680. Gallese has seen the pitch for 12,171 mins and has accumulated 149 saves in his career.
Nashville has totaled 9,138 pass targets on the season (18th in the league) with 7,919 successful received passes. They hold a receiving percentage of 86.7% and they have controlled possession of the ball 44.4% of the time. Nashville SC have successfully dribbled 58.2% of the time this year while collecting 21 goals. They have connected on 33.7% of their shots on target on 261 total shots.
Daniel Rios will be counted on for Nashville SC. He sports an average of 0.74 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 62 matches during his professional soccer career. The forward who hails from Mexico has 5,332 professional minutes while scoring 44 goals. He has totaled 8 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 5 times. You should also watch out for Dax McCarty, the midfielder who hails from the United States. He has accumulated 21 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 45 different times. McCarty has been given 46 yellow cards in 30,880 minutes (349 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.06.
Joe Willis will be looking after the goal for NSC. So far in his MLS career, Willis has conceded 220 goals while tallying 470 stops in 150 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.45 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 51-41-60. He has earned a save percentage of .701 and his clean sheet rate is currently 22.7%. Willis has accumulated 34 shutouts while defending 676 shots attempted against him in 13,689 career mins.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Nashville (+338)
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