Toronto FC vs Nashville SC Prediction, 11/24/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto FC vs Nashville SC
Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Location: Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, CT
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (+145) Nashville (+190)
Alejandro Pozuelo and Toronto FC (13-5-5, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) host Nashville SC (8-8-7, 7th in the Eastern Conference) at Pratt & Whitney Stadium on Tuesday. The men protecting the net will be Quentin Westberg for Toronto FC and Joe Willis for Nashville SC. Nashville is priced at +190 while TFC is at +145. The total is set at 2.5.
Toronto FC has controlled possession of the ball for 54.5% of matches while dribbling successfully 59.5% of the time (10th in MLS). They have launched 279 shots with 110 on target, which is a 39.4% shots on target percentage. Toronto FC as a team have earned 33 goals for the season, which ranks them 13th in MLS. They have received 11,098 passes from teammates on 12,545 tries on the season, which makes their receiving percentage 88.5%.
Alejandro Pozuelo is a player who should be able to impact this game for Toronto. He has accounted for 49 assists while tallying 30 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Pozuelo has been a starter in 195 matches in his career while he scores 0.23 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who hails from Spain has 45 goals in 17,838 professional minutes played. Someone else who should impact this match is Ayo Akinola, the forward who represents Canada. He has helped a teammate on a goal 2 times during his career while scoring 17 goals. Akinola has accumulated 2,664 minutes during 27 career starts and has been handed a total of 4 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.57 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Toronto FC is Quentin Westberg. Westberg (36-27-30 record in his career) has earned 27 clean sheets, which has earned him a 29.3% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper from France has had 313 shots tried at him in 92 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.30 (120 total goals allowed) and he has a save % of .671. Westberg has played for a total of 8,307 minutes and has earned 210 stops so far in his pro soccer career.
Nashville SC have been able to dribble successfully 58% of the time on the campaign while earning 24 goals. They have a receiving percentage of 86.8% and they have controlled possession of the ball 44.5% of the time. Nashville has accumulated 9,563 pass targets on the season (18th in MLS) and they have 8,299 completed passes. They have been able to connect on 34.2% of their shots on target on 272 total shots.
Dax McCarty should be someone to watch for Nashville SC. He has an average of 0.06 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 350 contests during his career. The midfielder from the United States has totaled 30,925 mins while scoring 21 goals. He has totaled 47 yellow card cautions in his professional soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 45 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Daniel Rios, the forward who is from Mexico. He has earned 44 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 5 times. Rios has been given 8 yellow card cautions in 5,377 professional minutes (63 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his MLS career is 0.74.
Joe Willis will look after the net for NSC. Willis has racked up 34 clean sheets while he has defended 680 shots tried against him in 13,779 mins in his career. He sports a save % of .700 and his shutout rate is 22.5%. He has surrendered 1.45 goals per 90 while earning a record of 52-41-60. During his career, Willis has surrendered 222 goals while earning 472 saves in 151 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toronto (+145)
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