Atlanta United FC vs Nashville SC Prediction, 5/29/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta United FC vs Nashville SC
Date: Saturday, May 29, 2021
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-105) Nashville (+280)
Marcelino Moreno and Atlanta United (2-3-1, 5th in Eastern Conference) host Nashville SC (2-4-0, 4th in Eastern Conference) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday. The starting goalkeepers are Brad Guzan for Atlanta United and Joe Willis for Nashville SC. Nashville is priced at +280 while the 5 Stripes are at -105. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Atlanta faced off with Seattle in their last match and wrapped it up with a draw by a score of 1-1. The 5 Stripes attempted 13 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 12 of those tries for a percentage of 92.3%. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 87.6% received passes percentage by completing 494 of the 564 passing attempts last game. In relation to shooting accuracy, Atlanta wrapped this game up at a 11.1% rate by putting 1 shot on target of 9 total shots. Atlanta has an average of 1.00 goal per 90 (6 total goals) and have tallied 2 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Marcelino Moreno is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Atlanta United. Moreno has started 86 matches in his career while scoring 0.10 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Argentina has totaled 8 goals scored in 7,362 mins played. He has totaled 10 assists while earning 7 yellow cards in his pro soccer career. Someone else who should impact this game is Josef Martinez, the forward hailing from Venezuela. He has helped on a goal 16 times in his career and he has scored 97 total goals. Martinez has been on the field for 13,609 minutes in 154 career starts and has been handed a total of 13 yellow cards. He is currently averaging 0.64 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man defending the goal for Atlanta United FC is Brad Guzan. Guzan has defended the goal for a total of 32,038 mins and has tallied 1,138 stops so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.43 (510 goals allowed) and his save percentage is 69.6. The keeper born in the United States has faced 1,638 shots tried at him in 355 career starts. Guzan (118-84-154 mark during his career) has earned 95 shutouts, which has earned him a 26.8% shutout rate.
When they last played, Nashville got the victory with a final of 1-0 against Austin. They wrapped up this outing by completing 292 out of their 367 attempted passes for a percentage of 79.6%. Nashville SC had a 72.2% successful dribble rate by converting 13 of the 18 dribbles they pursued. Nashville had 7 shots on target out of their 15 shots attempted giving them a 46.7% rate in their last match. Having accumulated 7 goals and 4 assists in all their matches, Nashville has an average of 1.17 goals and 0.67 assists per 90 minutes.
Hany Mukhtar will need to provide a lift for Nashville SC. The forward representing Germany has accumulated 10,955 mins while he has scored 30 goals. He has 18 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 28 times. He is averaging 0.25 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 121 games in his pro soccer career. Be sure to watch out for Jhonder Leonel Cadiz, the forward hailing from Venezuela. He has collected 27 goals during his soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 9 different times. Cadiz has earned himself a total of 15 yellow card warnings in 7,112 professional minutes played (69 starts). His goals per 90 average thus far in his career is 0.34.
Joe Willis is expected to look after the goal for Nashville SC. So far in his pro soccer career, Willis has surrendered 226 goals and has 479 saves in 157 starts. He has surrendered 1.42 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 54-45-60. He has earned a save % of 70.0 and his shutout rate is currently at 24.2%. Willis has recorded 38 shutouts and defended 690 shots against him in 14,319 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlanta (-105)
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