Atlanta United FC vs Nashville SC Prediction, 8/28/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta United FC vs Nashville SC
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+115) Nashville (+230)
Marcelino Moreno and Atlanta United (6-9-6, 8th in Eastern Conference) host Nashville SC (7-11-2, 4th in Eastern Conference) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Brad Guzan for Atlanta United and Joe Willis for Nashville SC. Nashville is priced at +230 while the 5 Stripes are at +115. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Atlanta faced D.C. in their most recent game and earned the victory with a final of 2-1. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 85.9% received passes percentage by connecting on 365 out of their 425 passing targets in their last match. The 5 Stripes tried 19 dribbles in this outing and converted 14 of the attempts for a rate of 73.7%.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Atlanta finished the game at a 30.8% clip by putting 4 shots on target of 13 shots. Atlanta sports an average of 1.10 g/90 (23 goals in total) and have 16 assists in all matches this season.
Marcelino Moreno is a player who can be a difference maker for Atlanta United. He has totaled 12 assists while tallying 10 yellow cards in his career. Moreno has been a starter in 100 contests thus far in his career and accounts for 0.14 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in Argentina has recorded 13 goals in 8,615 professional minutes.
Another player who should impact this match is Josef Martinez, the forward representing Venezuela. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 16 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 101 total goals. Martinez has earned 14,243 minutes in 161 starting assignments and has been handed 13 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.64 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Atlanta United FC is Brad Guzan. Guzan has seen the pitch for 32,938 minutes and has 1,172 saves during his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.43 (523 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of 69.7. The keeper hailing from the United States has had 1,684 shots tried at him in 365 career starts. Guzan (122-88-156 mark in his career) has accumulated 98 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 26.8% shutout rate.
For their last match, Nashville were able to avoid a loss with a score of 1-1 against Orlando. Nashville SC had a 80.0% successful dribble rate by completing 8 of the 10 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by converting 351 of the 417 passing attempts for a percentage of 84.2%. Nashville had 4 shots on goal out of 14 shots tried which had them sitting at a 28.6% clip when they last took the field. Having accumulated 32 goals and 24 assists in all their contests, Nashville averages 1.60 goals and 1.20 assists per 90.
Hany Mukhtar will be counted on for Nashville SC. He is currently averaging 0.28 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 134 outings in his career. The forward hailing from Germany has totaled 12,104 mins and has scored 37 goals. He has accumulated 19 yellow card cautions during his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 35 times. You should also keep an eye on C.J. Sapong, the forward who is from the United States. Sapong has been handed a total of 19 yellow card cautions in 20,863 professional minutes played (229 starts). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.35. He has scored 81 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 24 times.
Joe Willis will look after the net for Nashville SC. Willis has tallied 42 clean sheets and has defended 749 shots tried against him in 15,579 career mins. He is the owner of a save % of 70.2 and his clean sheet rate sits at 24.6%. He has conceded 1.40 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 59-52-62. So far in his career, Willis has surrendered 242 goals and has racked up 522 stops in 171 starting assignments.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Nashville (+230) and under the total goals
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