Columbus Crew vs Nashville SC Prediction, 7/21/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Columbus Crew vs Nashville SC
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Location: Lower.com Field in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Columbus (+100) Nashville (+260)
Lower.com Field is the venue where Hany Mukhtar and Nashville SC (5-7-1, 5th in Eastern Conference) will play the Columbus Crew (5-5-3, 6th in Eastern Conference) on Wednesday. The expected starting goaltenders will be Eloy Room for the Columbus Crew and Joe Willis for Nashville SC. The Crew are priced at +100 while Nashville SC are at +260. The O/U has been set at 2.
Columbus took the field against New York City in their last match and walked away with a win by a score of 2-1. The Crew tried 25 dribbles in this contest and successfully completed 12 of those tries for a percentage of 48.0%. In sharing the ball, they earned a 80.1% rate by converting 269 of the 336 passing attempts in their last outing.
In relation to shooting accuracy, Columbus wrapped this game up at a 50.0% rate by putting 3 shots on target of 6 total shots. Columbus averages 0.92 goals per 90 minutes (12 goals in total) and have accumulated 6 assists in all matches this season.
Pedro Santos is a player who should impact this matchup for the Columbus Crew. Santos has been a starter in 181 games in his career and he tallies 0.23 goals per 90. The forward who is from Portugal has recorded 41 goals in 15,812 mins played. He has accounted for 39 assists while accumulating 53 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Lucas Zelarayan, the midfielder hailing from Argentina. Zelarayan has totaled 11,230 minutes in 126 starts and has earned himself a total of 7 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 24 times thus far in his career while scoring 39 total goals. He scores 0.31 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The man who will protect the net for Columbus Crew will be Eloy Room. Room has seen the pitch for 18,471 minutes and has accumulated 696 stops so far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.34 (276 goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save % of 72.7. The goalkeeper born in the Netherlands has faced 968 shots tried against him in 203 starting assignments. Room (81-55-69 mark in his career) has totaled 46 shutouts, which has earned him a 22.7% shutout percentage.
The last time they took the pitch, Nashville took home the win by a final score of 5-1 against Chicago. They finished this game by completing 445 out of their 494 passing attempts for a rate of 90.1%. Nashville SC ended the game with a 42.9% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 3 of the 7 dribbles they attempted. Nashville converted 12 shots on target out of 24 shots attempted which gave them a 50.0% rate in their last outing. Having earned a total of 21 goals and 15 assists in all their contests, Nashville has an average of 1.62 goals and 1.15 assists per 90 minutes.
Hany Mukhtar should provide a spark for Nashville SC. He scores 0.28 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 128 matches during his career. The forward hailing from Germany has accumulated 11,551 minutes and has earned 36 goals. He has accumulated 18 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 30 times. You should also keep an eye on C.J. Sapong, the forward hailing from the United States. Sapong has been given 18 yellow card cautions in 20,405 professional minutes played (223 starts). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.33. He has earned 75 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 23 times.
Joe Willis will look after the net for Nashville SC. Willis has 39 shutouts while seeing 718 shots tried against him in 14,949 career mins. He is the owner of a save percentage of 69.8 and his clean sheet rate is 23.8%. He has surrendered 1.42 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 57-48-61. In his pro soccer career, Willis has conceded 236 goals while totaling 497 stops in 164 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Nashville (+260)
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