D.C. United vs Nashville SC Prediction, 10/16/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: D.C. United vs Nashville SC
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Audi Field in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: D.C. (+105) Nashville (+250)
Hany Mukhtar and Nashville SC (11-14-3, 2nd in Eastern Conference) go to Audi Field on Saturday where they'll meet D.C. United (12-4-12, 5th in Eastern Conference). The goaltenders protecting the net will be Bill Hamid for D.C. United and Joe Willis for Nashville SC. Nashville is priced at +250 while the Black-and-Red are at +105. The O/U has been set at 2.75.
D.C. faced Orlando in their last game and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-1. The Black-and-Red attempted 16 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 7 of those attempts for a rate of 43.8%. When discussing the passing game, they ended the game with a 77.6% rate by connecting on 249 out of their 321 pass attempts in their last match.
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Concerning shot accuracy, D.C. walked away from the pitch at a 16.7% rate by putting 2 shots on target of 12 total shots. D.C. sports an average of 1.71 goals per 90 min (48 goals in total) and are sitting with 34 assists in all games this season.
Julian Gressel is a player who can be a difference maker for D.C. United. He has totaled 42 assists while accumulating 16 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career. Gressel has been in the starting lineup in 132 contests thus far in his career while scoring 0.15 goals per 90 minutes. The defender from Germany has accumulated 19 goals scored in 11,601 mins played.
One more player who could decide who wins is Ola Kamara, the forward representing Norway. Kamara has played 21,756 mins in 234 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 12 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 27 times so far in his career while scoring 131 goals. He averages 0.54 goals per 90 mins during his soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for D.C. United is Bill Hamid. Hamid (98-67-96 record in his career) has accumulated 76 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 28.8% shutout rate. The goalkeeper from the United States has seen 1,234 shots attempted against him in 264 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.27 (332 goals allowed) and he has a save % of 73.8. Hamid has seen the field for a total of 23,485 minutes and has 907 saves in his career.
When they last took the field, Nashville weren't able to secure a win with a final of 0-0 against New York City. They wrapped up this outing by completing 284 out of their 336 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 84.5%. Nashville converted 1 shots on target out of their 9 shots attempted which had them at a 11.1% rate when they last took the field. Having accumulated 45 goals and 35 assists in all their contests, Nashville averages 1.61 goals and 1.25 assists per 90.
Hany Mukhtar will be counted on for Nashville SC. He scores 0.30 G/90 and has started 141 games in his career. The forward representing Germany has been on the pitch for 12,692 minutes while scoring 42 goals. He has totaled 22 yellow cards in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 36 times. You should also watch out for C.J. Sapong, the forward hailing from the United States. He has totaled 82 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 25 times. Sapong has been given 19 yellow card cautions in 21,416 mins (236 starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.34.
Joe Willis is expected to look after the goal for Nashville SC. Willis has racked up 46 shutouts and has seen 780 shots against him in 16,299 minutes throughout his career. He has earned a save percentage of 70.8 and his clean sheet rate is 25.7%. He has surrendered 1.37 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 63-55-63. In his pro soccer career, Willis has allowed 248 goals and has racked up 549 stops in 179 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take D.C. (+105)
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