Nashville SC vs Atlanta United FC Prediction, 7/8/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville SC vs Atlanta United FC
Date: Thursday, July 8, 2021
Location: Nissan Stadium in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Nashville (-105) Atlanta (+295)
Marcelino Moreno and Atlanta United (2-6-3, 10th in Eastern Conference) go to Nissan Stadium on Thursday where they'll take on Nashville SC (4-6-1, 4th in Eastern Conference). The starting goaltenders are Joe Willis for Nashville SC and Brad Guzan for Atlanta United. Nashville is priced at -105 while the 5 Stripes are at +295. The O/U has been set at 2.75.
Nashville stepped onto the pitch against Philadelphia in their last matchup and took home the win by a score of 1-0. Nashville SC tried 19 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 9 of the tries for a rate of 47.4%. When discussing the passing game, they finished this match with a 88.7% passes received rate by connecting on 394 out of their 444 passing targets last game. Regarding shot accuracy, Nashville wrapped this game up at a 25.0% rate by putting 3 shots on target out of 12 total shots. Nashville has an average of 1.27 g/90 (14 total goals) and have accounted for 11 assists in all matches for the season.
Hany Mukhtar is a player who can be a difference maker for Nashville SC. He has totaled 29 assists while tallying 18 yellow cards in his career. Mukhtar has been a starter in 126 matchups thus far in his career and he has earned 0.25 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing Germany has recorded 32 goals scored in 11,397 professional minutes played. One more player who should impact this match is C.J. Sapong, the forward born in the United States. He has assisted on a goal 22 times so far in his career and he has scored 74 goals. Sapong has played 20,268 mins in 221 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 18 yellow card cautions. He currently averages 0.33 G/90 thus far in his career.
The guy protecting the net for Nashville SC is Joe Willis. Willis (56-47-61 mark in his professional soccer career) has tallied 39 clean sheets, which has earned him a 24.1% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper hailing from the United States has had 713 shots sent his way in 162 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.42 (233 total goals allowed) and he holds a save % of 70.0. Willis has played for 14,769 minutes and is sitting with 495 stops thus far in his career.
In their last outing, Atlanta walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 3-0 against Chicago. They wrapped up this match by converting 459 out of their 512 passes they attempted for a percentage of 89.6%. The 5 Stripes had a 50.0% successful dribble rate by converting 5 out of the 10 dribbles they tried. Atlanta had 2 shots on goal out of 11 shots tried which had them at a 18.2% rate in their last outing. With 9 goals and 5 assists in all competitions, Atlanta sports an average of 0.82 goals and 0.45 assists per 90 minutes.
Marcelino Moreno will be someone to watch for Atlanta United FC. He scores 0.10 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 90 games so far in his career. The forward born in Argentina has totaled 7,735 professional minutes and has earned 9 goals. He has accumulated 8 yellow card warnings in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 10 times. Make sure to watch out for Ezequiel Barco, the forward born in Argentina. Barco has been handed 13 yellow cards in 6,725 mins (70 starting assignments). His G/90 average during his career is 0.21. He has tallied 16 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 12 different times.
Brad Guzan will be looking after the goal for Atlanta United FC. Guzan has accumulated 96 clean sheets and has defended 1,664 shots against him in 32,488 career minutes. He holds a save percentage of 69.6 and his clean sheet rate sits at 26.7%. He has conceded 1.43 goals per 90 and he has earned a mark of 118-87-156. In his pro soccer career, Guzan has given up 518 goals and has accounted for 1,156 saves in 360 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta (+295)
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