Nashville SC vs Austin FC Prediction, 5/23/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville SC vs Austin FC
Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021
Location: Nissan Stadium in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Nashville (-143) Austin (+400)
Nissan Stadium is the site where Cecilio Dominguez and Austin FC (2-0-3, 10th in Western Conference) will play Nashville SC (1-4-0, 8th in Eastern Conference) on Sunday. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Joe Willis for Nashville SC and Brad Stuver for Austin FC. Nashville is priced at -143 while Austin FC is at +400. The over/under is set at 2.75.
Nashville took the field against Salt Lake in their most recent game and walked away with a draw with a final of 0-0. In the passing game, they earned a 91.1% received passes rate by converting 328 out of their 360 pass attempts in their last game. Nashville SC tried 12 dribbles in this outing and converted 8 of the attempts for a rate of 66.7%. Concerning shot accuracy, Nashville walked away from the pitch at a 27.3% clip by hitting 3 shots on target of 11 shots. Nashville sports an average of 1.20 goals per 90 min (6 total goals) and have 3 assists in all matches for the season.
Jhonder Leonel Cadiz is a player who should be able to impact this match for Nashville SC. He has totaled 8 assists while earning 15 yellow card warnings in his career. Cadiz has been in the starting lineup in 68 matches during his soccer career while he scores 0.34 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Venezuela has earned 27 goals in 7,046 minutes played. One more guy who should impact this match is Hany Mukhtar, the forward representing Germany. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 28 times in his career while he has scored 30 goals. Mukhtar has been on the pitch for 10,931 mins in 121 starts and has been handed a total of 18 yellow card warnings. He scores 0.25 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Nashville SC will be Joe Willis. Willis (53-45-60 mark in his professional soccer career) has recorded 37 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 23.7% clean sheet rate. The keeper from the United States has faced 689 shots tried at him in 156 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.43 (226 goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 70.0. Willis has played for 14,229 minutes and is sitting with 478 saves in his career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Austin took a loss by a final score of 2-0 against LA. They finished the match by connecting on 523 of the 605 passes they attempted for a rate of 86.4%. Austin FC earned a 60.0% successful dribble rate by completing 6 out of the 10 dribbles they tried. Austin had 2 shots on target out of 15 shots attempted giving them a 13.3% clip in their last match. With a total of 5 goals and 4 assists in all their games, Austin has an average of 1.00 goal and 0.80 assists per 90 min.
Cecilio Dominguez should provide solid play for Austin FC. He averages 0.41 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 91 outings so far in his career. The forward representing Paraguay has been on the field for 8,250 mins and has scored 38 goals. He has earned 13 yellow cards in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 9 times. Make sure to watch out for Rodney Redes, the forward hailing from Paraguay. Redes has been handed a total of 6 yellow cards in 6,128 mins played (84 starting assignments). His G/90 average in his career is 0.16. He has accounted for 11 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 7 times.
Brad Stuver will look after the net for Austin FC. Stuver has racked up 4 clean sheets while defending 116 shots against him in 2,250 mins throughout his career. He is the owner of a save % of 67.2 and his shutout rate is currently 16.0%. He has allowed 1.52 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 10-4-11. In his career, Stuver has conceded 38 goals and has accounted for 78 stops in 25 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Austin (+400)
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