Nashville SC vs CF Montreal Prediction, 6/26/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville SC vs CF Montreal
Date: Saturday, June 26, 2021
Location: Nissan Stadium in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Nashville (-154) Montreal (+320)
Nissan Stadium is the site where Bjorn Maars Johnsen and CF Montreal (3-3-3, 9th in Eastern Conference) will take on Nashville SC (3-5-1, 6th in Eastern Conference) on Saturday. The men protecting the net are Joe Willis for Nashville SC and Clement Diop for CF Montreal. CFM is priced at +320 while Nashville SC are at -154. The total is set at 2.5.
Nashville played New York in their last matchup and took a loss by a final of 2-0. Nashville SC tried 13 dribbles in this game and were successful in 5 of those attempts for a rate of 38.5%. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 87.0% received passes rate by converting 201 out of their 231 pass attempts last game. In relation to shooting accuracy, Nashville wrapped this game up at a 12.5% rate by putting 1 shot on target of 8 total shots. Nashville sports an average of 1.33 goals per 90 (12 goals in total) and are sitting with 9 assists in all matches this year.
Hany Mukhtar is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Nashville SC. He has 29 assists while earning 18 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. Mukhtar has been given a starting assignment in 124 outings thus far in his career and tallies 0.26 G/90. The forward born in Germany has 32 goals in 11,218 minutes played. Another guy who should impact this match is C.J. Sapong, the forward who represents the United States. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 22 times in his career while he has scored 73 goals. Sapong has 20,110 mins during 219 starting assignments and has been given 18 yellow card cautions. He averages 0.33 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Nashville SC will be Joe Willis. Willis (55-46-61 record in his career) has recorded 38 shutouts, which leaves him with a 23.8% clean sheet percentage. The goalie from the United States has faced 705 shots sent in his direction in 160 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.43 (232 total goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save % of 69.8. Willis has seen the pitch for 14,589 mins and has tallied 488 stops during his soccer career.
For their last match, Montreal took home the win by a final score of 1-0 against Chicago. They wrapped up this outing by converting 301 of the 375 attempted passes earning a percentage of 80.3%. CFM ended the game with a 60.0% successful dribble rate by completing 6 of the 10 dribbles they tried. Montreal converted 3 shots on target out of the team's 7 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 42.9% clip in their last outing. With 10 goals and 10 assists in all their contests, Montreal averages 1.11 goals and 1.11 assists per 90 minutes.
Bjorn Maars Johnsen should be able to be counted on for CF Montreal. He is currently averaging 0.55 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 97 games in his pro soccer career. The forward from Norway has earned 9,036 minutes while earning 55 goals. He has accumulated 12 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 8 times. You should also keep an eye on Mason Toye, the forward representing the United States. He has 11 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 3 times. Toye has been handed 6 yellow card cautions in 2,247 mins played (25 starts). His goals per 90 min average thus far in his career is 0.44.
Clement Diop is expected to look after the goal for CF Montreal. In his career, Diop has allowed 138 goals and has accounted for 308 stops in 95 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.45 goals per 90 mins and he has a record of 35-21-38. He is the owner of a save % of 70.3 and his clean sheet rate is 24.2%. Diop has racked up 23 shutouts while defending 441 shots against him in 8,550 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Montreal (+320)
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