Nashville SC vs FC Cincinnati Prediction, 4/17/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville SC vs FC Cincinnati
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Location: Nissan Stadium in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Nashville (+110) Cincinnati (+240)
Daniel Rios and Nashville SC (8-8-7 last year, 7th in the Eastern Conference) host FC Cincinnati (4-4-15 last season, 14th in the Eastern Conference) at Nissan Stadium on Saturday. The goalies expected to start will be Joe Willis for Nashville SC and Przemyslaw Tyton for FC Cincinnati. Nashville is priced at +110 while FCC is at +240. The total is set at 2.5.
Nashville faced Columbus in their last matchup and ended up losing by a score of 2-0. Nashville SC tried 29 dribbles in this game and were successful in 21 of the tries for a rate of 72.4%. In regard to passing, they ended up with a 80.1% passes received rate by converting 479 of the 598 pass targets in their last match. Concerning shot accuracy, Nashville finished the game at a 22.2% clip by hitting 4 SoT out of 18 total shots. Nashville sported an average of 1.04 goals per 90 min (24 total goals) and tallied 20 assists in all matches last year.
Daniel Rios is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Nashville SC. He has totaled 5 assists while tallying 8 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career. Rios has been a starter in 63 games in his career while he scores 0.74 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Mexico has totaled 44 goals scored in 5,377 minutes played. Another player who could decide the outcome is Hany Mukhtar, the forward representing Germany. Mukhtar has accumulated 10,643 mins in 118 starting assignments and has been handed 18 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 28 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 29 total goals. He is currently averaging 0.25 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Nashville SC is Joe Willis. Willis (52-41-60 mark during his soccer career) has tallied 34 clean sheets, which has earned him a 22.5% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper from the United States has faced 680 shots attempted against him in 151 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.45 (222 total goals allowed) and he has a save % of 70.0. Willis has played for 13,779 mins and has accumulated 472 saves so far in his pro soccer career.
For their last outing, Cincinnati walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-1 against Miami. FCC finished the match with a 90.9% successful dribble rate by converting 10 of the 11 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by connecting on 564 out of their 573 passes they attempted for a rate of 98.4%. Cincinnati connected on 4 shots on target out of 13 shots attempted which had them at a 30.8% clip in their last outing. Having tallied 11 goals and 5 assists in all their contests, Cincinnati sported an average of 0.48 goals and 0.22 assists per 90.
Yuya Kubo will be counted on for FC Cincinnati. He scores 0.38 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 135 matches during his soccer career. The forward representing Japan has been on the pitch for 12,357 mins and he has scored 52 goals. He has tallied 15 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 15 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Brenner, the forward representing Brazil. Brenner has been given a total of 6 yellow card warnings in 2,530 professional minutes played (26 starts). His goals per 90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.46. He has tallied 13 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 3 different times.
Przemyslaw Tyton will be looking after the goal for FC Cincinnati. Tyton has accumulated 41 clean sheets while he has seen 930 shots tried against him in 17,596 mins throughout his career. He has a save % of 64.9 and his clean sheet rate is 21.0%. He has given up 1.68 goals per 90 while holding a mark of 66-45-81. During his pro soccer career, Tyton has given up 329 goals while tallying 603 saves in 195 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cincinnati (+240)
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