Nashville SC vs New England Revolution Prediction, 5/8/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville SC vs New England Revolution
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: Nissan Stadium in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Nashville (+138) New England (+190)
Nissan Stadium is the site where Adam Buksa and the New England Revolution (2-1-0, 1st in Eastern Conference) will take on Nashville SC (0-3-0, 9th in Eastern Conference) on Saturday. The goaltenders protecting the net will be Joe Willis for Nashville SC and Matt Turner for the New England Revolution. The Revolution are priced at +190 while Nashville SC are at +138. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Nashville faced Miami in their most recent game and finished with a draw with a score of 0-0. Nashville SC attempted 13 dribbles in this game and completed 7 of those tries for a rate of 53.8%. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 87.0% received passes percentage by converting 457 out of their 525 targeted passes in their last match. In regard to shooting accuracy, Nashville finished at a 30.0% rate by putting 3 SoT out of 10 total shots. Nashville sports an average of 1.33 g/90 (4 goals in total) and have accounted for 2 assists in all matches for the year.
Hany Mukhtar is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Nashville SC. Mukhtar has been a starter in 121 outings so far in his career and tallies 0.25 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing Germany has racked up 30 goals in 10,897 professional minutes. He has totaled 28 assists while accumulating 18 yellow card warnings in his career. Someone else who should impact this match is Jhonder Leonel Cadiz, the forward representing Venezuela. He has assisted on a goal 8 times during his soccer career and he has scored 27 goals. Cadiz has been on the pitch for 6,994 minutes in 68 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 15 yellow card warnings. He scores 0.35 goals per 90 for his pro soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Nashville SC will be Joe Willis. Willis has been on the pitch for a total of 14,049 minutes and is sitting with 475 saves during his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.45 (226 total goals conceded) and he has earned a save % of 69.8. The goalkeeper born in the United States has had 686 shots attempted at him in 154 career starting assignments. Willis (52-44-60 record during his soccer career) has accumulated 35 clean sheets, which has earned him a 22.7% clean sheet percentage.
When they last played, New England earned three points by winning 2-1 against Atlanta. The Revolution finished the match with a 47.4% successful dribble percentage by completing 9 out of the 19 dribbles they tried. They finished this game by completing 345 of the 417 passing attempts earning a percentage of 82.7%. New England had 5 shots on target out of the team's 13 shots tried which gave them a 38.5% clip in their last match. Having accumulated 4 goals and 3 assists in all their contests, New England averages 1.33 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 minutes.
Adam Buksa will need to provide a spark for New England Revolution. He scores 0.41 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 83 games during his soccer career. The forward from Poland has earned 7,603 mins and has earned 35 goals. He has 17 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 8 times. You should also watch out for Gustavo Bou, the forward representing Argentina. Bou has been given 17 yellow card warnings in 12,009 mins played (133 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average thus far in his career is 0.49. He has 66 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 23 times.
Matt Turner will be residing in front of the net for New England Revolution. Turner has accumulated 24 clean sheets and has defended 443 shots tried against him in 8,875 mins throughout his career. He holds a save % of 74.0 and his shutout rate is currently 24.2%. He has given up 1.25 goals per 90 while holding a record of 33-34-32. During his professional soccer career, Turner has given up 123 goals and has earned 330 stops in 99 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Nashville (+138)
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