Nashville SC vs Orlando City SC Prediction, 9/29/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville SC vs Orlando City SC
Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Location: Nissan Stadium in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Nashville (-125) Orlando (+373)
Hany Mukhtar and Nashville SC (11-12-3, 2nd in Eastern Conference) host Orlando City (10-8-8, 5th in Eastern Conference) at Nissan Stadium on Wednesday. The starting goalkeepers will be Joe Willis for Nashville SC and Pedro Gallese for Orlando City. The Lions are priced at +373 while Nashville SC are at -125. The total is set at 2.5.
Nashville played Chicago in their most recent match and finished with a draw by a score of 0-0. Nashville SC attempted 5 dribbles in this outing and successfully completed 2 of the attempts for a rate of 40.0%. When talking about passing the ball, they finished with a 77.4% rate by connecting on 236 of the 305 pass attempts in their last game.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Nashville wrapped this game up at a 80.0% rate by putting 4 shots on target of 5 total shots. Nashville sports an average of 1.65 goals per 90 minutes (43 total goals) and are sitting with 34 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Hany Mukhtar is a player who should impact this matchup for Nashville SC. Mukhtar has been in the starting lineup in 139 outings in his pro soccer career while scoring 0.29 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Germany has tallied 41 goals scored in 12,521 mins. He has 36 assists while earning 22 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career.
Another player who should impact this match is C.J. Sapong, the forward hailing from the United States. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 25 times in his career while scoring 82 goals. Sapong has played 21,258 minutes in 234 career starts and has been handed 19 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.35 G/90 thus far in his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Nashville SC will be Joe Willis. Willis (63-53-63 record in his career) has tallied 45 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 25.4% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper born in the United States has seen 772 shots attempted against him in 177 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.37 (246 goals surrendered) and he holds a save percentage of 70.6. Willis has defended the goal for a total of 16,119 mins and has tallied 541 stops during his soccer career.
For their last game, Orlando went home defeated by a final of 2-1 against New England. The Lions finished with a 50.0% successful dribble percentage by completing 4 of the 8 dribbles they tried. They finished this game by converting 358 out of their 403 passes they tried for a percentage of 88.8%. Orlando converted 2 shots on goal out of 12 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 16.7% clip in their last outing. With a total of 37 goals and 31 assists in all their matches, Orlando averages 1.42 goals and 1.19 assists per 90 minutes.
Benji Michel will need to provide a spark for Orlando City SC. He sports an average of 0.38 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 33 matches so far in his career. The forward from Haiti has played 3,293 minutes and has scored 14 goals. He has tallied 5 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 6 times. Make sure to watch out for Nani, the forward hailing from Cape Verde. He has collected 91 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 91 times. Nani has been handed 56 yellow cards in 27,015 minutes (304 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.30.
Pedro Gallese will be residing in front of the net for Orlando City SC. Gallese has recorded 33 shutouts and defended 290 shots attempted against him in 13,431 minutes throughout his career. He has earned a save percentage of 69.0 and his clean sheet rate is currently 21.9%. He has given up 1.54 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 52-40-57. Thus far in his career, Gallese has conceded 161 goals and has accounted for 197 saves in 151 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Orlando (+373)
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