New England Revolution vs Nashville SC Prediction, 8/4/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New England Revolution vs Nashville SC
Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Location: Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA
Odds/Point Spread: New England (-156) Nashville (+320)
Gustavo Bou and the New England Revolution (11-3-3, 1st in Eastern Conference) host Nashville SC (6-9-1, 3rd in Eastern Conference) at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday. The men protecting the net will be Brad Knighton for the New England Revolution and Joe Willis for Nashville SC. The Revolution are priced at -156 while Nashville SC are at +320. The O/U opens at 2.5.
New England played New York in their last match and earned the victory with a final of 3-2. The Revolution tried 19 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 11 of the tries for a percentage of 57.9%. In the passing game, they ended with a 78.6% passes received percentage by completing 275 of the 350 pass targets in their last game.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, New England wrapped this game up at a 40.0% rate by putting 8 shots on target of 20 total shots. New England sports an average of 1.88 goals per 90 min (32 total goals) and are sitting with 25 assists in all competitions for the season.
Gustavo Bou is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for the New England Revolution. Bou has started 144 matchups during his pro soccer career and has 0.52 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Argentina has tallied 75 goals scored in 12,986 minutes played. He has 26 assists while tallying 17 yellow cards so far in his career.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Adam Buksa, the forward who is from Poland. He has assisted on a goal 9 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 42 goals. Buksa has 8,369 minutes in 91 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 17 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.45 goals per 90 during his pro soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for New England Revolution will be Brad Knighton. Knighton has played for a total of 10,450 mins and is sitting with 376 saves during his soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.38 (160 goals given up) and he has a save percentage of 72.1. The goalkeeper from the United States has seen 526 shots tried at him in 116 career starting assignments. Knighton (49-27-40 mark in his professional soccer career) has totaled 24 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 20.7% clean sheet rate.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Nashville got the victory with a final of 3-0 against Cincinnati. Nashville SC earned a 46.2% successful dribble rate by completing 6 out of the 13 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 281 out of their 340 passes they tried earning a percentage of 82.6%. Nashville converted 4 shots on target out of their 8 shots attempted giving them a 50.0% rate when they last took the field. Having a total of 25 goals and 19 assists in all their contests, Nashville is averaging 1.56 goals and 1.19 assists per 90 minutes.
C.J. Sapong will be someone to watch for Nashville SC. The forward hailing from the United States has accumulated 20,615 mins while scoring 77 goals. He has tallied 19 yellow cards during his soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 24 times. He currently averages 0.34 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 226 outings during his soccer career. You should also watch out for Hany Mukhtar, the forward representing Germany. Mukhtar has been given 19 yellow cards in 11,798 mins played (131 career starts). His G/90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.27. He has totaled 36 goals during his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 32 times.
Joe Willis will be looking after the net for Nashville SC. Willis has racked up 41 shutouts and defended 727 shots attempted against him in 15,219 career mins. He holds a save percentage of 70.0 and his clean sheet rate sits at 24.6%. He has allowed 1.40 goals per 90 and he has a record of 58-50-61. Thus far in his career, Willis has given up 237 goals and has accounted for 505 saves in 167 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New England (-156)
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