New York City FC vs Nashville SC Prediction, 10/3/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York City FC vs Nashville SC
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Location: Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: New York City (-151) Nashville (+426)
Maximiliano Moralez and New York City FC (11-6-10, 4th in Eastern Conference) host Nashville SC (11-13-3, 2nd in Eastern Conference) at Red Bull Arena on Sunday. The men protecting the net are Sean Johnson for New York City FC and Joe Willis for Nashville SC. Nashville is priced at +426 while NYCFC is at -151. The O/U opens at 2.75.
New York City faced off with Chicago in their last match and took a loss by a score of 2-0. NYCFC tried 11 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 6 of the tries for a rate of 54.5%. In regard to passing, they finished with a 86.5% received passes rate by converting 429 out of their 496 pass targets in their last outing.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, New York City finished at a 20.0% rate by landing 2 shots on target of 10 total shots. New York City has an average of 1.59 goals per 90 minutes (43 total goals) and are sitting with 31 assists in all matches this year.
Maximiliano Moralez is a guy who should be able to impact this match for New York City FC. He has totaled 66 assists while accumulating 39 yellow card warnings during his soccer career. Moralez has been in the starting lineup in 260 matchups thus far in his career and has 0.19 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from Argentina has 47 goals scored in 22,704 minutes played.
One more player who should impact this match is Jesus Medina, the forward representing Paraguay. Medina has been on the field for 11,123 mins during 129 career starting assignments and has been given 18 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 9 times during his career and he has scored 39 goals. He averages 0.32 goals per 90 mins during his soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for New York City FC is Sean Johnson. Johnson (122-90-102 mark in his professional soccer career) has recorded 73 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 23.2% shutout percentage. The goalie born in the United States has had 1,367 shots sent in his direction in 314 starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.33 (417 goals allowed) and his save % is 70.7. Johnson has defended the goal for 28,236 minutes and has 965 stops so far in his career.
The last time they took the pitch, Nashville were able to avoid a loss with a score of 0-0 against Chicago. They finished the match by connecting on 236 out of their 305 passing attempts earning a rate of 77.4%. Nashville SC finished with a 40.0% successful dribble rate by converting 2 out of the 5 dribbles they pursued. Nashville converted 4 shots on goal out of the team's 5 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 80.0% rate in their last game. With 45 goals and 35 assists in all their matches, Nashville has an average of 1.67 goals and 1.30 assists per 90.
C.J. Sapong will need to be on top of his game for Nashville SC. He scores 0.35 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 235 outings during his career. The forward hailing from the United States has 21,338 professional minutes and has scored 82 goals. He has accumulated 19 yellow card warnings during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 25 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Hany Mukhtar, the forward representing Germany. Mukhtar has been given a total of 22 yellow cards in 12,606 mins (140 starts). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.30. He has accounted for 42 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 36 different times.
Joe Willis is expected to look after the goal for Nashville SC. Willis has accumulated 45 shutouts while seeing 778 shots attempted against him in 16,209 minutes throughout his career. He has a save percentage of 70.7 and his shutout rate is 25.3%. He has allowed 1.38 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 63-54-63. So far in his career, Willis has allowed 248 goals and has 546 saves in 178 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York City (-151)
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