Orlando City SC vs Nashville SC Prediction, 10/31/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Orlando City SC vs Nashville SC
Date: Sunday, October 31, 2021
Location: Exploria Stadium in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando (+130) Nashville (+236)
Hany Mukhtar and Nashville SC (12-16-4, 2nd in Eastern Conference) head to Exploria Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on Orlando City (12-11-9, 5th in Eastern Conference). The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Pedro Gallese for Orlando City and Joe Willis for Nashville SC. Nashville is priced at +236 while the Lions are at +130. The total has been set at 2.5.
Orlando stepped onto the pitch against Columbus in their most recent game and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 3-2. When talking about passing the ball, they finished with a 86.7% received passes rate by connecting on 398 out of their 459 pass targets last game. The Lions attempted 11 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 5 of the tries for a percentage of 45.5%.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Orlando finished at a 20.0% rate by hitting 2 shots on target of 10 total shots. Orlando averages 1.44 goals per 90 (46 total goals) and are sitting with 36 assists in all competitions this year.
Junior Urso is a player who should impact this matchup for Orlando City. Urso has started 163 outings so far in his career while scoring 0.19 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder born in Brazil has totaled 29 goals in 13,993 minutes. He has totaled 5 assists while earning 25 yellow cards during his career.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Nani, the forward born in Cape Verde. He has helped a teammate on a goal 92 times during his soccer career while he has scored 92 total goals. Nani has been on the pitch for 27,357 minutes in 308 career starts and has earned himself a total of 56 yellow cards. He sports an average of 0.30 goals per 90 minutes during his soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for Orlando City SC will be Pedro Gallese. Gallese has played for 13,971 minutes and has tallied 208 stops during his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.53 (170 total goals conceded) and he holds a save percentage of 68.1. The goalkeeper born in Peru has seen 310 shots tried at him in 157 starts. Gallese (54-43-58 mark during his soccer career) has accumulated 34 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 21.7% clean sheet percentage.
In their last game, Nashville got the victory with a final of 6-3 against Cincinnati. Nashville SC finished the match with a 66.7% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 4 out of the 6 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 482 out of their 543 pass attempts earning a rate of 88.8%. Nashville converted 8 shots on target out of 15 shots tried earning them a 53.3% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having accumulated 52 goals and 41 assists in all their matches, Nashville averages 1.62 goals and 1.28 assists per 90 minutes.
Hany Mukhtar should be able to be counted on for Nashville SC. The forward representing Germany has been on the field for 12,960 professional minutes while earning 43 goals. He has totaled 24 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 38 times. He is currently averaging 0.30 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 144 matches so far in his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for C.J. Sapong, the forward born in the United States. Sapong has been handed 19 yellow card warnings in 21,705 professional minutes (239 starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.35. He has collected 84 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 25 times.
Joe Willis will look after the goal for Nashville SC. In his career, Willis has allowed 253 goals while tallying 563 stops in 183 starts. He has conceded 1.37 goals per 90 and he has a record of 64-57-64. He has a save % of 71.0 and his shutout rate is 25.7%. Willis has earned 47 clean sheets and has defended 796 shots attempted against him in 16,659 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Nashville (+236)
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