Toronto FC vs Nashville SC Prediction, 8/1/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto FC vs Nashville SC
Date: Sunday, August 1, 2021
Location: Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (+150) Nashville (+155)
Rio Tinto Stadium is the venue where Hany Mukhtar and Nashville SC (6-8-1, 2nd in Eastern Conference) will take on Toronto FC (3-4-8, 11th in Eastern Conference) on Sunday. The expected starting goaltenders will be Alex Bono for Toronto FC and Joe Willis for Nashville SC. Nashville is priced at +155 while TFC is at +150. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Toronto faced off with Chicago in their most recent game and took home the win by a score of 2-1. In regard to passing, they had a 81.2% rate by completing 311 out of their 383 passing targets last match. TFC attempted 16 dribbles in this outing and converted 11 of those tries for a percentage of 68.8%.
In relation to shooting accuracy, Toronto walked away from the pitch at a 33.3% rate by hitting 3 shots on target of 9 total shots. Toronto averages 1.33 g/90 (20 goals in total) and have accounted for 13 assists in all games this year.
Jozy Altidore is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Toronto FC. He has accounted for 29 assists while earning 49 yellow card warnings thus far in his career. Altidore has been in the starting lineup in 234 games thus far in his career and scores 0.51 G/90. The forward representing the United States has 117 goals in 20,796 professional minutes played. Someone else who should impact this game is Michael Bradley, the midfielder representing the United States. Bradley has been on the field for 35,449 minutes during 392 starts and has been handed a total of 79 yellow card cautions. He has helped on a goal 36 times so far in his career and he has scored 41 total goals. He sports an average of 0.10 G/90 for his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Toronto FC will be Alex Bono. Bono (50-26-35 record in his career) has accumulated 24 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 21.8% shutout percentage. The keeper from the United States has faced 507 shots sent in his direction in 110 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.49 (167 goals conceded) and he holds a save percentage of 69.8. Bono has played for 10,077 minutes and is sitting with 351 stops so far in his pro soccer career.
The last time they took the pitch, Nashville walked away with a victory by a final of 3-0 against Cincinnati. Nashville SC finished the match with a 46.2% successful dribble rate by completing 6 out of the 13 dribbles they attempted. They finished the contest by completing 281 out of their 340 passes they attempted earning a rate of 82.6%. Nashville landed 4 shots on goal out of their 8 shots attempted giving them a 50.0% clip when they last took the field. Having accumulated 24 goals and 18 assists in all competitions, Nashville is averaging 1.60 goals and 1.20 assists per 90 min.
Hany Mukhtar should be someone to watch for Nashville SC. He is currently averaging 0.28 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 130 games in his career. The forward representing Germany has been on the field for 11,708 minutes while scoring 36 goals. He has tallied 19 yellow cards during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 32 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for C.J. Sapong, the forward representing the United States. He has totaled 77 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 24 times. Sapong has been handed a total of 19 yellow cards in 20,540 minutes (225 career starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.34.
Joe Willis will look after the net for Nashville SC. So far in his career, Willis has conceded 236 goals while earning 504 saves in 166 starts. He has allowed 1.40 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 58-49-61. He is the owner of a save % of 70.1 and his shutout rate is 24.7%. Willis has accumulated 41 clean sheets while seeing 725 shots against him in 15,129 career mins.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Nashville (+155)
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