Austin FC vs Nashville SC Prediction, 9/17/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Austin FC vs Nashville SC
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022
Location: Q2 Stadium in Austin, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Austin (+125) Nashville (+200)
The Verde and Black (16-6-9) welcome Nashville SC (12-10-9) at Q2 Stadium on Saturday. Austin FC opens at +125 while Nashville SC are at +200. The betting total is set at 2.5. The expected starting goalkeepers are Brad Stuver for Austin FC and Joe Willis for Nashville SC.
The Verde and Black are ranked 11th in expected goals having 44.6, and their expected goals against are coming in at 48.9. Austin has surrendered 44 goals while allowing 1.42 goals per 90 minutes, and their oppositition have compiled 145 shots on target on them. This team's difference in goals is at 18 as a result of 63 goals put in the net in addition to 45 goals conceded. They have tallied 8 clean sheets, which has them sitting at a % of 25.8 on the campaign. Austin FC has earned 104 SVs and they are the owners of a save percentage of 72.4 this season. Austin has amassed 69 yellow card warnings the year as well as 4 red cards. So far this year, this team is sitting with an average of 1.74 pts/match (54 points) and also are 2nd in the league with 46 assists.
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The Nashville Soccer Club are averaging 1.5 points per fixture while earning 36 assists and 2 red cards. Nashville has tallied a clean sheet percentage of 25.8 the season and 69 yellow cards. Nashville sits at 6th in regard to goals given up with 38, and the goal difference sits at 11. Over the course of the season, Nashville has a save % of 75.0 (120 shots on target against), and also are ranked 7th in the league with 46 pts. Their goals against/90 min is currently at 1.16 in addition to 87 saves, and they are sitting with 8 shut outs. Nashville SC has earned 49 goals and their goals expected so far this year is at 46.0.
The man protecting the net for Austin will be Brad Stuver. Stuver has been on the pitch a total of 10,464 mins and has 393 saves thus far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.40 (163 total goals conceded) and he has a save % of .715. The goalkeeper hailing from the United States has faced 550 shots attempted at him in 119 career starts. Stuver (57-24-38 record during his soccer career) has accumulated 28 shutouts, which leaves him with a 23.5% shutout percentage.
Joe Willis will be residing in front of the goal for Nashville. Willis has recorded 65 shutouts and has seen 1,063 shots attempted against him in 22,869 career mins. He has earned a save percentage of .708 and his clean sheet rate is 25.8%. He has given up 1.31 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 89-78-87. In his pro soccer career, Willis has conceded 332 goals and has racked up 753 stops in 252 starting assignments.
Sebastian Driussi is one footballer who has a chance to score for Austin. Driussi has been a starter in 167 contests thus far in his career and accounts for 0.42 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder born in Argentina has racked up 67 goals in 14,382 professional minutes played. He has accounted for 30 assists while accumulating 20 yellow cards thus far in his career.
Nashville features an attacker in C.J. Sapong, who has been known to frustrate defenses. The forward who is from the United States has been on the field for 24,153 minutes and has earned 89 goals. He is averaging 0.33 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 269 games so far in his career. He has tallied 23 yellow card warnings in his career and has helped on a goal 30 times.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Austin (+125)
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