Columbus Crew vs Nashville SC Prediction, 4/2/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Columbus Crew vs Nashville SC
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2022
Location: Lower.com Field in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Columbus (+103) Nashville (+312)
Lucas Zelarayan and the Columbus Crew (2-2-0, 2nd in Eastern Conference) play Nashville SC (1-1-2, 12th in Western Conference) at Lower.com Field on Saturday. The starting goalies are Eloy Room for the Columbus Crew and Joe Willis for Nashville SC. The moneyline on this matchup has the Columbus Crew coming in at +103 and Nashville SC are at +312. The O/U has been set at 2.25.
Columbus took the field against New York in their most recent game and walked away with a draw with a final of 1-1. The Crew tried 26 dribbles in this game and were successful in 14 of those tries for a percentage of 53.8%. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 84.8% received passes rate by connecting on 395 of the 466 pass targets last match.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Columbus walked away from the pitch at a 22.2% rate by landing 2 shots on target of 9 total shots. Columbus is averaging 2.50 goals per 90 min (10 total goals) and have 6 assists in all games this season.
Lucas Zelarayan is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for the Columbus Crew. He has accounted for 28 assists while earning 9 yellow cards thus far in his career. Zelarayan has started 147 matchups in his career while scoring 0.34 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder hailing from Argentina has recorded 50 goals in 13,185 mins played.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Derrick Etienne, the forward hailing from the United States. He has helped a teammate on a goal 21 times so far in his career while scoring 23 goals. Etienne has been on the field for 9,414 mins in 103 starting assignments and has earned himself 12 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.22 goals per 90 during his pro soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Columbus Crew is Eloy Room. Room (90-60-78 record during his soccer career) has accounted for 51 shutouts, which has earned him a 22.6% clean sheet percentage. The keeper hailing from the Netherlands has faced 1,059 shots tried against him in 226 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.36 (310 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of 72.3. Room has seen the field for a total of 20,541 minutes and has tallied 757 saves in his career.
When they last took the field, Nashville took a loss by a score of 2-1 against Salt Lake. Nashville SC ended the game with a 54.5% successful dribble rate by completing 6 of the 11 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by converting 487 of the 562 attempted passes for a rate of 86.7%. Nashville had 8 shots on target out of their 17 shots attempted earning them a 47.1% rate in their last game. Having tallied 3 goals and 3 assists in all their matches, Nashville averages 0.75 goals and 0.75 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 mins and has been a starter in 244 outings so far in his career. The forward born in the United States has totaled 22,088 minutes and has earned 85 goals. He has totaled 20 yellow card warnings during his career and has assisted on a goal 25 times. You should also keep an eye on Hany Mukhtar, the forward representing Germany. Mukhtar has been handed 24 yellow card warnings in 13,486 mins (150 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average thus far in his career is 0.30. He has earned 45 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 40 different times.
Joe Willis will reside in front of the goal for Nashville SC. So far in his pro soccer career, Willis has given up 259 goals while tallying 575 stops in 189 starts. He has allowed 1.36 goals per 90 mins while he holds a record of 65-60-66. He is the owner of a save percentage of 71.0 and his shutout rate is currently 25.4%. Willis has tallied 48 clean sheets while seeing 814 shots attempted against him in 17,199 career mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Nashville (+312) and under the total goals
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