FC Cincinnati vs Nashville SC Prediction, 7/23/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FC Cincinnati vs Nashville SC
Date: Saturday, July 23, 2022
Location: TQL Stadium in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (+115) Nashville (+230)
Hany Mukhtar and Nashville SC (8-6-7, 5th in Western Conference) head to TQL Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet FC Cincinnati (7-6-8, 7th in Eastern Conference). The starting goalkeepers will be Roman Celentano for FC Cincinnati and Joe Willis for Nashville SC. The line on this matchup has FC Cincinnati coming in at +115 and Nashville SC are at +230. The total has been set at 2.5.
Cincinnati took the field against Columbus in their most recent game and ended up losing by a score of 2-0. In sharing the ball, they ended up with a 91.1% received passes percentage by converting 287 out of their 315 passing attempts in their last outing. FCC attempted 9 dribbles in this match and completed 3 of the attempts for a percentage of 33.3%.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Cincinnati finished at a 22.2% rate by hitting 2 shots on target out of 9 shots. Cincinnati averages 1.38 goals per 90 min (29 total goals) and have accounted for 23 assists in all competitions this season.
Yuya Kubo is a player who can be a difference maker for FC Cincinnati. He has accounted for 15 assists while earning 25 yellow cards so far in his career. Kubo has started 173 matchups in his career and he scores 0.30 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing Japan has racked up 52 goals scored in 15,490 minutes.
One more player who could decide who wins is Brandon Vazquez, the forward born in the United States. Vazquez has earned 4,836 minutes during 47 career starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 6 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 12 times during his soccer career while scoring 23 total goals. He is currently averaging 0.43 goals per 90 for his career.
The man who will protect the net for FC Cincinnati will be Roman Celentano. Celentano (4-0-3 mark during his career) has accumulated 2 shutouts, which leaves him with a 28.6% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper hailing from the United States has seen 32 shots tried against him in 7 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.57 (11 goals conceded) and his save percentage is 68.8. Celentano has seen the field for 630 minutes and is sitting with 22 saves in his career.
The last time they took the field, Nashville went home defeated by a final of 2-1 against Los Angeles. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 423 out of their 461 pass attempts for a rate of 91.8%. Nashville SC earned a 28.6% successful dribble rate by completing 2 out of the 7 dribbles they tried. Nashville had 2 shots on target out of 11 shots tried which gave them a 18.2% clip in their last outing. Having a total of 27 goals and 21 assists for all their matches, Nashville averages 1.29 goals and 1.00 assist per 90.
Hany Mukhtar should be able to be counted on for Nashville SC. He has an average of 0.34 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 164 matches in his career. The forward hailing from Germany has been on the pitch for 14,760 professional minutes while earning 55 goals. He has totaled 26 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 41 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for C.J. Sapong, the forward hailing from the United States. He has accounted for 89 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 28 times. Sapong has been handed 22 yellow card cautions in 23,324 professional minutes played (259 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average thus far in his career is 0.34.
Joe Willis will be residing in front of the net for Nashville SC. Willis has racked up 50 clean sheets and has defended 852 shots against him in 18,009 minutes throughout his career. He sports a save % of 71.4 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 25.3%. He has allowed 1.34 goals per 90 while earning a mark of 69-63-68. During his professional soccer career, Willis has conceded 268 goals and has accounted for 604 stops in 198 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cincinnati (+115)
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