Houston Dynamo vs Nashville SC Prediction, 5/14/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Dynamo vs Nashville SC
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Location: PNC Stadium in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (+141) Nashville (+213)
C.J. Sapong and Nashville SC (4-3-3, 6th in Western Conference) head to PNC Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Houston Dynamo (3-3-4, 8th in Western Conference). The starting goaltenders are Steve Clark for the Houston Dynamo and Joe Willis for Nashville SC. Nashville is priced at +213 while the Dynamo are at +141. The total is set at 2.25.
Houston stepped onto the pitch against D.C. in their last game and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-0. The Dynamo attempted 22 dribbles in this game and converted 16 of those attempts for a rate of 72.7%. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 80.9% passes received rate by connecting on 381 out of their 471 targeted passes in their last match.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Houston finished at a 14.3% rate by landing 1 shot on target of 7 total shots. Houston averages 1.20 g/90 (12 total goals) and have accounted for 8 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Fafa Picault is a guy who should be able to impact this game for the Houston Dynamo. He has 23 assists while accumulating 34 yellow cards during his career. Picault has been given a starting assignment in 152 matchups in his career and tallies 0.35 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in the United States has 53 goals scored in 13,528 minutes.
One more guy who should impact this match is Memo Rodriguez, the midfielder who represents the United States. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 15 times thus far in his career and he has scored 28 goals. Rodriguez has 8,842 mins in 97 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 18 yellow card cautions. He currently averages 0.29 goals per 90 during his soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Houston Dynamo is Steve Clark. Clark has played for 23,957 minutes and is sitting with 933 saves so far in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.44 (383 goals conceded) and his save percentage is 72.2. The goalie from the United States has faced 1,311 shots sent his way in 267 career starts. Clark (97-74-95 record in his career) has earned 63 clean sheets, which has earned him a 23.6% shutout percentage.
In their last outing, Nashville got the victory with a final of 2-0 against Salt Lake. Nashville SC finished with a 81.8% successful dribble rate by completing 9 of the 11 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 417 of the 476 passing attempts earning a percentage of 87.6%. Nashville connected on 9 shots on target out of the team's 21 shots attempted which had them at a 42.9% clip in their last outing. Having accumulated 11 goals and 9 assists for all their matches, Nashville averages 1.10 goals and 0.90 assists per 90 min.
C.J. Sapong will need to be on top of his game for Nashville SC. The forward who is from the United States has earned 22,601 professional minutes and has scored 87 goals. He has totaled 21 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 26 times. He scores 0.35 G/90 and has been a starter in 250 games so far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Hany Mukhtar, the forward representing Germany. He has collected 47 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 40 different times. Mukhtar has been handed 24 yellow card warnings in 14,020 mins played (156 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his soccer career is 0.30.
Joe Willis is expected to look after the goal for Nashville SC. In his career, Willis has given up 265 goals and has 597 stops in 195 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.34 goals per 90 mins while he holds a record of 68-62-67. He holds a save % of 71.2 and his shutout rate is currently at 25.6%. Willis has accumulated 50 shutouts while defending 841 shots tried against him in 17,739 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Nashville (+213)
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