Minnesota United FC vs Nashville SC Prediction, 3/5/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota United FC vs Nashville SC
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022
Location: Allianz Field in Saint Paul, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+105) Nashville (+240)
C.J. Sapong and Nashville SC (1-0-0, 3rd in Western Conference) travel to Allianz Field on Saturday where they'll meet Minnesota United (0-1-0, 7th in Western Conference). The goaltenders protecting the net will be Tyler Miller for Minnesota United and Joe Willis for Nashville SC. The Loons are priced at +105 while Nashville SC are at +240. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Minnesota took the field against Philadelphia in their last match and wrapped it up with a draw by a score of 1-1. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 82.1% passes received rate by converting 316 out of their 385 passing attempts last game. The Loons tried 34 dribbles in this match and converted 17 of those tries for a percentage of 50.0%.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Minnesota walked away from the pitch at a 38.5% rate by landing 5 SoT of 13 total shots. Minnesota averages 1.00 goal per 90 (1 total goals) and have tallied 1 assist in all matches this season.
Franco Fragapane is a player who can be a difference maker for Minnesota United. He has totaled 21 assists while tallying 12 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. Fragapane has started 100 outings so far in his career while scoring 0.19 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Argentina has totaled 18 goals scored in 8,599 minutes.
One more guy who should impact this match is Adrien Hunou, the forward hailing from France. Hunou has totaled 11,751 minutes during 129 starting assignments and has earned himself 13 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 9 times during his career and he has scored 44 goals. He is currently averaging 0.34 G/90 so far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for Minnesota United FC is Tyler Miller. Miller (65-38-31 record in his career) has tallied 37 clean sheets, which has earned him a 27.6% shutout rate. The keeper from the United States has faced 587 shots attempted against him in 134 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.32 (177 total goals allowed) and he holds a save % of 72.7. Miller has seen the pitch for 12,029 minutes and is sitting with 425 stops in his career.
When they last took the field, Nashville got the victory with a final of 1-0 against Seattle. Nashville SC ended the game with a 68.4% successful dribble rate by completing 13 of the 19 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 341 out of their 443 attempted passes for a percentage of 77.0%. Nashville had 4 shots on target out of their 9 shots tried giving them a 44.4% rate in their last match. Nashville has earned a total of 1 goals and 1 assist in all their games.
C.J. Sapong should provide a spark for Nashville SC. The forward hailing from the United States has been on the field for 21,917 professional minutes and has scored 84 goals. He has 19 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 25 times. He currently averages 0.34 goals per 90 minutes and has started 242 games so far in his career. Make sure to watch out for Hany Mukhtar, the forward representing Germany. Mukhtar has been handed a total of 24 yellow card warnings in 13,219 minutes (147 starts). His goals per 90 min average during his pro soccer career is 0.31. He has earned 45 goals during his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 38 different times.
Joe Willis will be residing in front of the net for Nashville SC. Willis has racked up 48 shutouts while seeing 805 shots attempted against him in 16,929 career mins. He is the owner of a save percentage of 71.1 and his shutout rate is 25.8%. He has conceded 1.36 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 65-59-64. During his pro soccer career, Willis has conceded 255 goals and has racked up 570 saves in 186 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Nashville (+240)
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