Nashville SC vs Atlanta United FC Prediction, 5/21/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville SC vs Atlanta United FC
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022
Location: GEODIS Park in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Nashville (-117) Atlanta (+364)
Marcelino Moreno and Atlanta United (4-3-4, 7th in Eastern Conference) travel to GEODIS Park on Saturday where they'll take on Nashville SC (4-3-4, 8th in Western Conference). The goalies protecting the net will be Joe Willis for Nashville SC and Bobby Shuttleworth for Atlanta United. The moneyline on this matchup has Nashville SC coming in at -117 and the 5 Stripes are at +364. The total opens at 2.25.
Nashville faced off with Salt Lake in their most recent game and walked away with a win by a score of 2-0. When discussing the passing game, they ended the game with a 87.6% received passes rate by completing 417 of the 476 passing attempts last game. Nashville SC tried 11 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 9 of the tries for a percentage of 81.8%.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Nashville finished the game at a 42.9% rate by landing 9 shots on target of 21 total shots. Nashville is averaging 1.10 goals per 90 min (11 goals in total) and have 9 assists in all competitions this year.
Hany Mukhtar is a guy who should impact this matchup for Nashville SC. He has 40 assists while tallying 24 yellow card cautions in his career. Mukhtar has been in the starting lineup in 156 contests so far in his pro soccer career and he has earned 0.30 G/90. The forward from Germany has racked up 47 goals in 14,020 professional minutes played.
One more guy who could decide who wins is C.J. Sapong, the forward born in the United States. He has assisted on a goal 26 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 87 goals. Sapong has totaled 22,601 mins during 250 career starts and has been given 21 yellow cards. He sports an average of 0.35 G/90 so far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for Nashville SC will be Joe Willis. Willis (68-62-67 record during his soccer career) has earned 50 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 25.6% shutout rate. The keeper from the United States has seen 841 shots attempted against him in 195 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.34 (265 total goals given up) and his save percentage is 71.2. Willis has defended the goal for a total of 17,739 mins and has accumulated 597 saves thus far in his career.
For their last outing, Atlanta took home the win by a final score of 4-1 against Chicago. The 5 Stripes earned a 81.8% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 9 out of the 11 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this match by completing 588 out of their 626 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 93.9%. Atlanta had 7 shots on target out of their 16 shots attempted which gave them a 43.8% clip in their last match. Having a total of 15 goals and 7 assists in all competitions, Atlanta is averaging 1.50 goals and 0.70 assists per 90 minutes.
Marcelino Moreno will need to be on top of his game for Atlanta United FC. The forward hailing from Argentina has been on the field for 10,105 professional minutes and has earned 17 goals. He has accumulated 12 yellow cards in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 16 times. He is averaging 0.15 goals per 90 and has started 117 contests during his career. Make sure to watch out for Thiago Almada, the forward representing Argentina. He has 12 goals thus far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 7 times. Almada has been given 5 yellow card warnings in 4,198 professional minutes (42 starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.26.
Bobby Shuttleworth will reside in front of the net for Atlanta United FC. So far in his career, Shuttleworth has allowed 377 goals while totaling 728 saves in 236 starts. He has surrendered 1.59 goals per 90 and he has earned a mark of 81-50-107. He sports a save percentage of 67.2 and his shutout rate sits at 22.5%. Shuttleworth has earned 53 shutouts while defending 1,095 shots attempted against him in 21,368 minutes throughout his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Atlanta (+364) and under the total goals
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