Nashville SC vs Colorado Rapids Prediction, 8/31/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville SC vs Colorado Rapids
Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Location: GEODIS Park in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Nashville (-112) Colorado (+295)
The Nashville Soccer Club (10-9-9) host the Colorado Rapids (8-8-11) at GEODIS Park on Wednesday. Nashville SC opens at -112 and the Rapids are at +295. The over/under is 2.75. The starting goalies will be Joe Willis for Nashville SC and William Yarbrough for Colorado Rapids.
The Nashville Soccer Club rank 7th in the matter of goals expected with 40.9, and the xGA are 31.0. Nashville has given up 34 goals while conceding 1.21 goals per 90, and their opponents are sitting with 107 SoT against them. This team's goal differential is currently at 5 because of 41 goals put in the net and 36 goals conceded. They have 7 clean sheets, which has them sitting at a % of 25.0 the season. Nashville SC has amassed 75 SVs and they hold a save percentage of 72.9 this year. Nashville has tallied 60 yellow card warnings this year and 1 red card. So far this year, this team averages 1.39 pts per match (39 points) and also have a ranking of 6th in MLS with 32 assists.
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The Rapids are averaging 1.2 points per fixture while earning 23 assists and 5 red cards. Colorado has accounted a clean sheet rate of 25.9 over the course of the season in addition to 79 yellow cards. Colorado is ranked 20th in the category of goals relinquished with 46, and the squad's difference in goals sits at -9. On the campaign, Colorado has the club's save percentage of 67.2 (116 SoT against), and they also rank 23rd in MLS with 32 pts. This team's goals against per 90 minutes is 1.70 in addition to 77 saves, and they have compiled 7 clean sheets. The Colorado Rapids have totaled 37 goals and their goals expected so far this season is sitting at 42.8.
The man who will protect the net for Nashville will be Joe Willis. Willis has seen the pitch a total of 22,599 minutes and has 741 stops so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.31 (330 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of .706. The keeper born in the United States has had 1,050 shots attempted at him in 249 starts. Willis (87-77-87 record in his career) has earned 64 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 25.7% shutout rate.
William Yarbrough is expected to look after the net for Colorado. He has allowed 1.34 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 96-71-92. Yarbrough has tallied 75 clean sheets while he has seen 1,136 shots attempted against him in 23,217 career mins. In his career, Yarbrough has conceded 346 goals while earning 809 stops in 260 starts. He sports a save % of .712 and his clean sheet rate sits at 28.8%.
C.J. Sapong is one member of the squad who can be a force in the game for Nashville. Sapong has had a starting assignment in 266 contests in his career and he accounts for 0.33 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in the United States has 89 goals scored in 23,940 mins. He has totaled 30 assists while accumulating 23 yellow card warnings in his career.
Colorado has an attacker in Diego Rubio, who has been known to frustrate defenses. The forward from Chile has played 11,942 mins while he has scored 58 goals. He is averaging 0.44 goals per 90 minutes and has started 130 contests in his career. He has tallied 48 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 28 times.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Nashville (-112)
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