Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Nashville SC Prediction, 8/27/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Nashville SC
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022
Location: BC Place in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Vancouver (+180) Nashville (+165)
The Nashville Soccer Club (9-9-9) are en route to BC Place on Saturday where they will take on the Whitecaps (9-7-11). The Whitecaps open at +180 and Nashville SC are at +165. The betting total is set at 2.75. The goalkeepers protecting the net are Thomas Hasal for Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Joe Willis for Nashville SC.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC has a total of 69 SVs and they are the owners of a save percentage of 62.5 the season. This team's goal differential is at -14 with 32 goals put in the net and also 46 goals conceded. Over the course of the season, the squad sports an average of 1.26 points per match (34 pts) and are ranked 27th in MLS with 17 assists. The Whitecaps rank 24th in relation to goals expected having 31.5, and the team's expected goals against are at 39.8. Vancouver has earned 55 yellow card warnings on the year and 2 red cards. The Whitecaps have given up 46 goals while conceding 1.70 goals per 90 minutes, and the opposition have compiled 112 shots on target against them. They are sitting with 7 clean sheets, which has them at a percentage of 25.9 so far this season.
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The Nashville Soccer Club sport an average of 1.3 pts/match while totaling 29 assists and 1 red card. Nashville has accumulated a clean sheet percentage of 22.2 on the year and 57 yellow card warnings. Nashville ranks 11th in relation to goals against with 36, and the squad's goal difference is 2. On the year, Nashville has a save percentage of 72.6 (106 shots on target against), and also are 11th in MLS with 36 points. Their goals against/90 minutes is currently at 1.26 with 74 saves, and they are sitting with 6 clean sheets. Nashville SC has accounted for 38 goals and the squad's expected goals this year is 37.4.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Vancouver is Thomas Hasal. Hasal (13-7-24 record in his career) has accumulated 11 clean sheets, which gives him a 25.0% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper born in Canada has seen 214 shots tried at him in 44 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.88 (82 goals allowed) and his save % is .645. Hasal has played for 3,930 minutes and has 138 saves during his soccer career.
Joe Willis will reside in front of the net for Nashville. Willis has tallied 63 shutouts while defending 1,049 shots tried against him in 22,509 career mins. He has earned a save percentage of .705 and his shutout rate is 25.4%. He has surrendered 1.32 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 86-77-87. In his career, Willis has allowed 330 goals and has accounted for 740 saves in 248 starts.
Brian White is a member of the team who can make a noticable difference for Vancouver. White has been given a starting assignment in 88 contests in his pro soccer career and scores 0.48 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from the United States has earned 40 goals in 7,568 mins. He has 13 assists while tallying 6 yellow cards thus far in his career.
Nashville has a player in C.J. Sapong, who the defense is sure to gameplan in this matchup. He has tallied 23 yellow card cautions during his soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 30 times. The forward representing the United States has earned 23,940 minutes and has earned 89 goals. He is currently averaging 0.33 goals per 90 minutes and has started 266 contests in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Vancouver (+180)
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