Nashville SC vs New York City FC Prediction, 2/25/2023 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville SC vs New York City FC
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023
Location: GEODIS Park in Nashville, TN
TV: Apple TV - Free
Odds/Point Spread: Nashville (+129) New York City (+210)
The Pigeons (16-7-11 last year) are on their way to GEODIS Park on Saturday where they will take on NSC (13-11-10 last season). NYCFC is priced at +210 while Nashville SC are at +129. The over/under is set at 3. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Joe Willis for Nashville and Matt Freese for New York City.
Nashville conceded 41 goals while conceding 1.21 G/90, and their oppositition compiled 146 SoT on them. They earned 9 shut outs, which gave them a % of 26.5% in the previous season. Nashville recorded 73 yellow cards over the course of last year in addition to 2 red cards. The Nashville Soccer Club were ranked 8th when talking about expected goals having 52.6, and their expected goals against were 44.3. The prior season, this club averaged 1.47 pts/match (50 pts) and were ranked 9th in soccer with 37 assists. This team's goal differential was 11 with 52 goals scored in addition to 41 goals surrendered. Nashville earned 103 SVs and they also had a save% of 76.7 in the previous season.
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Last year, NYCFC had a save % of 66.4 (119 SoT against), and they also were ranked 5th in the league with 55 pts. The Pigeons finished with an average of 1.62 pts/match while tallying 39 assists and 2 red cards. New York City recorded 57 goals and this team's expected goals last season was sitting at 58.5. New York City tallied a shut out % of 41.2% the prior year and also 81 yellow cards. The team's goals against/90 minutes was sitting at 1.21 in addition to 80 saves, and they finished with 14 shut outs. New York City had a ranking of 4th when it comes to goals conceded with 41, and the difference in goals was 16.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Nashville is Joe Willis. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.31 (337 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .707. Willis (90-79-88 mark during his soccer career) has earned 66 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 25.9% shutout percentage. Willis has been on the pitch for 23,139 mins and has earned 768 stops in his career. The goalie born in the United States has seen 1,087 shots attempted against him in 255 starts.
Matt Freese will be looking after the net for Philadelphia. He has surrendered 1.85 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a mark of 7-9-11. Freese has racked up 5 shutouts while seeing 128 shots attempted against him in 2,338 career mins. In his career, Freese has allowed 48 goals while tallying 83 stops in 27 starts. He holds a save percentage of .648 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 18.5%.
C.J. Sapong is a member of the team to keep an eye out for Nashville. Sapong has started 271 contests in his career and he tallies 0.33 goals per 90. The forward representing the United States has tallied 89 goals in 24,311 minutes played. He has totaled 30 assists while earning 24 yellow cards during his soccer career.
New York City features a difference maker in Gabriel Pereira, who opposing coaches will have to gameplan in this fixture. The forward representing Brazil has been on the field for 2,900 minutes and has earned 10 goals. He sports an average of 0.31 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 31 games during his career. He has totaled 4 yellow card cautions during his soccer career and has helped on a goal 4 times.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York City (+210)
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