Atlanta United FC vs. Nashville SC Prediction, Preview and Odds - 5/29/21
Atlanta vs. Nashville
This weekend hosts Round 7 game of the new MLS season. We have a tight clash between the 9th placed Nashville against Atlanta who is placed 12th on the league table. Will Nashville SC move to the top 5 or Atlanta Utd will catch up with them?
Atlanta looks to bounce back
Atlanta Utd hopes to improve on their results following their recent draws and only a single win during their last 3 games. Atlanta drew away at Inter Miami CF, won at home against CF Montreal, and then drew their last game away against Seattle Sounders. In their last encounters against the league leaders Seattle, the team showed an impressive performance with a ball possession of 63%, 10 total shots against Seattle’s 7, and 545 passes. The game ended 1-1. This shows how Atlanta has maintained an impressive away record.
Atlanta will play without some of their key players such as Jurgen Damm (abdominal issue), Ezequiel Barco (abdominal issue), Machop Chol (abdominal issue), and Alec Kann (shoulder injury).
Nashville hopes to move to the top five
Nashville hopes to add the winning streak after a win against Austin FC at home last weekend. During the game, they had a 4-4-2 formation and Randall Leal managed to score despite Austin FC dominating in ball possession (60%). Nashville has not lost any of the last 5 games and has collected 2 wins and 3 draws. They have 9 points at home out of the last 5 games and 1 point on the road.
Nashville will be without the Cameroonian Brian Anunga and Ghanaian Abu Danladi who is going to sit out with injuries.
Side:Nashville to win
Atlanta and Nashville have met 3 times so far. Out of the 3 encounters, Atlanta has won 2 matches and Nashville has won 1 match. There has never been a draw between the two teams. Averagely, both teams have managed to score 3.67 goals in each encounter. During their last meeting, a total of 6 goals were recorded when Nashville won 4-2.
Based on the last 3 games, both teams have shown a strong defense. This is indicated by Nashville's impressive run and Atlanta's to win or draw with more than 1 goal per game. With the home advantage, we expect a win for Nashville.
An analysis of both teams shows that there has been under 2.5 for each team during their last 3 games. At the same time, both teams have less than 2.5 goals in 4 out of their 5 last games. Therefore, Under 2.5 is our bet for this tight match between Atlanta and Nashville.