Charlotte vs Nashville SC MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Charlotte vs Nashville SC Prediction 3/17/2024

Charlotte (1-1-1) travel to face off against Nashville SC (0-0-3) on Sunday, March 17th. This match will be played at Geodis Park in Nashville, TN. Charlotte will be looking to bounce back from a loss in their last match, while Nashville SC is coming off a draw. The match will get started at 8:30 PM ET.

Charlotte vs Nashville SC

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Charlotte Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Charlotte will be looking to bounce back from a tough 1-0 loss to Toronto FC. This match finished well short of the over/under line of 5.5 goals, and the pre-match money line payout for Charlotte was +170.

On offense, Charlotte took a total of 10 shots and three shots on goal. Brecht Dejaegere and Enzo Copetti were the top two players in terms of total shots, with each of them finishing with two total shots.

Kristijan Kahlina is coming off a two-save performance on three total shot attempts. The only goal he allowed came on Toronto FC’s sixth corner kick of the match. Overall, Charlotte didn’t have a single corner kick.

Through three matches, Charlotte has a record of 1-1-1, putting them in 8th place in the Eastern Conference. They have played two road matches, going 0-1-1. Their only win came in their lone home match, which was against New York City FC. Charlotte has been favored in one match, and they won that contest. Next up for Charlotte is a home match vs. Columbus Crew on Saturday, March 23rd.

Nashville SC Is Coming Off A Draw

In their last match, Nashville SC hosted the Los Angeles Galaxy, with the match ending in a 2-2 draw. The money line payout for Nashville SC on their home pitch was +205, and the four combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

Nashville’s offensive attack took a total of 14 shots, with four shots being on target. Dru Yearwood and Teal Bunbury scored the two goals for Nashville, with Yearwood also converting on a penalty kick. McKinze Gaines finished with an assist.

On the defensive end, Nashville’s back line intercepted 13 passes and blocked five shots. Elliot Panicco ended the match with six saves on LA’s eight shots on target. LA’s offense took a total of nine corner kicks.

Through three matches, Nashville SC has yet to pick up a win, going 0-0-3. They are currently 10th in the Eastern Conference, tied with Sporting Kansas City with three points. In each of their three matches, they have played to a draw. Their first match of the season came at home against the New York Red Bulls, and they followed that up with a draw on the road against the Colorado Rapids. Most recently, they played to a 2-2 draw at home against the Los Angeles Galaxy. Following this match against Charlotte, they will head out on the road to take on Los Angeles FC on Sunday, March 24th.

Charlotte Offense Breakdown

Charlotte has struggled to score goals this season, averaging just 0.7 goals per match, which is 25th in the MLS. Iuri Tavares is the team’s top scorer with one goal, which is also 61st in the league. He is also second on the team in shots on goal, which is 75th in the MLS. Overall, Charlotte is 19th in shots on goal and 16th in corners. Their passing percentage is 20th in the league at 80.9%.

Nashville SC Offense Breakdown

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Teal Bunbury is the leading scorer for Nashville SC this season, as he has found the back of the net twice, which is 18th in MLS. He also leads the club in shots on goal, as his four shots on goal are 20th in the league. Overall, Nashville SC is 19th in MLS in goals per match, averaging 1.0 per contest.

Charlotte Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against Nashville SC, the Charlotte defense is 6th in MLS, allowing just 0.7 goals per match. They are also 7th in interceptions, but they are last in blocked shots. Keeper Kristijan Kahlina has started three matches and is 10th in MLS with one clean sheet. Overall, Charlotte has given up just two goals in three matches this season.

Nashville SC Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Charlotte offense, Nashville SC is giving up just 1.0 goals per match, which is 14th in the MLS. Joe Willis has started two matches and has one clean sheet, which is 15th in the league. Overall, Nashville SC is 23rd in blocked shots and 15th in interceptions.

Charlotte vs Nashville SC Prediction

Even though Charlotte comes in with the advantage in terms of goals allowed, we see this match between Nashville SC and Charlotte ending in a 1-1 draw. The payout for a draw is sitting at +215. Coming into the match, Charlotte has been slightly better on the defensive end, but we have Nashville’s Hany Mukhtar as the top projected goal scorer. Our projections also have Nashville getting off more shots and more shots on goal.

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