Columbus Crew vs Nashville SC MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Columbus Crew vs Nashville SC Prediction 3/31/2024

Columbus Crew (3-1-1) travel to face off against Nashville SC (1-1-3) on Sunday, March 31st. This match will be played at Geodis Park in Nashville, TN. Both Columbus Crew and Nashville SC will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous matches. The match is scheduled for 8:30 PM ET.

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Columbus Crew Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Columbus Crew will be looking to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Charlotte FC. This loss came on the road, and even though they lost, they were favored to come out on top (+123 ML Odds).

The two goals scored in the match fell short of the over/under goal line of 2.5 goals. Heading into the match, the over/under line had been set at +110.

Offensively, the club didn’t have many chances, taking just one shot on goal and eight shots overall. No player for the Crew finished with an assist, and just two corners were taken by the offense.

Defensively, the Crew allowed two goals on Charlotte’s five total shots on goal. Evan Bush finished with three saves, and as a team, the defense had two blocks and eight interceptions.

Through five matches, the Columbus Crew have a record of 3-1-1, which has them in 4th place in the Eastern Conference. They have been strong at home, going 3-0-0, but have struggled on the road, going 0-1-1. Overall, they have been favored in all five matches, going 3-1-1. Their last match was a 2-0 loss to Charlotte FC on March 23rd. After this match, they will return home to take on D.C. United SC on April 6th.

Nashville SC Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their last match, Nashville SC traveled to take on Los Angeles FC, and the match turned into a blowout, with Nashville losing by a score of 5-0. Heading into the match, they were the heavy underdog at +540, and the five goals surpassed the line of 2.5 goals.

On offense, Nashville’s attack was led by Sam Surridge, who took two total shots and was the only player on the club with multiple shots on goal. Overall, Nashville took just two shots on goal and nine shots overall. Dru Yearwood and Hany Mukhtar also finished without an assist or shot on goal.

Joe Willis was between the sticks for the majority of the match, finishing with two saves and allowing three goals. Elliot Panicco played the final 26 minutes, and he also allowed two goals while making four saves. LA FC took a total of 27 shots and had seven corner kicks.

Through five matches, Nashville SC has a record of 1-1-3, putting them 11th in the Eastern Conference. They have yet to win on the road, going 0-1-1, but have been solid at home, going 1-0-2. Overall, they have been favored in two matches, going 1-0-1, while going 0-1-2 as the underdog. Their last match was a 5-0 loss to Los Angeles FC on March 24th. After this match vs. Columbus, they will be at home again on April 7th vs. the Philadelphia Union.

Columbus Crew Offense Breakdown

The Columbus Crew’s offense has been solid this season, scoring 1.4 goals per match, which is 14th in MLS. Cucho Hernández has been their top scorer, finding the back of the net three times, which is eighth in the league. He also leads the team in shots on goal, with 10, which is second in MLS. Hernández also has one assist, which is second on the team and 57th in the league. Overall, the Crew’s passing percentage is second in MLS, and they are 18th in shots on goal and 19th in corner kicks.

Nashville SC Offense Breakdown

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Teal Bunbury is the top scorer for Nashville SC this season, as he has found the back of the net twice. His two goals are the most on the club and 35th in MLS. Bunbury also leads Nashville in shots on goal, as he has four, which is 52nd in the league. Overall, Nashville SC is 25th in the league in goals per match, averaging one per contest.

Columbus Crew Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against Nashville SC, the Columbus Crew’s defense is currently 4th in the MLS, allowing just 0.8 goals per match. They are also 11th in blocked shots and 14th in interceptions. Keeper Patrick Schulte is 6th in clean sheets with two, and he is 29th in saves. Over their last five matches, they have given up just four goals, and they have two clean sheets during that stretch. Their last time out, they gave up two goals to Charlotte FC, who is 22nd in scoring.

Nashville SC Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Columbus Crew, the Nashville SC defense is currently 23rd in MLS, allowing 1.8 goals per match. They are also 18th in blocked shots and interceptions. Joe Willis is 20th in clean sheets and 19th in saves. Over their last five matches, they have given up 1.6 goals per match. They have given up five goals to Los Angeles FC, who is 15th in scoring, and two goals to the Los Angeles Galaxy, who is 1st in scoring.

Columbus Crew vs Nashville SC Prediction

Looking at the projections for this match between Columbus and Nashville, we have this one ending in a 1-1 draw. Coming into the match, Columbus has the edge on defense, allowing the 4th fewest goals in the MLS this season. On the offensive end, both teams have been below average in terms of scoring and shots on goal. Our projections are giving Cucho Hernandez the best chance to score a goal for Columbus, while Hany Mukhtar is the top projected goal scorer for Nashville.

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