Nashville SC vs CF Montréal MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Nashville SC vs CF Montréal Prediction 5/25/2024

Nashville SC (3-4-6) travel to face off against CF Montréal (3-7-3) on Saturday, May 25th. This match will be played at Stade Saputo in Montréal, QC. Nashville SC is coming off a draw while CF Montréal is coming off a loss. The match is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET.

Nashville SC vs CF Montréal

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Nashville SC Is Coming Off A Draw

In their last match, Nashville SC hosted Atlanta United FC. The two clubs played to a draw, with the over/under line for the match finishing at 2.5 goals and the payout line for Nashville going into the match being -114.

Nashville’s offense took a total of 12 shots and had five shots on goal. The club’s only goal was a penalty kick by Hany Mukhtar, who finished the match with five total shots and two shots on goal.

On the defensive end, Nashville SC held Atlanta United to just one shot on goal and blocked four shots. Joe Willis finished with zero saves on the one shot on goal he faced.

In their last seven matches, Nashville SC has gone 2-3-2, and they are currently 11th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 3-4-6. They are one point behind St. Louis City SC and one point ahead of the Seattle Sounders FC. On May 18th, they played to a 1-1 draw vs. Atlanta United FC, and in their last match vs. CF Montréal, they won 4-1. Overall, they have been favored in seven matches, going 3-1-3, and they are still looking for their first road win (0-3-1).

CF Montréal Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

CF Montréal will be looking to put their last match behind them, as they fell to Toronto FC by a score of 5-1. This match was played on Toronto FC’s home pitch and the over/under line was 2.5 goals. The combined six goals easily surpassed this figure. CF Montréal went into the match with a money line payout of +330.

On offense, things were led by Sunusi Ibrahim, who had two of the club’s four shots on goal. Overall, CF Montréal took 11 shots and seven corners. Ibrahim was the only player to find the net, with the rest of the club coming up empty on their four combined shots on goal.

Jonathan Sirois had a tough time in net, coming up with just five saves on Toronto FC’s 18 total shots. He allowed five goals, which was the same number of goals that Toronto FC scored in their previous match. CF Montréal’s defenders blocked three shots and intercepted 15 passes.

After a strong start to the season, CF Montréal has hit a rough patch, losing four straight matches. Their last three matches have all come against teams in the top seven of the Eastern Conference. Overall, they are 3-7-3, sitting in 13th place in the conference. They are just one point behind both the Portland Timbers and FC Dallas. Following this match, they will return home to take on D.C. United SC on Wednesday, May 29th.

Nashville SC Offense Breakdown

Sam Surridge has been the top offensive threat for Nashville SC this season, leading the club in goals scored and shots on goal. His five goals are 27th in MLS, and his 10 shots on goal are 50th in the league. Hany Mukhtar is the leader in assists for Nashville SC, and his three assists are 45th in MLS. He also has three goals this season, which is second on the club and 68th in the league. Overall, Nashville SC is 22nd in the league in goals scored and 25th in shots on goal.

CF Montréal Offense Breakdown

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Matías Cóccaro has been the top scorer for CF Montréal this season, finding the back of the net three times, which is good for 50th in the league. He also leads the club in shots on goal, which is 68th in MLS. Josef Martínez has been the club’s leader in assists, with three, and is 24th in the league. He has also scored twice this season. Overall, CF Montréal is 20th in the league in goals scored, averaging 1.2 per match, and 24th in shots on goal. They have had fewer corners than their opponents in 61.5% of their matches, and their passing percentage is 6th in MLS.

Nashville SC Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against CF Montréal, Nashville SC’s defense is currently 20th in MLS, allowing 1.5 goals per match. However, they have been playing better of late, allowing just one goal in three of their last four matches. On the season, they are 23rd in blocked shots and 4th in interceptions. Goalkeeper Joe Willis is 23rd in clean sheets and 29th in saves.

CF Montréal Defense Breakdown

Jonathan Sirois and the CF Montréal defense will look to bounce back after a tough stretch of matches. Over their last five matches, they have given up 3.0 goals per match. This includes giving up five goals to Toronto FC and three goals to both the Columbus Crew and Inter Miami CF. On the season, they are giving up 2.4 goals per match, which is the worst in the league. Sirois is fifth in MLS with 47 saves, but he has just two clean sheets on the season.

Nashville SC vs CF Montréal Prediction

Looking at how we expect this match to play out, we have CF Montreal and Nashville SC both finding the net once, with the draw at +240 offering some solid value. Coming into the match, CF Montreal has the edge in terms of passing percentage and they are also slightly better on the attack, as they are 20th in goals compared to 22nd for Nashville SC. Our projections have Hany Mukhtar as the top goal-scoring threat for Nashville SC, while Ariel Lassiter has the best chance to score for CF Montreal.

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