Nashville SC vs D.C. United SC MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Nashville SC vs D.C. United SC Prediction 7/13/2024

Nashville SC (6-8-8) travel to face off against D.C. United SC (4-11-8) on Saturday, July 13th. This match will be played at Audi Field in Washington, D.C.. Both Nashville SC and D.C. United SC will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous matches. The match is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET.

Nashville SC vs D.C. United SC

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Nashville SC Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The last time out, Nashville SC was on the road against the Portland Timbers. They lost this match by a score of 4-1, and going into the match, they were the heavy underdog at +310. The five combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

On offense, Nashville took a total of 12 shots, with three shots being on target. Sam Surridge was the only player to score, with Shaq Moore picking up the assist on the goal. Surridge took a total of three shots.

Defensively, Nashville allowed four goals on Portland’s 18 total shots. Joe Willis finished with four saves, and the club’s defenders had a total of four blocked shots. Nashville’s back line finished with 14 interceptions.

As Nashville SC prepares for their match against D.C. United SC, they will look to snap a three-match losing streak. Overall, Nashville has a record of 6-8-8, which has them in 8th place in the Eastern Conference. On the road, they have struggled, going just 2-5-3. Over their last six matches, Nashville has gone 2-3-1. Following this match, they will return home to take on Orlando City SC on Thursday, July 18th. In the standings, Nashville is just one point behind Orlando City SC and one point ahead of Toronto FC.

D.C. United SC Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

D.C. United will be looking to put their last match behind them, as they lost to Orlando City by a score of 5-0. This match took place on their opponent’s pitch, and D.C. United was a heavy underdog, with a money line payout of +360. The five goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

Offensively, things never really got going for D.C. United, as they took just five shots and only had one shot on goal. Christian Benteke and Jacob Murrell were the two players who had the most overall looks, with two each.

Defensively, D.C. United allowed a total of 25 shots, and Orlando City finished with 12 corner kicks. Tyler Miller was the starting keeper for D.C. United, and he finished with five saves on Orlando City’s 10 shots on goal.

Through 23 matches, D.C. United SC has a record of 4-11-8, which puts them 15th in the Eastern Conference. They have lost two straight matches and are just 1-5-5 on the road. Overall, they are 3-6-3 at home. Over their last six matches, D.C. United has just one point, going 0-5-1. Following this match, they will be on the road once again, taking on Minnesota United FC on July 18th.

Nashville SC Offense Breakdown

Sam Surridge is the top goal scorer for Nashville SC this season, finding the back of the net eight times, which is 29th in MLS. He also leads the club in shots on goal, which is 43rd in the league. Hany Mukhtar is the leader in assists for Nashville SC, and his six assists are 21st in MLS. He has also scored five goals this season, which is 66th in the league. On the season, Nashville SC is 27th in MLS in goals per match, and they have scored less than their season average in four straight matches. They are 28th in shots on goal per match and 21st in corners. Their passing percentage is 20th in MLS.

D.C. United SC Offense Breakdown

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Christian Benteke is the top scorer for D.C. United SC this season, and he is also 2nd in the MLS in goals scored. He has 14 goals on the season, and he is also 4th in the league in shots on goal. Jared Stroud is the leader in assists for D.C. United SC, and he is 13th in the MLS in that category. He has 7 assists on the season, and he is also 2nd on the team in goals scored. This season, D.C. United SC is 21st in the MLS in goals scored, and they are 18th in shots on goal. They are also 5th in the league in corner kicks, and they have had more corners than their opponents in 52.2% of their matches. They are 29th in the MLS in passing percentage.

Nashville SC Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against D.C. United, Nashville SC’s defense is coming off a tough stretch of matches, allowing eight goals over their last three matches, including four goals allowed to the Portland Timbers. On the season, they are 13th in goals allowed, giving up 1.4 goals per match. Joe Willis is 6th in clean sheets with six, and he is 17th in saves with 52. As a team, they are 17th in blocked shots and 8th in interceptions.

D.C. United SC Defense Breakdown

Despite being 26th in goals allowed per match, D.C. United’s defense has been trending in the wrong direction. Over their last five matches, they have given up an average of 3.0 goals per match. This includes giving up five goals to Orlando City SC, who is 16th in scoring. Alex Bono is 27th in clean sheets and 23rd in saves this season.

Nashville SC vs D.C. United SC Prediction

Coming into this match, Nashville SC has been the better defensive club, allowing the 13th fewest goals in the MLS this season. On the other side, D.C. United has struggled to find the net, ranking 21st in goals scored. Our projections have this one ending in a 1-1 draw, with Christian Benteke being the top projected goal scorer for D.C. United. As for Nashville SC, look for Teal Bunbury to find the net. The best value on the money line is the draw at +265.

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