Toronto vs Nashville SC MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Toronto vs Nashville SC Prediction 5/16/2024

Toronto (6-5-1) travel to face off against Nashville SC (2-4-5) on Thursday, May 16th. This match will be played at Geodis Park in Nashville, TN. Both Toronto 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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Toronto Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Hosting New York City FC, Toronto fell by a score of 3-2. The over/under line heading into the match was 2.5 goals, and the five total goals surpassed this figure. Toronto will look to get back on track, after going into the match with a money line payout of +138.

Two of Toronto’s 11 shots on goal found the net, with the club taking a total of 16 shots. Federico Bernardeschi and Raoul Petretta were the two players to score, with Bernardeschi finishing with three shots on goal and four shots overall.

On the defensive end, Toronto allowed a total of five shots on goal, with three of these shots finding the net. Sean Johnson finished with just one save on the day, and the club finished with six corners compared to four for New York City FC.

Through 12 matches, Toronto has a record of 6-5-1, putting them in 4th place in the Eastern Conference. Overall, they have been favored in six matches, going 4-2 in those contests. Over their last seven matches, Toronto has gone just 3-4. After this match, they will return home to take on CF Montréal on Saturday, May 18th. On the season, Toronto has been slightly better at home, going 4-2 compared to 2-3-1 on the road.

Nashville SC Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their last match, Nashville SC traveled to take on Charlotte FC. Despite playing on the road, the money line payout for Nashville SC was +245. The two clubs only scored a combined one goal, which was one short of the line.

Nashville’s offense took a total of five shots and two shots on goal. Hany Mukhtar took the most overall shots for the club, finishing with three. Anibal Godoy and Dru Yearwood each had a shot on goal for Nashville SC.

On the defensive end, Nashville SC blocked two shots, while their offense didn’t earn a single corner kick. Joe Willis finished with two saves on Charlotte’s three shots on goal. Nashville’s defenders intercepted 19 passes.

Through 11 matches, Nashville SC has a record of 2-4-5, putting them in 13th place in the Eastern Conference. They have struggled on the road, going 0-3-1, but have been solid at home, posting a record of 2-1-4. Overall, they have been favored in five matches, going 2-1-2, while going 0-3-3 as the underdog. Following this match against Toronto, they will be back at home on May 18th, taking on Atlanta United FC. Over their last three matches, they have gone 1-1-1, with their most recent match being a 1-0 loss to Charlotte FC on May 11th.

Toronto Offense Breakdown

Prince-Osei Owusu is the top scorer for Toronto this season, as he has found the back of the net five times, which is 17th in MLS. Federico Bernardeschi is second on the team in goals scored and is 9th in MLS in shots on goal. He is also the leader in assists for Toronto, as he has three on the season, which is 31st in MLS. Toronto is 16th in MLS in shots on goal and 21st in corners. They have scored more than their season average in three straight matches.

Nashville SC Offense Breakdown

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Sam Surridge is the top goal scorer for Nashville SC this season, finding the back of the net five times, which is 19th in the league. He also leads the team in shots on goal, which is 42nd in MLS. Hany Mukhtar is the leader in assists for Nashville SC, and he has three on the season, which is 38th in the league. He also has two goals, which is 103rd in MLS. This season, Nashville SC is averaging 1.2 goals per match, which is 23rd in the league. They are also 26th in shots on goal per match and 20th in corner kicks. In 54.5% of their matches, Nashville SC has had more corner kicks than their opponent. Their passing percentage is 80.2%, which is 24th in MLS.

Toronto Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against Nashville SC, Toronto’s defense is 13th in MLS in goals allowed per match (1.4). They are also 9th in blocked shots and 10th in interceptions. Over their last six matches, they have given up an average of 2.0 goals per match. They have three clean sheets this season. Sean Johnson is 25th in MLS with 24 saves this season.

Nashville SC Defense Breakdown

Joe Willis and the Nashville SC defense have been playing well of late, as they have allowed just one goal in three of their last five matches. However, they did give up three goals to the top-ranked offense in MLS, Inter Miami CF, back on April 20th. On the season, Nashville SC is 22nd in goals allowed per match at 1.7, and they are 21st in blocked shots. They will be taking on a Toronto offense that is 16th in goals scored this season. Willis is 30th in MLS with just one clean sheet this season.

Toronto vs Nashville SC Prediction

Coming into this matchup, Nashville SC is 23rd in the league in goals scored, but we have them taking down Toronto by a score of 2-0. This season, Nashville has been much better on the defensive end, allowing the 13th fewest goals compared to Nashville, who is 22nd. Look for Hany Mukhtar to be the top goal scorer in the match for Nashville, as he has the best odds to score a goal overall. Our prediction is to take Nashville SC on the money line at -167.

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