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This big Open Cup match will see Nashville going into battle with Atlanta United on Thursday.
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Nashville are hoping to win again following a 2-0 MLS success versus Real Salt Lake.
In that match, Nashville had 54% possession and 19 attempts at goal with 9 on target. For Nashville, the goalscorers were Dave Romney (63') and C.J. Sapong (92'). On the other side, Real Salt Lake got 6 attempts at goal with 2 on target.
Over their preceding 6 games, Gary Smith's Nashville have hit the back of the net a combined total of 8 times which gives them an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.33.
Atlanta United go into this game following on from a 4-1 MLS win with the eclipse of Chicago Fire in their previous game.
In that game, Atlanta United had 61% possession and 16 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. For Atlanta United, goals were scored by Ronaldo Cisneros (3', 27', 36') and Brooks Lennon (91'). Chicago Fire got 14 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Chinonso Offor (11') scored for Chicago Fire.
In the course of their 6 previous matches, Gonzalo Pineda's Atlanta United have had reason to celebrate scoring a total of 12 times, earning them the goals per game average of 2.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels stretching back to 01/03/2020, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Nashville winning 2 of those games, Atlanta United 2 and 2 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
An aggregate of 21 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 11 from Nashville and 10 netted by The Five Stripes. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.5.
The last league game between these clubs was MLS match day 29 on 28/08/2021 when the final score was Atlanta United 0-2 Nashville.
That day, Atlanta United had 61% possession and 10 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
On the other side, Nashville had 16 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Daniel Ríos (45') and Randall Leal (95') scored.
The match was refereed by Rosendo Mendoza.
Team News: Nashville
The Nashville boss Gary Smith will be happy not to have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this game thanks to a completely healthy group available for selection.
Team News: Atlanta United
With a completely healthy group to choose from, the Atlanta United boss Gonzalo Pineda doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all coming into this match.
We’re of the view that Nashville should get a couple of goals in this one when they line up against Atlanta United, who might well find it a difficult task getting on the scoresheet.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a controlled 2-0 margin for Nashville at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Nissan Stadium (69,143)
Captain: Dax McCarty
Chairman: Ian Ayre
Manager: Gary Smith
Competitions: MLS (Parent), MLS (Western Conference), Open Cup (Round of 32)