Thursday’s MLS fixture list brings us Nashville vs Montreal Impact.
Our Nashville v Montreal Impact predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (inc. the best betting odds).
Nashville won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 2-0 MLS defeat in their last game at the hands of Houston Dynamo.
In that match, Nashville had 62% possession and 12 shots on goal with 2 on target. Houston Dynamo got 8 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Adalberto Carrasquilla (16') and Darwin Quintero (53') scored for Houston Dynamo.
It has been seldom in recent games that Nashville have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, Nashville have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 7 goals on the way. Having said that, we will just have to wait and see whether that pattern might be maintained here in this match.
Montreal Impact will go into the match following on from a 0-2 MLS win with the eclipse of Charlotte FC in their last fixture.
In that match, Montreal Impact managed 44% possession and 13 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. For Montreal Impact, goals were scored by Djordje Mihailovic (45') and Alistair Johnston (67'). Charlotte FC got 15 attempts on goal with 4 on target.
Montreal Impact have been a threat going forward of late, scoring 13 times in their previous 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that Montreal Impact can also improve defensively after being scored against in 5 of those same clashes.
Head to head
The previous league encounter between these sides was MLS match day 32 on 12/09/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Montreal Impact 0-1 Nashville.
In that match, Montreal Impact managed 59% possession and 14 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
On the other side, Nashville had 13 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. Walker Zimmerman (66') scored.
The referee was Silviu Petrescu.
Team News: Nashville
The Nashville manager Gary Smith has no fitness worries at all coming into this match thanks to a completely injury-free group ready to go.
We think that Nashville will possibly kick off with a 3-4-2-1 formation in the match, handing starts to Joe Willis, David Romney, Walker Zimmerman, Daniel Lovitz, Taylor Washington, Sean Davis, Dax McCarty, Alex Muyl, Hany Mukhtar, Brian Anunga and Charles Sapong.
Team News: Montreal Impact
Owing to a completely injury-free squad ready to go, the Montreal Impact manager Wilfried Nancy has no fitness worries to report before this match.
From our viewpoint, Impact will likely begin the game with a 3-4-2-1 system, going with Sebastian Breza, Joel Waterman, Rudy Camacho, Kamal Miller, Alistair Johnston, Ismaël Koné, Victor Wanyama, Lassi Lappalainen, Joaquin Torres, Djordje Mihailovic and Rommel Quioto.
We’re of the view that Nashville certainly have the ability to get a couple of goals in this one against Montreal Impact, who will not find it easy to find the back of the net.
We’re therefore expecting to see a comfortable 2-0 win for Nashville by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Geodis Park (30,109)
Captain: Dax McCarty
Chairman: Ian Ayre
Manager: Gary Smith
Competitions: MLS (Parent), MLS (Western Conference), Open Cup (Round of 16)