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Sunday’s MLS action will see Nashville battling it out with Real Salt Lake.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Nashville v Real Salt Lake are shown on this page (including the best match odds).
Nashville head into this fixture following a 1-1 MLS drawn match vs Philadelphia Union.
In that match, Nashville had 60% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Nashville was Randall Leal (85'). At the other end, Philadelphia Union got 10 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Mikael Uhre (66') was the scorer for Philadelphia Union.
It has been seldom in recent games where Nashville have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Nashville have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 7 goals during that time.
Real Salt Lake
Real Salt Lake go into this match following on from a 1-0 MLS win to beat Los Angeles Galaxy in their previous game.
In that match, Real Salt Lake managed 36% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Real Salt Lake was Marcelo Silva (49'). Los Angeles Galaxy got 12 attempts on goal with 4 on target.
It is worth noting that Real Salt Lake have suffered from a lack of goals over their previous six games, netting the unsatisfactory return of only 4. In those matches, Claret and Cobalt have also seen the collective goal aggregate of opposing teams equal 10. It will be interesting to find out whether or not that trend will be continued on in this game.
Head to head
The last league meeting featuring these sides was MLS match day 6 on 20/03/2022 which ended up with the score at Real Salt Lake 2-1 Nashville.
The match was refereed by Tori Penso.
Team News: Nashville
The Nashville boss Gary Smith doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this match with a completely healthy group to pick from.
We think that Nashville will probably make use of the 3-4-2-1 system for this one with Joe Willis, Jack Maher, Walker Zimmerman, David Romney, Alex Muyl, Dax McCarty, Anibal Godoy, Daniel Lovitz, Randall Leal, Hany Mukhtar and Charles Sapong.
Team News: Real Salt Lake
Real Salt Lake manager Pablo Mastroeni has some current player fitness concerns. Zack Farnsworth (Unknown Injury) and Axel Kei (Unknown Injury) will miss out on this game.
It’s our belief that Claret and Cobalt appear most likely to elect for a 4-4-2 lineup with a starting lineup of Zac MacMath, Andrew Brody, Marcelo Silva, Justen Glad, Aaron Herrera, Justin Meram, Pablo Ruiz, Scott Caldwell, Maikel Chang, Bobby Wood and Rubio Rubin.
We feel that in this game, Nashville should have the majority of the possession and should be able to turn a few of their chances into goals.
In contrast, Real Salt Lake will be up against it getting on the scoresheet although we do see them converting at least once here.
We can therefore see a pretty comfortable 3-1 winning margin for Nashville at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 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)