Nashville SC vs Atlanta United
Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 1 March 2020
Kick-Off at 01:00 UK
Venue: Nissan Stadium, Nashville.
Nashville SC are one out of two debutants joining the Major League Soccer franchise this season. Team from Tennessee will have the premiere appearance on late Saturday night in front of the home crowd against Atlanta United. Interestingly, visitors also joined the MLS a couple of seasons ago, but already made some significant success in terms of playoffs and stats.
All in all, we should see an interesting clash. Nashville had some really good results in the pre-season, so no one should underestimate them despite the lack of experience. Bookies are favouring Atlanta to win the match at 2.10 odds.
Nashville vs Atlanta United Head-to-head
Nashville are debutants on the competitive scene, and they never faced any other MLS team before in an official match.
Nashville vs Atlanta United Prediction
Nashville SC have started the preparations with a goalless draw against Swedish Elfsborg, followed with a narrow loss to Chicago Fire. Right after that the winning streak started, consecutively beating Louisville City 4-1 FT, Montreal Impact 1-0 FT and Cincinnati 3-1 FT. The most recent check against DC United ended with a 1-1 draw.
The team is led by Gary Smith and expectations for the first season are not high. As the matter of fact, Nashville are sitting at the bottom of outright MLS winners list priced at 141.00. Attacking duo of Dominique Badji and Daniel Rios should make some difference in the offense.
Atlanta United have spent a lot of time as Eastern Conference leaders in the previous campaign, but one bad series has pushed them to the second place. They were the third highest scoring team in the MLS. Their record on the road was not that great though, six wins and ten losses with 22-29 goal difference.
Considering how good Nashville played in the last couple of weeks, we will back the draw here. It’s hardly going to be a goalless one, so BTTS option is a good choice as well.
Nashville vs Atlanta United Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.50
Both teams to score @ 1.60.