DC United won the MLS title in four of the first 10 seasons. They were considered a powerhouse, but they were left behind when the league got stronger. They haven’t won the title since 2004, nevertheless, everybody in DC is convinced this is their year.
First, they’ve to advance to the Playoffs, then they can start thinking about the title. Right now, they depend only on themselves to advance, but losing to Nashville SC could change things. The visitors don’t have a shot on first place but finishing second doesn’t sound bad at all.
Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and soccer betting lines for DC United vs Nashville SC. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider!
Major League Soccer Betting Lines
|DC United||-½ Ev||Ev||2½ -125o||1½ Evo/-130u|
|Nashville SC||+½ -130||+270||2½ -105u||½ -240o/+190u|
Head to Head
· Previous Matches: 2
· DC United Victories: 0 (2 goals)
· Nashville SC Victories: 2 (6 goals)
· Draws: 0
The last time they met, Nashville crushed DC United 5-2. DC United scored the first goal, but then Nashville unleashed all their potential. C.J. Sapong and Alex Muyl led the comeback with two goals each.
Their first meeting ever was a more competitive match. Nashville managed to win as well but 1-0. DC United played the entire second half with one player less after Russell Canouse got a red card.
This will be the first time that Nashville visits Audi Field.
Most recently, DC United lost 2-1 to Orlando City, one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. Prior to that, they won four of their last six games, scoring at least three goals in each victory.
The talent is there, they just lack confidence. Right now, they sit in fifth place with 40 points thanks to a 12-4-12 record, 49 goals for and 41 against. Only the New England Revolution have scored more goals than them.
Things tend to be a little bit easier when you have a player like Ola Kamara. He not only leads the team in scoring with 17 goals, but also the league. Regarding the team, he’s followed by Paul Arriola with five goals.
DC United could climb to fourth place with a victory. That would also allow them to keep dreaming about home advantage in the postseason. However, they could also fall to eighth place with a loss. As you can see, a lot will be on the line, that should be enough motivation for them.
They’ve been a solid betting online pick when playing at home. They’re 10-0-3 at Audi Field, 9-3-1 against the spread and 7-5-1 over/under. They’ve scored in 85% of their home games. I’m telling you, the atmosphere in DC is really special.
No other team in the entire league has lost less games than Nashville SC. However, they sit in the Eastern Conference second place 18 points behind the New England Revolution. Here’s why: they own an 11-14-3 record. That’s right, also no other team has more draws than them.
Most recently, they drew to the Chicago Fire, Orlando City, and New York City FC. They only lost one of their last 10 games. During that span they also finished with four clean sheets. That should be enough for you to include them in your soccer picks, but there’s more.
Their three losses have been on the road. Head coach Gary Smith understands they need to start doing better when playing away from home. Otherwise, they won’t last in the Playoffs. They’re 3-7-3 when playing on the road, 8-3-2 against the spread and 4-9 over/under.
The organization is doing very well on and off the pitch. They’re building a new training facility that eventually will make a big difference physically. Feeling that front office constant support has been huge to all the players and the coaching staff.
Walker Zimmerman will be back after representing USA in the World Cup Qualifiers. Anibal Godoy, Alistair Johnston, and Randall Leal will be back as well.
DC United vs Nashville SC Game Information
- Game: DC United vs Nashville SC
- Location: Audi Field, Washington
- Time: Saturday, October 16, 7:30 p.m. ET
- TV: TeleXitos
- Live Stream: MLS Live on ESPN+
Final Analysis, Predictions
Neither were among the favorites to win the title prior to the start of the season. However, I think now both have real chances.
Playing at home, DC United should take the reins of the game right from the start. However, Nashville SC won’t be easy prey. Securing a Playoffs spot as soon as possible is too tempting to not go all-in. I expect both to score, however, the total will go under. Each game that’s left will be played like a Final.
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Score Prediction: DC United 1 – Nashville SC 1
Pick: Draw at +255