Nashville vs Toronto Prediction: Lineup, ODDs & H2H

The energy crackles in Nashville as Nissan Stadium prepares to host a clash between Eastern Conference foes on Wednesday, May 16th, 2024. Nashville SC, riding…

Nashville vs Toronto

The energy crackles in Nashville as Nissan Stadium prepares to host a clash between Eastern Conference foes on Wednesday, May 16th, 2024. Nashville SC, riding an impressive unbeaten streak, welcomes Toronto FC, desperate for points to climb the table. This matchup promises tactical battles and a fight for crucial points in the playoff race.

Match

  • Teams: Nashville vs Toronto FC
  • Compettition: MLS 2024
  • Date: Wednesday, May 16th, 2024 (**Double-check closer to the date for confirmation)
  • Time: Time is yet to be confirmed, but MLS matches typically start between 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM Eastern Time (GMT-4).
  • Venue: Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee

Prediction

The stage is set for a crucial Eastern Conference clash with both teams needing points for different reasons. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect:

  • Nashville SC Win (Favorable at Home): Playing at home with a passionate crowd and an in-form attack, Nashville SC is the favorite. Look for Hany Mukhtar to orchestrate attacks and create opportunities for CJ Sapong to exploit any weaknesses in the Toronto FC defense.
  • Draw (Possible with Cautious Tactics): The pressure of the playoff race might lead both teams to prioritize avoiding defeat, resulting in a tightly contested match that ends in a draw.
  • Toronto FC Win (Underdog, Needs Improvement): The Toronto FC can pull off an upset if they can tighten up their defense significantly and capitalize on their attacking threats with Lorenzo Insigne leading the line. However, their recent form makes this outcome less likely.

Lineups (Predicted)

Nashville SC (4-3-3):

  • Goalkeeper: Joe Willis
  • Defenders: Walker Zimmerman, Dave Romney, Cimifu, Aké Loba
  • Midfielders: Anibal Godoy, Hany Mukhtar, Jack Maher
  • Forwards: Randall Leal, CJ Sapong, Brian Anunga

Toronto FC (3-4-3):

  • Goalkeeper: Quentin Westberg
  • Defenders: Chris Mavinga, Omar Gonzalez, Richie Laryea
  • Midfielders: Jonathan Osorio, Alejandro Pozuelo, Mark-Anthony Kaye
  • Forwards: Federico Bernardeschi, Lorenzo Insigne, Jayden Nelson

Odds

(subject to change, always check with your preferred sportsbook)

  • Nashville SC Win: Favorite (around -1.70)
  • Draw: Moderate Odds (around +3.20)
  • Toronto FC Win: Underdog (around +4.50 or higher)

H2H (Head-to-Head): Nashville vs Toronto

This matchup has produced mixed results in recent seasons, with Nashville SC having a slight edge:

  • Close Encounters: In their last 5 meetings, Nashville SC has won twice, with Toronto FC winning once and two draws.
  • Tight Contests: Recent encounters have often been closely fought affairs, with neither team typically dominating the other.

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