LAFC vs Nashville Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips | MLS

LAFC vs Nashville Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips | MLS

LAFC vs Nashville Preview

LAFC vs Nashville in the Major League Soccer (MLS) will take place at the BMO Stadium in Los Angeles on March 24.

The hosts will enter this contest on the back of a faltering run of form. After recording three wins on the bounce, LA are winless in their last three games. To add to their woes, they have not scored in nearly 300 minutes of football. LAFC are currently 10th in the Western Conference and 20th overall, but will look to find form to replicate last season’s third-placed finish in the West. Having lost 2-0 to Minnesota last time out, they will look to put in a better performance.

The visitors, on the other hand, are in a much better place with just one defeat in their last eight games across competitions. However, they have won just three of those games, recording draws in the other four. Nashville crashed out of the CONCACAF Champions Cup after a 5-3 aggregate defeat to Inter Miami in the round of 16. However, they bounced back with a 2-1 win over Charlotte in the MLS in their last game and will look to replicate that performance.

With that said, let’s take a look at the team news coming out of both camps.

LAFC vs Nashville Team News

LAFC

Dellavalle in action for Italy U-19s. (Getty Images)

Manager Steven Cherundolo will have a very short injury list to deal with ahead of this game. Nineteen-year-old defender Lorenzo Dellavalle has missed the last few games with an unknown injury and is set to miss the next few weeks as well.

Apart from that, Cherundolo will have a fully fit squad available for selection.

Nashville

Manager Jacob Shaffelberg will be without two players for his team’s next game. Veteran defender Walker Zimmerman and midfielder Randall Leal have missed the team’s last few games. The pair will not recover in time for the next one and could remain sidelined for the next few weeks.

The team performed well with Alex Muyl and Sam Surridge scoring in a 2-1 win against Charlotte last time around. Shaffelberg will have his entire squad fit and available for selection.

LAFC vs Nashville Predicted Lineups

LAFC

Cherundolo will stick with the same lineup he has used in the last few games as he searches for consistency for his team.

Predicted XI: Hugo Lloris (GK); Ryan Hollingshead, Jesus Murillo, Aaron Long, Omar Campos; Timothy Tillman, Ilie Sanchez (C), Eduard Atuesta; Cristian Olivera, Mateusz Bogusz, Denis Bouanga.

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Nashville

Shaffelberg, too, will look to extend his team’s winning run and will retain his lineup from the last game.

Predicted XI: Joe Willis (GK); Shaq Moore, Lukas MacNaughton, Jack Maher, Taylor Washington; Dru Yearwood, Tah Anunga; Alex Muyl, Hany Mukhtar (C), Tyler Boyd; Sam Surridge.

LAFC vs Nashville Head-to-Head Record

Considering both these teams are less than a decade old, and have only recently made their MLS debuts, they have played each other just thrice before. The teams have both one game apiece and shared a draw in the third meeting.

Last 3 Games

  • Nashville 1-1 LAFC (04/23)
  • LAFC 0-1 Nashville (10/22)
  • Nashville 1-2 LAFC (07/22)
LAFC vs Nashville
LAFC celebrating their goal against Nashville last time. (Getty Images)

LAFC vs Nashville Prediction

Both teams have shown mixed form in recent weeks but Nashville are slightly better off, and are also playing more positive football currently. They won in their last game and will look to build on the momentum heading into the next one.

Prediction: LAFC 1-2 Nashville.

LAFC vs Nashville Betting Tips & Odds

Both teams have scored in two of the three games these two teams have played in the past. Overall, all of Nashville’s last five games have seen both teams score, highlighting their attacking prowess and defensive frailty at the same time. The same feat has occurred just once across LAFC’s last five games.

Additionally, all four of Nashville’s last games have seen at least three goals scored in the game.

Betting Tips

  • Both Teams to Score – Yes: 1.98
  • Total Goals – Over 2.5: 1.84
  • Double Chance – Nashville or Draw: 2.70

Match Odds

  • LAFC Win: 1.47
  • Draw: 4.40
  • Nashville Win: 7.00

LAFC vs Nashville Timings & Telecast

  • Date & Time: Sunday, March 24th at 2:30 AM (GMT).
  • India: MLS Season Pass.
  • UK: MLS Season Pass.
  • US: MLS Season Pass (Match), Apple TV (HLs).

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