Nashville SC host Houston Dynamo in an MLS common season tie at Nissan Stadium on Saturday.
Each groups are presently within the backside half of their respective Convention standings within the MLS. Nashville are ninth within the East, whereas Houston discover themselves in a precarious place, at eleventh within the West.
Nashville SC vs Houston Dynamo: Head-to-Head
These two sides have by no means confronted one another within the MLS earlier than. MLS debutants Nashville will host the Texas-based Houston Dynamo for the primary time .
Each side are coming into this recreation on the again of contrasting fortunes. A objective from Daniel Rios gave Nashville a 1-0 win over DC United on Wednesday, as they continued their spectacular type post-lockdown.
Houston Dynamo have been thrashed of their final recreation, as they misplaced 4-0 to Chicago Hearth. It was a efficiency that lacked guile, and was insipid and timid from Houston Dynamo, and so they might want to type that out in opposition to a Nashville facet certain to be excessive on confidence.
The MLS newcomers have misplaced solely certainly one of their final six video games.
Nashville SC type information – W-L-W-D-D
Houston Dynamo type information: L-D-L-D-W
Nashville SC vs Houston Dynamo Crew Information
Defenders Jimmy Medranda and Ken Tribbett have calf and hip accidents respectively, and are nonetheless persevering with their restoration. Randall Leal is again to full health. However Abu Danladi and David Accam are anticipated to stay on the sidelines for a few extra weeks.
Injured: Abu Danladi, David Accam, Ken Tribbett, Jimmy Medranda
Wilfried Zahibo has a hamstring damage, and can miss out. That apart, Michael Salazar is a long-term absentee with a knee damage.
Injured: Wilfried Zahibo, Michael Salazar
Nashville SC vs Houston Dynamo Predicted XIs
Nashville SC (4-4-2): Joe Willis; Jalil Anibaba, Walker Zimmerman, David Romney, Daniel Lovitz; Hany Mukhtar, Dax McCarty, Anibal Godoy, Randall Leal; Alex Muyl, Daniel Rios
Houston Dynamo Predicted XI (4-3-3): Marko Maric; Adam Lundkvist, Maynor Figueroa, Aljaz Struna, Zarek Valentin; Matias Vera, Memo Rodriguez, Darwin Ceren; Ariel Lassiter, Mauro Manotas, Darwin Quintero
Nashville SC vs Houston Dynamo Prediction
Nashville are positively the facet in higher type heading into this recreation. They’re additionally discovering a stability between goal-scoring and defending. Two video games in the past, in opposition to the all-conquering Columbus Crew, Nashville have been arguably the higher facet as properly, with extra pictures on objective, regardless of dropping 2-0.
With that taken under consideration, we’re predicting a Nashville win on this one.
Prediction: Nashville SC 2-1 Houston Dynamo
Revealed 25 Sep 2020, 04:20 IST