Nashville SC vs. FC Dallas – MLS, November 4, 2020
Nashville extended their unbeaten streak to five games with a 1-1 draw against Chicago Fire on Sunday, meaning the team from Tennessee has only lost one of their previous ten outings.
Dallas is the next side tasked with trying to stop Nashville. The two teams clash at Nissan Stadium on Wednesday, November 4, with the Toros sitting just two points ahead of Gary Smith’s men in the overall standings.
Keep reading to see my prediction and betting pick for Nashville SC vs. FC Dallas .
Nashville SC vs. FC Dallas Odds
Despite the Toros’ narrow lead over Nashville (2.10), the best online sportsbooks believe the home side has the upper hand on Wednesday.
The Boys in Gold crushed Dallas (3.45) 3-0 a fortnight ago, and the bookies clearly haven’t forgotten about that. But it is important to remember that Luchi Gonzalez’s men head into this game on the back of consecutive victories.
Having booked their place in the playoffs with a victory over Montreal Impact last week, Nashville continued to gather momentum on Sunday. Despite only managing one shot on target against Chicago, Daniel Rios earned his side a hard-fought draw.
Rios has now bagged four goals in his last six appearances, after failing to hit the net in his opening ten outings this term. The Mexican appears to be hitting form at just the right time, with Nashville preparing to cap off their debut MLS campaign with a postseason appearance.
Even when the Boys in Gold have struggled in recent games, they have still found a way to avoid defeat. Nashville seems to be grinding out results at the moment, and that is a positive sign, especially with the playoffs just around the corner.
Funnily enough, Dallas’ last defeat came two weeks ago at Nissan Stadium. The Texans were completely outclassed by Nashville on that occasion, but they have responded in style with a series of eye-catching results since then.
After securing a goalless draw with Real Salt Lake, the Toros came from behind to beat Inter Miami 2-1. Last time out, Dallas thrashed local rival Houston Dynamo 3-0, with Fafa Picault bagging a brace and Franco Jara scoring for the second game in row.
Luchi Gonzalez’s side booked their playoff spot on Saturday and ended Houston’s postseason dreams in the process. Beating your local rival is always rewarding, but last weekend’s victory would have tasted even sweeter.
No team has lost fewer games in the Western Conference that Dallas this year, and Toros also boast the joint-best defensive record in the division. Two impressive statistics, right?
Nashville SC vs. FC Dallas Pick
Nashville claimed a comfortable 3-0 victory in this fixture a fortnight ago, but it feels like that result gave Dallas a much-needed kick up the backside! Gonzalez’s men have performed far better since then, taking seven points from a possible nine.
However, the Boys in Gold have also remained unbeaten since their last meeting with Dallas, with one win and two draws coming in recent weeks. Smith’s men have tied plenty of games this year, and I can see them settling for another draw on Wednesday.