Nashville SC vs. New England Revolution – MLS, May 8, 2021

| May 7, 2021 4:58 am PDT

We may only be three games into the 2021 MLS season, but the Revs already find themselves at the Eastern Conference summit, having picked up two wins and one draw from their opening three outings.

In true Nashville style, the Boys in Gold have drawn all three of their matches this year. Of course, they remain unbeaten. But they will be eager to get their first win on the board this weekend.

New England visits Nissan Stadium on Saturday, May 8, as both sides aim to maintain their unbeaten starts to the new campaign.

After looking at the odds and analyzing the teams, I will give my Nashville SC vs. New England Revolution prediction and betting pick.

Nashville vs. New England Odds

Nashville SC to Win2.30
The Draw3.45
New England Revolution to Win2.90

Gary Smith’s men were extremely solid on home soil throughout their maiden MLS season, so it is hardly surprising that 10bet views Nashville (2.30) as the favorite to win this one.

That said, it is difficult to ignore the manner with which New England (2.90) has started the campaign.

Given that Nashville and New England produced two low-scoring ties last term, the tasty price for the draw (3.45) is also worth considering.

The Match Preview

Nashville won eight of their 23 regular-season matches last year, but they also recorded eight draws. This term, the Boys in Gold already have three draws to their name.

Smith’s men came from 2-0 down to rescue a point against FC Cincinnati on the opening weekend before doing exactly the same against CF Montreal in Week 2. In the previous round, Nashville was held to a goalless draw by Inter Miami.

Having dominated the Herons, Nashville could – and probably should – have chalked up their first win of the season last weekend. But it wasn’t meant to be.

The Boys in Gold enjoyed 60% possession and passed Miami off the pitch at the time. They also registered ten shots while limiting Phil Neville’s side to just two attempts on target, yet they ultimately failed to find a way through.

If Smith’s men continue to dominate their opponents, their first win of 2021 won’t be far away.

Although the Revs bowed out in the conference finals last term, it feels as though they finished the previous campaign on a high. Thankfully, they seem to have picked up where they left off last season.

Following a hard-fought 2-2 draw with Chicago Fire in Week 1, New England edged out DC United a fortnight ago. Last weekend, the team sealed an impressive 2-1 victory over Atlanta United.

You probably won’t be surprised to learn that Carles Gil has been the Revs’ standout performer so far this year. The silky Spaniard bagged a goal and an assist in the win over Atlanta, adding to his opening-weekend assist against the Fire.

Adam Buksa, Brandon Bye, and Gustavo Bou have also found the back of the net this season, proving that Bruce Arena’s side isn’t short of attacking options.

Having taken seven points from a possible nine in 2021, it isn’t easy to imagine anyone getting the better of New England at the moment.

Betting Pick for Nashville vs. Revs

Pick
  • The Draw
    3.45

Sorry, Nashville supporters, but I think you’re going to have to wait a little longer to taste victory this year.

The Boys in Gold have proved they will be tough to beat again this season. However, I can’t see them turning a draw into a win against the high-flying Revs on Saturday.

Last year, the two sides produced a goalless draw in New England before drawing 1-1 in Nashville. I expect a similar outcome this time around.

Ben Morris
Ben Morris

Ben is a sportswriter and tipster who specializes in soccer. Currently based in the UK, he has traveled all around the world watching – and betting on – his beloved sport.

Alongside his regular soccer content, Ben publishes blogs and picks for cricket, Formula 1, Aussie rules, darts, and various other sports.

Ben is a diehard fan of Nottingham Forest and England, so he hasn’t had much to cheer about in recent years!

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