MLS Preview: Atlanta vs. Nashville SC Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Aug 26)
- Nashville SC is coming off a penalty loss to Messi’s Inter Miami in the 2023 Leagues Cup Final.
- Atlanta United is playing great at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in 2023.
Atlanta vs. Nashville SC is a duel between two Eastern Conference rivals, each with 38 points right now. Nashville SC is coming off a great performance at the 2023 Leagues Cup where this team finished second. Despite that, “Boys in Gold” are seen as underdogs in the August 26 game, mainly because it’s played on Atlanta’s turf (Mercedes-Benz Stadium).
How to Watch
- When: Saturday, August 26, 2023, at 7:30 p.m ET
- Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
- How to Watch: Apple TV
Atlanta United is 10-8-7 in the 2023 MLS season, with 70% of its wins happening at home. At Mercedes-Benz Stadium, these guys have always been great, although the last time they hosted a game against Nashville SC, they lost 2-1. Still, it was almost exactly two years to date.
“The Five Stripes” look very good in 2023, with some really good players on the roster. Most of those are either forwards or attacking midfielders, which explains why Atlanta has already scored 44 points – only one team in the East has scored more.
Their defense, however, hasn’t been as impressive. In fact, with 39 goals conceded in 25 games, they’re the second-worst team in the East in terms of defending.
That’s something that should concern them ahead of the game with Nashville SC, which is a team that scored 16 goals in seven games of the 2023 Leagues Cup. In comparison, Atlanta found the net only once in the two games this team played in the group stage.
Atlanta United vs. Nashville SC Prediction
Nashville SC is 1-0-4 in its last five MLS games, but “Boys in Gold” showed they’re a force to be reckoned with in the Leagues Cup, in which they defeated a number of heavyweights. They even played 1-1 with Messi’s Inter Miami in the final, losing the game on penalties.
That said, we think they’re going to do well on Saturday, but this doesn’t necessarily mean we think they’re going to win. Instead, we think that the most likely outcome of the Atlanta vs. Nashville MLS game is a tie.