MLS Preview: Nashville SC vs Columbus Crew Prediction, Odds, and Picks (May 28)
- Columbus Crew has been horrible on the road in the 2023 season.
- Nashville SC has the best defense in the 2023 MLS.
- Hany Mukhtar is one of the most lethal strikers in America.
Nashville SC vs Columbus Crew is the final game of this week’s MLS round. It’s played on Sunday evening at GEODIS Park in Nashville, where the hosts have all wins in over a month. Can the visitors from Ohio put an end to Nashville’s superb run?
The short answer is: no. To see why we think so, just keep on reading our Nashville vs Columbus MLS prediction piece.
How to Watch
- When: Sunday, May 28, 2023, at 8:30 p.m ET
- Where: GEODIS Park, Nashville, Tennessee
- Channel: Apple TV
Nashville SC is sitting in the No. 2 place in the Eastern Conference of the 2023 MLS with a 7-4-3 record, collecting a total of 25 points along the way. What’s interesting is that Gary Smith’s men collected 17 of those points at GEODIS Park. That’s the place where they’re 5-2-1 in the 2023 MLS, which makes them one of the best home teams in the league.
Columbus Crew too are great at home, but on the road, they’re not so impressive. Their overall record is 5-3-5 (18 points), but in away matches, they’re 1-1-4.
The biggest problem with Columbus in 2023 is that their defense’s been leaky. They’ve conceded 17 goals so far, 11 of which happened on the road. What’s giving them hope that they won’t get blown out by Nashville SC is that this team’s not too dangerous offensively.
Smith’s team has scored 19 goals thus far, which isn’t too impressive. Actually, Nashville’s strongest weapon is defense – these guys have conceded the fewest number of goals of all the teams in the 2023 MLS.
Nashville SC vs Columbus Crew Prediction
Nashville SC definitely looks capable of keeping a clean sheet against Columbus Crew, but can the Ohioans score a goal (or two) on their own?
We think they can, mainly because they’ve got Hany Mukhtar on the roster. The top scorer of last season’s MLS is doing great offensively in 2023, with 8 goals to his name. We think he can get on target at least once on Sunday evening.