MLS Preview: Nashville vs. New York Red Bulls Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Oct 21)
- Nashville vs. Red Bulls is arguably the most exciting duel of the final round of the 2023 MLS regular season.
- Nashville has already secured a place in the postseason, meaning that the hosts have no major motivation for Saturday’s game.
- The New York Red Bulls need to beat Nashville in order to get to the MLS Playoffs for the 14th time in a row.
It’s time for the final round of the regular season of the 2023 MLS, which will decide which teams will take the last available playoff spots. In the MLS Eastern Conference, the New York Red Bulls are sitting just below the postseason zone, but these guys will get to the No. 9 place if they win three points against Nashville on Saturday, October 21.
How to Watch
- When: Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 6:00 p.m ET
- Where: GEODIS Park, Nashville, Tennessee
- How to Watch: Apple TV
DC United is the team that’s sitting in the last available playoff spot in the MLS Eastern Conference. The boys from Washington have 40 points, but they’ve already played all of their 34 regular season games. All the other teams from the East have one more game left to play.
There are four teams outside the playoff zone that could leapfrog DC United with a win in the final round of the regular season. Those teams are, namely, New York Red Bulls (40 points), Chicago Fire (40), Charlotte (40), and New York City (38).
As per MLS rules, if two teams finish the season on equal points, the score differential will be the tiebreaker. Of all the aforementioned teams, the New York Red Bulls have the best goal difference at the moment, meaning that if they win on October 21, they’re going to qualify for the 2023 MLS Playoffs.
So, can they beat Nashville on the road?
Nashville vs. NY Red Bulls Prediction
Nashville is one of the seven MLS Eastern Conference teams that have already booked a place in the playoffs. That said, the boys from Tennessee have no major incentive to give too much on the field on Sunday. It’s just the opposite when the Red Bulls are concerned. They need to go all-in in this game and get a win. Our Nashville vs. Red Bulls prediction is that they’re gonna succeed.