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Nashville SC vs Toronto FC prediction & odds

Kick-off: 2000, 06/08/2022

Stadium: GEODIS Park

TV: TSN/ESPN+

Rejuvenated Toronto are fancied to build on their recent improvement by securing a positive result when visiting Nashville this weekend.

The hosts have won only one of their last seven matches at GEODIS Park, posting four draws and suffering two losses during that sequence.

We reckon 2.1 for the Reds to avoid defeat in this fixture is hard to resist for our first Nashville SC vs Toronto FC prediction.

Nashville SC Odds

Nashville completed a hat-trick of 1-1 draws when travelling to Portland in midweek.

Teal Bunbury put them in front in the 20th minute when an uncleared corner fell to him in the box and he fired in a cool finish.

However, Santiago Moreno soon levelled things up from a similar scenario, pouncing on a loose ball to strike low past Joe Willis.

In an entertaining encounter, Hany Mukhtar, Bunbury and Randall Leal were all denied by Timber keeper Aljaz Ivacic.

At the other end, Willis saved well from Jaroslaw Niezgoda and Nathan Fogaca hit the side netting when put through in time added on.

After a slow start to the season, including missing a number of games through an ankle injury, Bunbury has now netted in three straight matches.

The 32-year-old forward is Nashville SC vs Toronto FC odds.

Toronto FC Odds

After a miserable run of results which yielded just one point from five outings, Toronto have predictably picked up since the arrival of Italy internationals Lorenzo Insigne and Federico Bernardeschi.

The Reds followed up a 4-0 home rout of Charlotte by drawing 0-0 at New England, despite the distraction of a Canadian Championship final in between.

Bob Bradley’s side would have done even better at Gillette Stadium but for an inspired display from Revolution keeper Dorde Petrovic.

He denied Insigne twice in open play and then made a world-class save from the striker’s late penalty.

Petrovic could do nothing about a superb long-range strike from Bernardeschi, but looked on in relief as it crashed back off the post.

Giacomo Vrioni had a last-gasp chance to snatch victory for New England but that would have been very harsh on the visitors.

Insigne’s movement and poise on the ball stood out in that contest and his maiden MLS goal will surely come soon.

Let’s finish off our Nashville SC vs Toronto FC betting tips by taking 9.0 for him to break the deadlock here.

Additional stats

Last result:

Portland 1-1 NASHVILLE – Teal Bunbury

New England 0-0 TORONTO

Head-to-head: Toronto 2-1 Nashville, Toronto 1-1 Nashville, Nashville 3-2 Toronto, Toronto 0-1 Nashville

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