Our prediction for this MLS match:
Columbus Crew and Nashville go head to head at MAPFRE Stadium in what is expected to be a close encounter. Caleb Porter’s troops aim to build on a 2-1 win over New York City, which saw them put an end to their four-game winless run in the Major League Soccer. Columbus Crew are undefeated at home ground in the 2021 season, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Nashville. All Derrick Etienne, Liam Fraser, Kevin Molino, Eloy Room, and Gyasi Zardes are on international duty, while the likes of Morris, Valenzuela, and Williams are out of contention with injuries.
Nashville, on the other hand, aim to build on a thrilling 5-1 win over Chicago Fire. Given the number of absentees in the home team, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on the visitors. The likes of Alistair Johnston, Anibal Godoy, and Walker Zimmerman participate at the 2021 Gold Cup, speaking of the away team.
Highlighted Player (Fanendo Adi):
After spending his youth career at Lagos Islanders and Union Bank, Fanendo Adi moved to Trencic of Slovakia in 2009. The Nigeria international played for the likes of Metalurh Donetsk, Dynamo Kiev, Tavriya Simferopol, Copenhagen and Portland Timbers as well before joining FC Cincinnati.
Adi was born in Lagos (Nigeria) on October 10, 1990 and he has two caps for the Nigeria U23 national team. However, he has yet to make his debut for the senior team. The Cincinnati forward was called up to the senior squad in the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers, but he did not see any game action. Fanendo Adi made his MLS debut for Cincinnati on March 3, 2019 in a 4-1 loss to Seattle Sounders.
His main position is centre forward and his preferred foot is right. His biggest success is winning of the 2015 MLS Cup where Portland Timbers defeated Columbus Crew 2-1 in the title game.
Highlighted Team (Nashville):
Nashville is one of the newer additions to the Major League Soccer, with the team being founded on December 20, 2017. The Yellows made their MLS debut on February 29, 2020, with the team taking on Atlanta United at their Nissan Stadium.
The match was played in front of 59,069 spectators, with Nashville suffering a 2-1 defeat. Nissan Stadium was opened on August 27, 1999, and it can hold up to 69,143 people. Nashville recorded their first MLS triumph on August 13, 2020, with the team beating Dallas on the road. The match was played behind closed doors due to the fierce of coronavirus spread.
Ghana international David Accam scored the only goal of the match. The club’s primary colours are electric gold and acoustic blue, with the club’s crest being a gold octagon with monogram “N”. Nashville footballers wear yellow shirts and yellow shorts when playing at home, while blue is the dominant colour of their away jersey.