Our prediction for this MLS match:
Nashville and Montreal square off against each other at Nissan Stadium in what is expected to be an interesting game. Nashville quickly bounced back from a 2-0 loss to New York Red Bulls, with the team beating Toronto at home in their last league fixture. Gary Smith’s troops have suffered only one defeat in the 2021 MLS campaign, and it is no wonder they are seen as favourites to beat Montreal on home soil.
Venezuela international Cadiz has been tested positive for coronavirus, while both Rios and Badji are likely to miss the game with injuries. Montreal, on the other hand, head into the match following a goalless draw with DC United. The Canadians have been impressive at the back of late, but preventing Nashville from scoring at Nissan Stadium is easier said than done. Defender Zohran Bassong is banned for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Anibal Godoy):
Anibal Godoy is a professional footballer who plays for Panama national football team. The powerful midfielder was born on February 10, 1990 and he has been playing for los Ticos since March 4, 2010 when he made his debut for the national team.
Anibal Godoy played full 90 minutes in the 2-1 win over Venezuela and he scored his first goal for Panama four years late in a 3-1 victory over El Salvador. Speaking of his club career, Godoy played for Chepo of Panama from 2007 to 2010 and he moved to Europe in the summer of 2013, signing a deal with Hungarian outfit Honved.
After playing 24 league games (one goal) for Honved, Godoy signed for Major League Soccer club San Jose Earthquakes in August 2015. Anibal Godoy is a defensive midfielder and his preferred foot is left. His contract with San Jose should expire in December, 2017 and it has to be noted that he began his youth career Arsenal de Sarandi of Argentina.
Highlighted Team (Montreal):
Montreal is a Canadian soccer team, but they compete in Major League Soccer. Montreal are a member of the Eastern Conference and they have been participating in the major league since 2012. Montreal welcome their opponents at Saputo Stadium and the capacity of the club’s home ground is 20.801.
The construction of the stadium cost CA$17 million and the venue was opened on May 18, 2008. The Saputo family invested $7.5 million in the construction of the stadium and, as a result, the venue was named Saputo Stadium. Montreal did remarkably well to make it to the CONCACAF Champions League final in the 2014/2015 season, but Mexican team America proved to be a big catch for the Canadian outfit in the title game.
Speaking of the Canadian championship, the Montreal won their third domestic trophy in 2014, with the team beating Toronto FC in the final of the tournament. Montreal play their home matches in blue and black shirts and black shorts, while the colour of their away kit is white.