Match Preview: Nashville SC vs Memphis 901

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After 28 LONG days, It’s finally soccer time in Nashville. Coming off of a 3-0 win over Ottawa FC, Nashville SC fans are beyond ready to watch their team live. The squad will now take on in-state rival Memphis 901 this Saturday night @ 7:00 PM.

With Memphis 901 being in 12th place and winning only one out of their first six games, NSC fans almost expect their squad to come out with the victory. Nashville SC(2-1-1)  has shown many moments of dominance, but likewise moments of vulnerability. This is the majority of NSC fans #1 concern going into Saturday’s match.

What to Watch

In Nashville SC’s previous match, MLS signee Daniel Rios found the net twice and is looking to do the same in this weeks bout. With Cameron Lancaster questionable for the second straight week due to injury, it is imperative for Rios to put on a show.

We all know that NSC’s defense alongside two high-quality goalkeepers(Matt Pickens and Connor Sparrow) will do their job keeping the ball out of the net, so this game is completely up to the execution of the attackers.

The Opposition

The Memphis 901 defense has shown great improvement throughout the season, giving up just 7 goals in 6 matches. These numbers are not spectacular by any means but are much more to be expected from a one-win team. The strong defense/goalkeeping for Memphis could be a testament to how poor their offense has played. The 901 attackers have only found the net 5 times in 6 matches, completely debunking the solid work their defense has done. If the Memphis 901 want a legitimate chance to defeat the NSC powerhouse, their offense will HAVE to show up.

Prediction

We may be biased, to say the least, but we see Nashville SC taking this match with a score of 3-0. The squad has been firing on all cylinders of late and is just hard to pick against.

TTSM Coverage

The Talk will be attending the Nashville SC vs Memphis 901 match, so make sure to follow us on twitter @TTalkSports and @TennesseeTTSM for live updates, highlights, postgame interviews, and more!


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