Nashville SC vs. Philadelphia Union prediction, odds: Soccer expert reveals 2022 MLS picks, bets for May 1

The Philadelphia Union entered the weekend sitting pretty atop the MLS Eastern Conference standings, but the challenge to stay there continues on Sunday when they travel to Music City to face Nashville SC. The Union dropped their last road game 2-1 to Toronto FC on April 16 and are coming off of a 1-1 draw with Montreal. Nashville is looking for a boost after spending their first eight games of the 2022 campaign on the road, and are fresh off a 1-0 loss to the LA Galaxy on April 23 to end the season-starting road trip.  

Kickoff at GEODIS Park in Nashville, Tennessee is set for 4 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Nashville SC as the +113 favorite (risk $100 to win $113), while Philadelphia is the +290 underdog in the latest Nashville SC vs. Philadelphia Union odds. A draw is priced at +210 and the over-under for total goals is 1.5. Before locking in any Nashville SC vs. Philadelphia Union picks, you need to see what SportsLine soccer insider Brandt Sutton has to say.

Sutton, a former collegiate soccer player, has been SportsLine’s top soccer editor for nearly five years. He has followed soccer closely for much longer and factors in managerial tactics, projected lineups and past performances to make the most-informed decisions possible, keeping his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.

Sutton has also been on a roll with his best bets, going 66-49 in his last 115 soccer picks, returning over $1,100 for $100 bettors.

Now, Sutton has broken down the Nashville SC vs. Philadelphia Union matchup from every angle and just revealed his MLS picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Philadelphia Union vs. Nashville SC:

  • Nashville SC vs. Philadelphia Union spread: Nashville -0.5 (+115)
  • Nashville SC vs. Philadelphia Union over-under: 1.5 goals 
  • Nashville SC vs. Philadelphia Union money line: Nashville +113, Draw +210, Philadelphia +290
  • NSH: Nashville SC is playing its first home game of the season
  • PHI: The Union are 2-1-0 on the road this season

Featured Game | Nashville SC vs. Philadelphia

Why you should back Nashville

Nashville look to rebound after giving up the lone goal to the LA Galaxy last weekend in the 86th minute of play, and that starts with a strong defensive front. Walker Zimmerman and the Nashville SC backline haven’t conceded more than two goals in a match since the start of the season, which is impressive given they haven’t had the advantage of playing at home yet. 

The Boys In Gold could also have a leg up offensively since the Union have conceded three of their five goals allowed while on the road. With a home crowd behind them for the first time this season, Hany Mukhtar and company should give Nashville the firepower it needs to be victorious on Sunday. 

Why you should back Philadelphia

The Union entered the weekend on top of the Eastern Conference for good reason. Despite coming off a 1-1 draw at home against Montreal and a 2-1 loss to Toronto before that, Philadelphia is still outscoring its opponents 12-5 on the season. 

Philadelphia also as the psychological advantage having knocked Nashville out of the MLS playoffs a season ago. Gary Smith’s men will be looking for revenge and extra emotional in their first home game at the new GEODIS Park, and the Union can spoil their homecoming.

How to make Nashville SC vs. Philadelphia Union picks

Sutton has analyzed the Philadelphia Union vs. Nashville SC match from all sides, and he is going over on the goal total. He also provides another confident best bet and has a full breakdown of the match. He’s only sharing his expert MLS picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Nashville SC vs. Philadelphia Union? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Philadelphia Union vs. Nashville SC, all from the soccer expert on a 66-49 run on his latest soccer picks, and find out. 

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