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Surridge and Nashville host New York City FC

New York City FC (9-7-2, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Nashville SC (5-5-8, 10th in the Western Conference)

Nashville, Tennessee; Saturday, 8:30 p.m. EDT

BETMGM SPORTSBOOK: LINE Nashville SC +121, NYCFC +221, Draw +220; over/under is 2.5 goals

BOTTOM LINE: Sam Surridge leads Nashville into a matchup with New York City FC following a two-goal outing against Toronto.

Nashville is 3-2-5 in home games. Nashville ranks ninth in the MLS allowing 23 goals.

NYCFC is 3-4-1 in road games. NYCFC is sixth in the Eastern Conference with 26 goals led by Santiago Rodriguez with seven.

Saturday's game is the first time these teams square off this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Surridge has scored seven goals for Nashville. Hany Mukhtar has three goals and five assists over the last 10 games.

Rodriguez has scored seven goals with two assists for NYCFC. Adrian Alonso Martinez Batista has five goals and one assist over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nashville: 4-2-4, averaging 1.3 goals, 3.3 shots on goal and 4.7 corner kicks per game while allowing 0.7 goals per game.

NYCFC: 7-3-0, averaging 1.9 goals, 5.0 shots on goal and 4.8 corner kicks per game while allowing 1.3 goals per game.

NOT EXPECTED TO PLAY: Nashville: Lukas MacNaughton (injured), Jacob Shaffelburg (injured), Randall Leal (injured), Shaquell Moore (injured), Anibal Godoy (injured).

NYCFC: Rio Hope-Gund (injured).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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