The hosts suffered a 2-1 loss to the San Jose earthquakes at home in their final game. Chris Wondolowski scored a late brace to help the visitors complete their comeback victory.
Nashville SC won a 2-0 victory over New England Revolution at home. Alex Muyl and Charles Sapong scored in the two halves to give the Tennessee team the three points.
This victory allowed them to climb to seventh place in the Eastern Conference standings, while Real salt lake occupy eighth place in the Western Conference.
Real Salt Lake vs Nashville SC head to head
This will be the first official meeting between the teams and they will each seek to relaunch their balance sheet face to face on a positive note.
The hosts have won two and lost one of their three league games this season. Nashville SC are undefeated in four games, although last week’s victory came after a streak of three straight draws.
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Real Salt Lake vs Nashville SC team news
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Everton midfielder Luiz is the only injury issue for the hosts with a stroke and he is due for the third week of May.
There are no suspension concerns for coach Freddy Juarez.
Injury: Everton Luiz
The visitors have three players sidelined with injury. Brian Anunga (knee), Abu Danladi (hamstring) and Daniel Rios (foot) are not all available for selection.
There are no suspension issues for head coach Gary Smith.
Injuries: Abu Danladi, Daniel Rios, Brian Anunga
Real Salt Lake vs Nashville SC Prediction XI
XI predicted by Real Salt Lake (4-2-3-1): David Ochoa (GK); Donny Toia, Justen Glad, Erik Holt, Andrew Brody; Nick Besler, Pablo Ruiz; Justin Meram, Damir Kreilach, Albert Rusnak; Rubio rubin
Nashville SC Prediction XI (4-2-3-1): Joe Willis (GK); Daniel Lovitz, David Romney, Walker Zimmerman, Alistair Johnston; Anibal Godoy, Dax McCarty; Randall Leal, Hany Mukhtar, Alex Muyl; Jhonder Cadiz
Prediction Real Salt Lake vs Nashville SC
Real Salt Lake’s inconsistencies with this term mean it’s impossible to know which team will show up on Saturday, but playing at home gives them a marginal advantage.
Nashville SC has shown a penchant for draws this season and this trend may continue.
Prediction: Real Salt Lake 1-1 Nashville SC