Philadelphia Union vs San Jose Earthquakes MLS Game Picks 9/25/2019
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Avaya Stadium is the site where Shea Salinas and the San Jose Earthquakes (13-5-13, 7th in the Western Conference) will play the Philadelphia Union (15-7-9, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) on Wednesday. The expected starting goalies are Andre Blake for the Philadelphia Union and Mario Daniel Vega for the San Jose Earthquakes. The Zolos are priced at +210 while the Earthquakes are at -108. The over/under is set at 3.
The Philadelphia Union head into this game holding a record of 15 victories, 7 draws, and 9 defeats ranking them 3rd in the Eastern Conference. Thus far in the season, they have earned a total of 54 goals which is good for 2nd in the conference and 3rd in the league. Their goal differential is +10, ranking them 4th in the league. The Philadelphia Union will look to get teammates more involved in this matchup as they have compiled a total of 40 assists, which is good for 2nd in the league and 1st in the conference. Concerning shots on target, they have compiled a total of 163 which is good for 2nd in the conference and 5th in the league. As a team, Philadelphia has obtained a total of 364 fouls which means they are averaging 11.74 fouls per contest. They have compiled a total of 52 points for the year and they have an average attendance of 17,022.
Kacper Przybylko is one of the best players for the Zolos. The forward from Poland has engaged in 24 contests for the year and has totaled 2,062 minutes. In that time, the 25-year-old has a total of 14 goals and has had an assist on 4 goals. He is averaging 86 minutes per appearance. Przybylko has been a starter in 23 contests for the year and has totaled 31 fouls during that period. With reference to shots on target, Przybylko has 34 which is 9th in Major League Soccer and 2nd in the East among forwards. Marco Fabián is another scorer to keep an eye on for the team from Philadelphia. The 29-year-old from Mexico has a total of 6 goals so far this year which is 13th in the Eastern Conference among midfielders and 60th among all players in MLS. He has played a total of 1,142 mins and averages 57 mins per game. During the season thus far, he has earned 18 shots on target which is 18th in the Eastern Conference among midfielders.
The man protecting the net for the Zolos is Andre Blake from Jamaica. He is 28 years old and has been on the field a total of 2,034 minutes in net this year. Blake is giving up an average of 1.59 goals per 90 mins which places him at 18th among Eastern Conference goalies and 28th among goaltenders in MLS. During this season, he has allowed 36 goals. He's earned a save % of .591 which places him at 18th among Eastern Conference goalies.
The San Jose Earthquakes will be standing on the other sideline and for the current year they have 13 victories, 5 draws, and 13 losses. When discussing goal differential, they are ranked 7th in the West and 14th in MLS with +1. They have a total of 48 goals for the year which is good for 5th in the West. San Jose has a save % as a team of .671 which is good for 13th in MLS, which tells us scoring chances may be limited. They are averaging an attendance of 18,975 which puts them at 7th in the West.
One of the best players for the Earthquakes is Shea Salinas. The 32 year-old has drilled 6 balls past the goaltender. He is placed at 22nd among midfielders in the West in assists with 3 and has earned 8 shots on target for the season. He has played 1,256 mins and is averaging 50 minutes per appearance. Another solid player on this team is Magnus Eriksson. The forward from Sweden has racked up 6 goals for the season which has him ranked 22nd in the West among forwards. He also has totaled 33 fouls.
In net for the Earthquakes is Mario Daniel Vega
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take San Jose (-108)
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