Seattle Sounders FC vs San Jose Earthquakes MLS Betting Tips 9/29/2019
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Nicolás Lodeiro and the Seattle Sounders FC (14-8-10, 2nd in the Western Conference) go to Avaya Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet the San Jose Earthquakes (13-5-13, 7th in the Western Conference). The expected starting goalies are Stefan Frei for the Seattle Sounders FC and Mario Daniel Vega for the San Jose Earthquakes. The line on this contest has the Seattle Sounders FC priced at +325 and the Earthquakes are at -155. The over/under is set at 3.
The Seattle Sounders FC head into this game holding a record of 14 wins, 8 draws, and 10 defeats which puts them at 2nd in the Western Conference. During the season thus far, they have racked up a total of 48 goals which is 4th in the conference and 9th in MLS. Their goal differential is +1, which puts them at 13th in MLS. The Seattle Sounders FC will look to share the ball with their teammates to get the opposition out of place because they have compiled a total of 33 assists, which is 12th in MLS and 5th in the conference. When it comes to shots on target, they have compiled a total of 138 which is 9th in the conference and 15th in MLS. As a unit, Seattle has compiled a total of 331 fouls which has them averaging 10.34 fouls per contest. They have compiled a total of 50 points for this season and they are averaging a crowd of 39,806.
Nicolás Lodeiro is a great player to watch for the Sounders. The midfielder from Uruguay has appeared in 27 games in 2019 and has played 2,412 minutes. In that time, the 29-year-old has racked up 7 goals and has had an assist on 7 goals. He has an average of 89 minutes per appearance. Lodeiro has been a starter in 27 games in 2019 and has totaled 44 fouls in that time. Regarding shots on target, Lodeiro has earned 17 which has him sitting in 66th in the league and 9th in the West among midfielders. Raúl Ruidiaz is another scorer to watch out for on the team from Seattle. The 28-year-old from Peru has scored 11 goals so far this season which has him ranking 7th in the Western Conference among forwards and 15th among all players in MLS. He has totaled 1,616 mins and has an average of 81 minutes per game. During the 2019 season, he has produced 28 shots on target which has him ranking 11th in the Western Conference among forwards.
The man in goal for the Sounders is Stefan Frei from Switzerland. He is 32 years old and has played 2,880 minutes minding the net for the season. Frei is conceding an average of 1.53 goals per 90 mins which has him sitting 8th among West goaltenders and 24th among goaltenders in MLS. So far this season, he's allowed 49 goals. He has a save % of .684 which has him sitting 9th among West goaltenders.
The San Jose Earthquakes is the team on the other side of the pitch and for the 2019 season they sit with 13 victories, 5 draws, and 13 losses. Regarding goal differential, they are sitting 7th in the West and 14th in the league with +1. They currently have a total of 48 goals for this season which has them at 5th in the West. San Jose has a save percentage as a team of .671 which currently has them ranked 13th in the league, which tells us they are a tough team to score against. They are averaging an attendance of 18,975 which is good for 7th in the West.
One of the guys to remember for the Earthquakes is Shea Salinas. The 32 year-old has guided 6 balls into the back of the goal. He is ranked 22nd among midfielders in the West in assists with 3 and has 8 shots on target for the year. He has played a total of 1,256 minutes and has an average of 50 mins per game. Another name to know on this team is Magnus Eriksson. The forward from Sweden has connected on 6 goals so far in 2019 which puts him at 22nd in the West among forwards. He also has racked up 33 fouls.
In goal for the Earthquakes is Mario Daniel Vega
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Seattle (+325) and over 2.5 total goals
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