Chicago Fire vs San Jose Earthquakes Predictions, MLS Picks, Betting Tips 7/19/2020
Game: Chicago Fire vs San Jose Earthquakes
Date: Sunday, July 19, 2020
Location: ESPN Sports Complex in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+105) San Jose (+255)
Danny Hoesen and the San Jose Earthquakes (1-2-1, 7th in the Western Conference) play the Chicago Fire (1-1-1, 7th in the Eastern Conference) at ESPN Sports Complex on Chicago Fire vs San Jose Earthquakes. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Kenneth Kronholm for the Chicago Fire and Daniel Vega for the San Jose Earthquakes. The Fire are priced at +105 while the Earthquakes are at +255. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Brandt Bronico is one of the top players to keep an eye on for the Fire. The midfielder from the United States has competed in 64 contests in the time he's played pro soccer and has played 4,017 mins. Up to now, the 23-year-old has racked up 2 goals and has assisted on 6 goals. For his career he is averaging 62.8 mins per appearance. Bronico has been a starter in 64 contests over the course of his career and has racked up 62 fouls over the course of that time. In terms of shots on target, Bronico has connected on 8 in his pro soccer career which puts him at 391st when compared to all players still active and 95th in the East among midfielders. Micheal Azira is another scorer to keep an eye on for the squad from Montreal. The 31-year-old from Uganda has tallied 6 goals in the time he's played pro soccer which has him ranking 64th in the East among midfielders and 267th when compared to active players in MLS. He has played 12,348 mins in the time he's played pro soccer which has him sitting in 36th among active midfielders and has an average of 74.8 mins per appearance which has him ranked 212th in professional soccer. Over the course of his pro soccer career, he has earned 29 shots on target which puts him at 56th in the East among active midfielders.
The guy who will defend the goal for Chicago will be Kenneth Kronholm. Kronholm (77-67-52 mark in his career) has accounted for 63 clean sheets, which gives him a 32.1% clean sheet percentage. The goalie from Germany has seen 874 shots tried against him in 196 starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.15 (225 total goals allowed) and his save percentage is .753. Kronholm has been on the pitch for a total of 17,640 mins and is sitting with 658 stops during his pro soccer career.
One of the top players for the Earthquakes is Danny Hoesen. The 28 year-old has drilled 57 balls past the goaltender over the course of his pro soccer career. He is placed at 13th among active forwards in the West in assists with 30 and has a total of 202 shots on target over the course of his pro soccer career. He has totaled 14,004 minutes and has an average of 57.4 minutes per game over the course of his pro soccer career. Another dangerous player on this squad is Cristian Espinoza. The forward from Argentina has scored 2 goals in his professional soccer career which ranks him 56th in the Western Conference among active forwards. He also has racked up 56 fouls.
Daniel Vega is expected to look after the goal for the Earthquakes. Vega has 36 shutouts while he has seen 476 shots against him in 10,079 minutes in his career. He has a save percentage of .714 and his clean sheet rate is currently 32.1%. He has surrendered 1.29 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 49-25-38. In his pro soccer career, Vega has given up 144 goals while earning 340 stops in 112 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Jose (+255)
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