Los Angeles FC vs San Jose Earthquakes Prediction, 9/27/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles FC vs San Jose Earthquakes
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2020
Location: Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-250) San Jose (+500)
Banc of California Stadium is the site where Andres Rios and the San Jose Earthquakes (2-5-6, 13th in the Western Conference) will take on Los Angeles FC (5-3-5, 6th in the Western Conference) on Sunday. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Pablo Sisniega for Los Angeles FC and Daniel Vega for the San Jose Earthquakes. The odds on this matchup have Los Angeles FC coming in at -250 and the Earthquakes are at +500. The over/under opens at 3.
LAFC have accounted for 29 goals on the campaign, which is 1st in the league. They have launched 219 shots with 91 being on target, which comes out to a 41.6% shots on target percentage. Los Angeles has controlled possession of the ball for 59.6% of contests while dribbling successfully 58.7% of the time (15th in Major League Soccer). They have caught 5,971 passes from teammates on 7,059 attempts on the season, giving them a receiving percentage of 84.6%.
Mark-Anthony Kaye is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for LAFC. Kaye has been a starter in 112 outings so far in his career while scoring 0.14 goals per 90. The midfielder who is from Canada has earned 15 goals scored (148th among active players) in 9,617 mins. He has accounted for 21 assists while tallying 19 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career. One more player who could decide who wins is Diego Rossi, the forward who is from Uruguay. Rossi has been on the field for 9,322 mins in 104 starting assignments and has been given 6 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 13 times in his MLS career while scoring 51 total goals. He averages 0.49 goals per 90 in his career (22nd among active MLS players).
The guy who will defend the goal for Los Angeles will be Pablo Sisniega. Sisniega has seen the pitch for 1,260 minutes and has accumulated 33 stops during his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.79 (25 goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of .635. The keeper from Mexico has seen 52 shots tried at him in 14 career starts. Sisniega (7-2-5 mark in his career) has tallied 1 shutout, which leaves him with a 7.1% shutout percentage.
San Jose has totaled 6,233 pass targets for the campaign (7th in the league) to go along with 5,420 completed passes. They hold a receiving percentage of 87.0% while controlling possession of the ball 57.2% of the time. The Earthquakes have had success dribbling 55.4% of the time for the campaign while earning 17 goals. They have been able to connect on 32.8% of their shots on 177 total shots.
Andres Rios should provide solid play for San Jose. The forward from Argentina has played 8,592 mins while scoring 24 goals (100th among active players). He has earned 17 yellow cards during his MLS career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 4 times. He is averaging 0.25 goals per 90 minutes and has started 19 contests during his MLS career. Be sure to watch out for Chris Wondolowski, the forward who represents the United States. Wondolowski has been given a total of 34 yellow card warnings in 27,673 minutes (305 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his MLS career is 0.53 (16th among active MLS players). He has 163 goals during his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 37 times.
Daniel Vega will be residing in front of the goal for the Earthquakes. In his MLS career, Vega has allowed 171 goals while tallying 369 stops in 120 starts. He has surrendered 1.43 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 50-27-43. He sports a save % of .695 and his clean sheet rate sits at 31.7%. Vega has totaled 38 clean sheets while he has defended 531 shots tried against him in 10,799 career mins.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Jose (+500)
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