Portland Timbers vs San Jose Earthquakes Prediction, 10/11/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Portland Timbers vs San Jose Earthquakes
Date: Sunday, October 11, 2020
Location: Providence Park in Portland, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Portland (-164) San Jose (+468)
Chris Wondolowski and the San Jose Earthquakes (5-5-6, 7th in the Western Conference) head to Providence Park on Sunday where they'll meet the Portland Timbers (8-3-4, 2nd in the Western Conference). The expected starting goalies will be Steve Clark for the Portland Timbers and Daniel Vega for the San Jose Earthquakes. The line on this matchup has the Portland Timbers coming in at -164 and the Earthquakes are at +468. The over/under opens at 3.25.
Portland has been able to control possession for 45% of the time while they dribble successfully 58.3% of the time (19th in the league). They have attempted 164 shots with 69 being on target, which comes out to a 42.1% shots on target percentage. The Timbers have earned 33 goals this season, which is 3rd in the league. They have been on the receiving end of 5,278 passes on 6,196 attempts for the year, making their receiving percentage 85.2%.
Jeremy Ebobisse is a player who should be able to impact this match for Portland. He has accounted for 9 assists while tallying 4 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career. Ebobisse has had a starting assignment in 59 games in his career and he accounts for 0.42 goals per 90 mins. The forward who represents the United States has recorded 27 goals scored in 5,725 mins played. One more player who could decide who wins is Diego Valeri, the forward from Argentina. He has helped a teammate on a goal 63 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 83 total goals. Valeri has totaled 19,030 minutes in 217 career starting assignments and has been given 29 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.39 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The man defending the goal for Portland will be Steve Clark. Clark has played for a total of 20,331 mins and has tallied 791 stops so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.49 (337 goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save % of .710. The keeper from the United States has had 1,126 shots attempted against him in 226 starts. Clark (78-65-82 record during his soccer career) has recorded 52 clean sheets, which has earned him a 23.0% clean sheet rate.
The Earthquakes have successfully dribbled 56.2% of the time this year while earning 24 goals. They have a receiving percentage of 87.7% and they control possession of the ball 57.4% of the time. San Jose has totaled 7,668 targets this season (6th in the league) with 6,723 completed passes. They have been able to connect on 35.8% of their shots on 218 total shots.
Chris Wondolowski will need to be on top of his game for San Jose. He has an average of 0.53 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 90 contests in his MLS career. The forward who was born in the United States has been on the field for 27,882 professional minutes while he has scored 163 goals. He has 34 yellow card warnings in his career and has helped on a goal 37 times. You should also watch out for Andres Rios, the forward who hails from Argentina. He has tallied 26 goals during his career while helping a teammate on a goal 4 times. Rios has earned himself a total of 18 yellow card warnings in 8,848 mins played (95 starts). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.26.
Daniel Vega is expected to look after the goal for San Jose. Vega has accumulated 38 shutouts while he has seen 531 shots tried against him in 10,799 minutes throughout his career. He is the owner of a save percentage of .695 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 31.7%. He has surrendered 1.43 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 50-27-43. During his MLS career, Vega has surrendered 171 goals while he has earned 369 stops in 120 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Jose (+468)
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