San Jose Earthquakes vs Colorado Rapids Prediction, 9/5/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Earthquakes vs Colorado Rapids
Date: Saturday, September 5, 2020
Location: Earthquakes Stadium in San Jose, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: San Jose (+250) Colorado (+100)
Kei Kamara and the San Jose Earthquakes (2-2-3, 12th in the Western Conference) play the Colorado Rapids (2-2-3, 10th in the Western Conference) at Earthquakes Stadium on Saturday. The expected starting goalies will be Daniel Vega for the San Jose Earthquakes and Clint Irwin for the Colorado Rapids. The line on this matchup has the San Jose Earthquakes priced at +250 and the Rapids are at +100. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
San Jose has controlled possession for 60.3% of contests while dribbling successfully 58.7% of the time (16th in the league). They have launched 106 shots at the goal with 37 being on target, which means they have a 34.9% shots on target percentage. The Earthquakes have accounted for 13 goals this season, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their players have received 3,058 passes on 3,512 attempts for the campaign, giving them a receiving percentage of 87.1%.
Carlos Fierro is a guy who can be a difference maker for the Earthquakes. He has totaled 17 assists while accumulating 12 yellow cards thus far in his career. Fierro has been given a starting assignment in 130 games so far in his career and he tallies 0.11 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who hails from Mexico has earned 14 goals scored (156th among active players) in 11,760 professional minutes played. Someone else who should impact this match is Chris Wondolowski, the midfielder who was born in the United States. Wondolowski has been on the field for 27,327 minutes in 302 career starts and has been handed a total of 34 yellow card cautions. He has helped on a goal 36 times during his MLS career while he has scored 161 total goals. He averages 0.53 G/90 so far in his pro soccer career (16th among active players).
The man who will defend the goal for San Jose will be Daniel Vega. Vega (50-25-40 mark during his soccer career) has totaled 37 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 32.2% shutout rate. The goalkeeper from Argentina has had 496 shots tried against him in 115 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.32 (152 total goals allowed) and his save percentage is .710. Vega has seen the field for 10,349 mins and has earned 352 saves thus far in his career.
Colorado has totaled 3,073 pass targets this year (23rd in the league) and they have 2,741 completed passes. They have earned a receiving percentage of 89.2% and they control possession of the ball 49.9% of the time. The Rapids have had success dribbling 56% of the time for the season while accumulating 9 goals. They have completed 35.2% of their shots on target on 88 total shots.
Kei Kamara will need to provide a spark for Colorado. He is currently averaging 0.42 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 208 outings during his pro soccer career. The forward who was born in Sierra Leone has been on the pitch for 28,712 professional minutes and he has scored 133 goals (2nd among active players). He has earned 46 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has helped on a goal 43 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Younes Namli, the midfielder who is from Denmark. He has accounted for 11 goals so far in his MLS career while assisting a teammate on a goal 14 different times. Namli has been given 8 yellow cards in 7,766 minutes played (88 career starts). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.13 (168th among active players).
Clint Irwin will be residing in front of the net for the Rapids. So far in his pro soccer career, Irwin has conceded 221 goals while he has tallied 400 saves in 139 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.57 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 44-35-59. He has earned a save percentage of .649 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 23.0%. Irwin has racked up 32 clean sheets while seeing 616 shots attempted against him in 12,673 career mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Colorado (+100) and under 2.5 goals
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