San Jose Earthquakes vs LA Galaxy Prediction, 10/3/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Earthquakes vs LA Galaxy
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020
Location: Earthquakes Stadium in San Jose, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: San Jose (+162) LA (+145)
Andres Rios and the San Jose Earthquakes (3-5-6, 13th in the Western Conference) host the LA Galaxy (4-3-6, 12th in the Western Conference) at Earthquakes Stadium on Saturday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Daniel Vega for the San Jose Earthquakes and David Bingham for the LA Galaxy. The Galaxy are priced at +145 while the Earthquakes are at +162. The over/under has been set at 2.75.
The Earthquakes as a team have 19 goals on the year, which ranks them 15th in the league. They have launched 190 shots at the goal with 66 being on target, which is a 34.7% SOT percentage. San Jose has been able to control possession for 56.5% of matches while successfully dribbling 55.2% of the time (24th in MLS). Their players have caught 5,770 passes from teammates on 6,637 targets on the season, which makes their receiving percentage 86.9%.
Andres Rios is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for San Jose Earthquakes. He has accounted for 4 assists while accumulating 18 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career. Rios has been given a starting assignment in 93 matchups thus far in his career and scores 0.25 goals per 90 mins. The forward who hails from Argentina has tallied 24 goals in 8,682 minutes played. Chris Wondolowski is a guy who should impact this matchup for San Jose Earthquakes. Wondolowski has been a starter in 306 contests in his MLS career and accounts for 0.53 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who represents the United States has totaled 163 goals in 27,735 professional minutes. He has accounted for 37 assists while earning 34 yellow card cautions in his MLS career.
The man who will defend the goal for San Jose is Daniel Vega. Vega (50-27-43 record in his MLS career) has accumulated 38 shutouts, which has earned him a 31.7% clean sheet percentage. The keeper from Argentina has seen 531 shots sent in his direction in 120 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.43 (171 goals given up) and his save % is .695. Vega has defended the goal for 10,799 mins and has accumulated 369 saves so far in his career.
LA has 5,271 pass targets for the season (26th in the league) to go along with 4,484 successful received passes. They have a receiving percentage of 85.1% while they maintain possession of the ball 47.2% of the time. The Galaxy have been able to dribble successfully 54.4% of the time so far this season while earning 16 goals. They have connected on 38.7% of their shots on 142 total shots.
Christian Pavon is a guy who should impact this matchup for LA Galaxy. Pavon has been in the starting lineup in 97 contests in his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.30 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Argentina has 29 goals in 8,562 mins played. He has accounted for 28 assists while earning 6 yellow card warnings in his MLS career. Sebastian Lletget is a guy who should be able to impact this match for LA Galaxy. He has accounted for 14 assists while accumulating 7 yellow cards in his career. Lletget has started 104 matchups during his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.19 G/90. The midfielder who is from the United States has recorded 19 goals in 9,067 mins.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for LA Galaxy will be David Bingham. Bingham has seen the pitch for a total of 16,652 minutes and has 566 stops during his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.44 (267 goals allowed) and his save % is .696. The goalie from the United States has had 813 shots attempted at him in 184 starting assignments. Bingham (74-43-69 record during his soccer career) has recorded 50 shutouts, which gives him a 27.2% shutout rate.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Jose (+162)
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