San Jose Earthquakes vs Portland Timbers Prediction, 9/16/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Earthquakes vs Portland Timbers
Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Location: Earthquakes Stadium in San Jose, CA
Odds/Point Spread: San Jose (+130) Portland (+188)
Earthquakes Stadium is the venue where Diego Valeri and the Portland Timbers (4-2-4, 6th in the Western Conference) will play the San Jose Earthquakes (2-4-4, 12th in the Western Conference) on Wednesday. The men protecting the net will be Daniel Vega for the San Jose Earthquakes and Steve Clark for the Portland Timbers. The odds on this contest have the San Jose Earthquakes priced at +130 and the Timbers are at +188. The total is set at 3.
San Jose has been able to maintain possession for 57.7% of matches while successfully dribbling 55.7% of the time (20th in MLS). They have tried 137 shots at their opponents goal with 44 being on target, which means they have a 32.1% shots on target percentage. The Earthquakes have collected 15 goals for the season, which is currently 15th in MLS. Their players have received 4,223 passes from teammates on 4,875 tries on the campaign, which has earned them a receiving percentage of 86.6%.
Chris Wondolowski is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for the Earthquakes. Wondolowski has been a starter in 305 games so far in his career and accounts for 0.53 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who is from the United States has totaled 163 goals scored (1st among active MLS players) in 27,579 mins played. He has totaled 36 assists while accumulating 34 yellow cards so far in his MLS career. Another guy who should impact this match is Shea Salinas, the midfielder who was born in the United States. He has assisted on a goal 42 times in his career while he has scored 20 total goals. Salinas has earned 18,810 mins in 192 starts and has been handed a total of 20 yellow card cautions. He currently averages 0.10 goals per 90 mins so far in his MLS career (198th among active players).
The guy who will defend the goal for San Jose will be Daniel Vega. Vega has seen the field for a total of 10,619 mins and has tallied 363 stops in his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.36 (160 goals given up) and he holds a save % of .705. The goalkeeper from Argentina has had 515 shots sent his way in 118 starts. Vega (50-27-41 record in his career) has earned 38 clean sheets, which has earned him a 32.2% clean sheet percentage.
Portland has 4,326 pass targets for the campaign (21st in MLS) with 3,689 successful received passes. They have earned a receiving percentage of 85.3% while they control possession of the ball 46.6% of the time. The Timbers have had success dribbling 63.6% of the time so far this season while earning 18 goals. They have been able to hit on 38.2% of their shots on target on 110 total shots.
Diego Valeri will need to provide a spark for Portland. He scores 0.38 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 61 games so far in his career. The midfielder from Argentina has been on the field for 18,734 mins while scoring 80 goals (16th among active players). He has tallied 29 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted on a goal 62 times. Be sure to watch out for Felipe Mora, the forward who was born in Chile. He has earned 59 goals thus far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 6 times. Mora has been handed 14 yellow card cautions in 11,189 professional minutes played (128 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average during his career is 0.47 (28th among active players).
Steve Clark will be residing in front of the net for the Timbers. Clark has racked up 50 clean sheets while he has defended 1,107 shots tried against him in 19,971 career minutes. He has a save percentage of .701 and his shutout rate sits at 22.5%. He has allowed 1.50 goals per 90 while holding a mark of 75-64-82. So far in his pro soccer career, Clark has surrendered 333 goals while he has racked up 776 stops in 222 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Portland (+188)
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