San Jose Earthquakes vs Real Salt Lake Predictions, MLS Picks, Betting Tips 7/27/2020
Game: San Jose Earthquakes vs Real Salt Lake
Date: Monday, July 27, 2020
Location: ESPN Sports Complex in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: San Jose (+110) Salt Lake (+210)
ESPN Sports Complex is the site where Justin Meram and Real Salt Lake (2-4-2, 7th in the Western Conference) will play the San Jose Earthquakes (4-3-1, 4th in the Western Conference) on Monday. The men protecting the net will be Daniel Vega for the San Jose Earthquakes and Zac MacMath for Real Salt Lake. RSL is priced at +210 while the Earthquakes are at +110. The total has been set at 3.
San Jose has been able to maintain possession for 63.6% of the game while they dribble successfully 65% of the time (5th in MLS). They have tried 87 shots at the goal with 31 of them being on target, which is a 35.6% SOT percentage. The Earthquakes as a team have scored 10 goals on the year, which is 4th in the league. Their players have caught 2,357 passes on 2,683 attempts for the campaign, which gives them a receiving percentage of 87.8%.
Chris Wondolowski is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for the Earthquakes. He has totaled 36 assists while tallying 34 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. Wondolowski has had a starting assignment in 302 outings so far in his pro soccer career while he scores 0.53 G/90. The midfielder who was born in the United States has accumulated 161 goals scored (1st among active players) in 27,317 minutes. One more guy who could decide who wins is Andres Rios, the forward from Argentina. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 4 times in his career while he has scored 24 goals. Rios has totaled 8,092 mins during 86 starts and has earned himself 16 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.27 goals per 90 so far in his career (95th among active MLS players).
The guy defending the goal for San Jose will be Daniel Vega. Vega has seen the field for a total of 10,169 mins and has earned 342 stops during his MLS career. His GA/90 is 1.27 (144 goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of .715. The goalkeeper from Argentina has seen 478 shots attempted at him in 113 starting assignments. Vega (50-25-38 record during his career) has accumulated 37 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 32.7% shutout percentage.
RSL have had success dribbling 59.4% of the time this season while scoring 3 goals. They have earned a receiving percentage of 87.0% while they control possession of the ball 54.8% of the time. Salt Lake has 2,351 targets on the season (9th in the league) to go along with 2,045 successful received passes. They have connected on 22.6% of their shots on target out of 53 shots.
Justin Meram should provide a lift for Salt Lake. He is currently averaging 0.26 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 226 games so far in his career. The forward who is from Iraq has been on the field for 15,082 mins while he has scored 43 goals (47th among active MLS players). He has accounted for 24 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 28 times. You should also watch out for Giuseppe Rossi, the forward who is from Italy. Rossi has been given 31 yellow card warnings in 16,225 mins played (191 starting assignments). His G/90 average during his career is 0.50 (19th among active MLS players). He has totaled 91 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 29 times.
Zac MacMath will reside in front of the net for RSL. MacMath has totaled 39 clean sheets while defending 616 shots against him in 13,163 career mins. He sports a save percentage of .698 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 26.9%. He has allowed 1.31 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 48-43-54. In his MLS career, MacMath has allowed 191 goals while tallying 430 stops in 145 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Jose (+110)
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