San Jose Earthquakes vs Seattle Sounders FC Prediction, 10/18/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Earthquakes vs Seattle Sounders FC
Date: Sunday, October 18, 2020
Location: Earthquakes Stadium in San Jose, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: San Jose (+182) Seattle (+147)
Earthquakes Stadium is the venue where Jordan Morris and the Seattle Sounders FC (9-3-4, 1st in the Western Conference) will play the San Jose Earthquakes (6-5-7, 7th in the Western Conference) on Sunday. The starting goalkeepers are Daniel Vega for the San Jose Earthquakes and Stefan Frei for the Seattle Sounders FC. The Sounders are priced at +147 while the Earthquakes are at +182. The total has been set at 3.25.
San Jose has been able to control possession for 57.5% of the time while they successfully dribble 55.6% of the time (23rd in Major League Soccer). They have attempted 248 shots at their opponents goal with 95 being on target, which comes out to a 38.3% shots on target percentage. The Earthquakes have tallied 28 goals this season, which ranks them 7th in the league. They have received 7,666 passes on 8,745 tries so far this year, which gives them a receiving percentage of 87.7%.
Chris Wondolowski is a player who should be able to impact this match for San Jose. Wondolowski has been given a starting assignment in 310 matchups thus far in his career and accounts for 0.52 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who is from the United States has earned 163 goals in 28,043 professional minutes played. He has totaled 37 assists while accumulating 34 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career. Someone else who should impact this game is Andres Rios, the forward who is from Argentina. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 5 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 27 total goals. Rios has played 9,021 minutes in 97 career starting assignments and has been given 19 yellow card cautions. He is currently averaging 0.27 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The man who will protect the net for San Jose is Daniel Vega. Vega (50-27-43 mark in his career) has totaled 38 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 31.7% shutout percentage. The keeper from Argentina has seen 531 shots sent his way in 120 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.43 (171 total goals conceded) and his save % is .695. Vega has been on the field for 10,799 mins and is sitting with 369 stops during his pro soccer career.
Seattle has 8,256 targets on the year (6th in MLS) and they have 7,198 completed passes. They have earned a receiving percentage of 87.2% while controlling possession of the ball 53.3% of the time. The Sounders have dribbled successfully 66.2% of the time so far this year while totaling 34 goals. The have hit on 36.2% of their shots on 210 total shots.
Jordan Morris should provide a spark for Seattle. The forward who is from the United States has 7,916 mins while he has scored 33 goals. He has accounted for 2 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 17 times. He is averaging 0.38 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 91 contests so far in his career. Make sure to watch out for Nicolas Lodeiro, the midfielder who is from Uruguay. He has 39 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 50 different times. Lodeiro has been given a total of 27 yellow card cautions in 13,681 professional minutes played (149 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.26.
Stefan Frei will reside in front of the goal for the Sounders. During his pro soccer career, Frei has given up 386 goals while earning 972 stops in 295 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.31 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 125-68-101. He has earned a save percentage of .728 and his shutout rate is currently 27.1%. Frei has accumulated 80 clean sheets while he has defended 1,346 shots against him in 26,526 career mins.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Seattle (+147)
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