Seattle Sounders FC vs San Jose Earthquakes Prediction, 11/8/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Sounders FC vs San Jose Earthquakes
Date: Sunday, November 8, 2020
Location: CenturyLink Field in Seattle, WA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (-155) San Jose (+402)
CenturyLink Field is the venue where Andres Rios and the San Jose Earthquakes (8-6-8, 7th in the Western Conference) will take on the Seattle Sounders FC (10-6-5, 3rd in the Western Conference) on Sunday. The goalies protecting the net will be Stefan Frei for the Seattle Sounders FC and JT Marcinkowski for the San Jose Earthquakes. The Sounders are priced at -155 while the Earthquakes are at +402. The total is set at 3.25.
The Sounders have tallied 39 goals on the year, which ranks 4th in the league. They have attempted 265 shots with 88 on target, which is a 33.2% shots on target percentage. Seattle controls possession for 54.4% of games while they have success at dribbling 65.3% of the time (3rd in Major League Soccer). They have received 9,213 passes from teammates on 10,528 targets on the campaign, giving them a receiving percentage of 87.5%.
Nicolas Lodeiro is a player who should impact this matchup for Seattle. Lodeiro has been a starter in 154 matches so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 0.25 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder who hails from Uruguay has earned 40 goals scored in 14,131 minutes played. He has accounted for 50 assists while accumulating 27 yellow cards in his career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Jordan Morris, the forward who was born in the United States. Morris has 8,305 minutes during 95 career starts and has been given 3 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 18 times during his career and he has scored 34 goals. He currently averages 0.37 goals per 90 minutes in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Seattle Sounders FC will be Stefan Frei. Frei (126-71-102 record during his career) has accumulated 82 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 27.3% shutout rate. The goalie from Switzerland has seen 1,364 shots attempted against him in 300 career starts. His GA/90 is 1.30 (391 total goals conceded) and he has earned a save percentage of .728. Frei has played for a total of 26,976 mins and has 985 saves in his career.
San Jose has tallied 10,271 targets on the campaign (6th in the league) to go along with 9,034 completed passes. They have earned a receiving percentage of 88.0% while they control possession of the ball 56.3% of the time. The Earthquakes have successfully dribbled 55.4% of the time for the year while tallying 33 goals. They have been able to connect on 36.4% of their SOT on 294 shots.
Andres Rios should provide a spark for San Jose Earthquakes. He sports an average of 0.26 G/90 and has started 101 matches during his professional soccer career. The forward who hails from Argentina has been on the pitch for 9,346 mins while he has scored 27 goals. He has accounted for 21 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 5 times. Make sure to watch out for Chris Wondolowski, the forward who was born in the United States. He has scored 166 goals so far in his MLS career while helping on a goal 37 times. Wondolowski has earned himself a total of 34 yellow cards in 28,398 mins played (314 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his MLS career is 0.53.
JT Marcinkowski will reside in front of the goal for the Earthquakes. In his pro soccer career, Marcinkowski has given up 77 goals while he has earned 177 stops in 56 starts. He has allowed 1.37 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 25-14-17. He has a save percentage of .704 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 25.0%. Marcinkowski has racked up 14 shutouts while defending 250 shots against him in 5,040 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Jose (+402)
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