Seattle Sounders FC vs San Jose Earthquakes Prediction, 9/10/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Sounders FC vs San Jose Earthquakes
Date: Thursday, September 10, 2020
Location: CenturyLink Field in Seattle, WA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (-200) San Jose (+400)
Kelvin Leerdam and the San Jose Earthquakes (2-3-3, 13th in the Western Conference) head to CenturyLink Field on Thursday where they'll take on the Seattle Sounders FC (4-3-2, 2nd in the Western Conference). The starting goalkeepers are Stefan Frei for the Seattle Sounders FC and Daniel Vega for the San Jose Earthquakes. The Sounders are priced at -200 while the Earthquakes are at +400. The O/U has been set at 2.75.
Seattle has been able to control possession for 51.7% of matches while dribbling successfully 64.4% of the time (3rd in Major League Soccer). They have attempted 105 shots at their opponents goal with 31 being on target, which calculates to a 29.5% SOT percentage. The Sounders have earned 16 goals this season, which ranks 6th in the league. They have caught 3,336 passes on 3,892 targets so far this year, making their receiving percentage 85.7%.
Kelvin Leerdam is a guy who should be able to impact this game for the Sounders. He has accounted for 24 assists while tallying 48 yellow cards in his pro soccer career. Leerdam has been in the starting lineup in 233 games during his career and has 0.11 goals per 90 mins. The defender who is from the Netherlands has totaled 25 goals (93rd among active players) in 20,714 professional minutes. One more player who should impact this match is Raul Ruidiaz, the forward who was born in Peru. Ruidiaz has totaled 11,920 minutes in 138 career starts and has earned himself a total of 12 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 8 times so far in his pro soccer career while he has scored 88 total goals. He has an average of 0.66 goals per 90 mins during his career (3rd among active players).
The man who is expected to protect the net for Seattle is Stefan Frei. Frei (120-68-99 mark in his MLS career) has earned 79 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 27.4% shutout percentage. The goalie from Switzerland has faced 1,327 shots tried at him in 288 starts. His GA/90 is 1.31 (378 goals allowed) and his save % is .722. Frei has played for 25,896 mins and is sitting with 958 saves so far in his career.
The Earthquakes have successfully dribbled 57.6% of the time for the campaign while collecting 14 goals. They hold a receiving percentage of 87.2% and they maintain possession of the ball 59.5% of the time. San Jose has accumulated 3,973 pass targets on the season (11th in the league) to go along with 3,466 completed passes. They have been able to hit on 31.9% of their shots on target out of 119 shots.
Chris Wondolowski will be someone to watch for San Jose. He scores 0.53 G/90 and has been a starter in 280 matches so far in his pro soccer career. The forward who represents the United States has played 27,417 minutes while he has scored 162 goals (1st among active MLS players). He has collected 34 yellow cards thus far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 36 times. Make sure to watch out for Carlos Fierro, the forward from Mexico. Fierro has been handed a total of 12 yellow card warnings in 11,760 mins (130 starting assignments). His G/90 average thus far in his career is 0.11 (184th among active MLS players). He has accumulated 14 goals in his MLS career while helping on a goal 17 times.
Daniel Vega will be residing in front of the net for the Earthquakes. Vega has racked up 37 shutouts while seeing 502 shots tried against him in 10,439 mins throughout his career. He is the owner of a save % of .711 and his shutout rate is 31.9%. He has given up 1.32 goals per 90 while holding a mark of 50-26-40. During his MLS career, Vega has given up 153 goals while totaling 357 saves in 116 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Jose (+400)
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