LA Galaxy vs San Jose Earthquakes Prediction, 5/29/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LA Galaxy vs San Jose Earthquakes
Date: Saturday, May 29, 2021
Location: Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA
Odds/Point Spread: LA (+100) San Jose (+210)
Sacha Kljestan and the LA Galaxy (4-0-2, 3rd in Western Conference) host the San Jose Earthquakes (3-0-4, 7th in Western Conference) at Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday. The starting goalkeepers will be Jonathan Bond for the LA Galaxy and JT Marcinkowski for the San Jose Earthquakes. The Galaxy are priced at +100 while the Earthquakes are at +210. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
LA faced Portland in their most recent game and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 3-0. In regard to passing, they ended up with a 92.5% received passes rate by connecting on 552 out of their 597 passing targets in their last outing. The Galaxy attempted 8 dribbles in this outing and completed 4 of those dribbles for a percentage of 50.0%. In terms of shooting accuracy, LA walked away from the pitch at a 23.1% rate by hitting 3 shots on target out of 13 shots. LA sports an average of 1.67 goals per 90 min (10 goals in total) and have racked up 7 assists in all games for the season.
Sacha Kljestan is a player who should be able to impact this game for the LA Galaxy. He has totaled 77 assists while earning 64 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Kljestan has been a starter in 364 contests in his career and accounts for 0.16 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder hailing from the United States has earned 57 goals in 32,403 professional minutes played. Someone else who should impact this game is Chicharito, the forward representing Mexico. Chicharito has been on the pitch for 17,827 mins during 183 career starting assignments and has been handed 34 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 21 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 124 goals. He sports an average of 0.63 goals per 90 for his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for LA Galaxy is Jonathan Bond. Bond has seen the field for a total of 8,729 mins and has 312 stops thus far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.43 (139 goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of 70.4. The goalie born in England has seen 449 shots tried at him in 97 starts. Bond (37-24-35 record in his career) has recorded 21 shutouts, which gives him a 21.6% shutout percentage.
The last time they took the pitch, San Jose took a defeat with a final score of 3-1 against Kansas City. The Earthquakes had a 66.7% successful dribble percentage by completing 10 of the 15 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 466 out of their 537 attempted passes for a percentage of 86.8%. San Jose connected on 5 shots on goal out of the team's 15 shots tried earning them a 33.3% clip in their last match. With 11 goals and 8 assists in all their contests, San Jose is averaging 1.57 goals and 1.14 assists per 90.
Cristian Espinoza will be counted on for San Jose Earthquakes. The forward from Argentina has been on the pitch for 8,715 professional minutes while earning 12 goals. He has earned 19 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 29 times. He is averaging 0.12 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 102 outings thus far in his career. Make sure to watch out for Chris Wondolowski, the forward born in the United States. Wondolowski has been given 36 yellow cards in 28,639 mins (315 starts). His goals per 90 average thus far in his career is 0.53. He has earned 168 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 37 times.
JT Marcinkowski will be residing in front of the net for San Jose Earthquakes. So far in his pro soccer career, Marcinkowski has allowed 92 goals and has racked up 201 stops in 64 starts. He has given up 1.44 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 28-14-22. He holds a save % of 69.1 and his shutout rate is currently at 21.9%. Marcinkowski has recorded 14 shutouts while seeing 288 shots tried against him in 5,760 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take LA (+100)
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