LA Galaxy vs San Jose Earthquakes Prediction, 8/20/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LA Galaxy vs San Jose Earthquakes
Date: Friday, August 20, 2021
Location: Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA
Odds/Point Spread: LA (-118) San Jose (+280)
Javier Eduardo Lopez and the San Jose Earthquakes (5-8-7, 9th in Western Conference) are headed to Dignity Health Sports Park on Friday where they'll meet the LA Galaxy (11-2-7, 3rd in Western Conference). The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Jonathan Bond for the LA Galaxy and JT Marcinkowski for the San Jose Earthquakes. The line on this game has the LA Galaxy coming in at -118 and the Earthquakes are at +280. The over/under is set at 2.75.
LA played Colorado in their last match and went home with a loss by a final score of 2-1. The Galaxy attempted 13 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 7 of those dribbles for a percentage of 53.8%. In the passing game, they had a 92.0% rate by completing 599 out of their 651 pass attempts in their last outing.
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Regarding shot accuracy, LA finished at a 30.0% clip by putting 6 shots on target of 20 total shots. LA sports an average of 1.45 goals per 90 (29 goals in total) and have 21 assists in all matches this season.
Chicharito is a guy who should be able to impact this match for the LA Galaxy. He has totaled 21 assists while earning 34 yellow cards so far in his career. Chicharito has been given a starting assignment in 187 matchups during his soccer career and accounts for 0.63 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Mexico has racked up 127 goals scored in 18,168 mins.
Another player who should impact this match is Sebastian Lletget, the midfielder representing the United States. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 18 times during his soccer career while scoring 21 total goals. Lletget has been on the field for 10,627 mins during 122 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 8 yellow cards. He averages 0.18 goals per 90 minutes during his soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for LA Galaxy is Jonathan Bond. Bond has played for 9,899 minutes and has earned 358 saves so far in his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.44 (158 goals conceded) and he has a save percentage of 70.6. The goalie hailing from England has faced 513 shots tried at him in 110 career starting assignments. Bond (43-26-40 mark in his career) has earned 23 shutouts, which gives him a 20.9% shutout rate.
For their last outing, San Jose earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 1-1 against Minnesota. They finished the contest by connecting on 203 out of their 274 passes they tried for a rate of 74.1%. The Earthquakes finished with a 43.5% successful dribble percentage by converting 10 of the 23 dribbles they attempted. San Jose landed 1 shot on goal out of the team's 4 shots attempted which had them at a 25.0% clip when they last took the field. With a total of 20 goals and 16 assists in all matches, San Jose sports an average of 1.00 goal and 0.80 assists per 90 min.
Javier Eduardo Lopez should provide solid play for San Jose Earthquakes. He is averaging 0.23 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 92 games during his pro soccer career. The midfielder from Mexico has been on the field for 8,063 minutes and has earned 21 goals. He has 10 yellow cards in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 13 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Cristian Espinoza, the forward hailing from Argentina. Espinoza has been given a total of 22 yellow card warnings in 9,736 minutes (115 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.12. He has accumulated 13 goals thus far in his career while helping on a goal 33 different times.
JT Marcinkowski is expected to look after the net for San Jose Earthquakes. During his pro soccer career, Marcinkowski has surrendered 109 goals while tallying 248 saves in 77 starts. He has allowed 1.42 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 30-22-25. He holds a save percentage of 69.8 and his shutout rate is currently 22.1%. Marcinkowski has tallied 17 clean sheets while seeing 348 shots against him in 6,930 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take LA (-118)
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