Los Angeles FC vs San Jose Earthquakes Prediction, 10/16/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles FC vs San Jose Earthquakes
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-238) San Jose (+600)
Banc of California Stadium is the site where Chris Wondolowski and the San Jose Earthquakes (8-9-11, 10th in Western Conference) will take on Los Angeles FC (9-7-12, 9th in Western Conference) on Saturday. The men protecting the net are Tomas Romero for Los Angeles FC and JT Marcinkowski for the San Jose Earthquakes. The Earthquakes are priced at +600 while LAFC is at -238. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Los Angeles played LA in their most recent game and wrapped it up with a draw by a score of 1-1. LAFC attempted 20 dribbles in this match and converted 14 of those attempts for a percentage of 70.0%. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 77.9% received passes rate by connecting on 258 of the 331 targeted passes last match.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Los Angeles ended this match at a 50.0% clip by putting 7 shots on target of 14 total shots. Los Angeles averages 1.36 g/90 (38 total goals) and are sitting with 27 assists in all competitions for the season.
Cristian Arango is a player who should be able to impact this match for Los Angeles FC. Arango has been in the starting lineup in 101 outings so far in his pro soccer career and has 0.34 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing Colombia has accumulated 36 goals scored in 9,439 minutes played. He has accounted for 6 assists while tallying 20 yellow card warnings so far in his career.
One more player who could decide who wins is Latif Blessing, the forward who is from Ghana. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 13 times so far in his career while he has scored 17 total goals. Blessing has totaled 9,394 mins during 101 career starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 15 yellow card warnings. He currently averages 0.16 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The guy protecting the net for Los Angeles FC will be Tomas Romero. Romero has played for 3,555 minutes and is sitting with 114 saves in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.85 (73 total goals given up) and he has a save percentage of 61.8. The goalie from El Salvador has had 186 shots sent in his direction in 39 starting assignments. Romero (12-9-18 mark in his career) has earned 7 shutouts, which gives him a 17.9% shutout percentage.
When they last played, San Jose took a defeat with a final score of 3-0 against Vancouver. They finished the contest by converting 425 out of their 489 passes they tried earning a rate of 86.9%. The Earthquakes finished the match with a 53.3% successful dribble percentage by completing 8 out of the 15 dribbles they attempted. San Jose converted 5 shots on goal out of their 11 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 45.5% rate when they last took the field. Having a total of 31 goals and 22 assists for all their games, San Jose is averaging 1.11 goals and 0.79 assists per 90 min.
Chris Wondolowski will need to provide a lift for San Jose Earthquakes. The forward representing the United States has earned 29,444 mins and has earned 168 goals. He has collected 36 yellow card cautions in his career and has helped on a goal 37 times. He sports an average of 0.51 G/90 and has been a starter in 322 contests so far in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Javier Eduardo Lopez, the midfielder hailing from Mexico. Lopez has been given 11 yellow card warnings in 8,706 minutes played (100 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his pro soccer career is 0.28. He has accounted for 27 goals thus far in his career while assisting on a goal 14 times.
JT Marcinkowski will look after the net for San Jose Earthquakes. Thus far in his career, Marcinkowski has allowed 125 goals and has racked up 284 saves in 85 starts. He has surrendered 1.47 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 33-23-29. He has a save percentage of 69.9 and his clean sheet rate sits at 21.2%. Marcinkowski has accumulated 18 clean sheets and has defended 399 shots attempted against him in 7,650 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Jose (+600)
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