Portland Timbers vs San Jose Earthquakes Prediction, 10/27/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Portland Timbers vs San Jose Earthquakes
Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Location: Providence Park in Portland, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Portland (-118) San Jose (+285)
Providence Park is the site where Javier Eduardo Lopez and the San Jose Earthquakes (9-10-12, 10th in Western Conference) will take on the Portland Timbers (14-4-13, 4th in Western Conference) on Wednesday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Steve Clark for the Portland Timbers and JT Marcinkowski for the San Jose Earthquakes. The Earthquakes are priced at +285 while the Timbers are at -118. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Portland faced off with Colorado in their last match and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-0. In sharing the ball, they had a 91.2% passes received percentage by connecting on 467 of the 512 pass attempts in their last game. The Timbers tried 9 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 6 of the dribbles for a percentage of 66.7%.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Portland finished at a 50.0% clip by landing 4 shots on target out of 8 total shots. Portland has an average of 1.52 goals per 90 min (47 total goals) and have racked up 33 assists in all competitions this season.
Dairon Asprilla is a player who should be able to impact this game for the Portland Timbers. Asprilla has been a starter in 95 matchups during his career and he scores 0.32 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Colombia has 29 goals in 8,220 professional minutes. He has totaled 12 assists while accumulating 19 yellow cards in his career.
Another player who should impact this match is Felipe Mora, the forward representing Chile. He has helped on a goal 10 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 74 goals. Mora has 13,906 minutes during 158 career starting assignments and has been handed 14 yellow card warnings. He averages 0.48 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Portland Timbers will be Steve Clark. Clark has defended the goal for 22,787 minutes and has tallied 889 stops so far in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.46 (369 goals surrendered) and he holds a save % of 71.9. The goalkeeper born in the United States has seen 1,255 shots attempted against him in 254 career starts. Clark (91-71-91 record during his career) has accumulated 59 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 23.2% shutout percentage.
In their last outing, San Jose went home with a draw by a final score of 1-1 against Vancouver. The Earthquakes ended the game with a 45.5% successful dribble rate by completing 15 of the 33 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 441 of the 505 passes they tried for a percentage of 87.3%. San Jose connected on 3 shots on target out of the team's 16 shots attempted earning them a 18.8% rate when they last took the field. Having tallied 37 goals and 26 assists in all competitions, San Jose averages 1.19 goals and 0.84 assists per 90.
Javier Eduardo Lopez will need to provide a spark for San Jose Earthquakes. The midfielder born in Mexico has totaled 8,920 minutes while scoring 28 goals. He has 12 yellow cards during his soccer career and has helped on a goal 15 times. He is currently averaging 0.28 G/90 and has been a starter in 103 matches so far in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Chris Wondolowski, the forward who represents the United States. Wondolowski has been handed 36 yellow cards in 29,535 mins (322 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.51. He has earned 169 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 37 different times.
JT Marcinkowski is expected to look after the goal for San Jose Earthquakes. Marcinkowski has earned 19 clean sheets while he has seen 410 shots attempted against him in 7,920 career mins. He sports a save percentage of 70.0 and his clean sheet rate is 21.6%. He has allowed 1.47 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 34-24-30. Thus far in his career, Marcinkowski has surrendered 129 goals and has accumulated 292 stops in 88 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Portland (-118)
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