San Jose Earthquakes vs D.C. United Prediction, 5/1/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Earthquakes vs D.C. United
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Location: PayPal Park in San Jose, CA
Odds/Point Spread: San Jose (-143) D.C. (+350)
Cristian Espinoza and the San Jose Earthquakes (1-0-1, 6th in Western Conference) host D.C. United (1-0-1, 6th in Eastern Conference) at PayPal Park on Saturday. The starting goaltenders will be JT Marcinkowski for the San Jose Earthquakes and Chris Seitz for D.C. United. The Earthquakes are priced at -143 while the Black-and-Red are at +350. The O/U is set at 2.5.
San Jose took the field against Dallas in their last match and went home with a win by a final score of 3-1. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 86.2% rate by converting 420 out of their 487 passing targets in their last game. The Earthquakes attempted 15 dribbles in this contest and converted 9 of the attempts for a percentage of 60.0%. In relation to shooting accuracy, San Jose finished at a 33.3% clip by putting 4 SoT out of 12 total shots. San Jose sports an average of 2.00 goals per 90 (4 goals in total) and have tallied 2 assists in all games for this campaign.
Cristian Espinoza is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for the San Jose Earthquakes. Espinoza has been given a starting assignment in 97 outings so far in his career while scoring 0.13 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Argentina has totaled 12 goals in 8,313 professional minutes played. He has accounted for 27 assists while tallying 18 yellow card cautions during his soccer career. Another player who should impact this match is Andres Rios, the forward who is from Argentina. He has assisted on a goal 5 times in his pro soccer career and he has scored 27 goals. Rios has totaled 9,396 minutes in 101 starting assignments and has been given 22 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.26 G/90 for his pro soccer career.
The man protecting the net for San Jose Earthquakes will be JT Marcinkowski. Marcinkowski has been on the pitch for a total of 5,310 mins and has accumulated 186 stops in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.42 (84 total goals conceded) and he holds a save percentage of 69.4. The goalkeeper from the United States has faced 265 shots tried against him in 59 starts. Marcinkowski (26-14-19 mark in his professional soccer career) has accumulated 14 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 23.7% clean sheet percentage.
The last time they took the pitch, D.C. took a loss by a final score of 1-0 against New England. The Black-and-Red finished with a 50.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 3 of the 6 dribbles they attempted. They finished this game by converting 294 of the 367 passing tries for a rate of 80.1%. D.C. had 1 shots on goal out of their 7 shots attempted which gave them a 14.3% clip when they last took the field. Having accumulated 2 goals and 2 assists in all competitions, D.C. averages 1.00 goal and 1.00 assist per 90 minutes.
Julian Gressel should be able to be counted on for D.C. United. He currently averages 0.16 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 109 games in his career. The defender from Germany has accumulated 9,522 professional minutes while earning 17 goals. He has 12 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 36 times. You should also keep an eye on Ola Kamara, the forward representing Norway. Kamara has been given a total of 13 yellow card cautions in 20,405 minutes (218 career starting assignments). His G/90 average during his soccer career is 0.50. He has scored 114 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 23 times.
Chris Seitz will be looking after the net for D.C. United. During his pro soccer career, Seitz has surrendered 164 goals and has earned 342 stops in 115 starts. He has given up 1.41 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 45-30-40. He has a save % of 68.8 and his shutout rate sits at 24.3%. Seitz has racked up 28 clean sheets while seeing 503 shots tried against him in 10,436 career mins.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take D.C. (+350)
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