San Jose Earthquakes vs Los Angeles FC Prediction, 9/25/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Earthquakes vs Los Angeles FC
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: PayPal Park in San Jose, CA
Odds/Point Spread: San Jose (+240) Los Angeles (-105)
Javier Eduardo Lopez and the San Jose Earthquakes (7-9-9, 10th in Western Conference) play Los Angeles FC (9-6-10, 8th in Western Conference) at PayPal Park on Saturday. The expected starting goaltenders will be JT Marcinkowski for the San Jose Earthquakes and Tomas Romero for Los Angeles FC. The Earthquakes are priced at +240 while LAFC is at -105. The over/under has been set at 3.5.
San Jose took the field against Austin in their most recent match and earned the victory with a final of 4-3. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 86.0% received passes percentage by completing 295 of the 343 pass attempts last match. The Earthquakes attempted 19 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 9 of those dribbles for a rate of 47.4%.
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Regarding shot accuracy, San Jose walked away from the pitch at a 53.8% rate by hitting 7 shots on target of 13 total shots. San Jose is averaging 1.16 goals per 90 min (29 goals in total) and have accounted for 20 assists In all contests for the year.
Javier Eduardo Lopez is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for the San Jose Earthquakes. He has 13 assists while earning 11 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Lopez has been in the starting lineup in 97 games so far in his career and accounts for 0.28 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder hailing from Mexico has totaled 26 goals in 8,467 mins played.
Another player who should impact this match is Cristian Espinoza, the forward who represents Argentina. Espinoza has totaled 9,944 mins in 117 starts and has earned himself a total of 23 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 33 times during his career while scoring 14 total goals. He has an average of 0.13 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for San Jose Earthquakes will be JT Marcinkowski. Marcinkowski has seen the field for 7,380 mins and is sitting with 276 saves during his career. His GA/90 is 1.45 (119 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of 70.2. The goalkeeper hailing from the United States has had 386 shots sent in his direction in 82 career starts. Marcinkowski (32-23-27 mark during his career) has 17 shutouts, which leaves him with a 20.7% clean sheet rate.
When they last took the field, Los Angeles went home defeated by a final of 2-1 against Portland. LAFC had a 60.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 18 of the 30 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 333 out of their 384 attempted passes for a percentage of 86.7%. Los Angeles connected on 1 shot on target out of 13 shots attempted earning them a 7.7% clip when they last took the field. Having earned a total of 36 goals and 25 assists in all their games, Los Angeles has an average of 1.44 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 minutes.
Carlos Vela should provide a spark for Los Angeles FC. He scores 0.44 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 314 matches during his soccer career. The forward born in Mexico has been on the pitch for 28,167 mins and has scored 139 goals. He has collected 50 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 68 times. You should also keep an eye on Cristian Arango, the forward representing Colombia. He has accounted for 36 goals in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 6 times. Arango has been given a total of 19 yellow card warnings in 9,169 professional minutes (98 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his career is 0.35.
Tomas Romero is expected to look after the goal for Los Angeles FC. During his career, Romero has given up 71 goals while tallying 114 saves in 38 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.84 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 12-9-17. He has earned a save percentage of 62.5 and his clean sheet rate is currently 18.4%. Romero has totaled 7 clean sheets while seeing 184 shots tried against him in 3,465 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-105)
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