San Jose Earthquakes vs Seattle Sounders FC Prediction, 5/12/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Earthquakes vs Seattle Sounders FC
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Location: PayPal Park in San Jose, CA
Odds/Point Spread: San Jose (+189) Seattle (+140)
Cristian Espinoza and the San Jose Earthquakes (3-0-1, 2nd in Western Conference) host the Seattle Sounders FC (3-1-0, 1st in Western Conference) at PayPal Park on Wednesday. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be JT Marcinkowski for the San Jose Earthquakes and Stefan Frei for the Seattle Sounders FC. The Earthquakes are priced at +189 while the Sounders are at +140. The total has been set at 2.75.
San Jose played Salt Lake in their last matchup and took home the win by a score of 2-1. In the passing game, they earned a 87.1% passes received percentage by connecting on 386 out of their 443 pass targets last match. The Earthquakes tried 16 dribbles in this outing and converted 9 of the attempts for a rate of 56.3%. In relation to shooting accuracy, San Jose wrapped this game up at a 40.0% clip by putting 6 SoT out of 15 shots. San Jose is averaging 2.50 g/90 (10 total goals) and are sitting with 7 assists in all matches for the year.
Cristian Espinoza is a player who should be able to impact this match for the San Jose Earthquakes. Espinoza has had a starting assignment in 99 matchups so far in his career and has 0.13 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Argentina has 12 goals in 8,478 mins played. He has 28 assists while accumulating 18 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career. Another player who should impact this match is Andres Rios, the forward born in Argentina. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 5 times in his career while scoring 27 total goals. Rios has been on the field for 9,440 mins in 101 career starts and has been handed a total of 22 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.26 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man defending the goal for San Jose Earthquakes is JT Marcinkowski. Marcinkowski has defended the goal for a total of 5,490 mins and is sitting with 194 saves in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.41 (86 total goals allowed) and his save % is 69.8. The goalkeeper born in the United States has seen 275 shots tried at him in 61 career starts. Marcinkowski (28-14-19 record in his career) has accumulated 14 shutouts, which leaves him with a 23.0% clean sheet rate.
For their last match, Seattle took home the win by a final score of 2-1 against Portland. The Sounders finished the match with a 60.0% successful dribble rate by connecting on 6 out of the 10 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 344 out of their 415 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 82.9%. Seattle had 3 shots on target out of their 10 shots tried which had them at a 30.0% rate when they last took the field. With 10 goals and 6 assists in all competitions, Seattle averages 2.50 goals and 1.50 assists per 90.
Raul Ruidiaz should provide a lift for Seattle Sounders FC. He has an average of 0.69 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 150 outings in his pro soccer career. The forward who is from Peru has been on the pitch for 12,950 mins and has scored 100 goals. He has earned 13 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has helped on a goal 10 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Nicolas Lodeiro, the midfielder born in Uruguay. Lodeiro has been given 27 yellow card warnings in 14,246 mins (155 starts). His goals per 90 min average during his soccer career is 0.26. He has earned 41 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 51 different times.
Stefan Frei will look after the goal for Seattle Sounders FC. Frei has accumulated 84 clean sheets and has defended 1,381 shots attempted against him in 27,426 career minutes. He sports a save % of 73.0 and his shutout rate is currently 27.5%. He has allowed 1.29 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 130-72-102. In his pro soccer career, Frei has given up 393 goals and has accounted for 998 stops in 305 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Seattle (+140)
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