San Jose Earthquakes vs Seattle Sounders FC Prediction, 9/29/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Earthquakes vs Seattle Sounders FC
Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Location: PayPal Park in San Jose, CA
Odds/Point Spread: San Jose (+124) Seattle (+229)
Raul Ruidiaz and the Seattle Sounders FC (14-6-5, 1st in Western Conference) are headed to PayPal Park on Wednesday where they'll meet the San Jose Earthquakes (8-9-9, 10th in Western Conference). The starting goalies will be JT Marcinkowski for the San Jose Earthquakes and Stefan Frei for the Seattle Sounders FC. The Earthquakes are priced at +124 while the Sounders are at +229. The over/under is set at 2.75.
San Jose took the field against Los Angeles in their last match and went home with a win by a final score of 2-0. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 81.9% passes received percentage by completing 312 out of their 381 pass attempts in their last game. The Earthquakes tried 30 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 16 of the tries for a percentage of 53.3%.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, San Jose ended this match at a 28.6% rate by hitting 2 SoT out of 7 total shots. San Jose has an average of 1.19 goals per 90 min (31 goals in total) and have accounted for 22 assists in all matches this year.
Cristian Espinoza is a player who should be able to impact this game for the San Jose Earthquakes. Espinoza has had a starting assignment in 118 matchups in his career while he scores 0.13 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Argentina has recorded 14 goals in 10,019 minutes played. He has totaled 33 assists while tallying 24 yellow cards thus far in his career.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Javier Eduardo Lopez, the midfielder born in Mexico. Lopez has been on the pitch for 8,548 minutes in 98 starts and has been handed 11 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 14 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 27 goals. He has an average of 0.28 goals per 90 mins during his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for San Jose Earthquakes is JT Marcinkowski. Marcinkowski has been on the pitch for a total of 7,470 mins and is sitting with 279 stops in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.43 (119 goals given up) and his save percentage is 70.4. The goalkeeper born in the United States has faced 389 shots attempted against him in 83 career starting assignments. Marcinkowski (33-23-27 mark in his career) has totaled 18 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 21.7% clean sheet percentage.
For their last match, Seattle walked away with a victory by a final of 2-1 against Kansas City. The Sounders had a 50.0% successful dribble rate by converting 6 out of the 12 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 267 out of their 335 passing attempts earning a percentage of 79.7%. Seattle converted 3 shots on target out of 8 shots tried earning them a 37.5% rate when they last took the field. With 38 goals and 21 assists in all competitions, Seattle is averaging 1.52 goals and 0.84 assists per 90.
Raul Ruidiaz will need to provide a lift for Seattle Sounders FC. The forward representing Peru has been on the pitch for 14,633 mins and he has scored 109 goals. He has accumulated 17 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 10 times. He averages 0.67 goals per 90 and has started 168 games during his pro soccer career. You should also watch out for Fredy Montero, the forward who represents Colombia. He has 118 goals in his career while helping on a goal 42 different times. Montero has been given 50 yellow card warnings in 23,550 professional minutes played (259 starting assignments). His G/90 average thus far in his career is 0.45.
Stefan Frei will be residing in front of the net for Seattle Sounders FC. Frei has totaled 86 shutouts while defending 1,397 shots against him in 27,786 career minutes. He has a save % of 73.2 and his shutout rate is currently at 27.8%. He has conceded 1.28 goals per 90 mins and he has a record of 133-72-103. So far in his pro soccer career, Frei has allowed 395 goals and has accumulated 1,012 stops in 309 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Seattle (+229)
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