San Jose Earthquakes vs Colorado Rapids Prediction, 5/7/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Earthquakes vs Colorado Rapids
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2022
Location: PayPal Park in San Jose, CA
Odds/Point Spread: San Jose (+130) Colorado (+190)
PayPal Park is the venue where Michael Barrios and the Colorado Rapids (3-3-3, 8th in Western Conference) will play the San Jose Earthquakes (1-3-5, 13th in Western Conference) on Saturday. The goalies expected to start will be JT Marcinkowski for the San Jose Earthquakes and William Yarbrough for the Colorado Rapids. The Earthquakes are priced at +130 while the Rapids are at +190. The total is set at 2.5.
San Jose faced off with New York City in their last game and took a loss by a final of 3-0. The Earthquakes tried 6 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 3 of the tries for a percentage of 50.0%. When discussing the passing game, they ended up with a 93.9% received passes rate by completing 339 out of their 361 pass targets last match.
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Regarding shot accuracy, San Jose finished the game at a 27.3% clip by landing 3 shots on target out of 11 total shots. San Jose averages 1.67 goals per 90 (15 total goals) and have earned 9 assists in all matches this season.
Jeremy Ebobisse is a player who should impact this matchup for the San Jose Earthquakes. Ebobisse has started 90 outings so far in his career and accounts for 0.41 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing the United States has tallied 38 goals scored in 8,380 minutes played. He has 10 assists while earning 5 yellow cards so far in his career.
Someone else who should impact this game is Cristian Espinoza, the forward representing Argentina. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 35 times thus far in his career while scoring 18 goals. Espinoza has played 11,101 mins during 132 career starts and has been handed a total of 26 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.15 G/90 for his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for San Jose Earthquakes will be JT Marcinkowski. Marcinkowski (36-27-36 mark in his career) has recorded 19 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 19.2% shutout rate. The keeper hailing from the United States has faced 481 shots attempted at him in 99 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.59 (157 goals allowed) and he holds a save % of 69.2. Marcinkowski has played for 8,910 minutes and has tallied 338 stops during his soccer career.
For their last game, Colorado walked away with a victory by a final of 2-0 against Portland. They finished the match by converting 368 out of their 414 passing attempts for a rate of 88.9%. The Rapids finished the match with a 56.3% successful dribble rate by connecting on 9 of the 16 dribbles they attempted. Colorado landed 6 shots on goal out of 17 shots attempted which gave them a 35.3% clip in their last game. Having accumulated 11 goals and 8 assists for all their matches, Colorado averages 1.22 goals and 0.89 assists per 90 minutes.
Michael Barrios should provide a lift for Colorado Rapids. The forward hailing from Colombia has been on the pitch for 16,548 professional minutes and has scored 39 goals. He has 26 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 45 times. He sports an average of 0.21 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 189 outings so far in his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Jonathan Lewis, the midfielder hailing from the United States. He has accumulated 21 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 9 times. Lewis has been given 7 yellow card cautions in 4,507 mins (45 career starts). His goals per 90 average during his career is 0.42.
William Yarbrough will be looking after the goal for Colorado Rapids. Yarbrough has totaled 58 clean sheets while defending 918 shots against him in 18,135 minutes throughout his career. He is the owner of a save percentage of 73.9 and his clean sheet rate is 28.7%. He has allowed 1.32 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 79-54-68. During his pro soccer career, Yarbrough has conceded 266 goals while totaling 664 stops in 202 starts.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Colorado (+190)
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