San Jose Earthquakes vs Nashville SC Prediction, 4/16/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Earthquakes vs Nashville SC
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022
Location: PayPal Park in San Jose, CA
Odds/Point Spread: San Jose (+110) Nashville (+235)
PayPal Park is the venue where C.J. Sapong and Nashville SC (3-1-2, 7th in Western Conference) will take on the San Jose Earthquakes (0-2-4, 14th in Western Conference) on Saturday. The expected starting goalies will be JT Marcinkowski for the San Jose Earthquakes and Joe Willis for Nashville SC. The Earthquakes are priced at +110 while Nashville SC are at +235. The over/under opens at 2.5.
San Jose played Houston in their last matchup and took a loss by a score of 4-3. The Earthquakes tried 15 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 10 of those attempts for a rate of 66.7%. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 93.2% received passes percentage by connecting on 534 of the 573 pass attempts last match.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, San Jose finished at a 36.8% rate by putting 7 shots on target of 19 shots. San Jose is averaging 1.50 goals per 90 min (9 goals in total) and have 6 assists In all contests this year.
Cristian Espinoza is a guy who should be able to impact this match for the San Jose Earthquakes. Espinoza has been a starter in 129 outings in his career while he scores 0.12 G/90. The forward hailing from Argentina has racked up 15 goals scored in 10,839 professional minutes played. He has accounted for 35 assists while accumulating 26 yellow card warnings so far in his career.
Someone else who should impact this game is Jeremy Ebobisse, the forward who is from the United States. Ebobisse has 8,132 minutes during 87 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 5 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 10 times so far in his career and he has scored 36 goals. He has an average of 0.40 goals per 90 mins for his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for San Jose Earthquakes is JT Marcinkowski. Marcinkowski has seen the pitch for 8,640 minutes and has tallied 328 saves in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.55 (149 goals allowed) and he holds a save % of 69.6. The goalkeeper from the United States has had 464 shots attempted at him in 96 starting assignments. Marcinkowski (35-26-35 record during his soccer career) has recorded 19 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 19.8% shutout percentage.
The last time they took the pitch, Nashville got the victory with a final of 2-1 against Kansas City. Nashville SC had a 77.8% successful dribble percentage by completing 7 out of the 9 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 377 out of their 428 attempted passes for a percentage of 88.1%. Nashville landed 5 shots on target out of their 18 shots tried which had them at a 27.8% rate in their last game. With a total of 6 goals and 6 assists for all their matches, Nashville sports an average of 1.00 goal and 1.00 assist per 90 min.
C.J. Sapong should provide a spark for Nashville SC. The forward born in the United States has totaled 22,257 mins while scoring 86 goals. He has 21 yellow card warnings in his career and has assisted on a goal 25 times. He is averaging 0.35 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 246 outings during his pro soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Hany Mukhtar, the forward hailing from Germany. Mukhtar has been given 24 yellow card warnings in 13,665 professional minutes (152 starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.30. He has earned 45 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 40 different times.
Joe Willis will reside in front of the net for Nashville SC. So far in his career, Willis has allowed 260 goals and has tallied 583 saves in 191 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.35 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 67-60-66. He sports a save percentage of 71.2 and his shutout rate is currently at 25.7%. Willis has tallied 49 shutouts and has seen 823 shots tried against him in 17,379 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Nashville (+235)
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