San Jose Earthquakes vs Seattle Sounders FC Prediction, 4/23/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Earthquakes vs Seattle Sounders FC
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022
Location: PayPal Park in San Jose, CA
Odds/Point Spread: San Jose (+175) Seattle (+145)
Nicolas Lodeiro and the Seattle Sounders FC (2-1-3, 11th in Western Conference) head to PayPal Park on Saturday where they'll meet the San Jose Earthquakes (0-3-4, 14th in Western Conference). The starting goaltenders will be JT Marcinkowski for the San Jose Earthquakes and Stefan Frei for the Seattle Sounders FC. The line on this matchup has the San Jose Earthquakes coming in at +175 and the Sounders are at +145. The total has been set at 2.5.
San Jose faced off with Nashville in their last match and got the draw with a final of 2-2. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 92.8% received passes percentage by connecting on 542 out of their 584 targeted passes in their last game. The Earthquakes tried 10 dribbles in this contest and completed 5 of those attempts for a percentage of 50.0%.
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Regarding shot accuracy, San Jose ended this match at a 29.4% rate by hitting 5 shots on target of 17 total shots. San Jose sports an average of 1.57 goals per 90 min (11 goals in total) and have accounted for 7 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Jeremy Ebobisse is a guy who should impact this matchup for the San Jose Earthquakes. He has totaled 10 assists while tallying 5 yellow card cautions during his soccer career. Ebobisse has had a starting assignment in 88 outings in his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.42 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in the United States has earned 38 goals scored in 8,222 professional minutes played.
One more guy who should impact this match is Cristian Espinoza, the forward representing Argentina. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 35 times in his career and he has scored 15 goals. Espinoza has been on the field for 10,921 mins in 130 career starts and has been given a total of 26 yellow cards. He has an average of 0.12 goals per 90 for his career.
The man protecting the net for San Jose Earthquakes will be JT Marcinkowski. Marcinkowski (35-27-35 mark in his professional soccer career) has earned 19 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 19.6% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from the United States has had 468 shots sent his way in 97 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.56 (151 goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 69.4. Marcinkowski has seen the pitch for a total of 8,730 mins and has tallied 330 stops so far in his career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Seattle took a loss by a final score of 1-0 against Miami. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 526 of the 602 pass attempts earning a percentage of 87.4%. The Sounders ended the game with a 80.0% successful dribble percentage by completing 8 of the 10 dribbles they pursued. Seattle had 3 shots on target out of 20 shots tried giving them a 15.0% clip in their last match. With 5 goals and 3 assists for all their games, Seattle averages 0.83 goals and 0.50 assists per 90.
Nicolas Lodeiro should provide a lift for Seattle Sounders FC. The midfielder born in Uruguay has 14,777 minutes and he has scored 41 goals. He has earned 27 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 52 times. He scores 0.25 goals per 90 mins and has started 160 games so far in his career. Make sure to watch out for Fredy Montero, the forward representing Colombia. Montero has been handed 51 yellow cards in 24,474 minutes played (269 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average during his pro soccer career is 0.44. He has accounted for 120 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 44 times.
Stefan Frei will reside in front of the goal for Seattle Sounders FC. So far in his pro soccer career, Frei has conceded 411 goals and has totaled 1,041 stops in 322 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.28 goals per 90 mins and he has a mark of 138-75-108. He has earned a save % of 72.9 and his shutout rate is 27.0%. Frei has accumulated 87 clean sheets while defending 1,441 shots tried against him in 28,956 career mins.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Seattle (+145)
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