San Jose Earthquakes
San Jose Earthquakes will be wanting a better result here after the 2-1 MLS defeat last time out to Vancouver Whitecaps.
In that game, San Jose Earthquakes had 62% possession and 10 shots at goal with 2 on target. The scorer for San Jose Earthquakes was Fierro (24'). Vancouver Whitecaps got 9 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Adnan (51') and Ricketts (57') scored for Vancouver Whitecaps.
At least three goals per match have been seen in 5 of the past 6 meetings where San Jose Earthquakes have played. Opposing sides scored 6 of them in these games whereas Quakes bagged a total of 10.
Real Salt Lake
In the game prior to this, Real Salt Lake drew 0-0 in the MLS tie with FC Dallas.
In that game, Real Salt Lake had 55% possession and 24 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. On the other side, FC Dallas had 8 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
In the course of their 6 most recent matches, Freddy Juarez’s Real Salt Lake have managed to stick the ball in the net 5 times therefore earning them a goals scored per game average of 0.83.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings going back to 24/08/2017, there has been little to separate the clubs with San Jose Earthquakes winning 2 of those games, Real Salt Lake 2 and 2 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
A combined sum of 15 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 7 for Quakes and 8 for Claret and Cobalt. That’s an average goals per game of 2.5.
Team News: San Jose Earthquakes
There is just one fitness concern for the San Jose Earthquakes boss Matías Almeyda to be concerned with from a near full-strength squad. Danny Hoesen (Torn Muscle) is out of contention.
Team News: Real Salt Lake
Owing to a fully injury-free group to pick from, Real Salt Lake boss Freddy Juarez does not have any fitness worries to report before this clash.
We’ve got the feeling that Real Salt Lake will have to play well to get anything against this San Jose Earthquakes team who we reckon will score & stay on top.
Our tip is therefore for a highly competitive game with a 1-0 victory for San Jose Earthquakes at the conclusion of the game.
There should be little in it.
What are the best odds for the game?
Checking out the betting prices for the game on the full-time result market, backing San Jose Earthquakes is available for 2.3, a bet on a draw is 3.68 and selecting the winner to be Real Salt Lake gets you 3. Those are the top returns available at the moment.