San Jose Earthquakes
San Jose Earthquakes head into this match coming off the back of a 0-0 MLS draw vs Los Angeles Galaxy.
In that match, San Jose Earthquakes had 62% possession and 16 shots at goal with 8 on target. For San Jose Earthquakes, the scorers were Lima (44', 90'), Ríos (52') and Thompson (76'). At the other end, Los Angeles Galaxy got 8 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target.
Three or more goals per game were recorded in 5 of the last 6 meetings where San Jose Earthquakes have participated. Opposition teams scored 10 times in this period while Quakes managed to get a total of 7.
Seattle Sounders FC
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of Los Angeles FC in MLS action, Seattle Sounders FC and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Seattle Sounders FC had 55% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Seattle Sounders FC was Lodeiro (77'). For their opponents, Los Angeles FC got 11 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Musovski (15', 84') and Ginella (65') scored for Los Angeles FC.
In a total of 5 out of the previous 6 games involving Seattle Sounders FC, three or more goals have been struck. The overall average number of goals per game in that spell is 3.17, with the number of goals averaged by The Sounders equalling 2. We will just have to see whether or not that trend can be sustained in this game.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head clashes going back to 28/10/2018 shows that San Jose Earthquakes have won 0 of these & Seattle Sounders FC 3, with the number of drawn games being 3.
An aggregate of 16 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 4 from Quakes and 12 belonging to The Sounders. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.67.
Team News: San Jose Earthquakes
There aren’t many selection issues, with just the sole fitness concern for the San Jose Earthquakes gaffer Matías Almeyda to be concerned about from a near full-strength squad. Danny Hoesen (Torn Muscle) will miss out.
Team News: Seattle Sounders FC
Seattle boss Brian Schmetzer has multiple availability issues to deal with. Joevin Jones (Sprained ankle), Danny Leyva (Fractured Foot) and Raúl Ruidíaz (Corona virus) will miss out on this game.
In our opinion, San Jose Earthquakes will manage to score against this Seattle Sounders FC lineup, although one goal might not be enough to give them the result that they want.
We therefore reckon that it will be a very close game with a 1-2 winning margin for Seattle Sounders FC at the end of the 90 minutes. Expecting it to be very competitive.
What are the top odds for this match?
Turning to the betting odds in the win-draw-win market, backing San Jose Earthquakes is available for 3.2, backing the draw is 3.8 & taking a punt on the winner to be Seattle Sounders FC can get you 2.2. They’re the best market prices being offered at present.