August 20, 2022 Sports Betting
At the PayPal Park Stadium on Saturday, the San Jose Earthquakes welcome the Los Angeles FC, two MLS teams in diametrically opposed forms.
The visiting team will be aiming for their sixth straight league victory, while the Earthquakes will be looking to halt their seven-game losing streak.
Betting Sites San Jose Earthquakes vs Los Angeles FC
|San Jose Earthquakes||3.60||3.45||3.64|
|Los Angeles FC||1.85||1.84||1.86|
Tips and Prediction
Dallas humiliated the Earthquakes on Sunday when the teams faced off at Toyota Stadium, marking another low point for Earthquakes in the MLS.
Marco Farfan, Alan Velasco, and Jesus Ferreira each scored once for the home team in the opening half until Jeremy Ebobisse drew one back on the hour mark.
Since a triumph at the LA Galaxy on July 14, the Earthquakes have now gone seven games without a win in all competitions, picking up two draws and losing four.
Alex Covelo’s team currently sits bottom but one in the Western Conference standings with 24 points from 25 games, just one point above of Sporting Kansas City in last place despite having one game remaining.
Their disappointing season has been a result of their difficulties traveling; they have only earned one victory in their first 13 games and currently have the second-worst record in the MLS with seven points out of a possible 39. In sharp contrast, Los Angeles FC continued to lead the Western Conference standings after defeating DC United on Wednesday at the Banc of California Stadium.
In a contest in which Steve Birnbaum was given the boot, 21-year-old attacker Kwadwo Opoku made his imprint just five minutes after entering the game by scoring the game-winning goal in the 67th minute to send the Black-and-Red home empty-handed.
The team led by Steve Cherundolo has now won seven straight games in the league, which is the second-longest winning streak in MLS history. Since a loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps on July 3, they have scored 19 goals while only giving up five.
The Black and Gold presently hold a nine-point advantage at the top of the Western Conference standings and are just three victories away from matching the record of nine straight victories achieved by the Seattle Sounders in 2019.
Los Angeles FC will be licking their chops as they take on a San Jose team that has battled recently with consistency. We expect Cherundolo’s team to win on Friday because they are coming off a fantastic run and are really confident.
Los Angeles FC will be licking their chops as they take on a San Jose team that has battled recently with consistency. We expect Los Angeles to win because they are coming off a fantastic run and are really confident.