Colorado Rapids SC vs San Jose Earthquakes MLS Betting Prediction

Colorado Rapids SC vs San Jose Earthquakes Prediction 4/14

Colorado Rapids SC (2-2-3) travel to face off against San Jose Earthquakes (1-6-0) on Sunday, April 14th. This match will be played at PayPal Park in San José, CA. Colorado Rapids SC is coming off a draw while San Jose Earthquakes is coming off a loss. The match is scheduled for 10:30 PM ET.

Colorado Rapids SC vs San Jose Earthquakes

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Colorado Rapids SC Is Coming Off A Draw

The Colorado Rapids played to a draw vs. Inter Miami CF in their last match. This match took place on the road, and the over/under line was 2.5 goals, with the four combined goals surpassing this figure. The money line payout for the Rapids on the road was +205.

On offense, the Rapids were led by Cole Bassett and Rafael Navarro, who each scored on their only two shots on goal. Bassett also scored on a penalty kick, and overall, the club had four shots on goal and seven total shots.

Zack Steffen finished with five saves and allowed two goals. One of these goals was also a penalty kick, meaning the Rapids’ offense outperformed the two penalty kicks Steffen faced. Overall, Inter Miami CF took six corners and 17 shots.

In the Western Conference, the Colorado Rapids are currently 9th, one spot behind Austin FC, with a record of 2-2-3. They have played one more match than Austin FC and are one point behind them in the standings. Overall, the Rapids have been favored in two matches but have yet to win in those contests (0-1-1). On the road, they have a record of 1-1-2. Following this match against the San Jose Earthquakes, the Rapids will return home to take on FC Dallas on Sunday, April 21st.

San Jose Earthquakes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The San Jose Earthquakes will be looking to bounce back from a high-scoring loss to Austin FC. This match saw a total of seven goals, and it took place on Austin FC’s home pitch. The over/under line going into the match was 2.5 goals, and the payout for the over was -265.

On offense, the Earthquakes scored three times on just eight shots on goal and 14 total shots. They needed a little more production from Amahl Pellegrino, who scored on his only two shots on goal but missed on his other scoring attempt.

William Yarbrough is coming off a four-goal performance, despite making two saves. Austin FC’s offense took a total of 15 shots and six shots on goal. The San Jose defense had a total of eight interceptions and blocked two shots.

In the 2024 season, the San Jose Earthquakes have struggled, going just 1-6-0, which has them in 14th place in the Western Conference. They have dropped two straight matches and have yet to win on the road this season, going 0-4-0. Overall, they have been favored in three matches, going just 1-2 in those contests. After this match against the Colorado Rapids, they will head on the road to take on the Los Angeles Galaxy on April 22nd.

Colorado Rapids SC Offense Breakdown

The Colorado Rapids have struggled to generate scoring opportunities this season, ranking 20th in both goals per match and shots on goal per match. Cole Bassett is the team’s top scorer, finding the back of the net twice this season, while Djordje Mihailović is the leader in shots on goal and assists. Overall, the Rapids have had fewer corners than their opponents in 42.9% of their matches this season.

San Jose Earthquakes Offense Breakdown

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The San Jose Earthquakes have scored 1.4 goals per match this season, which is 17th in the MLS. Vítor Costa is their top scorer, as he has found the back of the net twice this season. Cristian Espinoza has been their leader in shots on goal, and he has also scored one goal this season. Espinoza is also the team’s leader in assists, as he has four on the year, which is second in the league.

Colorado Rapids SC Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the San Jose Earthquakes, the Colorado Rapids’ defense is currently 22nd in MLS in goals allowed per match at 1.7. However, they have been trending in the right direction, giving up just 1.4 goals per match over their last seven matches. Their last match against a top-10 offense came on April 6th when they gave up two goals to Inter Miami CF. Overall, they have given up two or more goals in three of their seven matches this season. Zack Steffen is the team’s top goalkeeper, but he has yet to record a clean sheet this season.

San Jose Earthquakes Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Colorado Rapids, the San Jose Earthquakes’ defense is giving up the most goals per match in the MLS at 2.4. Over their last seven matches, they have given up 17 goals, which is an average of 2.4 per match. They have given up at least two goals in five of their last seven matches, including giving up four goals to Austin FC. They have also given up three goals to the LA Galaxy. Overall, they are 24th in blocked shots and 12th in interceptions. Keeper Daniel has started four matches and has yet to record a clean sheet.

Colorado Rapids SC vs San Jose Earthquakes Prediction

Even though the San Jose Earthquakes come in as one of the worst defensive teams in the MLS, we have this match between the Earthquakes and Colorado Rapids SC ending in a 1-1 draw. The payout for the draw is sitting at +245. Taking a look at our projections for the match, San Jose is expected to take 13 shots compared to just six for Colorado. Amahl Pellegrino is our top projected goal scorer for San Jose, while Kevin Cabral has the best odds to score for Colorado.

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