Austin vs San Jose Earthquakes MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Austin vs San Jose Earthquakes Prediction 5/26/2024

Austin (6-4-4) travel to face off against San Jose Earthquakes (3-10-1) on Sunday, May 26th. This match will be played at PayPal Park in San José, CA. Austin is coming off a win in their previous match, while San Jose Earthquakes will be looking to get back on track from a loss to the Austin. The match is scheduled for 10:30 PM ET.

Austin vs San Jose Earthquakes

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Austin Is Coming Off A Win

In their last match, Austin hosted Sporting Kansas City, picking up a 3-2 win. Heading into the match, they were +106 on the money line, and the five combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

Overall, Austin took 12 shots and had seven shots on goal. They needed every one of these goals, as Jáder Obrian’s two goals and Sebastián Driussi’s goal were the only three shots on target for Austin.

Brad Stuver was in goal for Austin, finishing with one save on Sporting Kansas City’s three shots on target. In terms of the defensive unit, they blocked just one shot while intercepting four passes.

Through 14 matches, Austin has a record of 6-4-4, which has them sitting in 3rd place in the Western Conference. They have won two straight matches and are 3-1-1 over their last five matches. Overall, they have been better at home, going 5-1-2 compared to 1-3-2 on the road. On the season, they have been favored in six matches, going 4-1-1, while they are 2-3-3 when they are the underdog. After this match, they will return home to take on the Portland Timbers on Thursday, May 30th.

San Jose Earthquakes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The San Jose Earthquakes will be looking to get back on track after taking a tough 1-0 loss to Orlando City SC. This match took place on their home pitch, but they still came up short. The over/under line was set at 2.5 goals, and the one goal scored was not enough to reach this figure.

Going into the match with Orlando City SC, the Earthquakes were the slight favorite, with a money line of +106. On offense, they took a total of 10 shots and three shots on goal. Hernan Lopez Munoz and his two total shots led the offensive attack.

William Yarbrough is coming off a match in which he made two saves on three shot attempts. The only goal he gave up was on Orlando City SC’s fifth corner kick of the match. Overall, the Earthquakes’ defense allowed 11 shots and finished with 15 defensive interceptions.

Through 14 matches, the San Jose Earthquakes have struggled, posting a record of 3-10-1, which has them tied for 14th in the Western Conference. They have dropped two straight matches, including a 1-0 loss to Orlando City SC on May 19th. Overall, they are just 2-4-1 over their last seven matches. On the season, they have been favored in five matches, going just 1-4 in those contests. Following this match, they will head on the road to take on New York City FC on May 31st.

Austin Offense Breakdown

Sebastián Driussi has been the top scorer for Austin this season, finding the back of the net five times, which is 26th in MLS. He has also taken 10 shots on goal, which is 49th in the league. Austin’s offense has been average this season, ranking 16th in goals scored and 29th in shots on goal. They have taken more shots on goal than their season average in three straight matches. Overall, Austin has taken fewer corners than their opponents in half of their matches this season.

San Jose Earthquakes Offense Breakdown

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The San Jose Earthquakes’ offense has been average this season, ranking 11th in goals scored and 15th in shots on goal. They have taken fewer shots on goal than their season average in five straight matches. Amahl Pellegrino is their top scorer, ranking 39th in MLS with four goals. Cristian Espinoza is their leader in assists and shots on goal, ranking 3rd in the league in assists and 22nd in shots on goal.

Austin Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the San Jose Earthquakes, the Austin defense is 10th in MLS, allowing 1.2 goals per match. However, they are coming off a match against Sporting Kansas City where they gave up two goals. Overall, they have just one clean sheet in their last four matches. Brad Stuver is the top goalkeeper in MLS with 64 saves and five clean sheets. However, he is coming off a match where he gave up two goals to Sporting Kansas City. On the season, Austin is 27th in blocked shots and 28th in interceptions.

San Jose Earthquakes Defense Breakdown

Despite giving up four goals to the Portland Timbers on May 16th, the San Jose Earthquakes’ defense has been solid of late. They have given up just seven goals over their last three matches, and they will be facing an Austin offense that is 16th in the league in scoring. Overall, the Earthquakes are 28th in goals allowed this season, and they are 19th in blocked shots. William Yarbrough has started 10 matches in goal for San Jose, and he is 54th in MLS with zero clean sheets.

Austin vs San Jose Earthquakes Prediction

Even though the San Jose Earthquakes come in as the 28th ranked team in goals allowed, our projections have them picking up a 2-2 draw against Austin. Taking a look at our projections, Amahl Pellegrino has the best chance to score a goal for the Earthquakes. On the other side, Gyasi Zardes is in a good spot to find the net for Austin. As for the match, both teams are above average in terms of shooting percentage, and our projections have each team getting four shots on goal.

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