Los Angeles vs San Jose Earthquakes MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Los Angeles vs San Jose Earthquakes Prediction 5/4/2024

Los Angeles (4-3-3) travel to face off against San Jose Earthquakes (1-8-1) on Saturday, May 4th. This match will be played at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA. Both Los Angeles and San Jose Earthquakes ended their previous matches with a draw. The match is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET.

Los Angeles vs San Jose Earthquakes

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Los Angeles Is Coming Off A Draw

Los Angeles will be looking to build off their 3-2 win over the Portland Timbers, a match that took place on their home pitch. LA was the heavy favorite heading into this match, despite giving up an own goal and playing in a match that resulted in five total goals.

On offense, LA was led by Timmy Tillman and Denis Bouanga, who each scored one time. Bouanga needed just three shots on goal to score on his seven total shot attempts. Cristian Olivera and Maxime Chanot each finished with one assist.

Hugo Lloris picked up the win for LA, despite giving up two goals on the defensive end. He finished with two saves on the four shots on goal he faced. LA’s defense had a total of 12 interceptions while blocking three shots.

Through 10 matches, Los Angeles is 4-3-3, putting them in 5th place in the Western Conference. They have yet to win on the road, going 0-3-1. Over their last three matches, they are 1-0-2, including a win over the Portland Timbers. Following this match, they will return home to take on Vancouver Whitecaps FC on May 12th. In the Western Conference, they are tied with Colorado Rapids SC and Los Angeles FC with 15 points.

San Jose Earthquakes Is Coming Off A Draw

The San Jose Earthquakes are coming off a draw vs. Nashville SC, with the two combined goals falling just short of the over/under line going into the match of 2.5 goals. This draw took place on the road for the Earthquakes, and they went into the match with a money line payout of +265.

San Jose’s attack took a total of nine shots, four of which were on target, and they scored on just one of their five corner kicks. Jack Skahan scored on his only shot on goal and needed just two total shots to find the net. Rodrigues picked up the assist on Skahan’s score.

On the defensive end, the Earthquakes blocked three shots and intercepted seven passes. Goalie William Yarbrough finished with four saves on Nashville’s five shots on goal. Overall, Nashville took 17 shots and had seven corner kicks.

Through 10 matches, the San Jose Earthquakes have just one win, putting them 14th in the Western Conference. Their only win came at home, as they are 1-3-0 at home and 0-5-1 on the road. Overall, they are 1-8-1, and they have lost three of their last four matches. Following this match vs. Los Angeles, they will head on the road to take on the Colorado Rapids SC on Sunday, May 12th. In the standings, they are just one point behind the New England Revolution.

Los Angeles Offense Breakdown

Los Angeles has been one of the most dangerous offensive teams in the MLS this season, ranking 8th in the league in goals scored. They have scored more goals than their season average in six straight matches. They have been particularly good at getting shots on goal, leading the league in that category. They also lead the league in corners and have had more corners than their opponents in 70% of their matches. Denis Bouanga is their top scorer, ranking 7th in the league in goals scored. He also leads the team in shots on goal and is 3rd in the league in that category.

San Jose Earthquakes Offense Breakdown

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The San Jose Earthquakes have been an average offensive team this season, ranking 13th in goals scored at 1.4 per match. They have been able to put 5.1 shots on goal per match, which is 10th in the league. Jeremy Ebobisse is their top scorer, ranking 31st in MLS with three goals. Cristian Espinoza is 12th in MLS in shots on goal and has also scored a goal. He is also second in the league in assists.

Los Angeles Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the San Jose Earthquakes, the Los Angeles defense is giving up 1.6 goals per match, which is 20th in the MLS. Over their last five matches, they have given up nine goals (1.8). On the season, they are 14th in blocked shots and 8th in interceptions. Keeper Hugo Lloris is 12th in saves and has two clean sheets this season.

San Jose Earthquakes Defense Breakdown

San Jose’s defense has struggled this season, allowing the most goals per match in MLS at 2.5. They are also 21st in blocked shots and 29th in goals allowed. However, they have been better as of late, allowing just one goal to Nashville SC, who is 27th in scoring. They have also given up just two goals to Seattle and Houston, who are both in the bottom five in scoring. William Yarbrough is 51st in clean sheets and 24th in saves this season.

Los Angeles vs San Jose Earthquakes Prediction

With a payout of +115, we are taking Los Angeles to pick up the win on the road against San Jose in this MLS matchup. Our projections have Los Angeles taking 17 shots overall and they are one of the top teams in the league in shots on goal. Our top projected goal scorer for Los Angeles in this one is Kei Kamara, who has the best odds to score a goal overall. Look for Amahl Pellegrino to score for San Jose.

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