San Jose Earthquakes vs Austin FC MLS Betting prediction

MLS San Jose Earthquakes vs Austin Prediction 4/7/2024

San Jose Earthquakes (1-5-0) travel to face off against Austin (1-2-3) on Sunday, April 7th. This match will be played at Q2 Stadium in Austin, TX. 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 8:30 PM ET.

San Jose Earthquakes vs Austin

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San Jose Earthquakes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The San Jose Earthquakes will be looking to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to the Houston Dynamo. This match was played on their opponent’s pitch, and the three combined goals surpassed the line of 2.5 goals. The Earthquakes went into the match as the +350 underdog.

San Jose’s attack took just two total shots, but both of these attempts were on goal. Bruno Wilson was the only player on the club to score, with his goal being unassisted. Overall, the Earthquakes had just one corner kick.

On the defensive end, the Earthquakes allowed a total of 15 shots and eight shots on goal. William Yarbrough finished with six saves on the eight shots he faced. The club’s defenders had a total of six interceptions while not blocking any shots.

The San Jose Earthquakes have struggled to start the season, going just 1-5-0 and sitting in 13th place in the Western Conference. They have yet to win on the road, going 0-3-0, and have dropped five of their last six matches. Their lone win came against the 14th-ranked Seattle Sounders FC on March 24th. After this match against Austin, they will return home to take on the Colorado Rapids SC on Sunday, April 14th.

Austin Is Coming Off A Win

In their last match, Austin hosted FC Dallas and came away with a 2-1 victory. Heading into the match, they were +140 on the money line, and the three combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

Julio Cascante and Diego Rubio were the two players to score for Austin, with Cascante taking just one shot and scoring on his only shot on goal. Sebastián Driussi finished with one assist and had a team-high four total shots.

On the defensive end, Austin allowed a total of eight shots, with Brad Stuver making three saves. Overall, Austin’s defense had four blocks, and the midfielders finished with two interceptions.

Through six matches, Austin has a record of 1-2-3, putting them 11th in the Western Conference. They have yet to win on the road, going 0-1-1, but have earned points in each of their four home matches (1-1-2). Overall, they have been favored in three matches, going 1-1-1, and have been the underdog in their other three matches, going 0-1-2. Their last win came on March 31st vs. FC Dallas. After this match vs. San Jose, they will head on the road to take on St. Louis City SC on April 14th.

San Jose Earthquakes Offense Breakdown

The San Jose Earthquakes have scored 1.2 goals per match this season, which is 19th in MLS. Vítor Costa is the team’s top scorer with two goals, which is 26th in the league. Cristian Espinoza has eight shots on goal, which is 11th in MLS, and he has scored one goal. Bruno Wilson has two assists, which is 24th in the league, and he has also scored one goal.

Austin Offense Breakdown


Julio Cascante is the top scorer for Austin this season, and his two goals are 31st in the league. He also leads the team in shots on goal, which is 126th in MLS. Jon Gallagher is second on the team in assists, and his one assist is 74th in the league. This season, Austin is 20th in goals per match, 29th in shots on goal, and 28th in corner kicks. They have had fewer corner kicks than their opponents in 66.7% of their matches this season. Their passing percentage is 21st in the league.

San Jose Earthquakes Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against Austin, the San Jose Earthquakes’ defense is currently ranked 28th in MLS, allowing 2.2 goals per match. Over their last six matches, they have given up two goals in four of those matches. They have yet to record a clean sheet this season. In their last match, they gave up two goals to the Houston Dynamo, who are currently 18th in scoring. Overall, they have given up two goals to teams ranked 27th and 14th in scoring this season. Daniel is currently 19th in saves and has yet to record a clean sheet.

Austin Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the San Jose Earthquakes, the Austin defense is giving up 1.5 goals per match, which is 18th in the league. They are also 25th in blocked shots and interceptions. However, they are facing an Earthquakes offense that is 19th in goals scored. Brad Stuver is the top goalkeeper in MLS with 30 saves, but he has just one clean sheet this season. Over their last five matches, they have given up an average of 1.4 goals per match.

San Jose Earthquakes vs Austin Prediction

With both teams coming in with below-average defenses, we see a 1-1 draw between Austin and San Jose in this MLS matchup. The draw is currently sitting at +250. Taking a look at our projections, both teams are not great at getting shots on goal, but Austin is the top shooting percentage team in the league. Our projections have Gyasi Zardes as the top goal-scoring threat for Austin, while Amahl Pellegrino has the best chance to score for the Earthquakes.

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