San Jose Earthquakes vs Colorado Rapids SC MLS Betting Prediction

San Jose Earthquakes vs Colorado Rapids SC Prediction 5/12

San Jose Earthquakes (2-8-1) travel to face off against Colorado Rapids SC (5-3-3) on Sunday, May 12th. This match will be played at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Denver, CO. Both club’s come into this one having won their previous match. The match starts at 9:30 PM ET.

San Jose Earthquakes vs Colorado Rapids SC

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San Jose Earthquakes Is Coming Off A Win

The San Jose Earthquakes will be looking to build off their 3-1 win over Los Angeles FC. This win came on their home pitch and they went into the match as the +225 underdog. The four combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 0.5 goals.

San Jose’s offensive attack scored two times on their three shots on goal. They took a total of 14 shots and got one score on their four corner kicks. Amahl Pellegrino and Rodrigues were the two players to score, with Pellegrino also getting a goal on his only shot on goal.

William Yarbrough had a solid game between the sticks for the Earthquakes, making six saves on Los Angeles’ seven shots on goal. Overall, San Jose’s defense blocked four shots and intercepted 10 passes.

The San Jose Earthquakes are looking to get back on track as they take on the Colorado Rapids SC on the road. So far this season, the Earthquakes have struggled, going just 2-8-1, which has them in 14th place in the Western Conference. They have been especially bad on the road, going 0-5-1. Over their last five matches, they have just one win, which came against the Los Angeles FC. Following this match, they will head out on the road once again, taking on the Portland Timbers on Thursday, May 16th.

Colorado Rapids SC Is Coming Off A Win

The Colorado Rapids will be looking to build off their last performance, which came on the road vs. New York City FC. Despite playing on the road, the Rapids were able to come out on top by a score of 2-0. This win came despite the Rapids’ money line payout being +400.

The two combined goals fell short of the over/under goal line of 0.5 goals. This line also shows that the majority of the action was on the over heading into the match. In addition to the two goals, the Rapids also had three corner kicks.

On offense, the Rapids were very balanced, with two players finishing with at least one point, and two different players picking up an assist. Rafael Navarro and Cole Bassett were the two players to score, and Bassett also added an assist.

Defensively, the Rapids had a clean sheet, with Zack Steffen making three saves on New York City’s three shots on goal. Overall, the defense blocked two shots and intercepted 17 passes.

Through 11 matches, the Colorado Rapids have a record of 5-3-3, which has them in 5th place in the Western Conference. So far, they have been slightly better on the road, going 3-2-2 compared to 2-1-1 at home. Over their last seven matches, they have gone 4-2-1, with their only two losses coming on the road against the 2nd-ranked team in the Eastern Conference and the 8th-ranked team in the Western Conference. Following this match against the San Jose Earthquakes, they will be back at home on Thursday, May 16th, to take on the Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

San Jose Earthquakes Offense Breakdown

The San Jose Earthquakes have been a middle-of-the-pack offensive team this season, ranking 11th in both goals per match and shots on goal per match. Jeremy Ebobisse leads the team in goals scored, ranking 33rd in MLS, while Cristian Espinoza is 15th in the league in shots on goal and 2nd in assists. Espinoza is also 3rd on the team in goals scored. Overall, the Earthquakes have had fewer corners than their opponents in 54.5% of their matches this season.

Colorado Rapids SC Offense Breakdown

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The Colorado Rapids SC have scored 1.5 goals per match this season, which is 12th in the MLS. They have taken fewer shots on goal than their season average in five straight matches. Rafael Navarro is their top scorer, as he has found the back of the net five times this season, which is 11th in the MLS. He also leads the team in shots on goal. Cole Bassett is the team’s leader in assists, as he has two on the season, which is 48th in the league.

San Jose Earthquakes Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Colorado Rapids, the San Jose Earthquakes’ defense is giving up 2.4 goals per match, which is the worst in the MLS. However, they have shown some signs of improvement, as they have given up just five goals over their last three matches. This includes a 1-0 win over the Los Angeles FC, who has the 8th ranked offense in the league. Overall, they have given up three or more goals in four of their seven matches this season. Keeper William Yarbrough is 52nd in the MLS with zero clean sheets and 19th in saves with 25.

Colorado Rapids SC Defense Breakdown

Over their last six matches, the Colorado Rapids defense has been solid, allowing just one goal per match. This includes a shutout against the San Jose Earthquakes, who they will face in this match. Overall, the Rapids are 13th in goals allowed this season, giving up 1.4 goals per match. Keeper Zack Steffen is 16th in clean sheets with two on the year, and he is 5th in saves with 36. The Rapids are 9th in blocked shots and 7th in interceptions.

San Jose Earthquakes vs Colorado Rapids SC Prediction

Given that both the Colorado Rapids and San Jose Earthquakes are near the middle of the pack in terms of goals scored, we have this one projected to end in a 1-1 draw, which is listed at +265. Our projections have both teams getting three shots on goal, with Amahl Pellegrino (San Jose) and Kevin Cabral (Colorado) as the top projected goal scorers for each side.

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