San Jose Earthquakes vs Los Angeles Galaxy MLS Betting Prediction

San Jose Earthquakes vs Los Angeles Galaxy Prediction 4/22

San Jose Earthquakes (1-7-0) travel to face off against Los Angeles Galaxy (4-1-3) on Monday, April 22nd. This match will be played at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA. Los Angeles Galaxy 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 Los Angeles Galaxy. The match is scheduled for 8:15 PM ET.

San Jose Earthquakes vs Los Angeles Galaxy

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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 3-0 shutout loss to the Colorado Rapids. Going into that match, they were +104 on the money line, and the three combined goals fell short of the over/under goal line of 2.5 goals.

San Jose’s offense took a total of 24 shots and six shots on goal but was unable to find the back of the net. Cristian Espinoza had two of the six shots on goal for the club and four total shots, which was the most for any player on the team.

On the defensive end, the Earthquakes allowed three goals on the 13 shots they faced, with William Yarbrough finishing with zero saves. The club’s defenders did block six shots and intercept 13 passes.

Through eight matches, the San Jose Earthquakes have just one win, putting them in 14th place in the Western Conference. They have dropped three straight matches, including a 3-0 loss to the Colorado Rapids in their most recent match on April 14th. Overall, they are 0-4 on the road and 1-3 at home. Their only win in their last six matches came against the Seattle Sounders on March 24th. Next up, they will take on Nashville SC on April 28th.

Los Angeles Galaxy Is Coming Off A Win

The Los Angeles Galaxy will be looking to build off their 3-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps. This win came on the road for the Galaxy, and they went into the match with a money line payout of +185.

The four combined goals surpassed the pre-match over/under line of 3.5 goals. The over/under line was just below the four total goals that were scored in the match.

On offense, the Galaxy were efficient with their shots, scoring three times on just five shots on goal. Joseph Paintsil and Dejan Joveljić were two of the four different players that scored for the Galaxy.

John McCarthy finished with six saves and allowed just one goal. As a defensive unit, the Galaxy intercepted nine passes and blocked two shots. Vancouver finished the match with 10 corner kicks.

Through eight matches, the Los Angeles Galaxy have a record of 4-1-3, putting them in first place in the Western Conference. They have been strong on the road, going 3-1-1, while at home, they are 1-0-2. Overall, they have been favored in three matches, going 1-0-2, while as the underdog, they are 3-1-1. Their last match was a win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC on April 14th. After this match vs. the San Jose Earthquakes, they will be on the road vs. Austin FC on Saturday, April 27th.

San Jose Earthquakes Offense Breakdown

San Jose’s offense has been solid this season, scoring 1.2 goals per match, which is 20th in MLS. Vítor Costa is the team’s top scorer, finding the back of the net twice this season, which is 47th in MLS. Cristian Espinoza is the team’s leader in shots on goal, and he has also scored once this season. He is also second in MLS in assists. As a team, San Jose is 11th in shots on goal and 13th in corners. Their passing percentage of 83.0% is 10th in MLS.

Los Angeles Galaxy Offense Breakdown

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Dejan Joveljić has been the top goal scorer for the Los Angeles Galaxy this season, finding the back of the net six times, which is good for fourth in the MLS. He also leads the team in shots on goal, ranking seventh in the league. Joseph Paintsil is the club’s leader in assists, ranking 13th in the MLS. His three assists are also the most on the Galaxy. Overall, the Galaxy are second in the league in goals per match and shots on goal per match. However, they have taken fewer shots on goal than their season average in three straight matches.

San Jose Earthquakes Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Los Angeles Galaxy, the San Jose Earthquakes are giving up the most goals per match in the MLS at 2.5. Over their last three matches, they have given up an average of 3.0 goals per match. This includes giving up four goals to Austin FC, who is 15th in scoring. William Yarbrough is 51st in clean sheets and 30th in saves. Overall, the Earthquakes are 21st in blocked shots and 6th in interceptions.

Los Angeles Galaxy Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the San Jose Earthquakes, the Los Angeles Galaxy’s defense is 19th in MLS, allowing 1.5 goals per match. However, they are coming off a solid performance against the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, who are the top-scoring offense in the league, as they only allowed one goal. Overall, they have given up nine goals over their last six matches (1.5 per match). John McCarthy is the team’s top goalkeeper, and he is 30th in MLS with one clean sheet. He is second in the league with 33 saves.

San Jose Earthquakes vs Los Angeles Galaxy Prediction

Our projections have this MLS matchup between the San Jose Earthquakes and Los Angeles Galaxy ending in a 1-1 draw, which carries a payout of +350. Looking at some of the numbers, the Galaxy have been the better offensive team this season, ranking 2nd in goals scored and 2nd in shots on goal. However, they are taking on a San Jose club that has been solid on defense in terms of interceptions and is also facing a Galaxy club that is 29th in goals allowed.

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