San Jose Earthquakes vs New York City MLS Betting Prediction

San Jose Earthquakes vs New York City Prediction 5/31/2024

San Jose Earthquakes (3-10-2) travel to face off against New York City (8-5-2) on Friday, May 31st. This match will be played at Yankee Stadium in New York, NY. New York City is coming off a win in their previous match, while San Jose Earthquakes played to a draw vs. New York City. The match is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET.

San Jose Earthquakes vs New York City

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San Jose Earthquakes Is Coming Off A Draw

The San Jose Earthquakes will be looking to get back in the win column after picking up a draw vs. Austin FC. Going into that match, which took place on their home pitch, they were the slight favorite at -118, but the two combined goals fell short of the over/under goal line of 2.5 goals.

San Jose’s offensive attack took a total of 22 shots in the draw, or an average of one shot every four minutes. Despite taking five shots on goal and eight corners, the club needed a score from Jeremy Ebobisse, who had four total shots and one assist, to avoid the loss.

On the defensive end, the Earthquakes allowed just one shot on goal and blocked six shots. Austin FC scored on their only corner kick of the match and needed just five total shots to put one in the net. William Yarbrough finished with one save.

In their last seven matches, the San Jose Earthquakes have gone 2-3-2. They have struggled on the road this season, going just 1-6-1. Overall, they are 3-10-2, which has them in 13th place in the Western Conference. They are just one point behind Sporting Kansas City. Following this match, they will return home to take on FC Cincinnati on June 16th.

New York City Is Coming Off A Win

In their last match, New York City traveled to take on the New England Revolution. Despite playing on the road, they came out on top by a score of 1-0. The money line payout for New York City was +160, and the single goal fell short of the over/under goal line of 1.0 goals.

New York City’s attack was rather limited in their win, taking just four shots on goal and 13 shots overall. Midfielder Keaton Parks was the only player to score, and he took just one shot and one shot on goal. Overall, NYCFC’s offense finished the match with seven corner kicks.

Goalie Matt Freese had a busy day between the sticks, making six saves on New England’s six shots on goal. Freese also picked up a clean sheet, which came on the heels of NYCFC’s defensive unit blocking three shots and intercepting seven passes.

Through 15 matches, New York City has a record of 8-5-2, putting them in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference. They have won four straight matches and have gone 5-1 in their last six matches. Overall, they have been favored in eight matches, going 5-2-1 in those contests. At home, they have been strong, going 5-2-1. Next up, they will take on the Columbus Crew on Friday, June 14th.

San Jose Earthquakes Offense Breakdown

The San Jose Earthquakes have been an average offensive team this season, ranking 11th in the MLS with 1.5 goals per match. Jeremy Ebobisse is the team’s top scorer, finding the net four times, which is 41st in the league. Cristian Espinoza has been the team’s most dangerous player, leading the team in shots on goal and assists. His nine assists are second in the MLS, and he has also scored twice this season.

New York City Offense Breakdown

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So far this season, New York City has scored 1.3 goals per match, which is 19th in the league. Santiago Rodríguez is the club’s top scorer, finding the back of the net five times, which is 26th in MLS. He also leads the team in shots on goal, ranking 17th in the league. Hannes Wolf is the club’s leader in assists, with four, which is 18th in the league. He has also scored two goals this season. Overall, New York City is 13th in shots on goal and 17th in corners. They have had fewer corners than their opponents in 46.7% of their matches. Their passing percentage is 82.1%, which is 18th in MLS.

San Jose Earthquakes Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against New York City, the San Jose Earthquakes’ defense is giving up 2.3 goals per match, which is the worst mark in the MLS. However, they have been trending in the right direction, giving up just five goals over their last four matches. On May 16th, they gave up four goals to the Portland Timbers, but since then, they have given up just two goals over their last three matches. William Yarbrough is the team’s top goalkeeper, but he has yet to record a clean sheet this season.

New York City Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the San Jose Earthquakes, the New York City defense is currently 5th in the MLS in goals allowed per match at 1.1. Over their last five matches, they have given up six goals (1.2 per match). Keeper Matt Freese is 17th in the MLS with three clean sheets and is 2nd in saves with 58. Overall, New York City is 11th in blocked shots and 22nd in interceptions. They are also one of the most disciplined teams in the league, ranking 27th in fouls per match.

San Jose Earthquakes vs New York City Prediction

Coming into this match, New York City has the edge on defense, as they are 5th in goals allowed compared to San Jose, who is 29th. Our projections have this one ending in a 1-1 draw, with the payout at +325. When it comes to shots on goal, New York City is projected to have three compared to two for San Jose. Our projections also have San Jose coming up with nine interceptions, compared to seven for New York City.

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