San Jose Earthquakes vs Portland Timbers MLS Betting Prediction

San Jose Earthquakes vs Portland Timbers Prediction 5/16

San Jose Earthquakes (3-8-1) travel to face off against Portland Timbers (2-6-4) on Thursday, May 16th. This match will be played at Providence Park in Portland, OR. San Jose Earthquakes is coming off a win in their previous match, while Portland Timbers will be looking to get back on track from a loss to the San Jose Earthquakes. The match is scheduled for 10:30 PM ET.

San Jose Earthquakes vs Portland Timbers

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San Jose Earthquakes Is Coming Off A Win

The San Jose Earthquakes will be looking to build off their last performance, which came on the road against the Colorado Rapids. Despite the advantage of playing at home, the Rapids were still unable to pull out the win over the Earthquakes, losing by a score of 3-2. The Earthquakes went into the match as the +335 underdog.

San Jose’s offensive attack was able to score their three goals on just four shots on goal and 11 total shots. Amahl Pellegrino and Hernan Lopez Munoz were two of the players finding the net, with Cristian Espinoza also scoring without taking a shot on goal.

William Yarbrough had four saves for the Earthquakes, and the only two goals he allowed came on Colorado’s six shots on goal. Overall, San Jose’s defense had five blocks, to go along with their nine interceptions.

The San Jose Earthquakes enter this match on a two-match winning streak, picking up a win over the Los Angeles FC on May 4th and most recently defeating the Colorado Rapids SC on May 12th. Over their last six matches, San Jose has gone 2-3-1. On the season, the Earthquakes are 3-8-1, sitting in 13th place in the Western Conference. They have a record of 1-5-1 on the road and 2-3-0 at home. Following this match, San Jose will return home to take on Orlando City SC on Sunday, May 19th.

Portland Timbers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Portland Timbers will be looking to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to the Seattle Sounders. This match took place on their home pitch, but they were still the underdog at +160. The three combined goals surpassed the over/under goal line of 2.5 goals.

Felipe Mora was the only player for the Timbers to score, and he took just one shot and one shot on goal. Jonathan Rodriguez picked up the assist on Mora’s goal. Overall, the club took eight shots and two shots on goal while earning four corner kicks.

On the defensive end, the Timbers allowed two goals on the five total shots on goal by the Sounders. Maxime Crepeau finished with three saves, and the club’s defenders finished with just one block. Portland’s defense did have 10 interceptions, though, and they finished with four corners.

Heading into their match vs. the San Jose Earthquakes, the Portland Timbers are looking to snap a three-match losing streak. Overall, they are 2-6-4, which has them in 14th place in the Western Conference. At home, they have just one win in five matches, and overall, they have just one win in their last four matches. Following this match, they will head on the road to take on Minnesota United FC on Sunday, May 19th.

San Jose Earthquakes Offense Breakdown

The San Jose Earthquakes have scored 1.6 goals per match this season, which is 10th in the MLS. Jeremy Ebobisse is their top scorer, as he has found the back of the net three times this season. Cristian Espinoza has been their top playmaker, as he leads the team in assists and is 2nd in the MLS in that category. Espinoza is also 15th in the MLS in shots on goal, while Ebobisse is 40th. Overall, the Earthquakes are 13th in the MLS in shots on goal and 19th in passing percentage.

Portland Timbers Offense Breakdown

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The Portland Timbers have been a middle-of-the-pack offensive club this season, ranking 7th in the league in goals scored. They have been led by Felipe Mora, who is 20th in MLS with five goals. Evander has been their top playmaker, ranking 26th in the league in assists. He is also 45th in MLS in shots on goal and has scored four times this season. Overall, the Timbers are 25th in shots on goal and 29th in corner kicks.

San Jose Earthquakes Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Portland Timbers, the San Jose Earthquakes’ defense is giving up the most goals per match in the league at 2.3. However, they have been better of late, giving up just two goals to the Colorado Rapids SC, who are 14th in scoring. Overall, they are 18th in blocked shots and 7th in interceptions. Goalkeeper William Yarbrough is 52nd in clean sheets and 18th in saves. He has given up eight goals over his last four matches.

Portland Timbers Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the San Jose Earthquakes, the Portland Timbers’ defense is struggling. They are currently 27th in goals allowed per match (2.1) and blocked shots per match (2.2). Additionally, they are 21st in interceptions per match (8.3) and 28th in fouls per match (14.8). Over their last five matches, they have given up two goals on three occasions, including their most recent match against the Seattle Sounders FC. This season, goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau has yet to record a clean sheet, and his 31 saves are 15th in MLS.

San Jose Earthquakes vs Portland Timbers Prediction

Looking at how we expect this match to play out, we have it finishing in a 1-1 draw, with the payout at +290. Coming into the match, both the Timbers and Earthquakes are in the top 10 in terms of shooting percentage, and they are also near the bottom of the league in goals allowed. Our projections have Jonathan Rodriguez as the top goal scorer for the match, and for San Jose, look for Amahl Pellegrino to find the net.

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