Sporting Kansas City vs San Jose Earthquakes Prediction 7/13

Sporting Kansas City (5-13-5) travel to face off against San Jose Earthquakes (4-16-2) on Saturday, July 13th. This match will be played at PayPal Park in San José, CA. Both club’s come into this one having won their previous match. The match starts at 10:30 PM ET.

Sporting Kansas City vs San Jose Earthquakes

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Sporting Kansas City Is Coming Off A Win

In their last match, Sporting Kansas City hosted FC Dallas and came out on top by a score of 3-2. The over/under line heading into the match was 2.5 goals, and the offensive production exceeded this figure. The offensive attack took a total of 18 shots, with six shots on goal.

William Agada was the top overall scorer for Sporting KC, finding the net twice on his six total shot attempts. Memo Rodriguez scored the other goal for the club, with Alenis Vargas and Agada each finishing with one assist.

On the defensive end, Sporting KC gave up a goal on one of their own possessions, and FC Dallas also scored on a penalty kick. Overall, Tim Melia made three saves. Sporting KC didn’t have a corners kick deficit in this match, and they finished with two more interceptions than blocked shots.

In their last three matches, Sporting Kansas City has gone 2-1, with their only loss coming on the road against the 4th ranked Colorado Rapids SC. Overall, Sporting Kansas City is 5-13-5, which has them tied with D.C. United SC with 20 points. They are currently 13th in the Western Conference, six points behind the 11th ranked FC Dallas. On the road, Sporting Kansas City has struggled, going just 1-8-2. Following this match, they will head on the road once again to take on the Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Thursday, July 18th.

San Jose Earthquakes Is Coming Off A Win

The San Jose Earthquakes will be looking to build off their 1-0 win over the Chicago Fire. Going into that match, they had a money line payout of +120, and the two clubs only scored one time, which was short of the over/under line of 3.5 goals.

San Jose’s attack was led by Hernan Lopez Munoz, who took a total of three shots and scored the only goal for the Earthquakes. Overall, the club had three shots on goal and 12 shots overall. They also had seven corner kicks.

At the keeper position, William Yarbrough picked up a clean sheet while making one save. As a defensive unit, the Earthquakes blocked two shots and intercepted four passes while Chicago took a total of 11 shots.

In this match, the San Jose Earthquakes will be at home, looking to improve on their 4-16-2 record. Overall, they are in 14th place in the Western Conference, and their record at home is just 3-7-1. Over their last four matches, they have just one win, coming against the Chicago Fire FC on July 8th. After this match, they will be at home again, taking on the Houston Dynamo on Thursday, July 18th.

Sporting Kansas City Offense Breakdown

William Agada is the top scorer for Sporting Kansas City this season, as he has found the back of the net seven times, which is 33rd in MLS. Agada also leads the team in shots on goal, as he has put 21 on target, which is 24th in the league. Memo Rodríguez is the leader in assists for Sporting Kansas City, as he has five on the season, which is 25th in MLS. Rodríguez has also scored two goals this season, which is 4th on the team and 129th in the league. This season, Sporting Kansas City is 13th in MLS in goals per match, as they are averaging 1.6 per contest. They are also 25th in shots on goal per match, as they are putting 4.1 on target. They are 15th in the league in corner kicks, as they are averaging 4.9 per match. In 52.2% of their matches, they have had fewer corner kicks than their opponent. Their passing percentage is 83.9%, which is 12th in MLS.

San Jose Earthquakes Offense Breakdown

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The San Jose Earthquakes are 20th in the MLS in goals scored this season, averaging 1.3 per match. They have scored less than their season average in three straight matches. Amahl Pellegrino is their top scorer, ranking 59th in the league with five goals. Cristian Espinoza is their leader in shots on goal and assists, ranking 33rd and 2nd in the MLS, respectively.

Sporting Kansas City Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the San Jose Earthquakes, Sporting Kansas City’s defense is giving up 2.1 goals per match, which is 27th in the MLS. However, they are coming off a match against FC Dallas in which they gave up just two goals. Overall, they are 4th in blocked shots and 11th in interceptions. Tim Melia is 10th in saves and has two clean sheets this season.

San Jose Earthquakes Defense Breakdown

After giving up three goals to the Los Angeles Galaxy on June 30th, the San Jose Earthquakes defense has been better of late, including a clean sheet against the Chicago Fire FC. On the season, they are giving up 2.5 goals per match, which is the worst in the league. They are 19th in blocked shots and 7th in interceptions. Keeper William Yarbrough is 18th in saves and has just one clean sheet this season.

Sporting Kansas City vs San Jose Earthquakes Prediction

Given the fact that both San Jose and Sporting Kansas City are near the bottom of the league in goals allowed, we are expecting a 2-1 win for the Earthquakes in this one. Cristian Espinoza is our top projected goal scorer for San Jose, and he has the best odds to score a goal overall. On the other side, look for Dániel Sallói to find the net for Sporting Kansas City. The payout for a San Jose win is -108.

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