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Sporting Kansas City vs San Jose Earthquakes Prediction, Pick, Preview & Betting Odds – MLS 7/13/24

Sporting Kansas City vs San Jose Earthquakes Prediction, Pick, Preview & Betting Odds - MLS 7/13/24

Check out our free Sporting Kansas City vs San Jose Earthquakes pick and preview for this MLS match in San José, CA. See who we like to come out on top this MLS match.

On Saturday, July 13th, the San Jose Earthquakes (4-16-2, 14th in the Western Conference) will host Sporting Kansas City (5-13-5, 13th in the Western Conference) at PayPal Park in San José, CA. This match is set to kick off at 10:30 PM. The over/under goal line is currently sitting at 3.5 goals, and the money line odds are as follows: Sporting KC +235, San Jose -108, and the draw line is paying out at +300.

Sporting Kansas City vs. San Jose Earthquakes Matchup At A Glance

  • Teams: Sporting Kansas City at San Jose Earthquakes
  • Where: San José, CA at PayPal Park
  • Date: Saturday, July 13th
  • Betting Odds SJE -108 | SKC +235 O/U 3.5

Sporting Kansas City Preview

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, they are 5-13-5, which has them in 13th place in the Western Conference. They have a record of 1-8-2 on the road, and they will be on the road for this match against the San Jose Earthquakes. After this match, they will head back on the road to take on Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Thursday, July 18th.

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. He also leads the club in shots on goal, as he has put 21 of his shots 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. He has also scored two goals this season, which is fourth on the club and 129th in the league.

Heading into their match against the San Jose Earthquakes, Sporting Kansas City’s defense is coming off a solid performance, as they held FC Dallas to just two goals. However, they are still one of the worst defenses in the league, allowing 2.1 goals per match, which is 27th in the MLS. They will be facing a San Jose offense that is 20th in scoring. Sporting Kansas City’s goalkeeper, Tim Melia, is 26th in the MLS with just two clean sheets this season.

San Jose Earthquakes Preview

Through 22 matches, the San Jose Earthquakes have struggled, posting a record of 4-16-2, which has them in 14th place in the Western Conference. They have been slightly better at home, going 3-7-1, compared to 1-9-1 on the road. Over their last five matches, they have just one win, which came on July 8th against the Chicago Fire FC. Next up, they will take on Sporting Kansas City, who currently sit one spot ahead of them in the standings. Following this match, they will return home to take on the Houston Dynamo on July 18th.

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

Despite being 29th in the MLS in goals allowed per match, the San Jose Earthquakes’ defense has been playing better of late, as they have given up just 1.7 goals per match over their last three matches. This includes a shutout against the 23rd ranked offense in the Chicago Fire FC. Overall, they are 19th in blocked shots and 7th in interceptions. Keeper William Yarbrough is 18th in the MLS in saves and has just one clean sheet this season.

Sporting Kansas City vs. San Jose Earthquakes Head To Head

In the 2024 season, Sporting Kansas City and the San Jose Earthquakes have played one match against each other. Sporting Kansas City won that match by a score of 2-1. In that match, San Jose actually had more shots on goal, with six compared to three for Sporting Kansas City.

Sporting Kansas City vs San Jose Earthquakes Free Pick

With both teams coming in near the bottom of the league in goals allowed, we have this one projected as a 2-1 win for the San Jose Earthquakes over Sporting Kansas City. Taking a look at our projections, we are giving Cristian Espinoza of the Earthquakes the best chance to score a goal. On the Sporting KC side, look for Dániel Sallói to find the back of the net. The payout for a San Jose win is currently at -108.

  • Free Betting Pick: San Jose Earthquakes -108
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