Portland Timbers vs. San Jose Earthquakes Prediction, Tips & Odds – Jul. 24, 2022 04:30 CET
One very interesting game will be played at Providence Park in Portland between Portland Timbers and San Jose Earthquakes in MLS League.
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Portland Timbers Team News
After finishing in the playoff place in the last five years, Portland wants another season in the top 8 teams in Western Conference. Right now, they are 8th with the same number of points as 7th LA Galaxy but a worse goal difference. The other teams above are not too far but Portland must keep a good run going.
Portland is six games without a defeat with four wins and two draws. They climbed from 12th to 8th position thanks to that run. They are two months without a defeat since 23th May.
Giovanni Savarese can be delighted with how his guys perform in the last couple of weeks but his team must improve results at their stadium. Portland has won only four games at home. In comparison to the last season that is very poor because last season Portland was one of the best home teams in the league and only two teams had won more points than they.
Attacking players are in good form, especially Polish striker Jaroslaw Niezgoda who scored five goals in the last seven games. Portland failed to score in only one game from the last 11.
San Jose Earthquakes Team News
This could be another disappointing season for San Jose. Their fans waiting for the playoffs for 10 years now and how things are going this season San Jose is in a very complicated position to fight for one of the top 7 places.
They are in 13th place on the table with 22 points. The seven-placed LA Galaxy is only five points far but San Jose doesn’t have continuity with results. They won only three games from the last 10, they don’t win back-to-back games this season, and the defence made the problem much bigger.
San Jose has the worst defence in the MLS with 41 goals conceded. They only kept two clean sheets this season, and they conceded more than one goal in the last five games.
Jeremy Ebobisse is the only bright thing this season in the San Jose team. Cameroonian striker scored 11 times this season and contributed to 12 of 33 San Jose’s goals. San Jose is also one terrible away-from-home team with only one win this season and 22 goals conceded in 10 games.
Portland has six wins from their last 10 meetings. San Jose has won two times and two games were finished with draws. Six games were finished with over 2.5 goals and six with BTTS.
Team news and injuries
Portland: Diego Gutierrez and Blake Bodily are questionable.
San Jose: Without injury problems.
Portland Timbers vs. San Jose Earthquakes Prediction
Portland is in better form right now and in our opinion closer to winning this game. San Jose has a big problem with form the whole season, especially with results away from home. The common thing for both teams is goals. In Portland’s games we see 3.0 goals per game, and in San Jose’s average goal per game are even bigger – 3.7 goals per game.
The statistic says that in Portland’s and San Jose’s games we often have BTTS: 14 of 21 Portland’s and 14 of 20 San Jose’s games are finished with BTTS this season.
We will go with that.
Prediction: Over 2.5 & BTTS