⚽ San Jose Earthquakes – Minnesota United Prediction
San Jose Earthquakes – Minnesota United Tips and Odds. August 2, 01:00 USA: MLS – Play Offs – Quarter-finals.
San Jose Earthquakes – Minnesota United Preview
San Jose Earthquakes come into this contest after three straight wins (GF 11, GA 5). Nine of their last ten goals within that current winning run have come in the second half of play, and in turn, each of their three prior wins this year have seen them win the second half by a 2+ goal margin.
Their defensive efforts continue to be lacklustre nonetheless. After ending their 2019 campaign with just one clean sheet from 15 matches, San Jose have collected just two so far this season. As a result, three (60%) of their last five matches have seen both teams score in both halves.
Minnesota United have also seen plenty of action at both ends, with each team scoring in five of their six fixtures this season. Yet, with just one of their last four MLS matches producing over 3.5 total goals, the scoring has not been quite as explosive in recent times.
Unlike their opponents here, Minnesota have established a HT lead – three, in fact. Amongst that trio is a three-goal thumping of the Earthquakes in week two. Notably, that was the only one of those three occasions in which they could convert the HT advantage into a 90-minute victory.
Players to watch: Penalty taker Magnus Eriksson recorded San Jose’s first goal in the H2H meeting earlier this season, and also scored in his last start.
In his last start, Robin Lod became the third Minnesota player to score in two appearances in 2020.
Stat attack: San Jose have collected the most cards of the game in just one of their last five fixtures.
Three of Minnesota’s last four matches have seen at least five total cards awarded.
Five of the last six H2H meetings have produced over 3.5 total goals.
|Head-to-head matches: SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES – MINNESOTA UNITED|
|08.03.20||MLS||San Jose Earthquakes||Minnesota United||2 : 5|
|04.07.19||MLS||Minnesota United||San Jose Earthquakes||3 : 1|
|10.03.19||MLS||San Jose Earthquakes||Minnesota United||0 : 3|
|12.05.18||MLS||Minnesota United||San Jose Earthquakes||1 : 3|
|04.03.18||MLS||San Jose Earthquakes||Minnesota United||3 : 2|
USA: MLS – Play Offs – Quarter-finals
San Jose Earthquakes – Minnesota United
Kick-off: August 2, 01:00
Prediction: BTS – Yes