San Jose vs Orlando: Preview and Predictions

San Jose Earthquakes vs Orlando City MLS Match Preview 18th May 2017

San Jose Earthquakes vs Orlando City F.C
Major League Soccer
Date: Thursday, 18th May 2017
Kick-off at 03:30 UK / 04:30 CET
Venue: Avaya Stadium (San Jose).

San Jose Earthquakes have so far failed to find any consistency in their game at the start of the 2017 MLS Season. Starting off the campaign with back-to-back wins, they went on a long spell of six matches without a win. Confidence is restored by wins with clean sheets against Minnesota and Portland Timbers. But they are now brought back to earth with another mauling defeat at Colorado Rapids on the weekend.

Despite the inconsistency in the overall form, the Earthquakes fared well in home matches. They are unbeaten in the five games here with 3 wins and 2 draws. However, clean sheets were hard to come by, in both home and away matches.

Orlando made a racing start to the campaign by picking 7 wins out of their 8 matches. Since then, they failed to win their last three matches. They were on back-to-back defeats before the 2-2 draw against Sporting Kansas City last weekend.

Overall, Orlando were benefited from playing most of their matches at home so far. Six of their 10 matches so far were played at home and they picked 5 wins and a draw during the period. While the away record is a miserable one which is 1 win and 3 losses from 4 games.

San Jose Earthquakes vs Orlando City F.C: Head-to-head

The two meetings between the two sides so far ended in scored draws. Last season, the teams settled for a 2-2 stalemate at Orlando, before a 1-1 draw in their inaugural MLS meeting at San Jose on 2015 season.

San Jose Earthquakes vs Orlando City F.C: Prediction

The teams are not in particularly good form, but are also known for their unorthodox tactical approach. Moreover, both sides have so far shown vast signs of inconsistency throughout the 90 minutes of a single match.

The home record favours San Jose, but we believe Orlando area tough team to beat this season. This is why we find value in backing a full-time draw for this game. Meanwhile, a safe option can be found in both teams to score during anytime during the match.

San Jose Earthquakes vs Orlando City F.C: Bet Tips

  • FT Result – Draw at 3.60.
  • Both Teams to Draw at the odds of 1.83 is a potential banker.

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