Real Salt Lake vs San Jose Earthquakes Preview and Prediction

Real Salt Lake vs San Jose Earthquakes MLS Match Preview 23rd June 2018 by LeagueLane

Real Salt Lake vs San Jose Earthquakes
MLS
Date: Sunday, 24 June 2018
Kick-Off at 03:00 UK / 04:00 CET
Venue: Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah.

The Quakes are about to face an electrifying atmosphere on Saturday evening at Rio Tinto Stadium where they are about to take on the Western Conference rivals Real Salt Lake looking to bounce back after a series of horrendous results in the last couple of weeks.

The visitors actually come into this off the back of five defeats and a draw in last six matches. A serious turnaround in form is required if they want to keep at least slim hopes of repeating the last term’s success and clinching the top-six spot finish at the end of the regular season.

The game will thus represent a fantastic occasion for the hosts to get their campaign up and running with a success here, following back-to-back failures against Sporting KC and LA Galaxy.

Real Salt Lake vs San Jose Earthquakes Head-to-head

Teams have ten wins apiece coming into their landmark 30th head to head encounter on Saturday.

San Jose won only 3 of 14 H2H clashes at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Claret and Cobalt destroyed their rivals 4-0 in the previous H2H encounters played in August last year.

Home teams grabbed wins in four of last five head to head contests.

Real Salt Lake vs San Jose Earthquakes Prediction

Mike Petke’s men made Rio Tinto Stadium a real fortress at the start of the season. They suffered a disaster losing 1-5 to Los Angeles FC on the opening day, but went on to win six straight affairs in their own backyard ever since.

Goals can come literally from anywhere as Petke has four different men with at least three to their names so far in the season. The defensive line also showed plenty of improvements compared to the sluggish start to the campaign and we just have to see Claret and Cobalt as genuine favourites to clinch the seventh consecutive home win here.

The Quakes lost three on the trot away from home and they’ll head into this off the back of shipping as many as six in matches against Los Angeles FC and New England. The home win is a banker at the 1.57 odds, while braver tipsters can back the hosts to have the lead at the half time and win the match at the end at the odds of 2.40.

Real Salt Lake vs San Jose Earthquakes Bet Tips

  • Real Salt Lake to win @ 1.57
  • HT/FT Real Salt Lake/Real Salt Lake @ 2.40.