San Jose Earthquakes vs Real Salt Lake
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 7 July 2019
Kick-off at 03:30 UK/ 04:30 CET
Venue: Avaya Stadium (San Jose).
Real Salt Lake is on a winning streak, after effectively utilizing their games against some of the worst teams in the MLS. The fans would really hope them to make it three out of three, but there are serious constraints on the squad this time around.
They are on the road and are taking on a much more formidable San Jose.
It’s true that the Earthquakes lost their last match, but it was against Minnesota, a tough opponent, and before that, the team was on an unbeaten and winning run.
Moreover, their recent form at home has been exceptionally good, while Real cannot claim the same about their performance on the road.
This match has some other strings attached to it too. Both are separated by a single point, on either side of the playoff cut-off line, and the victor will take a spot in the said mix.
San Jose Earthquakes vs Real Salt Lake Head-to-head (h2h)
- Three of the last four wins went to San Jose.
- The last four wins went to the sides at home.
- The last Salt Lake won at this venue was four years back.
- Five of the last seven wins at this stadium went to the hosts.
San Jose Earthquakes vs Real Salt Lake Prediction
San Jose was unbeaten in 11 of their last 14 matches and scored two or more goals in six of their last nine. At home, they are unbeaten in their last eight appearances and won seven of them as well. They also managed to net two or more goals in seven of their last eight appearances in front of the home crowd.
In fact, the team had scored a total of 23 goals from these eight fixtures, while Salt Lake was winless in four of their last six, and in eight of their last ten on the road. The squad also let in two or more goals in ten of their last fifteen road trips.
Going on, San Jose has been unbeaten in h2h ties at home in the last four years, and they also recorded three of the last four overall such wins and five of the last seven at this stadium.
Taking into account these obvious pointers, a win for the hosts is on the cards.
San Jose Earthquakes vs Real Salt Lake Betting Tips
San Jose Earthquakes to Win @ 1.70 (7/10)
The Hosts to Score the First Goal @ 1.50 (1/2).