Seattle Sounders FC vs San Jose Earthquakes
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Friday, 11 September 2020
Kick-off at 03:00 UK/ 04:00 CET
Venue: CenturyLink Field.
Brian Schmetzer’s men are the reigning champions of the competition, and they also have raced to the top tier of the Western Conference table this time around as well. In fact, they are currently placed second in standings, despite having a game in hand.
Since they are trailing by just two points, a win this weekend will take them to the pinnacle of the Western table.
Meanwhile, their counterparts the Goonies are placed dead-last in the table, and their sole two wins this campaign had come against two other bottom-tier teams. In the process, they had also conceded the most number of goals of all the teams in the MLS.
Going on, they have also struggled a lot in h2h clashes in recent years against this rival.
For the reasons, expect a great performance from Seattle Sounders this Friday.
Seattle Sounders vs San Jose Earthquakes: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Five of the former six overall wins had gone to Schmetzer’s men.
- They had kept clean sheets in the past two encounters, and scored two or more goals in three of the previous five meetings.
- At this venue, the hosts are on an unbeaten run since 2015.
- The hosts had also scored two or more goals in four of the preceding five clashes at this ground.
Seattle Sounders vs San Jose Earthquakes: Prediction
Schmetzer’s men are the defending champions of the MLS, and they have a chance to get to the top of the table this weekend with a win.
Meanwhile, their opposite number are placed dead last in the table, and have conceded the most number of goals so far in the whole league.
Moreover, the Goonies have won just twice in total on the road since July of 2019, and both these wins had come against some very weak opposition.
Furthermore, Matias Almeyda’s men also do have an unimpressive h2h record against this opponent in the past five years.
Considering all these factors, expect a winning performance from the hosts, the Seattle Sounders.
Seattle Sounders vs San Jose Earthquakes: Betting Tips
Seattle Sounders to Win @ 1.75 (3/4)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Seattle Sounders @ 1.67 (2/3).