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San Jose Earthquakes will come up against Colorado Rapids in Sunday’s upcoming MLS fixture.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for San Jose Earthquakes v Colorado Rapids can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
San Jose Earthquakes
San Jose Earthquakes will be looking for an improved result here following a 3-0 MLS losing effort in their last game against New York City FC.
In that match, San Jose Earthquakes managed 45% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. New York City FC had 23 shots on goal with 9 of them on target. Keaton Parks (74'), Gabriel Pereira (78') and Chris Gloster (88') scored for New York City FC.
At least three goals per game were recorded in 6 of the last 6 fixtures where San Jose Earthquakes have participated. Opposing sides scored 14 of them in this period whereas San Jose Earthquakes amassed a tally of 16.
Colorado Rapids will go into this meeting following a 2-0 MLS win over Portland Timbers in their last game.
In that game, Colorado Rapids had 52% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 6 on target. For Colorado Rapids, goals were scored by Diego Rubio (30') and Mark-Anthony Kaye (95'). At the other end, Portland Timbers had 11 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
In the course of their 6 latest matches, Robin Fraser's Colorado Rapids have managed to stick the ball in the net 6 times - yielding them a goals per game average of 1.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head-to-head meetings going back to 28/07/2019 tells us that San Jose Earthquakes have won 1 of them and Colorado Rapids 3, with the number of drawn games being 2.
A total of 17 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 6 of them from Quakes and 11 created by Rapids. That is an average goals per game value of 2.83.
The last league encounter featuring these clubs was MLS match day 30 on 05/09/2021 when it finished San Jose Earthquakes 0-1 Colorado Rapids.
In that match, San Jose Earthquakes managed 53% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
On the other side, Colorado Rapids got 13 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Badji (89') scored.
The match was refereed by Joe Dickerson.
Team News: San Jose Earthquakes
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just one fitness concern for the San Jose Earthquakes gaffer Matías Almeyda to be concerned with due to a largely intact group of players. George Asomani (Hip Injury) is out of contention.
We are thinking that Quakes will probably go for a 4-5-1 system for the game, beginning the first half with JT Marcinkowski, Paul Marie, Tanner Beason, Francisco Calvo, Marcos López, Eric Remedi, Cristian Espinoza, Jan Gregus, Jackson Yueill, Jamiro Monteiro and Jeremy Ebobisse.
Team News: Colorado Rapids
Colorado Rapids manager Robin Fraser has to currently contend with reduced team options. Oliver Larraz (Tibia Fracture), Aboubacar Keita (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Braian Galván (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) are those who can’t be considered.
We’re of the thinking that Colorado Rapids might begin the game with a 3-4-3 system, choosing William Yarbrough, Keegan Rosenberry, Lalas Abubakar, Auston Trusty, Jonathan Lewis, Bryan Acosta, Mark-Anthony Kaye, Steve Beitashour, Andre Shinyashiki, Gyasi Zardes and Max Alves.
We’re of the view that Colorado Rapids and San Jose Earthquakes should both get enough opportunities to score, although it’s hard to separate the two.
It could well end in a draw. We’re therefore expecting a very even match with a 1-1 score draw at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
San Jose Earthquakes
Stadium: PayPal Park (18,000)
Captain: Jackson Yueill
Chairman: John Fisher
Manager: Matías Almeyda
Competitions: MLS (Parent), MLS (Western Conference), Open Cup (Round of 32)