Top prediction of the week: San Jose Earthquakes vs Vancouver Whitecaps

San Jose Earthquakes – Vancouver Whitecaps
League: USA – MLS
25.08.2019 02:00 GMT

Both Teams to Score
The 6th placed team in the Western Conference of MLS, San Jose Earthquakes are going to host the team placed last in the same conference, Vancouver Whitecaps. While SJ Earthquakes have 38 points with 11 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses, Vancouver Whitecaps have only 24 points with 5 wins, 9 draws and 12 losses. 

SJ Earthquakes have had an up and down season so far. They are currently in the playoff zone and it seems likely that they will maintain their position. For the last 5 games they won 3, lost one and one finished in a draw. They have failed to win their last two matches. Indeed, one of those matches were against Colorado Rapids, which is at the moment the second-worst team in the league table. Furthermore, it should be noted that in all of the last 5 matches of Earthquakes, both teams managed to score. 

On the other hand, Canadian’s Whitecaps seem to not have the quality to survive in MLS. Throughout the season, they have scored 26 goals and conceded 45. Evidently, at the defensive end, they have had difficulties while they have struggled to find the net at the same time. Again, it can be noticed that in 4 of the last 5 matches of Whitecaps, both teams managed to score. 

All in all, despite being the clear favourite for this match, San Jose Earthquakes tend to concede a goal as it can be clearly observed through their recent games.