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The San Jose Earthquakes will welcome Real Salt Lake to PayPal Park in an effort to bounce back from two straight MLS losses.
Real Salt Lake, who are the hosts, are attempting to secure their spot in the postseason despite being ranked 13th in the Western Conference.
Betting Sites San Jose Earthquakes vs Real Salt Lake
|San Jose Earthquakes||2.24||2.28||2.26|
|Real Salt Lake||3.00||3.10||2.98|
San Jose Earthquakes vs Real Salt Lake Tips and Prediction
With just 22 points from 21 MLS games this season, San Jose is now on track to miss the playoffs for the fourth time in the last five years.
If the Saturday hosts are to make the playoffs, they will need to close an eight-point deficit in their remaining 13 games.
Even if a spot in the top seven is unlikely, the Quakes will be motivated to secure a victory on Saturday after dropping their past two MLS contests.
After Benjamin Kikanovic gave San Jose a lead at halftime in their match against Portland Timbers, they appeared poised to depart with at least a point, but Jaroslaw Niezgoda and Dairon Asprilla’s goals caused the Quakes to come away empty-handed.
San Jose presently has the poorest defensive record in the Western Conference, so interim manager Alex Covelo is aware that his backline will need to perform better on Saturday in order for them to get a win. Real Salt Lake, in contrast to their hosts, are in a position to make the playoffs as of Saturday’s visitors’ present standing of fourth.
Pablo Mastroeni’s team is only three points ahead of Portland Timbers, who are in eighth position, despite being in the top seven.
Real Salt Lake must improve on their recent form, which has produced just one victory in their previous six games, since a playoff spot is far from guaranteed.
The Claret and Cobalt had a chance to win back-to-back games last weekend after defeating Sporting Kansas City 3-0, but Dallas defeated Real Salt Lake 1-0 thanks to a goal from Jesus Ferreira. Mastroeni will be hopeful that his team can recover against San Jose on Saturday, but after winning only two of their previous 11 away games, the visitors might be happy with a draw.
Despite being 11 points behind their opponents, the San Jose Earthquakes have lost just one of their last nine MLS home games. We predict that this recent home form will give the hosts confidence, and we predict that they will perform well enough to earn a point on Saturday.