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Los Angeles FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes 10/16/21 - MLS Picks & Predictions

Los Angeles FC vs San Jose Earthquakes Odds & Info

Game Los Angeles FC vs San Jose Earthquakes
Date & Time Saturday October 16, 2021, 3:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
Latest odds
LFC -188 ; O/U 2.5
TV Channel
ESPN+

LAFC hosts the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday in a MLS Western Conference fixture. LAFC is in ninth place in the conference table at 9-7-12 on 34 points with a goal difference of -1. LAFC is two points behind the seventh and final qualifying spot for postseason play. LAFC battled with LA Galaxy to a 1-1 draw in it's last match before the break for international play.

LAFC was defeated by Portland 2-1 in its most recent home match, which was the third loss at home this season and the most losses in a single season at home for LAFC. The leading goal scorers for LAFC are Diego Rossi and Cristian Arango with six apiece, while Carlos Vela and Jose Cifuentes each have scored five. The leader in assists is Eduard Atuesta with eight.

The San Jose Earthquakes are 10th in the conference table at 8-9-11 on 33 points with a goal difference -9. San Jose was defeated by the Vancouver Whitecaps 3-0 on the road in its final fixture prior to the international break. San Jose is five points behind the seventh and final spot in the conference standings for playoff qualification.

After allowing one goal or less in 11 consecutive matches which amounted to nine total goals, San Jose has conceded three goals or more in four of the last five matches for a total of 13 goals. The leading goal scorer for San Jose is Javier Lopez with 11, while Cade Cowell has scored four. Cristian Espinoza is the leader in assists with six and Cowell has four.

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San Jose Earthquakes +375

LAFC won its first five fixtures against San Jose outscoring the Earthquakes 20-4 but San Jose has won each of the last four meetings between the two. LAFC lost its most recent home match to Portland, while San Jose is unbeaten in five of its last six matches on the road with two wins and three draws. San Jose will earn all three points with a big win on Saturday to keep their postseason hopes alive. Final Score Prediction, San Jose Earthquakes win 2-1.

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