San Jose Earthquakes vs Colorado Rapids Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 22:00 Hrs

Venue: Avaya Stadium

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San Jose Earthquakes vs Colorado Rapids Match Prediction

By Sam Turbitt

San Jose Earthquakes were once again at the wrong end of a thrashing, as they suffered a 3-0 loss against Seattle Sounders. After a goalless first half that saw Seattle create some good opportunities, Cristian Roldan scored two quick-fire goals early in the second half before Kelvin Leerdam extended the advantage in the 65th minute even further. Colorado Rapids were able to achieve the first away points of the season after a 1-1 draw with Toronto. Jay Chapman’s fifth minute goal provided an early advantage for Toronto, but Dominique Badji capitalised on Armando Cooper’s error to score the equaliser in the 76th minute. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Colorado Rapids have won the last two encounters with San Jose, but they had home advantage back then. It becomes a different story at the Avaya stadium, as San Jose have suffered just one defeat at home this season. Even though Leitch has seen the team’s confidence shattered by the three heavy defeats, the home match provides a reason to be confident. Colorado Rapids were able to avoid seven consecutive away defeats only courtesy of a mistake. I would back a win for San Jose Earthquakes. All of the five matches overseen by Leitch, since being appointed as the San Jose manager, have produced over 2.5 goals. Even with home advantage, this is unlikely to change as three of the last five matches for Colorado Rapids have also witnessed over 2.5 goals. I would back over 2.5 goals.

San Jose Earthquakes win – 3/4

Total goals over 2.5 – 21/20

San Jose Earthquakes saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Colorado Rapids saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

San Jose Earthquakes Form Guide

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo

San Jose Earthquakes

Won

1

Draw

5

Lost

4
D H

14-06-2018

Major League Soccer

New England Rev. Team Logo New England Rev.

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

D A

24-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

01-07-2018

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy Team Logo LA Galaxy

FT 3 - 3

(HT 2 - 3)

L A

08-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

15-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Montreal Impact Team Logo Montreal Impact

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

22-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

26-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

29-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

05-08-2018

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

12-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Colorado Rapids Form Guide

Colorado Rapids Team Logo

Colorado Rapids

Won

4

Draw

3

Lost

3
W H

24-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Minnesota United Team Logo Minnesota United

FT 3 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

02-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo Vancouver Whitecaps

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

05-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

08-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Montreal Impact Team Logo Montreal Impact

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

15-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

22-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

29-07-2018

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

05-08-2018

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy Team Logo LA Galaxy

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

12-08-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

15-08-2018

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy Team Logo LA Galaxy

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

San Jose Earthquakes Preview

The managerial change is turning out into a disaster for San Jose Earthquakes, as Chris Leitch has seen his team suffer three consecutive defeats. More worryingly, the team has conceded an astonishing 12 goals in these three matches. Even though the 38-year-old manager saw his team secure back-to-back wins in his first two matches, the recent downturn has been extraordinary. On the positive side, Leitch sees the team return to home comforts for three of the next four league matches. Chris Wondolowski is the top scorer at San Jose with eight league goals this season.

San Jose Earthquakes Team News

The team will be without Harold Cummings (hernia), Marvell Wynne (heart), and Marc Pelosi (knee) due to injury. Anibal Godoy and Darwin Ceren are suspended for the game.

Colorado Rapids Preview

The first away point of the season will be a major boost to the confidence of Colorado Rapids, who had suffered seven consecutive losses on their travels. Still, the team needed a mistake from the opposition in order to score only their third away goal of the season. The Rapids are amongst the lowest scorers in the MLS campaign with only 20 goals in 19. They have scored two more than DC United, but the Rapids fall to the bottom in terms of average goals scored per game. Dominique Badji is the top scorer at the club with six league goals.

Colorado Rapids Team News

The Rapids will be without Bobby Burling (foot), Joshua Gatt (groin), and Shkelzen Gashi (calf) due to injury.

San Jose Earthquakes Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Colorado Rapids Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

San Jose Earthquakes vs Colorado Rapids Sidelined Players