San Jose Earthquakes vs Minnesota United Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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San Jose Earthquakes vs Minnesota United Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

San Jose Earthquakes head into the 2018 campaign with new manager Mikael Stahre looking to get the club beyond the initial rounds of the play-offs. San Jose failed to make it past the play-in round, as they suffered a thrashing against Vancouver. However, San Jose ended pre-season with a 4-2 victory over LA Galaxy almost weeks ago. Minnesota United are hoping to utilise the experience gathered from the debut in MLS campaign into a much more productive 2018 MLS season. The Carolina Challenge Cup participation, though, brought about disappointment for Minnesota and they suffered a 2-0 loss against Columbus Crew during the weekend.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

These two clubs have met each other only twice in the MLS and both games have gone in favour of San Jose. Even though there is uncertainty surrounding San Jose after the off-season changes, the hosts should have more than enough quality against a Minnesota outfit that has been relatively quiet in the transfer market – even after a disappointing debut campaign. I would back a win for San Jose. Even though Minnesota had the worst defensive team by a huge margin in 2017, San Jose may not be in the best possible situation to score plenty of goals in this fixture. The significant changes to the management and the playing staff will require a couple of competitive matches in order to find the feet. Minnesota’s defence has been decent in the friendly matches so far. I would go with under 2.5 goals in the game.

San Jose Earthquakes win – 8/13

Total goals under 2.5 – 21/20

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

San Jose Earthquakes are undefeated in all of their last 4 games against Minnesota United

Minnesota United saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Minnesota United saw over 1.5 goals in 3 out of their last 4 games played against San Jose Earthquakes

AVG Goals

0.7

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

2

Lost

7
L A

29-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Columbus Crew Team Logo Columbus Crew

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

06-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

12-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Minnesota United Team Logo Minnesota United

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

17-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo Vancouver Whitecaps

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

20-05-2018

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 3)

L A

26-05-2018

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy Team Logo LA Galaxy

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

03-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire Team Logo Chicago Fire

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

07-06-2018

US Open Cup

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

10-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Los Angeles FC

FT 3 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

D H

14-06-2018

Major League Soccer

New England Rev. Team Logo New England Rev.

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

Minnesota United Form Guide

Minnesota United Team Logo

Minnesota United

Won

4

Draw

1

Lost

5
L A

15-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

22-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

29-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

05-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo Vancouver Whitecaps

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

10-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Los Angeles FC

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

12-05-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

20-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Sporting Kansas City Team Logo Sporting Kansas City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

27-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Montreal Impact Team Logo Montreal Impact

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

04-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Sporting Kansas City Team Logo Sporting Kansas City

FT 4 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

W A

07-06-2018

US Open Cup

FC Cincinnati

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

San Jose Earthquakes Preview

San Jose Earthquakes have gone in with a new approach for the 2018 campaign, as Jesse Fioranelli wasted no time in bringing his Swedish counterpart Stahre to the club. The previous campaign was a disaster for San Jose, and the club went through two managers – Dominic Kinnear and Chris Leitch. This time around, the start made by San Jose could hold the key towards Stahre staying at the club for an extended period. The 42-year-old does not have experience of managing outside Europe, but he has been in the dugout for almost a decade. San Jose brought in Magnus Eriksson as a designated player and his success will be key for the whole club.

San Jose Earthquakes Team News

There are no injury concerns for San Jose Earthquakes coming into this game.

Minnesota United Preview

The Minnesota team did rather well to finish above the bottom of the Western Conference table, but it was largely due to LA Galaxy going through a horrendous campaign. Minnesota conceded a whopping 70 goals last season and the area that required the most attention was clear to see. Minnesota did face MLS outfits like Atlanta United and Columbus Crew in the Carolina Challenge Cup and came away with a decent performance at the back. However, the lack of major signings could be an issue. Tyrone Mears is the significant addition to the Minnesota squad after a free transfer from Atlanta United.

Minnesota United Team News

Sam Cronin (concussion), Harrison Heath (knee), Kevin Molino (hamstring), Vadim Demidov (knee), José Leiton (unknown), and Marc Burch (ankle) are the players missing from action for Minnesota.

San Jose Earthquakes Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

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

Minnesota United 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

San Jose Earthquakes vs Minnesota United Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
28 GK Andrew Tarbell 190 87
30 CD Yeferson Quintana 191 -
31 CD Harold Cummings 188 92
6 RB Shea Salinas 178 68
24 LB Nick Lima - -
7 LM Magnus Eriksson 179 82
11 RM Valeri Kazaishvili 183 74
23 CM Florian Jungwirth 180 76
20 CM Anibal Godoy 183 82
9 CF Danny Hoesen 186 75
8 CF Chris Wondolowski 185 75
No. Pos Player M kg
28 GK Matt Lampson - -
4 LB Tyrone Mears 180 74
25 CD Michael Boxall 188 93
5 CD Francisco Calvo 180 78
3 RB Jerome Thiesson 176 70
7 LM Ibson 177 74
12 CM Sam Nicholson 175 71
13 CM Ethan Finlay - -
20 RM Rasmus Schueller 180 70
18 CF Kevin Molino - -
9 CF Abu Danladi - -