Los Angeles vs San Jose Earthquakes prediction and betting tips - June 23, 2024
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Los Angeles vs San Jose Earthquakes prediction and betting tips - June 23, 2024

Tournament: MLS
Location: BMO Stadium
Match date: 23.06.2023

On June 23, 2024, Los Angeles will host San Jose Earthquakes in the 21st round of the MLS. Los Angeles, one of the division leaders, faces the clear underdog of the competition on their home turf.

Key Statistics and Trends: Los Angeles vs San Jose Earthquakes

  • Los Angeles: Won seven consecutive official matches before stumbling against Austin.
  • San Jose Earthquakes: Haven't won in seven consecutive matches.
  • The most common scoreline between these teams is 2-1 in favor of San Jose (four times).
  • Los Angeles scored 26% of their goals between the 76-90 minute mark.
  • San Jose scored 29% of their goals between the 31-45 minute mark.
  • Los Angeles wins the first half in 36% of their matches, while San Jose wins in 24% of their matches.

Los Angeles – the shape of the team and its analysis:

"The Black and Gold" reached the MLS playoff finals last season and are aiming to prove themselves capable of achieving more this season. However, their start was disappointingly poor, with only one win in their first eleven matches.

Their turnaround came in May when they won in the US Open Cup and then had a successful streak in the MLS, propelling them to the top of the conference. Goalkeeper Lloris was instrumental during this phase, although they were held to a 1-1 draw by Austin recently.

San Jose Earthquakes – the shape of the team and its analysis:

"The Goonies" participated in the playoffs last season as a wildcard entry but are currently struggling at the bottom of the table. Their start to the season was disastrous, with just one win and a draw in their first ten matches.

However, they suddenly managed to win three consecutive matches, including their US Open Cup run before exiting in the next round. In the MLS, they managed to avoid defeat only against Austin recently but suffered two consecutive losses, including a 1-2 defeat at home to Portland Timbers in the previous round.

Team News

  • Los Angeles: Della Valle and Martinez Morales are still not ready to return.
  • San Jose Earthquakes: Marcinowski, Daniel, and Ricketts continue their recovery.

Possible Starting LineupsLos Angeles vs San Jose Earthquakes

  • Los Angeles (Possible lineup): Lloris - Campos Chagoya, Long, Shano, Palencia - Atuesta, Sanchez, Tillman - Bogusz, Buanga, Olivera
  • San Jose Earthquakes (Possible lineup): Yarbrough - Bison, Toney, Wilson, Marie - Nikolas Diego Tsakiris, Yull, Lopez, Espinoza, Pellegrino - Ebobisse

Head to Head matches: Los Angeles vs San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose has won three times in the last five meetings, with only one defeat. They notably won 3-1 earlier this year at their home ground.

Free prediction today for the match: Los Angeles vs San Jose Earthquakes

Given the significant disparity in current form and strength between the two teams, Los Angeles are strongly favored to win this match (odds: 2.02). Considering their recent form and San Jose's struggles, betting on Los Angeles to win with a -1.5 goal handicap seems like a prudent choice.