Sporting Kansas City vs San Jose Earthquakes 7/21/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

Two teams in opposite sides of the Western Conference table will lock horns on Wednesday, when Sporting Kansas City will play host to the San Jose Earthquakes. Kansas have been great this season and are coming into this match on a 3-match winning streak. San Jose have been really struggling to get points lately, but are coming off back to back draws on the road.  

Sporting Kansas City (8-3-2) did a great job in their away match against the Los Angeles Galaxy, beating them by 2-0. The match was really quiet till the 80th minute or so, when Kansas took the lead with Russell. They sealed the 3 points with another goal at the 95th minute for the final 2-0. Kansas have now won 3 in a row, scoring multiple goals in all 3. However, they have kept just 1 clean sheet in their last 7 matches. They are sitting at the 2nd spot of the Western Conference with 26 points, just 3 points off the top spot. Kansas have scored 24 goals (which is the best offense in the Conference) and have conceded 15 in the process. They have yet to be defeated at home (5-0-2), scoring 15 and conceding 7 goals in the process. 5 of their 7 home matches had Over 2.5 Goals, with an average of 3.1 goals per match. 

The San Jose Earthquakes (3-7-3) are coming off a balanced 1-1 draw on the road against Colorado. They actually took an early lead at the 11th minute of that match with Lopez, but Colorado pulled even at the 53rd minute for the final 1-1. That was the second consecutive draw for San Jose, and 3rd in their last 5. However, they are without a win in their last 9 matches (0-6-3), failing to score in 5 of those. San Jose are sitting at the 11th spot of the Western Conference with 12 points, scoring 15 and conceding 23 goals so far. 8 of their 13 matches had Over 2.5 Goals, with an average of 2.9 goals per match. However, San Jose have not been very good on the road so far (1-3-3), scoring 6 and conceding 12 goals in the process. Just 4 of their 7 away matches had Over 2.5 Goals, with an average of 2.6 goals per match.  

Sporting Kansas City vs San Jose Earthquakes. Sporting Kansas City beat San Jose by 3-1 on the road earlier in the season. Last season the two teams met just once, in the first round of playoffs, where after a 3-3 draw it was Kansas who won the penalty shoot-out, with San Jose missing all 3 penalty kicks. Kansas City have been tremendous as hosts against San Jose over the years (11-1-3) and are unbeaten in the last 6 here (4-0-2). Taking the home side here.

Sporting Kansas City vs San Jose Earthquakes 7/21/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

MLS Starting Time: 20:30PM EDT

Location: Children’s Mercy Park, Kansas City

Date: Wednesday, July 21st 

MLS Odds: Sporting Kansas City -1.25

MLS Totals: 3.25

Free MLS Pick: Sporting Kansas City -1.25 (-125)

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