San Jose Earthquakes VS Sporting Kansas City

Soccer League 04:00 PM ET

Monday

11/22/2020

ESPN+, FS1

Spread: Sporting Kansas City -158

Over/Under: 3

Sporting Kansas City vs San Jose Earthquakes 11/22/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Sporting Kansas City vs San Jose Earthquakes 11/22/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Sporting Kansas City vs San Jose Earthquakes 11/22/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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Sporting Kansas City will be dribbling the ball towards the goal against the San Jose Earthquakes at the Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City on Sunday, November 22, 2020, at 4:00 PM ET. The Sporting Kansas City will be hosting the playoffs round 1 on Sunday against the San Jose Earthquakes. Kansas City was victorious over Real Salt Lake at 2-0 in their recent stint and acquired the first place position in the Western Conference entering the Decision Day with a 12-3-6 record on 39 points and a +13 point-difference on the year. Winning this match-up against the San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday will give Kansas City the opportunity of claiming the Western Conference Title.

In their victory over Salt Lake, Kansas City’s Forwards Khiry Shelton and Erik Hurtado secured one goal each in the 45th and 48th minute of the regulation time in the winning effort. Sporting Kansas City attempted 12 shots with 6 going right to the target but only 2 reached the net for the goal. Kansas City acquired 45% ball possession with 332 passes on 58% pass accuracy, but the team committed 6 fouls in the process. GK Tim Melia (78-48-65) will be protecting the net for Sporting KC. The American goalie posted a save percentage of .724 and 31.1% shutout percentage with 59 clean sheets in playing for 17,063 minutes in his pro soccer career.

Sporting Kansas City vs San Jose Earthquakes Predictions 11/22/2020

In the meantime, the San Jose Earthquakes clinched a postseason berth before the Decision Day and gave up their last outing in the regular season to the Seattle Sounders by a score of 1-4. After that loss, San Jose acquired 8th place in the Western Conference with an 8-6-9 record on 30 points and a -16 goal-difference for the year. Though the Earthquakes lost their recent stint, San Jose had already claimed a position in the postseason. San Jose ended up with 6 wins, 1 draw, and 3 losses in their last 10 contests in the regular season.

During their last defeat to Seattle, San Jose’s Left Defender Marcos Lopez earned the only goal for the team in the 57th minute of the regulation time, while allowing all four goals of the Sounders in the second half of the game. The Earthquakes managed to gain 42% ball possession with 442 passes on 83% pass accuracy but committed 12 fouls in the loss. San Jose will be posting GK James Marcinkowski (25-14-18) in front of the goal to protect the net from the attackers. The American goalie recorded a save percentage of .694 with a clean sheet rate of 24.6% in playing for 5,130 minutes in his MLS career.

Sporting Kansas City vs. San Jose Earthquakes. The MLS Pick for this match-up is Kansas City -158. These two MLS Western Conference rivals have met five times already in the regular season and Kansas City earned three wins while San Jose won only once with one game ended in a draw. Moreover, Sporting Kansas City comes into this match-up with a high-morale after defeating Real Salt Lake at 2-0 and clinched a regular-season conference title. These achievements will motivate and give Kansas City a strong determination to overthrow the San Jose Earthquakes at home. Final Score Prediction, Sporting Kansas City will win at 3-2.

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MLS Starting Time: 4:00 PM ET

Location: Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, KS

Date: Sunday, November 22, 2020

TV: ESPN+, FS1

MLS Odds/Point Spread: Sporting Kansas City -158

MLS Totals: 3

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