San Jose Earthquakes vs Portland Timbers 5-18-22

San Jose Earthquakes vs Portland Timbers 5/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

San Jose Earthquakes vs Portland Timbers 5/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The San Jose Earthquakes are set to welcome the Portland Timbers this Wednesday night to their home field as both teams engage in Major League Soccer action.  Before coming into this game, San Jose concluded a match against the Vancouver Whitecaps with a draw by 3-3. 


The team managed to gain a rate of 87.0% in receiving passes, along with 509 completions out of a total of 585 targets.  In the game, the Earthquakes also had 17 dribble attempts and were able to complete eight at a 47.0% rate. The team currently holds a 2-4-5 record and is ranked 12th in the league.


In terms of shooting accuracy, San Jose closed out the match at a rate of 40.0% by allowing six shots on target out of 15.  The team is scoring 0.91 goals over a span of 90 minutes and had 13 assists overall. 


Leading the team is forward Jeremy Ebobisse, who racked up seven goals in a total of 11 games, followed by midfielder Cristian Espinoza, who garnered four goals in 11 matches.  The leader in assists is midfielder Jan Gregus with five assists in 11 games played. 


The Earthquakes are capable of 13.5 shots per game and have had 19 goals this season.  Moreover, the team has a possession percentage of 60.3, along with a pass success percentage of 83.4.  


  •   The San Jose Earthquakes are at 2-10 in 12 of their previous league matches
  •   San Jose is at 8-1 in nine of their previous home matches
  •   The Earthquakes gained a goal on average in 12 of their previous home matches

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San Jose Earthquakes vs Portland Timbers Predictions 5/18/2022


On the side of the Portland Timbers, the team will head for California to take on San Jose after dominating over Sporting Kansas City the previous week by a final score of 7-2.   The team completed the game at a rate of 79.9%, in which 294 passes were completed out of 368 attempts. 


Portland also allowed eight of 11 shots on target, gaining them a clip of 72.3%.  Presently, the team is 3-6-3 and sits eighth in the league.


Yimmi Chará took the reins for Portland, who recorded a total of three goals in 12 games played.  Trailing closely behind the forward is midfielder Bill Tuiloma with three goals kicked in for the team in 11 matches this season. 


The team is scoring 12 shots per contest and has kicked in a total of 18 goals. Furthermore, the Timbers bear a possession percentage of 49.1, as well as a pass success percentage of 80.2.


  •   The Portland Timbers are at 16-3 in 19 of their previous matches
  •   Portland is 1-5 in six of their road matches
  •   The Timbers conceded a goal average of 1.50 in their league matches

San Jose Earthquakes vs Portland Timbers.  The MLS pick is the San Jose Earthquakes.  Both teams were able to produce 19 goals or so in a few encounters. 


Although Portland finished victorious in two of their matches against San Jose, the Earthquakes pose a fine form when playing on their turf field, scoring seven goals from five Portland players.   Final Score Prediction, San Jose Earthquakes win by 3-2.


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San Jose Earthquakes vs Portland Timbers 5/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLS Starting Time: 10:30 PM EDT


Location: Earthquakes Stadium, San Jose, California 


Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022




MLS Odds: San Jose Earthquakes +117


MLS Total Odds: 3.5


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