Portland Timbers vs San Jose Earthquakes 7-23-22

Portland Timbers vs San Jose Earthquakes 7/23/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Portland Timbers vs San Jose Earthquakes 7/23/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Portland Timbers (6-9-6) will play against the San Jose Earthquakes (5-7-8) in the MLS Western Conference at Providence Park in Portland on Saturday at 10:30 PM ET.  

 

Portland is in 8th place at 6-9-6 on 27 points in the Western Conference after gaining 33 goals while losing 30 for a +3 goal difference through 21 games played for the season.

 

The Timbers finished a stressful 1-1 draw at home facing the Vancouver Whitecaps on Sunday. Portland allowed Vancouver to draw first blood in the 32nd minute of the match but managed to even the score with a goal by Felipe Mora following the Whitecaps’ penalty in the 82nd minute of the regulation time.

 

Colombian forward Dairon Asprilla will be the spark plug in the offense of Portland with 34 goals scored that earned him an average of 0.33 G/90 in his 9,382 professional minutes played. Asprilla added 12 assists with 24 yellow cards received in his 107 career starts in pro soccer.

 

Forward Yimmi Chara from Columbia will provide strong support in the Timbers’ frontline after he nailed a total of 40 goals while helping his teammates on a goal on 36 occasions during his 181 career starts in the league. He averages 0.23 goals per 90 in playing for a total of 15,843 minutes in MLS.

 

GK Aljaz Ivacic (9-9-14 mark in his career) will be providing a strong defense for Portland’s goal on Saturday. The Slovenian goalie held a 12.5% clean sheet rate after earning 4 shutouts in his 32 career starts in the league. He gained a save percentage of 63.3 in 2,931 minutes of goalkeeping.   

 

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Portland Timbers vs San Jose Earthquakes Predictions 7/23/2022

 

The San Jose Earthquakes took 13th place at 5-7-8 on 22 points in the Western Conference after tallying 33 goals but wasting 41 for a goal difference of -8 through finishing 20 games this season.

 

San Jose finished a 1-1 draw at home facing Celta Vigo in a friendly match on July 19 following its 2-1 loss to the Houston Dynamo on Sunday.

 

Jackson Yueill scored a goal for the Earthquakes in the 53rd minute of the match against Houston.

 

American forward Jeremy Ebobisse will be leading the offense for San Jose after scoring a total of 43 goals while distributing 11 assists in playing for a total of 9,167 minutes in the league. He averages 0.42 goals per 90 in his 99 career starts in pro soccer.

 

Forward Cristian Espinoza representing Argentina will augment the offense for the Earthquakes with 18 goals scored while helping his teammates on a goal 39 times in his 141 career starts in the league. He earned an average of 0.14 goals per 90 with 28 yellow cards in 11,887 professional minutes in MLS.

 

The San Jose Earthquakes will be appointing GK JT Marcinkowski (38-29-37 career record) to defend their net on Saturday. He acquired 20 shutouts while denying 509 shots against him in his 9,360 minutes of goalkeeping in the league.

 

Marcinkowski holds a save percentage of 69.4 with a shutout rate of 19.2% while completing 358 stops in his 104 career starts in pro soccer.    

  

Portland Timbers vs. San Jose Earthquakes. The MLS Pick for this match is Portland -150. The Earthquakes bowed to the Timbers for seven successive games but won a match at 3-2 versus the latter on May 18.

 

However, Portland gained momentum after winning six contests in a row and will dominate this match-up with a home field advantage on Saturday. The Portland Timbers will win predicted to a score of 3-1.   

 

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Portland Timbers vs San Jose Earthquakes 7/23/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLS Starting Time: 10:30 PM ET

 

Location: Providence Park in Portland, OR

 

Date: Saturday, July 23, 2022

 

TV: ESPN+

 

MLS Odds/Point Spread: Portland Timbers -150

 

MLS Totals: 2.5   

 

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