LAFC vs San Jose Earthquakes 5-20-2023

LAFC vs San Jose Earthquakes 5/20/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

LAFC vs San Jose Earthquakes 5/20/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The LAFC will go against the San Jose Earthquakes in MLS action in BMO Stadium, CA, on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at 10:30 PM ET.


Los Angeles FC enters this match with a 1-1 MLS draw against Sporting Kansas City under their belts. Los Angeles FC controlled 55% of the ball during that game and attempted 13 goals, six of which were successful.


Denis Bouanga (13′) was the lone scorer for Los Angeles FC. Sporting Kansas City’s opposition had seven shots on goal, three of which were on goal. Sporting Kansas City’s Johnny Russell scored in the 20th minute. 


Los Angeles FC scored in their last six games, demonstrating their inability to stop scoring. In that time, they scored 11 while also giving up 6.


The Los Angeles FC manager Steve Cherundolo has only one fitness concern out of an otherwise fully primed group of players, so availability isn’t a significant issue.


(Tibia Fracture) Maxime Crépeau is left out. The LAFC ranks second in the Western Conference.


  • The LAFC is 1-4 in their last five matches against the spread.
  • The LAFC is 4-2 in their road matches against the spread.
  • The totals went OVER in 2 of LAFC’ last five games.

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LAFC vs San Jose Earthquakes Predictions 5/20/2023


San Jose Earthquakes and their visiting supporters will hope for a better outcome after losing their most recent MLS match against Los Angeles Galaxy.


The San Jose Earthquakes had 44% of the possession in that game, and 3 of their seven shots on goal were successful. Ousseni Bouda (94′) was the lone player for the San Jose Earthquakes to get a plan.


On the other hand, LA Galaxy had 17 shots total, with five being on goal. For the Los Angeles Galaxy, goals were scored by Martin Cáceres (60′) and Dejan Jovelji (91′). 


San Jose Earthquakes were scored against in 5 of their last six games, with nine goals overall from the opposition. The numbers speak for themselves.


San Jose Earthquakes were not very sturdy at all in the back. But there’s no guarantee that the tendency will continue into this game.


There is only one fitness concern for San Jose Earthquakes manager Luchi Gonzalez to deal with out of a primarily available group.


Nathan won’t be playing because of a cruciate ligament injury. The San Jose Earthquakes rank fifth in the Western Conference.


The San Jose Earthquakes tallied 16 goals, and the team’s xG this year is 19.3. The club’s goals against/90 min are at 1.33 in addition to 33 saves, and they compiled three shutouts.


This year, San Jose has the club’s save rate of 69.4 (49 SoTA), and they also ranked 12th in MLS with 18 points. San Jose ranks 14th in the number of goals surrendered, with 16, and the team’s goal difference is 0.


San Jose accounted for a clean sheet % of 25.0% the season and 24 yellow cards. The Earthquakes come in with an average of 1.50 points per fixture while amassing nine assists and one red card.


  • The SJ Earthquakes are 4-1 in their last five matches against the spread.
  • The SJ Earthquakes are 2-4 in their road matches against the spread.
  • The totals went OVER in 3 of SJ’ last five matches.

LAFC vs San Jose Earthquakes. The MLS pick for this game is the LAFC.


Reviewing their previous head-to-head matchups dating back to 08/08/2021, we can see that Los Angeles FC won two of them, and San Jose Earthquakes won four, with 0 games being drawn.


During those matches, 20 goals were scored between them, with nine coming from LAFC and 11 coming from Quakes. 3.33 goals are scored on average throughout a game.


San Jose Earthquakes defeated Los Angeles FC 2-1 in their previous MLS Match Day 15 league encounter on June 5, 2023. 


The San Jose Earthquakes had 40% of the possession on that particular day, and 3 of their nine shots were successful. Cristian Espinoza was their lone scorer (8′, 83′).


On the other hand, Los Angeles FC made 17 attempts at goal, with 7 of them finding the target. Scorer was Denis Bouanga after 30 seconds. Rubiel Vazquez served as the referee for the game.


Los Angeles FC is expected to maintain dominance for extended periods and should be able to convert some of the opportunities they create.


On the other hand, San Jose Earthquakes may find it challenging to score, though we see them managing to register a goal.


When the full-time horn sounds, we predict Los Angeles FC to win 3-1 with relative ease. The LAFC will win by an expected score of 2-1.


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LAFC vs San Jose Earthquakes 5/20/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLS Starting Time: 10:30 PM ET


Location: BMO Stadium, CA


Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023




MLS Odds: LAFC -200


MLS Totals: 3


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