LAFC vs San Jose Earthquakes 7/8/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

LAFC vs San Jose Earthquakes 7/8/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The LAFC will meet the San Jose Earthquakes in MLS action at BMO Stadium, CA, on Saturday, July 8, 2023, at 10:30 p.m. ET. Los Angeles FC made 54 saves this season, giving them a save percentage 74.0.


With 29 goals scored, and 23 conceded, this team has a goal differential of -6. The team is ranked 21st in the league with 16 assists and averages 1.60 points per game this season (32 points).


The LA Football Club’s anticipated goals are placed third with 31.0, while their expected goals against are 22.0. This year, Los Angeles received 40 yellow and one red card.


LAFC gave up 23 and 1.15 goals every 90 minutes, while their opponents gathered 77 SOT against them. After racking up seven clean sheets, they now have a season percentage of 35.0%.


John McCarthy will be the Los Angeles goalkeeper’s defender. During his professional soccer career, McCarthy made 351 saves in 10,090 minutes on the field.


His GA/90 is 1.60 (179 goals allowed in total), and his save percentage is.662. In 112 starts, the American goalie took 530 shots aimed at him.


McCarthy has a career record of 41-19-52 and a shutout percentage of 20.5%, thanks to his 23 clean sheets.


One person who can influence Los Angeles is Carlos Vela. The Mexican-born attacker has scored 157 goals in 31,779 minutes of professional action.


Vela has started 355 games in his career and averages 0.44 goals every 90 minutes. During his career, he accrued 81 assists and 52 yellow cards.


  • The LAFC is 2-3 in their last five matches against the spread.
  • The LAFC is 5-5 in their road matches against the spread.
  • The totals went OVER in one of LAFC’s last five matches.

The Earthquakes have a 1.33 point per game average, with 17 assists and two yellow cards. San Jose had 47 yellow card warnings this season and a shutout percentage of 28.6%.


San Jose has a goal differential of -3 and ranks 17th in terms of goals allowed with 28. San Jose is ranked 14th in the league with 28 points and a save percentage of 74.7 (99 SOT against).


With 70 saves and 1.33 goals against per 90, this club has six clean sheets. The San Jose Earthquakes scored 25 goals; their season goal total is 28.0.


For San Jose, Daniel will live in front of the net. Daniel has started 145 games thus far, giving up 195 goals while making 470 saves. He has a record of 68-43-34 and a goals-against average of 1.34 per 90 minutes. His shutout rate is 27.6%, and his save percentage is.707. In his 13,064 career minutes, Daniel stopped 665 shots aimed at him and had 40 clean sheets overall.


Cristian Espinoza, a playmaker for San Jose, can alter a match’s outcome. He has started 177 games in his career and averaged 0.18 goals every 90 minutes. The Argentine attacker has 15,091 minutes of playing time under his belt and has scored 30 goals. In his professional career, he had 32 yellow cards and assisted a teammate on 47 goals.


  • The San Jose Earthquakes are 3-2 in their last five matches against the spread.
  • The San Jose Earthquakes are 4-6 in road matches against the spread.
  • The totals went OVER in three of SJ’s last five matches.

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


Looking at their previous meetings, which date back to September 26, 2021, there was a little rivalry between the teams, with Los Angeles FC winning three of them, the San Jose Earthquakes winning three, and zero games ending in regulation time ties.


For those games, 20 goals scored between them, with ten coming from LAFC and ten coming from the Quakes. That equals 3.33 goals per game on average.


The last league encounter between these teams occurred on MLS encounter Day 20 on May 21, 2023, and ended with a Los Angeles FC 2-1 San Jose Earthquakes victory. 


Los Angeles FC had 15 shots that day, six of which were on goal and 57% of the possession. Carlos Vela (95′) and Stipe Biuk (3′) scored the goals.


The San Jose Earthquakes had 14 attempts at goal at the opposite end, and three of them were successful. (52′) Miguel Trauco scored. Ismail Elfath served as the referee for the game.


Los Angeles FC will almost certainly take advantage of several scoring chances. The San Jose Earthquakes may find it challenging to get shooting opportunities, but they manage to convert at least once.


Prediction: Los Angeles FC will have a good 3-1 lead.

LAFC vs San Jose Earthquakes 7/8/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLS Starting Time: 10:30 PM ET


Location: BMO Stadium, CA


Date: Saturday, July 8, 2023


TV: Apple TV – MLS Season Pass




MLS Totals: 2.75