San Jose Earthquakes have spent far too many of their 40 seasons in existence fighting towards the bottom of the table, and the 2022 MLS campaign has been another battle of avoiding the wooden spoon for the side. With just three games left of their season, check out SinkorSwimSports as we preview San Jose Earthquakes vs LA Galaxy with our latest MLS 2022 predictions, picks, and betting odds.
San Jose Earthquakes vs LA Galaxy Preview
San Jose finished their 2021 MLS schedule in 21st position with 41 points. In 2022, with three games left of the campaign, the Earthquakes are down in 27th with 31 points from 31 games. Keeping the ball out of the net has been the most significant issue plaguing Alex Covelo’s side, with only D.C. United conceding more than the team’s 64 GA so far.
Four points clear of D.C. in the Wooden Spoon race, the Earthquakes have only managed one win in their past seven heading into this weekend’s fixture. All but one of their seven wins this season have come at home, with San Jose recording a staggering 2-1 win over Supporters’ Shield-chasing LAFC and Vancouver.
As for their opponents, when LA Galaxy traipsed off the pitch after a 3-0 loss to Vancouver on 15 January, it looked to the world that the side’s playoff hopes might have been at an end. However, one big 4-1 win over Colorado later, and the team hauled themselves back into the postseason places with their destiny back in their own hands.
The Galaxy are now level on points with Real Salt Lake with this game in hand. The team’s 2022 schedule will see the team host RSL on 1 October, with a final trip to Houston Dynamo on Decision Day.
Where To Watch San Jose vs LA Galaxy
Location: Stanford Stadium, Stanford, California
Where To Watch: ESPN+, NBC Sports California, Spectrum SportsNet
Last Meeting: LA Galaxy 2-3 San Jose Earthquakes (13 July 2022)
Head To Head Record
San Jose Wins
LA Galaxy Wins
- LA Galaxy won their last away match at San Jose 3-1 in June 2021. The last time Galaxy won consecutive Cali Clasicos on the road was 1997-98.
- Galaxy’s 4-1 win over Colorado ended a four-game winless run (3D 1L), though they haven’t won consecutive games since 9 April.
- Despite sitting 21st, the Earthquakes have only lost three times at home all season, a tally only bettered by Philadelphia and LAFC.
- Riqui Puig became the first Galaxy player since Landon Donovan in 2014 to record three assists in a match against Colorado.
San Jose Earthquakes vs LA Galaxy Odds And Prediction
In our latest 2022 MLS betting odds at BETUS, LA Galaxy have been priced as early favorites for this weekend’s fixture at +120. San Jose are available to back at +175, with a draw the outsider at +290.
With San Jose struggling to keep the goals down this year, we’re backing over 3.5 goals at +105.
The bet builder we’re looking to back here is Los Angeles Galaxy to win and both teams to score, which is currently priced with odds of +240.
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