Philadelphia Union vs. San Jose Earthquakes MLS Pick, Odds, Prediction - 4/30/16
San Jose Earthquakes vs. Philadelphia Union
MLS Soccer: Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Talen Energy Stadium)
The Line: -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MLS LIVE, CSN Plus, 6abc
The Philadelphia Union and San Jose Earthquakes meet Saturday afternoon at the Talen Energy Stadium.
The Philadelphia Union look to keep turning heads after an impressive 4-3-0 start to the season. The Philadelphia Union are led by a defense that’s allowing an average of one goal per match and are coming off a shutout of New York City FC. Offensively, the Philadelphia Union have four different players with at least one goal and has three players with double-digit shot attempts. C.J. Sapong leads Philadelphia with four goals, Fabio Alves has two assists and Chris Pontius has 16 shots. Defensively, Andre Blake has come away with 26 saves on 33 shots faced. The Philadelphia Union have won their last five regular season home games.
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The San Jose Earthquakes hope to remain in the thick of the West after a 4-2-2 start to the season. The San Jose Earthquakes are led by a 1-2 punch on offense that’s produced a combined 42 shot attempts and eight goals. You’d like to see a little more depth from the Earthquakes, but their aggressive offensive attack has them within striking distance of the top team in the Western Conference. Chris Wondolowski leads San Jose with seven goals, Quincy Amarikwa has three assists and Simon Dawkins has eight shots. Defensively, David Bingham has come away with 26 saves on 36 shots faced. The San Jose Earthquakes have lost six of their last nine regular season road games.
The last five meetings between these two teams have been split down the middle at 2-2-1. The Union have won the last two meetings against the Earthquakes, including a 2-1 contest last September. Three of the last four meetings between these two clubs have produced at least three goals.
I’ve been impressed with what I’ve seen from the Union all season long, and you have to like them at home considering they’ve won five straight on their home turf. The Earthquakes are always dangerous, but the Union have really flexed their muscle as of late when playing at Talen Energy Stadium.