San Jose Earthquakes vs. New England Revolution
|Date & Time||Wednesday June 13, 2018, 10:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: SJ +142 / NE +183 / Draw +267 -- Over/Under: 3
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San Jose Earthquakes and New England Revolution meet Wednesday in MLS soccer action at Avaya Stadium.
San Jose Earthquakes is in desperate need of a positive result, as they have just nine points on the season and are just 1-4-1 at home. The issue for the San Jose Earthquakes is a defense that’s allowing an average of 2.1 goals and has yet to produce a clean sheet despite playing 14 matches. San Jose Earthquakes are coming off a match in which they allowed four goals to LAFC and have allowed a combined 10 goals in their last four MLS matches overall. With an offense that has five players who have scored two or more goals, there’s potential here, but results won’t improve for the San Jose Earthquakes until the defense does. Danny Hoesen leads San Jose with seven goals, Vako has four assists and Magnus Eriksson has 29 shots.
New England Revolution have earned points in each of their last four matches and find themselves in the thick of a competitive Eastern Conference. New England Revolution are getting the job done on the defensive end, as this club allows an average of 1.4 goals per match and has allowed one or less goals in nine of their 14 matches overall. New England Revolution has had some hiccups on the road this season, but they’ve also earned points in four of their six tries. With aggressive strikers leading the offense, New England Revolution is going to be a team to watch as long as this defense holds up. Teal Bunbury leads New England with nine goals, Cristian Penilla has five assists and Diego Fagundez has 26 shots.
New England Revolution have owned the San Jose Earthquakes, producing a 3-0-2 record in the last five meetings. However, the last two meetings between these clubs have been 0-0 draws. So, three of the last five meetings between these clubs have produced two or less goals.
You take the form of the San Jose Earthquakes and the way the New England Revolution have beat them up over the years, and you have to like the big plus money of backing the road team here. San Jose is one of the worst teams in the league so far this season, and New England consistently claws out positive results while having the offensive firepower to be even better. The value is with the team from New England.
Give me the Revolution for a big road victory.