Our prediction for this MLS match:
San Jose Earthquakes play host to Vancouver Whitecaps at their Earthquakes Stadium in what is expected to be a lively contest. San Jose did well to make amends for an embarrassing 5-0 loss to Colorado Rapids, with the team recording back-to-back wins over Los Angeles FC and LA Galaxy. The Earthquakes aim to climb to the playoffs berth, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at the Canadian outfit. Vancouver, on the other hand, are on a three-game losing run in the Major League Soccer.
Considering that Janio Bikel is out of contention through suspension, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the playoffs-chasing hosts. In their last meeting in MLS San Jose recorded a thrilling 4-3 win over Vancouver, and yet another entertaining showdown is on the horizon. Andres Rios, who opened his goal-scoring account at the weekend, is likely to lead the line for the hosts.