July 17, 2022 Sports Betting
San Jose Earthquakes and Houston Dynamo were tied for first place in the Western Conference standings on points going into their matchup on Sunday night.
While both teams are now one place distance each other, respectively, and neither has had a particularly strong season, they are only five points out of the playoffs.
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San Jose Earthquakes
San Jose Earthquakes hired Alex Covelo in the hopes that a temporary management change would improve results after they had dropped all seven of their MLS season’s first-round contests. Three months later, Covelo is still in an interim role as a result of his team’s 5 triumphs and 4 ties in their 12 league games.
There is still much work to be done, since the Earthquakes are only in 12th place, but they are at least still in the running for a berth in the top seven.
The Earthquakes are hoping to continue their three-match winning streak while still holding a game in hand and being only five points off of that position.
In their most recent game, the Los Angeles Earthquakes defeated the Los Angeles Galaxy 3-2, but it’s crucial to remember that they nearly let a three-goal lead at halftime slip away.
Houston had a lead at one point before falling behind 3-1 in the most recent of those losses, which happened earlier this week against league leaders Austin.
Despite scoring in six of their previous seven MLS games, Dynamo’s lone shutout in that stretch came against the Eastern Conference’s struggling Chicago Fire. The team’s head coach, Paulo Nagamura, is aware that his position is insecure because he has only achieved six victories in his first 20 matches in charge.
Given everything, neither team will gain anything with a draw, therefore we predict a fun match. Houston will be certain that they can prevail no matter what, but we think the Earthquakes will continue their recent winning streak.