MLS Soccer Betting at BetDSI: Vancouver vs San Jose
Friday, April 10th, 2015By Ej Garr
MLS Odds: The Vancouver Whitecaps make their first of two visits to Avaya Stadium this year when they face San Joseon Saturday. The Whitecaps have to regroup quickly after playing Columbuson Wednesday, which resulted in a 2 - 2 draw at BC Place. They were down twice in the match, first down 1 - 0 after Kei Kamara converted a pass from Findlay in the 24th minute of the game.
Kamara gave the Crew back a 2 - 1 lead after a poor goal kick from David Ousted led to an easy entry in to the 18 from Meram, who fed Kamara at the top of the box, sliding in the easy goal. Vancouver fought back each time they fell behind the Crew. They earned their fifth goal of the year from Octavio Rivero in the 31st minute, and an equalizing goal from Mattocks just after the hour mark, leaving each team with a point from the draw.
San Jose suffered their first home loss of the year last weekend to Real Salt Lake, losing 1 - 0 when Javier Morales scored in the waning minute of the first half and managed to keep San Jose off the score sheet for the first time since opening day in Dallas.
Salt Lake only managed two shots on goal, but one was enough to crack the scoreboard and give Salt Lake three points away from home. This keeps Salt Lake as one of only two teams in MLS to have not lost in 2015, the other being the New York Red Bulls.
In 11 all-time meetings between the two teams, the away side has yet to take all three points in the series, as the home team has recorded 6 wins and 5 draws. Vancouver is 5 - 0 - 1 in Vancouver against San Jose, and took both home meetings they played in 2014.
Last 11 MLS Meetings:
The two have met 11 times in MLS action, with Vancouver leading the series with 5 wins, 1 loss and 5 draws over San Jose.
1x2 3-Way Lines:
San Jose +150
Vancouver Pk +105
San Jose Pk -125
Total O/U 2.5:
MLS Betting @ Diamond Sportsbook
Quick Analysis & Prediction
Watching that performance from San Jose last weekend reminded us how the 2014 season went for the Earthquakes, when they finished just outside of the basement were it not for how bad Chivas LA was, who is not even in the league anymore.
Of these two teams, we know that Vancouver is the one who knows how to both find the net and play defense well enough to hold San Jose down once again. Trusting players like Chris Wondolowski is never a good thing when you put expectations on him to perform. Time and again, also as we saw last year, the bigger the game, the less we saw of him, and we don't expect that to change anytime soon.
If the line setters want to offer the Vancouver Pk Draw no Bet action at +105 on Vancouver, despite playing just two days ago, then so be it.
We simply trust Vancouver and know what we get from them and, in the same breath, we have no clue what to expect from San Jose even with a returning coach in Dominic Kinnear and a new stadium like Avaya.The stadium may be state-of-the-art in some people's eyes, but it is honestly just another open-air stadium that does not exactly scream high-tech or glamour. Although yes, the largest outdoor bar in North America is certainly nice to mention.
However, it will take more than a beer and a new stadium to convince us that San Jose is any better than they were last year, and the 2 - 3 record does not exactly scream that much has changed thus far.