MLS Soccer Betting: San Jose vs Portland
Monday, October 6th, 2014By Ej Garr
MLS Odds:After a 2 - 1 road win over the weekend in this same match up, Portland continued its quest towards the playoffs, staying in the hunt only 1 point back of the 5th, and final, spot in the Western Conference. Going down 1 - 0 with a Chris Wondolowski rebound goal, Rodney Wallace found the net twice to secure 3 points, and now they meet again at Providence Park, OR.
San Jose continued to let games and points slip away, now enduring an 11-game winless streak which could not come at the worst point of the season. We all know it is about how you finish when it comes to making the playoffs, and San Jose is simply finding ways to lose or settle for draws.
All-time MLS Meetings: (10)
Portland Leads Series 3W - 1L - 6D
1x2 3-Way Lines:
San Jose +325
Portland -0.5 & 1 +105
San Jose +0.5 & 1 -125
Total O/U 2.5:
Quick Analysis & Prediction
After taking the 1 - 0 lead just a few days ago against this same Timber club, and not even finding a point as a result, San Jose now has to accept that there is nothing to play for and no reason to have anyone get hurt as they look to next year. Matias Perez-Garcia finally made it back on the pitch, but took a little setback off a deflection from an attempted clearance, but did finish the game. If the Earthquakes spent more time playing soccer then barking at the referee for 90 minutes, they might be a better team. Wondolowski never stops talking to the refs, and Jason Hernandez picked up a yellow card for simply barking at the ref as well. They will also be without Pablo Pintos, after making a ridiculous tackle that resulted in a straight red card in extra time.
Portland comes home trying to take full advantage of kicking a team when they're down, not only with the comebackon Saturdaynight to take 3 points away from them, but adding to the Earthquake's worst road team record in the West, winning only 1 match in 14 away attempts.
To see Portland sitting on the 3-Way 1x2 line of only -125 or so, is so satisfyingly good to me. Portland absolutely controlled most of the meeting over the weekend, despite Wondolowski finding the net on a cross and rebound to give SJ a 1 - 0 lead early in the 2nd half. Wallace took advantage of some deflections and redirection of two shots that found the net, continuing the 'Quakes on going winless streak.
I will gladly throw Portland on the board at -125, especially since, if you read the write up forSaturday'smatch, we already cashed them once, so we might as well let them bring home the bacon for us again!!