SJ vs PT Dream11: San Jos Earthquakes will be back in action as they take on Portland Timbers in the upcoming fixture of the Major League Soccer (MLS). In terms of the standings, the Earthquakes are currently in at the 2nd spot in the Western Conference with nine points from five games. They are on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Seattle Sounders, and will be eager to bounce back with maximum points. Meanwhile, it has been a sorry start to the season for Portland, as they occupy the 12th spot in the Western Conference with a win, three defeats and three points. The Timbers will desperately want to pull up their socks and put in a shift against a quality opponent, which could string in some confidence. With that being said, here is the SJ vs PT Dream 11 Prediction for the game ahead.
Date: May 16, Sunday
Kick-Off: 7:30 am (ist)
Venue: Avaya Stadium
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San Jose Earthquakes: LWWWL
Portland Timbers: LDLLL
Head to Head
From the last six meetings between the two clubs, it’s Portland Timbers who have ensured their authority with four wins in contrast to San Jose Earthquakes one win. One game has ended on level terms.
San Jose Earthquakes News
Injury Report and Unavailability: Oswaldo Alanis is in doubt to start here.
Expected Changes and Strategy: Marcinkowski should be starting in at goal, while, Marie, Beason, Jungwirth and Salinas could line up as the back four in defence. Remedi and Yueill could partner along in central midfield. Fierro, Lopez and Espinoza could provide their service to Cade Cowell up top.
San Jose Earthquakes Starting XI (likely)
Portland Timbers News
Injury Report and Unavailability: Sebastian Blanco, Jaroslaw Niezgoda, Jaroslaw Niezgoda, Alijaz Ivacic, Steve Clark and Cristhian Paredes are ruled out due to injury.
Expected Changes and Strategy: Jeff Attinella should be starting in at goal, while, Rankin, Mabiala, Zuparic and Bravo could feature as the back four in defence. Diego Chara and Williamson could partner along in central midfield. Chara, Valeri and Loria could provide the service to Jeremy Ebobisse up front.
Portland Timbers Starting XI (likely)
Cade Cowell can prove to be the danger man from San Jose Earthquakes end. The 17-year-old has two goals and three assists from five appearances in the league this season. He can be added to the SJ vs PT Dream11 Team.
Erik Williamson can anchor central midfield for Portland Timbers. Williamson has a goal from four appearances, while, having a pass accuracy of 81% from four games this season.
Cristian Espinoza can play a pivotal role in the advanced region for San Jose. Espinoza has a goal, an assist, and also has a pass accuracy of 85.5% from five appearances in the league this season.
Jeremy Ebobisse was one of the standouts for Portland last season as he registered nine goals and three assists from 23 appearances in the league.
Goalkeeper- J Marcinkowski
Defenders- C Nicolas Bravo, D Zuparic, P Marie, F Jungwirth
Midfielders- J Yueill, D Valeri, D Chara
Forwards- J Ebobisse, C Espinoza, C Cowell
Although Portland Timbers have had their fair share of success against San Jose Earthquakes in the recent past, Portland haven’t been in the best of form so far. Meanwhile, the Earthquakes have kicked off their season on a positive note and are at the top half of the Western Conference. That being said, the SJ vs PT Today Match Prediction odds are in favor of San Jose to get the win this time around.