SJ vs LAG Dream11 Prediction: San Jose Earthquakes will look to break a six-game winless run on Sunday, when they play host to Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer action. Matias Almeyda’s side will hope to bounce back from a 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Orlando City on Thursday, while their opponents narrowly beat Vancouver Whitecaps in their last outing.
San Jose Earthquakes’ 5-0 defeat away to Orlando City in midweek has seen the home team continue a mini-collapse in which they have now lost six of their ten matches so far this season. They have now conceded more goals than anybody in the Western Conference and just one fewer than Toronto. They come up against a Los Angeles Galaxy side that have been relatively impressive with six wins and three defeats. The home team’s five home matches have consisted of 16 goals whilst the Galaxy’s three trips on the road have had 14 goals in four games. Given that, this could be relatively high-scoring.
Date: 27 June, Saturday
Time: 7:30 AM (IST)
Venue: PayPal Park, San Jose
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San Jose – L-D-L-L-L
LA Galaxy – W-L-W-L-W
Head-to-head (last five meetings)
San Jose Wins- 02
LA Galaxy Wins– 02
San Jose News
Injury Report and Unavailability: Carlos Fierro is set to miss this game due to a thigh injury. Marcos Lopez is with the Peruvian national team for Copa America and hence is unavailable.
Expected changes and Strategy: Tanner Beason is expected to start at the heart of the defense, with full-backs Tommy Thompson and Paul Marie potentially getting dropped after their poor performance against Orlando.
LA Galaxy News
Injury Report and Unavailability: LA Galaxy will have to negotiate the absence of Jalen Neal, who hasn’t played a single game this season. Daniel Steres also misses out after picking up a hamstring injury on the weekend.
Expected changes and Strategy: Centre-back Darren Williams returns to the fold after serving a three-game suspension.
Javier Hernandez: Hernandez has 7 goals and a total of 19 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 32.02%. He had a total of 6 big chances. He has a total of 1 assist, 3 key passes and he created a total of 7 chances.
Cade Cowell: Cowell has 2 goals and a total of 8 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 38.16%. He had a total of big chances. He has a total of 27assist, 4 key passes and he created a total of 8 chances.
X-factors, differential picks
Cristian Espinoza: Espinoza has 1 goal and a total of 5 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 36.97%. He had a total of 3 big chances. He has a total of 2 assists, 4 key passes and he created a total of 4 chances.
Defenders: Beason, Williams, Araujo
Midfielders: Kljestan, Alvarez, Yueill, Remedi
Attackers: Hernandez, Espinoza, Cowell
The Earthquakes’ defence looked weak in their recent thrashing at the hands of Orlando, and that could be exploited by a quality front line including Hernandez, who has scored 7 goals in nine MLS games so far this season. In our SJ vs LAG Today Match Prediction odds, we back for a 2-1 win for the away side in this match.