Atlanta United vs San Jose Earthquakes Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 26/02/2023

Atlanta United
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San Jose Earthquakes

Atlanta United - San Jose Earthquakes

USA MLS - Mercedes-Benz Stadium

*These betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Essential Atlanta United vs San Jose Earthquakes Picks & MLS Predictions

In this article, you’ll find our top Atlanta United vs San Jose Earthquakes predictions.

Atlanta United/Atlanta United

The second MLS game this year will be between Atlanta United and San Jose Earthquakes at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. With the home-field support behind them, Atlanta United have a massive advantage over their opponents.

Coach Luchi Gonzalez’s record 1-0-1 record versus Atlanta United is far from impressive and we’re confident that Atlanta United will maintain their perfect 3-0-0 record over San Jose Earthquakes.

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Over 3.5 Goals

One thing you can say about this rivalry – it’s certainly not your run-of-the-mill MLS showdown. Yes, only three games were played between the two teams but all of them ended with over 3.5 goals. The most interesting one was undoubtedly the 3-4 Atlanta United win on the 20th of September, 2018.

Considering San Jose Earthquakes had one of the leakiest defenses last year, we’re confident that this Atlanta United vs San Jose Earthquakes pick will be one of the best decisions you’ll make for your MLS bets this week!

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Key Odds & H2H Statistics for Our Atlanta United vs San Jose Earthquakes Predictions

Neither side did well in the 2022 season but you can check that for yourself from our top Atlanta United vs San Jose Earthquakes head-to-head statistics and odds below:

Last Five - Atlanta United

18/05/24

USA MLS USA

Nashville SC

Nashville SC

Atlanta United

Atlanta United

1

1

D

15/05/24

USA MLS USA

FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

Atlanta United

Atlanta United

1

0

L

11/05/24

USA MLS USA

DC United

DC United

Atlanta United

Atlanta United

3

2

L

07/05/24

USA US Open Cup USA

Charlotte Independence

Charlotte Independence

Atlanta United

Atlanta United

0

3

W

04/05/24

USA MLS USA

Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC

Atlanta United

Atlanta United

2

1

L

Last Five - San Jose Earthquakes

19/05/24

USA MLS USA

Orlando City SC

Orlando City SC

San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

1

0

L

16/05/24

USA MLS USA

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

4

2

L

12/05/24

USA MLS USA

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

2

3

W

08/05/24

USA US Open Cup USA

Oakland Roots

Oakland Roots

San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

0

1

W

04/05/24

USA MLS USA

Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC

San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

1

3

W

Atlanta United odds: -175 – 62.0%

Draw odds: +335 – 22.0%

San Jose Earthquakes odds: +450 – 16.0%

Considering San Jose Earthquakes were at the bottom of the table in the Western Conference last year, is it really a surprise they are an underdog at +450 (16.0%)? Atlanta United have a solid 62.0% chance of winning this game, as the -175 odds suggest.

Predicted Lineups, Team News, and Last Result

Atlanta United

The 2022 MLS season was certainly not Atlanta United at their best. The team finished in 11th place with 40 points accumulated throughout 10 victories, 10 draws, and 14 losses. With a goal ratio of 48-54, Atlanta United were never close to being a major threat to the heavyweights but coach Gonzalo Pineda recently said in an interview he’s eager to achieve something special with his team this season and that corresponds well with our key Atlanta United vs San Jose Earthquakes predictions.

Predicted lineup – Guzan (GK), Gutman, Purata, Robinson, Lennon, Rossetto, Sejdic, Etienne, Almada, Araujo & Giakoumakis

San Jose Earthquakes

The top Atlanta United vs San Jose Earthquakes pick is primarily built on how the visitors performed in the last season as well. And the 2022 season was indeed a fiasco for the visitors. The team was at the bottom of the table in the Western Conference. By far the worst team in the league, San Jose Earthquakes struggled to make ends meet and we’re confident that with our Atlanta United vs San Jose Earthquakes predictions, you’ll be able to make a solid MLS bet this week.

Predicted lineup – Marcinowski (GK), Trauco, Rodrigues, Beason, Akapo, Yueill, Gruezo, Cowell, Monteiro, Espinoza & Ebobisse

Starting Lineups

Atlanta United

Atlanta United
4-2-3-1
1
Brad Guzan
us
11
Brooks Lennon
us
12
Miles Robinson
us
22
Juan Sanchez
mx
15
Andrew Gutman
us
20
Matheus Rossetto
br
14
Franco Ibarra
ar
10
Luiz Araujo
br
23
Thiago Almada
ar
26
Caleb Wiley
us
36
Jackson Conway
gb
Substitutes
13
Amar Sejdic
us
31
Quentin Westberg
fr
19
Miguel Berry
es
35
Ajani Fortune
tt
18
Derick Etienne
ht
24
Noah Cobb
us
2
Ronald Hernandez
ve
37
Aiden McFadden
us
4
Luis Abram
pe

San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes
4-2-3-1
42
Daniel
br
3
Paul Marie
fr
4
Jonathan Mensah
gh
26
Rodrigues
br
21
Miguel Trauco
pe
14
Jackson Yueill
us
7
Carlos Gruezo
ec
10
Cristian Espinoza
ar
35
Jamiro Monteiro
cv
44
Cade Cowell
us
11
Jeremy Ebobisse
us
Substitutes
25
Ousseni Bouda
bf
28
Benjamin Kikanovic
us
15
Tanner Beason
us
16
Jack Skahan
us
1
JT Marcinkowski
us
55
Michael Baldisimo
ca
22
Tommy Thompson
us
29
Carlos Akapo
gq
24
Daniel Munie
us

*Starting lineups are usually announced 1hr before the kick-off

Player to Watch: Rodrigues

Now that chief San Jose Earthquakes defender Nathan is out with a nasty injury, it will be up to his partner in crime Rodrigues to step up and make a few solid games at the back. His first test this season will be at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on the 26th of February but considering what a solid team coach Gonzalo Pineda build over the past two years, it’s highly unlikely that Rodrigues will cope with the pressure. He’s the key player who can put a spoke in our Atlanta United vs San Jose Earthquakes’ predictions but even he won’t be enough to stop the home team from poaching the three points.

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Common Questions About Our Atlanta United vs San Jose Earthquakes Prediction:

Atlanta United vs San Jose Earthquakes Prediction

  • Will Osvaldo Alfonso play on the 26th of February? – No, Atlanta United’s defensive midfielder has a cruciate ligament rupture and will miss the better part of this season.
  • Where can I watch the game? – You can watch this MLS match on Apple TV.
  • Which San Jose Earthquakes player will miss this game? – Defender-in-chief Nathan will miss the game for San Jose Earthquakes due to a cruciate ligament injury as well.

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