San Jose Earthquakes vs Portland Timbers prediction, odds & betting tips – 06/20/2024

San Jose Earthquakes vs Portland Timbers prediction, odds & betting tips – 06/20/2024
Strahinja Tanasijevic (12), Tayvon Gray (24) of NYCFC and Cristian Espinoza (10) of San Jose Earthquake fight for ball during MLS regular game at Yankee stadium in New York on May 31, 2024. NYCFC won 5 - 1. (Photo by Lev Radin/Sipa USA) - Photo by Icon Sport
San Jose vs Portland Timbers Prediction
Neither side can afford to drop any more points – Photo by Icon Sport

The Quakes and the Timbers are two Major League Soccer teams who will battle it out on the 20th of June at PayPal Park. Neither side is exactly performing at a top-notch level, but we do believe there is an expected winner here. If you check out the following San Jose Earthquakes vs Portland Timbers betting tips, you’ll find out who that is.

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San Jose Earthquakes vs Portland Timbers prediction: Timbers with a crucial win

Key Stats

  • TJ Marcinkowski and Daniel are both injured, which is a huge plus in favor of our San Jose Earthquakes vs Portland Timbers predictions.
  • The last official match between the two sides resulted in six goals.
  • San Jose have the worst defensive record in the league, with 39 goals conceded since the start of the season.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Quakes must exploit home-field advantage

  • HOME: +130 – 41.7%
  • DRAW: +260 – 25.0%
  • AWAY: +180 – 33.3%

*These San Jose Earthquakes vs Portland Timbers odds are subject to change

Over 3.5 Goals in the San Jose Earthquakes vs Portland Timbers head-to-head is a quite plausible outcome as the odds at +110 imply a 47.62% success chance for our San Jose Earthquakes vs Portland Timbers prediction. San Jose have the home-field advantage at PayPal Park and that’s why the bookies picked them as the expected winners, with a 41.7% win probability behind them at +130.

Last five H2Hs: Two-year winless streak

USA MLS 16/05/24

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

4
San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

2

Europe Friendlies 14/02/24

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

0
San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

1

USA MLS 21/09/23

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

2
San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

1

Leagues Cup 23/07/23

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

2
San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

0

USA MLS 18/06/23

San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

0
Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

0

The last five matches between the two teams resulted in four victories for the Timbers and a tie.

San Jose Earthquakes team news and form: Atrocious display by Quakes

San Jose Earthquakes have lost 11 games since the start of the season. The remaining five games resulted in three wins and two ties. This is the sort of display that earns you the last position in the Western Conference.

Predicted lineup: Yarbrough (GK), Marie, Wilson, Rodrigues, Beason, Tsakiris, Yueill, Espinoza, Lopez, Ebobisse & Pellegrino

USA MLS 21/07/24

L

Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC

2

San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

0

USA MLS 18/07/24

L

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo

1

San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

0

USA MLS 14/07/24

L

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

2

San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

1

USA MLS 08/07/24

W

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

0

San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

1

USA MLS 04/07/24

L

St. Louis City SC

St. Louis City SC

2

San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

0

Portland Timbers team news and form: Crepeau back among starters

Coach Neville opted to give Pantemis a chance under the sticks in the match against St. Louis City a couple of days ago. And yes, Pantemis did do well, but it’s time for former MLS champion Maxime Crepeau to return as the starting goalkeeper for Portland Timbers.

Predicted lineup: Crepeau (GK), Bravo, Zuparic, McGraw, Mosquera, Ayala, Evander, Rodriguez, Moreno, Antony & Fogaca

USA MLS 21/07/24

L

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

3

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

2

USA MLS 14/07/24

W

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake

0

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

3

USA MLS 08/07/24

W

Nashville SC

Nashville SC

1

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

4

USA MLS 05/07/24

L

FC Dallas

FC Dallas

3

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

2

USA MLS 30/06/24

W

Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC

2

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

3

Player to watch: Cristian Espinoza

Chief creator Cristian Espinoza is the player to watch in our San Jose Earthquakes vs Portland Timbers prediction, as he is the most important player for the visiting team. Espinoza’s place among the starters is cemented, so we expect to see him cause mayhem in Crepeau’s penalty box.

San Jose vs Portland Timbers Player
The Quakes will rely on Espinoza's assists- Photo by Icon Sport

Cristian Espinoza’s brilliance is clear for all to see

Espinoza scored only two goals in 2024, but that’s not where he shines. The Argentine attacking midfielder is the mastermind behind San Jose’s attacks, as he recorded nine assists since the start of the season and is among the key creators in the league this year.


Zack is a longtime football fan, writer, and bettor. He also has experience playing and coaching the game of football at a local level. His interest in the MLS, Liga MX and the Canadian Premier League adds a new dimension to the content we have at FootballWhispers.