San Jose Earthquakes vs Cincinnati prediction, odds & betting tips – 06/16/2024

San Jose Earthquakes vs Cincinnati prediction, odds & betting tips – 06/16/2024
Luciano Acosta (L) of Cincinnati and Nicksoen Gomis (R) of Toronto seen in action during the MLS game between Toronto FC and FC Cincinnati at BMO field. Final score; Toronto 3:4 Cincinnati. (Photo by Angel Marchini / SOPA Images/Sipa USA) - Photo by Icon Sport
San Jose Earthquakes vs Cincinnati Prediction
Luciano Acosta must be at his lethal best against San Jose – Photo by Icon Sport

PayPal Park will host the thrilling San Jose Earthquakes vs Cincinnati on the 16th of June. Coach Pat Noonan will have to cross the entire country to partake in this event, so is that a good enough reason for us to consider the Quakes the expected winners ahead of the kick-off? Find out the answer in our key San Jose Earthquakes vs Cincinnati betting tips below.

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San Jose Earthquakes vs Cincinnati prediction: Quakes to give Cincinnati a fight

Key Stats

  • The Quakes have the weakest backline in Major League Soccer this season, with 39 goals conceded.
  • San Jose Earthquakes are at the bottom of the table, with only 11 points acquired.
  • Cincinnati obliterated the Quakes 6-0 in the previous head-to-head between the two teams.
  • Acosta scored on seven occasions this season.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Despite away from home, Noonan’s players still favorites

  • HOME: +177 – 35.9%
  • DRAW: +235 – 25.0%
  • AWAY: +150 – 39.1%

*These San Jose Earthquakes vs Cincinnati odds are subject to change

FC Cincinnati are doing remarkably well in the Eastern Conference, and it comes as no surprise that they are considered by the bookies as the expected winners, with a 39.1% win probability behind them at +150. Luciano Acosta to score anytime is a favorite San Jose Earthquakes vs Cincinnati prediction of ours, as the Argentine playmaker stands a massive 42.92% chance of sliding it past Luchi Gonzalez’s goalkeeper on the 16th of June.

Last five H2Hs: A decisive win for either side ahead?

USA MLS 11/09/22

FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

6
San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

0

USA MLS 05/05/19

San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

1
FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

0

The two teams bested each other once. The third match between them will decide which side is the stronger MLS team.

San Jose Earthquakes team news and form: No way out for Quakes

Coach Luchi Gonzalez’s side is at the bottom of the table in MLS. His players managed to scoop only 11 points. They better start racking up points soon if they want to advance to the next stage of Major League Soccer, as the display so far doesn’t make them favorites for the title at all.

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

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

Cincinnati team news and form: Disappointment in previous MLS fixture

Despite losing to Nashville 0-2 in the last Major League Soccer match, we still believe coach Pat Noonan’s boys have what it takes to prove our San Jose Earthquakes vs Cincinnati predictions correct.

Predicted lineup: Celentano (GK), Hagglund, Miazga, Robinson, Yedlin, Nwobodo, Bucha, Orellano, Acosta, Kelsey & Valenzuela

USA MLS 20/07/24

L

New York Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls

3

FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

1

USA MLS 17/07/24

L

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

1

FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

0

USA MLS 13/07/24

L

Charlotte FC

Charlotte FC

3

FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

1

USA MLS 06/07/24

W

Inter Miami CF

Inter Miami CF

1

FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

6

USA MLS 03/07/24

W

DC United

DC United

2

FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

3

Player to watch: Luciano Acosta

Noonan’s number 10 wasn’t even substituted in the game against Nashville. Nothing was going well for the home team at TQL Stadium, but Acosta played the full 90 minutes. We are sure he will be a starter for his manager on the 16th of June as well.

San Jose vs Cincinnati Player
Coach Noonan doesn't have too many options to pick from – Photo by Icon Sport

Acosta’s qualities are undeniable

Luciano Acosta scooped the Player of the Season Award in MLS in 2023, and we are sure he can defend his title as the best in the league. After all, we added him in the player-to-watch section of our San Jose Earthquakes vs Cincinnati prediction, as he has seven goals and nine assists this season.


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.