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Real Salt Lake vs San Jose Earthquakes prediction, betting odds, free tips (08/05/2021)

This preview looks into the MLS 2021 fixture between Real Salt Lake and San Jose Earthquakes at the Rio Tinto Stadium. This game is crucial for both teams as both sides lay claim to top-three places in the Western Conference points table.

Free Match Tips from Punditfeed for Real Salt Lake vs San Jose Earthquakes

A lot depends on the result of this fixture as both MLS outfits enter on a two-matching winning run. Here are some bias-free tips we have put together for Real Salt Lake vs San Jose Earthquakes.

Match Winner: Real Salt Lake @ 19/20

Total Goals: Over 2.5 @ 57/100

Both Teams to Score: Yes @ 53/100

These odds from Betfred were correct at the time of writing. Check your betslip before confirming.

Real Salt Lake to Win

The Claret and Cobalt’s run at the Rio Tinto Stadium is impressive, more so against San Jose Earthquakes. They are unbeaten against their rivals at home in six successive meetings, winning three and drawing an equal number. With both outfits coming into the fixture on the back of consecutive wins, the odds of success for the hosts are greater. Real Salt Lake have played a game less and do not have the burden of travelling.

Total Goals Over 2.5

In their three fixtures of the 2021 MLS season, San Jose Earthquakes have conceded four goals, one in each of their last two games. A similar record has been exhibited by Real Salt Lake. While their defences have shipped in goals, they have managed to overcome their rivals through consistent goal-scoring efforts. San Jose have eight to their names, while Real have five from two outings. With all five games involving these sides seeing three goals or more, expect the trend to continue.

Both Teams to Score: Yes

Despite it being early in the season, neither side has managed to keep a clean sheet. Matías Almeyda’s side have seen their back exposed more often than their rivals, who have played a game less. It was a similar tale last season as they bagged midtable finishes in the 2020 MLS campaign. With the players still finding their rhythm, mistakes will be made and the proficiency of the forwards put on a test.

Real Salt Lake vs San Jose Earthquakes Fixture Preview

Real Salt Lake

The Claret and Cobalt finished 11th in the Western Conference, and 21st overall. It was expected of them to give a better account of their abilities this season, and they have not disappointed so far. They have claimed impressive victories over Sporting Kansas City and Minnesota United, proving that the confidence put in Freddy Juarez has not been in vain. It remains to be seen how they live up to the challenge, but there will be optimism after the likes of Rubio Rubin began the season with aplomb.

San Jose Earthquakes

The Goonies have overcome their defeat to Houston Dynamo on opening day, following it with successive victories over Dallas and DC United. They are back on the road and Matías Almeyda will be fully aware that results away from home make or break a season. San Jose’s defence has continued to leak goals, but it has been their performance in front that has brought the fans joy. Jackson Yueill scored a brace against DC United but it was Cade Cowell must be on everyone’s radar. The 17-year-old has scored in successive matches and proving to be a serious talent in PayPal Park.

Best betting odds for Real Salt Lake vs San Jose Earthquakes

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Real Salt Lake
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San Jose Earthquakes
May 8, 2021
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Real Salt Lake vs San Jose Earthquakes

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08/05/21
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1 - 2
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29/10/20
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2 - 0
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28/07/20
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5 - 2
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12/09/19
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1 - 0
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07/07/19
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1 - 0
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23/05/21
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16/05/21
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0 - 0
Nashville SC
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01/05/21
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3 - 1
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25/04/21
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23/05/21
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FAQ about Real Salt Lake vs San Jose Earthquakes

Real Salt Lake vs San Jose Earthquakes Prediction

When is the kick-off time?

The match will be played on May 08, at 7 pm GMT.

Where is the game being played?

The game is played at the Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.

Who is the favourite?

Real Salt Lake are favourites in the fixture @ odds of 19/20.