MLS Preview and Prediction: Toronto vs San Jose Earthquakes

Competition: Major League Soccer – Toronto FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes 

Venue: BMO Field – Saturday, May 30 – 17:00 ET (22:00 BST – Live on Sky Sports 1)

Match Odds: Toronto 8/11 – Draw 5/2 – San Jose Earthquakes 4/1

Match Preview

Toronto FC entertain San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday evening, live on Sky Sports 1 as two of the most inform MLS players are on show.

Toronto come into this one with just one loss in their last five. They beat Portland Timbers 1-0 last weekend and are sitting 5th in the Eastern Conference.

Sebastian Giovinco has been in brilliant form since his move to MLS, scoring five in ten games and he has quickly become a fan favourite.

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Greg Vanney’s side have played just twice at home this season, so their chances of making the playoffs is looking strong given they have already played eight times on the road.

San Jose Earthquakes haven’t lost in their last five games and are looking strong in a very competitive Western Conference.

The Quakes have some tough fixtures coming up, against FC Dallas, Seattle Sounders and LA Galaxy, so picking up points here is a must.

Chris Wondolowski has been in sensational form this season. He netted his 100th MLS regular season goal last weekend and he has seven in 12 games so far this season.

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Team News

Toronto have six injury concerns. Jozy Altidore, Clement Simonin, Collen Warner, Steven Caldwell, Robbie Findley and goalkeeper Joe Bendik are all set to miss out.

San Jose Earthquakes have five injuries. Innocent Emeghara, Mark Sherrod, Steven Lenhart, Shaun Francis and Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi look to be unavailable.

Key Points

Toronto’s last five: W/W/L/D/W

San Jose Earthquakes’ last five: D/W/D/W/D

Key Stat: San Jose Earthquakes have failed to win in 17 of their last 19 games on the road in MLS.

Key Player: Sebastian Giovinco – the Italian is in fine form and he will be keen to score in front of his adoring fans.

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Score Prediction

Toronto FC 2-2 San Jose Earthquakes – The two sides locked in a tight game with the Giovinco and Wondolowski to score once again.


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