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(July 13, 2018 - Source: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images North America)

DC United v San Jose Earthquakes

The San Jose Earthquakes (5-2-6) travel across the country to take on DC United (7-5-4) in an interconference clash in the MLS.

DC United

DC United host San Jose in what has to be considered a must-win match. DC has failed to pick up a victory in any of their last four matches, leading to a question of their legitimacy of a top side in the East. Nonetheless, their leader Wayne Rooney has put together a productive season so far. The Englishman has scored eight goals and assisted four more in 15 appearances with DC United this season. Look for Rooney to have a major impact in a big home match for his side on Saturday evening in DC.

DC United has lacked any consistent form as of late, going 2-3-1 in their last six matches. One thing DC does have going for them is their ability to get results at home. This side has a 4-2-2 record in eight matches at home so far, taking 14 points from a possible 24. In their last five home games, DC United has a record of 2-1-2.

DC United MLS Form

DateFixtureFTHT
2019.05.18 Houston Dynamo
DC United
2
1
0
0
2019.05.15 Toronto FC
DC United
0
0
0
0
2019.05.12 DC United
Sporting Kansas City
1
0
0
0
2019.05.04 DC United
Columbus Crew
3
1
2
0
2019.04.28 Minnesota Utd
DC United
1
0
0
0
2019.04.24 Columbus Crew
DC United
0
1
0
1
2019.04.21 DC United
New York City FC
0
2
0
1
2019.04.13 Colorado Rapids
DC United
2
3
1
3
2019.04.09 DC United
Montreal Impact
0
0
0
0
2019.04.06 DC United
Los Angeles FC
0
4
0
3
2019.03.31 Orlando City
DC United
1
2
0
2
2019.03.16 DC United
Real Salt Lake
5
0
2
0
2019.03.10 New York City FC
DC United
0
0
0
0
2019.03.03 DC United
Atlanta Utd
2
0
1
0

San Jose Earthquakes

The Earthquakes have a chance to stretch their win streak to three matches on Saturday night when they visit DC United. San Jose’s run of form has them sitting in ninth place, just in striking position of a playoff spot early in this MLS season. Striker Chris Wondolowski has been a one-man wrecking crew up top, scoring six goals in his last two matches. Expect the experienced attacker to continue his scoring run in this weekends fixture against a vulnerable DC back line that conceded four goals in its last match.

Winning three of their last four matches, San Jose comes into this contest in decent form. The Earthquakes have a 3-2-1 record in their last six matches. Away from home, San Jose has been one of the league’s most unproductive sides. The Earthquakes have a 1-2-3 record in their six away games this season, taking just five points from a possible 30.

San Jose Earthquakes MLS Form

DateFixtureFTHT
2019.05.18 San Jose Earthquakes
Chicago Fire
4
1
1
0
2019.05.11 New England Revolution
San Jose Earthquakes
3
1
2
0
2019.05.04 San Jose Earthquakes
FC Cincinnati
1
0
1
0
2019.04.27 FC Dallas
San Jose Earthquakes
0
0
0
0
2019.04.24 Seattle Sounders
San Jose Earthquakes
2
2
0
1
2019.04.20 San Jose Earthquakes
Sporting Kansas City
4
1
2
0
2019.04.13 Houston Dynamo
San Jose Earthquakes
2
1
0
0
2019.04.06 San Jose Earthquakes
Portland Timbers
3
0
3
0
2019.03.30 San Jose Earthquakes
LAFC
0
5
0
3
2019.03.16 New York Red Bulls
San Jose Earthquakes
4
1
0
1
2019.03.09 San Jose Earthquakes
Minnesota Utd
0
3
0
0
2019.03.02 San Jose Earthquakes
Montreal Impact
1
2
1
2

The Odds

Here are how the odds to win the match look from the bookies ahead of the game.

DC United to win @ 1.96 (48/50) with William Hill.
San Jose Earthquakes to win @ 4.00 (3/1) with Red Zone.
Draw @ 3.84 (71/25) with Unibet.

Odds taken at 20:00 GMT 31/05/2019

Key Points

  • More than 2.5 goals have been scored in eight of the last 10 matches involving the San Jose Earthquakes
  • DC United has scored first in five of their last six games against San Jose

Our Verdict and Best Bets

It looks to be a battle of the strikers when inform San Jose frontman Chris Wondolowski takes on Wayne Rooney and DC United. Despite their poor form in recent weeks, DC United still finds themselves on the top of the Eastern Conference. Another home result for DC United would turn things around, putting their season back on track. Bettors could have a chance to cash in on DC United if they take advantage of the -1.5 line that has a tempting price of +220.

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