MLS Betting Tips

New York City vs San Jose Earthquakes betting tips: Major League Soccer preview, predictions and odds


New York City are unbeaten in five meetings with San Jose, winning four, scoring nine goals in these victories. The Quakes haven't won in New York, against either Red Bulls or NYCFC, for 12 years. 

New York City to win and over 3.5 goals is 2/1.

New York City to win, over 2.5 goals and both teams to score NO is 11/2.

Valentín Castellanos is 13/5 to break the deadlock and 4/7 to score anytime.

Match preview

Champions New York City FC have certainly started to rediscover last season's title-winning form.

Last weekend, at their home for the day Citi Field, NYCFC came from 2-0 down to demolish Toronto FC 5-4 in Queens.

Valentín Castellanos, Thiago Andrade, Santiago Rodríguez, Keaton Parks and Gabriel Pereira all scoring as they went from two down to 5-2 up in a 36 minute spree.

TFC's two late goals unable to spark a comeback.

A week earlier, Ronny Deila's side had demolished Real Salt Lake 6-0 in the Bronx with Castellanos scoring four of them.

So, NYCFC are the sixth MLS club to score 11+ across back-to-back games and the first to achieve this since LAFC nearly three years ago.

As a result, the Boys in Blue are now above the Eastern Conference play-off line, looking to climb even higher.

As for San Jose, they parted company with Head Coach Matías Almeyda last week; he'd been in charge for 103 matches since taking over in 2018.

This seemingly had the desired effect with interim Head Coach Alex Covelo overseeing a crazy 4-3 victory over Seattle Sounders at PayPal Park.

Cristian Espinoza with a hat-trick, including a 94th minute winner, as MLS' only remaining winless team banish that statistic.

This win means the Quakes are now off the bottom of the Western Conference, two points above Vancouver.

Despite this, NYCFC should be far too strong at Yankee Stadium.

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Ben Gray

Ben Gray

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