Here is our betting preview as Real Salt Lake welcome visitors San Jose Earthquakes to the Rio Tinto Stadium on 23rd /07/2016. We will bring you all the latest team news along with the match stats and bet predictions. Real Salt Lake played out a dull goalless draw against New England Revolution in their last fixture. San Jose Earthquakes defeated Toronto FC in their last game, a result that will delight their fans, especially as they were reduced down to nine men!
Real Salt Lake would have been hoping for more from their recent game with New England Revolution. Both teams struggled to hit the target during the match, with a combined shot tally of twenty-six attempts and only three on target, neither team looked like scoring in what was a hurried and rushed affair. New England Revolution looked to take the lead. However, Kei Kamara was deemed to have fouled Aaron Maund before he got his strike away. Next up for Real Salt Lake is San Jose Earthquakes, the last time these two teams met San Jose took all three points, something that Salt Lake will be hoping to avenge this time around.
San Jose Earthquakes were delighted to have beaten visitors Toronto FC in their last fixture, a game most pundits would have said they would lose and have had two men sent off, it looked like there could be no other result! San Jose took the lead in the thirtieth minute of the game as Quincy Amarikwa gave them the lead. Just before half time, Toronto levelled the game through a Justin Morrow goal as he hit home in the forty-fourth minute. The game looked like it was heading for a draw, however, Simon Dawkins stole the show for San Jose as he put them ahead in the seventieth minute and that was enough to win the game for San Jose.
Real Salt Lake is missing Emery Welshman (hip surgery), Sunday Stephen (facial fractures) and possibly Jamison Olave (calf injury), Danilo Acosta (knee injury), Demar Phillips (hamstring injury) and Joao Plata (quad injury).
San Jose Earthquakes is without Marc Pelosi (chronic tendinitis), Mark Sherrod (left knee surgery), Clarence Goodson (back injury, out for season), Bryan Meredith (abdominal strain), Kofi Sarkodie (left ankle injury), Marvell Wynne (left groin injury) and Kip Colvey (left hand injury). Anibal Godoy has four Yellow cards to his name.
San Jose Earthquakes will enter this match with so much belief following their last game it is hard to see them not continuing their winning form.