San Jose Earthquakes vs. Real Salt Lake - 7/27/20 MLS Soccer Picks and Prediction

San Jose Earthquakes vs. Real Salt Lake - 7/27/20 MLS Soccer Picks and Prediction Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Real Salt Lake vs. San Jose Earthquakes

MLS Soccer: Monday, July 27th at 8:30 PM

The Line: San Jose +110 / Real Salt Lake +235 -- Over/Under: 2.5 Goals Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Jose Earthquakes and Real Salt Lake face off on Monday in the first knockout round of the MLS is back tournament. Whoever is the loser in this game will go home and be eliminated from the tournament. 

The San Jose Earthquakes managed to get seven points during the group stage and they hope they can find a lot of success as the tournament goes on. In the first game of this tournament the Earthquakes played to a 0-0 draw with the Seattle Sounders. In the second game against Vancouver the defense wasn’t great giving up three runs, but their offense was also good scoring four runs and that led to the victory.In the third game the Earthquakes played their most complete game scoring two goals and not giving up any against the Chicago Fire. In this game the San Jose Earthquakes need to get out to a fast start and try to get the first goal. If they can do that they should be able to play a defensive style and come away with a victory. 

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On the other side of this matchup is Real Salt Lake who were able to pick up five points during the group stage of this tournament. In the first game of the tournament against Orlando City, they played a very defensive style giving up zero goals, but they also failed to score a goal. In the second of the tournament, Real Salt Lake came away with a 1-1 draw against the New York Red Bulls. In the third game, Real Salt Lake played their best game of the tournament against the Colorado Whitecaps. In the last game, Real Salt Lake had 54 percent of the possession putting two shots on target and both of those shots went on target. 

These are both teams who want to play a defensive style first and that is going to continue in this game. Look for this game to maybe even go to extra time and a 0-0 draw might end up happening. The play in this game is with the under to cash.

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