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Bitesize Prediction: Sacramento Republic vs San Jose Earthquakes – 26/05/22

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News 24 May 2022

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Competition: US Open Cup

Market: San Jose Earthquakes win

Odds: 1/1 @ 888sport

Smelling the chance to extend on their US Open Cup run in midweek, San Jose will make the trip to Sacramento in the early hours of Thursday.

Starting with the hosts, last seen slumping back to losing ways as they were hit with a 1-0 defeat away at El Paso on May 18th, Sacramento will be more than aware that they face a real task here. Still sat outside the Final Series places in the Western Conference, Head Coach Mark Briggs has seen his side win just a pair of their last six outings. While the USL outfit might be enjoying an extended boost on home soil, they will be worried by a downbeat record against their midweek MLS opponents. Blown away thanks to a 6-1 drumming when the two sides faced off in a pre-season showdown last year, it should also be noted that they have failed to win any of their five meetings against San Jose. With that run highlighted by a 4-3 US Open Cup defeat back in 2019, the Republic will be bracing themselves for a stern test.

As for the visitors, while San Jose might still find themselves sat outside the Final Series places, interim boss Alex Covelo does find his side in the midst of a recent boost. Although the Earthquakes might have been last seen playing out a 1-1 draw against Sporting Kansas on home soil, they are enjoying a five-match unbeaten run across all formats. Likewise, managing to extend on their US Open Cup run with an action-packed 3-2 win away at Seattle on May 11th, the California-based outfit have lost just one of their last nine outings. Appearing to have found a clinical edge in the final third, San Jose should be smelling the chance to extend on their purple patch here. Winning each of their last three meetings against Sacramento by an aggregate score of 14-5, we’re backing a similar away win at attractive odds in midweek.

Bet: San Jose Earthquakes 1/1 to beat Sacramento Republic in Thursday’s US Open Cup showdown @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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