Week 5 of the MLS 2021 will see two of the teams in best form taking on each other at PayPal Park. San Jose Earthquakes and Seattle Sounders clash today with the Western Conference lead at stake in a thrilling match to test their strength. They are two of the best teams in the Major League Soccer after the first four rounds of the season. Here, you'll find everything you need to know about this game, such as information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch it in the US.
The team coached by Matías Almeyda had a wonderful start to the new tournament. The Quakes bounced back after a defeat in the season-opener against Houston Dynamo and went on to record three straight wins. Will they keep with momentum against a strong candidate to win the title?
Seattle Sounders also arrive at this meeting in great shape. Brian Schmetzer's side remains unbeaten after four weeks in the league and certainly looks like the team to beat in the Western Conference. San Jose, who have been unstoppable lately, seem to be the perfect opponent to defy them.
San Jose Earthquakes vs Seattle Sounders: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Time: 10:30 PM (ET)
Location: PayPal Park, San Jose
San Jose Earthquakes vs Seattle Sounders: Time by State in the US
ET: 10:30 PM
CT: 9:30 PM
MT: 8:30 PM
PT: 7:30 PM
San Jose Earthquakes vs Seattle Sounders: Storylines and Head-to-Head
San Jose Earthquakes seem to be starting to build a remarkable season under Matías Almeyda. The Argentine has been seeking to strengthen the Quakes in the MLS, and he may finally be achieving it this term. His team earned a huge win last weekend over Real Salt Lake, coming from behind with two late goals from Chris Wondolowski who gave his side all three points. San Jose's next task will probably be very demanding, though.
Seattle Sounders have the best record in the entire league, as they won three and tied once so far. Schmetzer's boys defeated powerful rivals such as LA Galaxy and Portland Timbers in the last two rounds, turning them into a serious frontrunner to have a good finish in this tournament. Still, the league is just beginning and San Jose can upset them after 13 games without doing so.
These two have faced each other 30 times. Seattle won eleven games, while the Earthquakes did it in nine games, and they tied in ten meetings.
San Jose Earthquakes vs Seattle Sounders: MLS 2021 Standings
After Matchday 4, Seattle Sounders stand atop Western Conference with ten points, while San Jose Earthquakes are right below them with nine.
San Jose Earthquakes vs Seattle Sounders: MLS 2021 Top Scorers
Seattle Sounders' leading goalscorer is Raúl Ruidiaz, who has been on target five times so far. Meanwhile, San Jose Earthquakes have three different top scorers. Jackson Yueill, Chris Wondolowski, and Cade Cowell have scored two goals each.
How to watch or live stream San Jose Earthquakes vs Seattle Sounders in the US
The Week 5 MLS 2021 game to be played between San Jose Earthquakes and Seattle Sounders at PayPal Park will be broadcast in the US by ESPN+, Amazon Prime Video, JOEtv - KZJO Seattle, NBC Sports California, KNBR 1050.
San Jose Earthquakes vs Seattle Sounders: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers have already placed their bets ahead of this thrilling game, and they handed the visitors a slight advantage. FanDuel has given Seattle Sounders odds of +135, while San Jose Earthquakes have +165, and a tie would result in a +240 payout.
|San Jose Earthquakes||+165|
* Odds via FanDuel.