Our prediction for this MLS match:
San Jose will be aiming to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to Los Angeles FC when they host Austin to their Earthquakes Stadium on Thursday morning. San Jose are on a three-game losing run, but a win over Austin will help them revive their playoffs hopes. Mexico international Carlos Fierro is pushing for a start after scoring as a substitute in the last league fixture.
Austin, on the other hand, have nothing to play for in the remainder of the season, and given their poor away record, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the playoffs-chasing hosts. As for the away team, all Besler, Hoesen, Schoenfeld, Segura, and Sweat remain on the sidelines through injuries. In their last meeting in the Major League Soccer San Jose Earthquakes recorded a thrilling 4-3 win over Austin.
Highlighted Player (Danny Hoesen):
After making only one league appearance for Fortuna Sittard, Danny Hoesen joined English club Fulham in 2009, but he did not see any game action for the capital club during his spell at Craven Cottage as he was sent on loan to HJK and Fortuna Sittard.
In 2012 the 186-cm tall attacker signed a deal with Ajax and he scored seven goals in 32 league appearances for the Amstedammers from 2012 to 2014. In 2014 he joined fellow Eredivisie outfit Groningen and during the 2016/2017 season he was on San Jose Earthquakes’ radar. The Dutch footballer, who was born on January 15, 1991 in Heerlen, Limburg will play for the MLS outfit (on loan) in the 2017 season.
Speaking of his international career, Daniel Hoesen has 10 caps for Netherlands U17 team and he made three appearances for the Dutch U21 side. He is still a Groningen player and his contract with the Eredivisie side expires on June 30, 2018.