Portland Timbers will be hoping for a better result following the 2-1 MLS loss in their previous game against Real Salt Lake.
In that match, Portland Timbers managed 53% possession and 10 shots on goal with 4 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Portland Timbers was Tuiloma (77'). On the other side, Real Salt Lake got 13 shots at goal with 4 on target. Martínez (11') and Kreilach (26') scored for Real Salt Lake.
Fixtures featuring Portland Timbers have often been engaging ones of late with high scoring being a real hallmark. Over their past half dozen games alone, a grand total of 24 goals have flown in for both teams combined (at an average of 4 goals per game) with 18 of these accredited to The Timbers.
Los Angeles FC
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Vancouver Whitecaps in MLS competition, Los Angeles FC and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, Los Angeles FC managed 60% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. The scorer for Los Angeles FC was Atuesta (83'). On the other side, Vancouver Whitecaps had 12 shots on goal with 4 on target. Cavallini (30', 59') was the scorer for Vancouver Whitecaps.
Proving their involvement in fruitful matches, the back of the net has been hit 23 times in the prior six games in which Los Angeles FC have taken to the field, making it a mean average of 3.83 goals for each clash. Opposition teams have hit 9 from this total. Previous results aside, it remains to be seen if that pattern might be replicated in this match.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 15/07/2018 tells us that Portland Timbers have won 0 of these games & Los Angeles FC 3, with the number of drawn matches standing at 3.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 24 in total which averages out at 4 goals per meeting.
Team News: Portland Timbers
Dairon Asprilla (Arthroscopie) and Sebastián Blanco (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not available for Portland gaffer Giovanni Savarese.
Team News: Los Angeles FC
From a largely healthy group, there is only a single fitness issue for the Los Angeles FC manager Bob Bradley to be concerned with. Carlos Vela (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury) won’t be in action.
We believe that Los Angeles FC and Portland Timbers should end up playing out a closely-fought contest here.
We’ll see, but this looks like it could end up all-square with both teams likely to score. We therefore think that it’s going to be a hard-fought 2-2 scoreline at the end of the match.
What are the best odds for the game?
In terms of the bookies’ odds in the 90 min. result market, the win for Portland Timbers can be had for 2.4, backing the draw is 3.9 and selecting a win for Los Angeles FC gets you 2.75. These are the top bets that can be secured as of now.