Colorado Rapids vs Portland Timbers: Preview and Predictions

Colorado Rapids vs Portland Timbers MLS Match Preview 18th June 2017

Colorado Rapids vs Portland Timbers
Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 18th June 2017
Kick off at 02:30 UK/ 03:30 CET
Venue: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

Colorado Rapids seem to have finally caught the right shape as they will host Portland Timbers motivated by a three-win streak.

However, making it four on the trot will be serious of a task for the hosts since the Timbers have been one of the most pleasant surprises so far in the season.

Colorado Rapids

In spite of the impressive run of four consecutive wins on the home ground, Colorado still sit at the foot of the Western Conference standings.

This best describes how poor the very opening of the season was for the last year’s Conference finalists.

Portland Timbers

The Timbers have been dealt one of the toughest early draws in the US Open Cup since they had to play the last year’s MLS champions Seattle Sounders. Sounders claimed a 2-1 victory in front of their fans to leave the Timbers with the league competition exclusively.

Speaking of the league, Caleb Porter has been doing an amazing job so far in the season as Portland currently hold the sky-high second position on the West.

However, if Porter wants to keep the team competitive in the battle for the very top of the standings and the playoffs spots, he needs to improve Timbers’ form on the road.

Colorado Rapids vs Portland Timbers: Head to head

Colorado Rapids have the opportunity to make it all square at seven wins for each of the teams in head to head encounters (Portland lead the tie 7-6).

Last three matches between the two sides saw the total of two goals which might announce yet another tight and narrow game to be decided by one or none goals.

Colorado Rapids vs Portland Timbers: Prediction

Portland have four losses on the bounce away from home, while the Rapids claimed four consecutive victories at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

It is more than enough for us to see the value in the 11/8 odds offered on the home win here.

Colorado Rapids vs Portland Timbers: Bet Tips

The main betting pick will be Colorado Rapids to win the match at the odds of 2.52 at Pinnacle.

You can also go with Colorado Rapids to keep a clean sheet at 3.25.

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