DC United vs Portland Timbers Preview and Prediction

DC United vs Portland Timbers 2018 MLS by LeagueLane

DC United vs Portland Timbers
2018/19 Major League Soccer
Date: Thursday, 16 August 2018
Kick-off at 1:00 UK/ 2:00 CET
Venue: Audi Field (Washington).

DC United continued their good run of form on the weekend with yet another late goal.

As we predicted the DC United vs Orlando City match turned out to be a high scoring thriller. Luciano Acosta was the star of the show in the 3-2 win, his late winner putting his team on a three match unbeaten run (2W, 1D).

Meantime, Portland Timbers’s 15 match unbeaten run came to a halt on the weekend with the 1-2 home defeat to Vancouver Whitecaps.

The Timbers bagged 10 wins and 5 draws during the green patch, helping them to climb up to third in the Western Conference table. They still have 2 matches in hand as compared to the top two sides who sit at a 5 point gap.

The Wednesday’s encounter at DC will be Portland’s first road game after playing four on the bounce at their home turf.

At the same time, DC United sitting at the foot of the Eastern Conference table played three games less than most of their rivals. Also, this is only their 7th home game of the campaign, thus certainly capable of jumping into the play-off zone.

DC United vs Portland Timbers Head-to-head

  • Timbers won in 4 of the last 5 h2h meetings with DC and lost the other one.
  • DC United won 2-0 when the sides met at Washington last time, in 2016.
  • Four of their last 5 h2h meetings saw only one team scoring.
  • Six of their last 7 meetings registered under 2.5 goals.

DC United vs Portland Timbers Prediction

This is going to be a tight affair since DC had found their form and Portland are one of the most consistent side in both league and away games. I am afraid, the ft result can go either way despite bookies marking the hosts are favorites.

DC United have not kept a clean sheet in 15 league games, while we saw both teams scoring in 7 of Portland’s 10 away games this season. So, btts, despite offered at a small price, is the best bet for this game.

DC United vs Portland Timbers Betting Tips

  • Both teams to Score @ 4/7 (1.57).
  • Draw no Bet – Timbers @ 13/8 (2.62).