Sporting Kansas City vs Portland Timbers Prediction & Match Preview

Sporting Kansas City vs Portland Timbers 2018 MLS by LeagueLane

Sporting Kansas City vs Portland Timbers
2018 Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 19 August 2018
Kick-off at 1:30 UK/ 2:30 CET
Venue: Children’s Mercy Park (Kansas City).

Sporting Kansas City will be looking forward to continuing with their good performance in this home matchup. They are currently in the second position in the western conference standings after two impressive wins.

Unfortunately, they lost their last home game to Dallas Fc in a thriller that ended 3-2. Kansas City has the tendency to concede at least two goals, even in the last 3 home games.

Portland Timbers are struggling to improve their performance. This is after two consecutive losses that have seen them drop to the five position with 37 points – below LA galaxy just with a slight goal difference.

In their last away match, they receive a merciless thrashing by DC United in a game which ended 4-1.

Sporting Kansas City vs Portland Timbers: Head-to-Head

  • In the last five meetings, Kansas City has won 2 matches.
  • On the other hand, Portland Timbers have only won once in the last 5 h2h encounters.
  • The latest two encounters have ended in a draw with under 2.5 goals.

Sporting Kansas City vs Portland Timbers: Prediction

The home team will be striving to continue with their current form. As a result, they will not be willing to make any blunders on their home ground.

Nevertheless, this game will not be walk in the park for the home team. They will have to put up a huge fight to win over the visiting team who are known to be toughies in most away games.

Timbers are going into this game after losing their last away fixture. Unless they up their game, this will be a hard game. Actually, they may come out of this matchup with nothing. They need to restructure their strategy.

Despite forecasting this game to turn out as a big clash, we should not expect to see many goals here.

Sporting Kansas City vs Portland Timbers: Betting Tips

Sporting Kansas to win @ 4/5 (1.80)

Under 2.5 goals @ 6/5 (2.20).