LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers Prediction & Match Preview

LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Tuesday, 14 July 2020
Kick-off at 03:30 UK/ 04:30 CET
Venue: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

With three incredible teams in the mix, Group F could be considered the death-group the MLS tournament. And the significance is further increased when it’s noted that best team in the league – Los Angeles FC, are also in the roster.

On that account, the battle for the top two spots will be ferocious, and each and every point will matter. In the first match-day, Los Angeles FC take on minnows Houston Dynamo, and are expected to win easily.

As such, the loser of this upcoming encounter will in all probability find it extremely hard to finish in the top-two.

In short, either team will be aiming nothing but the three points, and coupled with the in-form offense from both teams – it seems we are in line for a goal-fest.

LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Five of the previous seven games had three or more goals.
  • Giovanni Savarese’s men won the last two games with the same scoreline of 4-0.
  • They had also recorded five of the preceding seven wins.
  • It’s been three years since they have won away from home.
  • 11 of the former 17 match-ups had goals from both teams.

LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers: Prediction

Savarese’s men have been the better team in h2h clashes recently. They had won the latest clash in such a convincing manner, with a 4-0 scoreline. They had also won the game before that with the same scorecard as well.

Moreover, they had recorded five of the former seven h2h wins, and had won three of the preceding four games. Keep note that they had also kept clean sheets in three of the past four such match-ups.

As such, expect Portland Timbers to avoid a loss at the very least this Tuesday.

Going on though, Guillermo Barros Schelotto’s men have been offensively superior to most teams in the league. It’s the defense that usually lets them down.

In fact, they had found the back of the net in 19 of their last 20 overall games, and they had also scored the third-most number of goals in the West.

Considering these stats, expect goals to come from both teams at the ESPN Complex.

LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers: Betting Tips

  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.44 (4/9)
  • Double Chance: Portland Timbers or Draw @ 1.60 (3/5).