New York City FC vs Portland Timbers
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 7 July 2019
Kick-off at 23:30 UK/ 00:30 CET
Venue: Yankee Stadium (New York).
New York has taken part in just 16 games, compared to the 20 by Philadelphia at the top. Still, the former lags behind by just six points, and importantly, is on an unbeaten run. If properly utilized, these games in hand will help City to take the pole spot.
Also helping their cause is the fact that in the East, the squad remains the only one yet to lose a fixture in front of the home crowd.
On the same note, no other squad other than Cincinnati, widely accepted to be the worst of all the sides in MLS, have conceded more goals on the road than the Timbers. A huge point to be mentioned is that of the 28 goals so far the team have conceded, 25 came away from home, and only three have been let in front of the home crowd.
The difference in the number of home and away games might have played a role in this disparity, but still, the figure is kind of disheartening for fans.
New York City FC vs Portland Timbers Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Timbers won three of the last four matches.
- New York has not kept a clean sheet yet against this opponent.
- At this venue, interestingly, Portland holds a 100% winning record.
- New York is yet to score in front of their home crowd.
New York City FC vs Portland Timbers Prediction
New York is on a five-match winning streak and scored two or more goals in their last six games, and in eight of their last nine as well. In fact, they managed 20 goals from their last six battles.
Also, the team is unbeaten in their last 14 fixtures and in 18 of their last 19 too. At home, they are on another streak of ten unbeaten games and were so in 23 of their last 25. They also won their last four home ties and scored a total of 16 goals from these last four.
On the other hand, Portland was winless in 12 of their last 17 on the road and had a streak of nine winless ties in this stretch. This also included a five-tie losing run.
Om basis of recent form and with the home advantage of New York in play, a win for them is the likely outcome.
But do consider that the Timbers found the back of the net in eight of their last nine away ties, and in 13 of their last 15 overall. They also scored two or more goals in five of their last seven overall fixtures.
Moreover, Portland has superior h2h stats against this opponent and has never failed to score in these matches. As such, rightfully count on both squads to chip in with goals.
New York City FC vs Portland Timbers Betting Tips
New York City to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.50 (1/2).