Philadelphia Union vs Portland Timbers Predictions and Match Preview

Philadelphia Union vs Portland Timbers
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 26th May 2019
Kick-off at 00.30 UK/ 01.30 CET
Venue: Talen Energy Stadium (Chester).

Philadelphia is at the top of the Eastern Conference and has scored the most goals in the East, and the second-most in the competition. Defense-wise, they have conceded the second-least of all the 24 squads in the MLS. Along with New York City, they remain one of the only two teams in the East to stay unbeaten in the last five match-days.

In the meanwhile, Portland is in the bottom tier of the West. They have averaged just a point per tie, and have conceded at a rate of two goals per fixture. The team flashed a bit the last month with three wins a row, but all three were against mid-table sides.

Philadelphia Union vs Portland Timbers Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Five of the last six wins went to the teams at home.
  • Four of the last eight meetings saw the Timbers failing to score.
  • Three of the last four fixtures had the hosts scoring two or more goals.
  • Philadelphia kept three clean sheets in their last four attempts at home.

Philadelphia Union vs Portland Timbers Prediction

Philly is one of the best teams in the whole of the MLS, and the best in the East. They have scored the most number of goals in the conference, and the second-most in the competition. They have avoided a loss in the last five match-days, and in ten of their last eleven. At home, the team won five of their last six tries, and 17 of their last 24 as well.

In the meanwhile, the Timbers were winless in eight of their last eleven games and had a five-match losing streak in this stretch as well. On the road, the team was winless in 11 of their last 14 match-ups. Finally, except for once, the team failed to score in 100% of their visits to this venue, and in four of the last eight h2h ties.

Obviously, the top pick is Philly to take the three points on offer.

Philadelphia Union vs Portland Timbers Betting Tips

  • Philadelphia Union to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
  • The Hosts to Score the First Goal @ 1.44 (4/9).