Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 14 July 2019
Kick-off at 04:00 UK/ 05:00 CET
Venue: Providence Park (Portland).
The efforts by the Rapids to lift themselves from the bottom-most position suffered a slight setback the last day, as they were beaten at home by New England Revolution.
Still, they do have games in hand, and considering the winless run of the Whitecaps, who are just above them on the table, their objective is pretty realistic, provided they deal with the Portland challenge properly.
It’s true that the Timbers are placed last in the case of home stats, but there’s a huge asterisk attached to it. They have so far taken part in just three home ties and still managed to win two of them. Moreover, they lag in total matches played too, and if utilized well, they could make a steep climb in league standings.
Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids Head-to-head (h2h)
- Ten of the last thirteen wins went to Portland.
- The Rapids conceded two or more goals in the last four encounters.
- The Timbers won the last nine meetings in a row at this venue.
- Six of the last eight clashes at this stadium saw the visitors concede two or more goals.
Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids Prediction
Portland won six of their last seven matches, and have conceded just a single goal from their last six ties. This coming, after they managed to score two or more goals in five of their last nine fixtures. At home, they were unbeaten in 12 of their last 13 battles and won ten of them as well. They kept nine clean sheets from their last thirteen home games while registering two or more goals in ten of their last thirteen appearances in front of the home crowd.
Importantly, Portland recorded ten of the last thirteen h2h wins and scored two or more goals in the last four. At this ground, they hold a 100% winning record disregarding a lone match in 2011.
On the other hand, Colorado was winless in three of their last four match-ups, and in seven of their last eight on the road. They also had a five-game losing run in the midst. In addition, they let in two or more goals in five of their last eight road trips.
As things stand, the hosts are the overwhelming favorites and deserve to be backed in accordance with it.
Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids Betting Tips
Portland Timbers to Win @ 1.44 (4/9)
To Score in First Half: Portland Timbers @ 1.50 (1/2).