Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids
2018 Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 9 September 2018
Kick-off at 3:30 UK/ 4:30 CET
Venue: Providence Park (Portland).
The timbers will be hosting the Rapids at the Providence Park for this Sunday clash.
Currently, the timbers are in the 6th position of the Western conference Standings. They have managed to sail through their struggles to scoop 4 points in their last 2 league games; winning and drawing in the last two consecutive league games.
Having found a way to improve their performance, they will feel propelled to win in this home fixture against a struggling Rapids. They are focused to accumulate more points to elevate themselves higher in the standings after a long period of poor performance.
The timbers are lethal while playing in their home ground and this will be yet another chance to display their might. Although they won their last home game against Toronto Fc, they need not to get into this one with overconfidence. This is because the away team in known to pull off some stunts which make some of their away games end in a draw.
The rapids are currently struggling to find a way to get back into form after going winless in their last 3 MSL games. To be honest, this away matchup may not be a chance for them to bounce back to winning ways since it is a hard one.
Notably, they are in experiencing hardships especially with away games. This is after being unable to win their last 5 away fixtures. Despite that, the team has a notable strong striking ability and have been able to score in their last 5 among 6 away games.
Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids: Head-to-Head
In the latest h2h meeting played in June, Portland timbers thrashed the Rapids in a thrilling matchup that ended 3-2.
The timbers have beaten Colorado Rapids in the last 2 consecutive meetings.
In the last 5 h2h meetings, Portland Timbers have won 3 times.
On the other hand, Colorado Rapids have won twice.
Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids: Prediction
Apparently, this seems as an easy game for the home side. They are the favorites to register victory in this match, putting into account their current home form.
The rapids are not known to go down easily. Even against stronger league teams, they still find their way to land the ball inside the net. With the fact that the Timbers have been conceding at least a goal in their last 5 league games, Colorado will have high chances of scoring in this game.
Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids: Betting Tip
BTTS @ 7/10 (1.70).