Portland Timbers vs LA Galaxy: Preview and Predictions

Portland Timbers vs LA Galaxy MLS Match Preview 2nd June 2018 by LeagueLane

Portland Timbers vs LA Galaxy
Major League Soccer
Date: Saturday, 2 June 2018
Kick-Off at 22:00 UK / 23:00 CET
Venue: Providence Park, Portland, Oregon.

Portland Timbers continued to climb up the Western Conference standings last weekend when they clinched their sixth league win on the bounce. Such an impressive thread made them genuine play-offs contenders and definitely lifted the spirits inside the dressing room. Can the Timbers keep it going on Saturday evening when they play host to LA Galaxy at Providence Park?

The visitors ended their two-win streak in mid-week falling 2-3 at home to Dallas. Zlatan Ibrahimovic returned to the squad after the suspension and he bagged a brace late on, but the team obviously looks to be getting better results without the Swedish superstar on the pitch. LA Galaxy thus dropped down to eighth place on the West and they’ll be desperate to return on the winning ways here in Oregon.

Portland Timbers vs LA Galaxy: Head-to-head

Galaxy won 9, drew 5 and lost 6 of 20 head to head encounters with Portland.

Nevertheless, the Timbers were more successful in affairs at Providence Park where they won 4, drew 2 and lost 3 of 9 so far.

Both teams were on the scoresheet in three of last four head to head games.

Portland Timbers vs LA Galaxy: Predictions

Giovanni Savarese looks to be doing an amazing job with this Portland squad. The Timbers are very well organized moving forward as goals can come literally from anywhere. The Argentine pair of midfielders Diego Valeri and Sebastian Blanco equally shared the tally of ten goals between them so far in the season, while Samuel Armenteros and Fanendo Adi are constant threat up front.

Goals are always expected when Zlatan Ibrahimovic is on the court and this clash should be no different, especially if we know that the Timbers bagged five in last two wins over Los Angeles FC and Colorado Rapids. The main bet will thus be Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS at the odds of 1.85. As for the outcome, we will go with the home win, set at the odds of 1.75, following Portland’s streak of six straight wins coming into this one.

Portland Timbers vs LA Galaxy: Betting Tips

  • Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS @ 1.85
  • Portland Timbers to win @ 1.75.