Portland Timbers vs Los Angeles FC
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 2nd June 2019
Kick-off at 03.30 UK/ 04.30 CET
Venue: Providence Park (Portland).
Los Angeles has been the outright best team in the conference so far, and may even be the best team in the whole of MLS. They have lost just a single game so far in the competition, and have a six-point lead at the top of the table. The squad has scored 36 goals so far, while no other team has even touched 25.
The Timbers are placed in the lower tier of the table, and except for the Whitecaps, they have scored the least number of goals in the West. The team has picked up their form recently and has a good home record to lean on, but the question remains – would it be enough against Los Angeles.
Portland Timbers vs Los Angeles FC Head-to-head (h2h)
- Los Angeles won the last two matches in a row.
- Portland conceded three or more goals in the last two attempts.
- At this venue, only once have these teams contested, and Portland won then, with a 2-1 scoreline.
- Only once has Portland kept a clean sheet against this opponent.
Portland Timbers vs Los Angeles FC Prediction
By a distance, Los Angeles has been the best team in the competition, and that’s the whole MLS. They have scored 36 goals so far, while no other squad in the conference has even touched 25 yet. Also, Los Angeles won the last two h2h games in a row and scored three or more goals in it.
Going on, Los Angeles was unbeaten in 16 of their last 17 matches and scored two or more goals in three of their last four games. While Portland does have an enviable record at home this season, the level of their opponents for this week negates that advantage.
Both teams might get on the scoresheet factoring in the home advantage of Portland, but the on-fire offense of Los Angeles will do it first at any cost and will put three points on the board for their team.
Portland Timbers vs Los Angeles FC Betting Tips
Los Angeles FC to Win @ 2.20 (6/5)
Los Angeles FC to Score the First Goal @ 1.67 (2/3).