Portland Timbers vs Sporting Kansas City Prediction & Match Preview

Portland Timbers vs Sporting Kansas City
USA- MLS Play-Off Semi-finals.
Date: Monday, 26 November 2018
Kick-Off at 00:30 UK/ 01:30 CET
Venue: Providence Park (Portland).

In the second semi-final, Portland will host Kansas City on Monday. Both the teams have a rich history between them and we can expect a tightly contested match.

The hosts have finished 5th in Western Conference table. They have scored 54 goals and conceded 48 in return. They played all their matches in the playoffs prior to this match and put on a great show to beat some teams above them in the table.

In the last 6 matches they played across all venues, 4 were wins and 2 games were lost. All those games had a final score with over 2.5 goals in total. They are unbeaten in the last 6 home matches, which includes 5 wins. Over 2.5 goals came in 3 of the last 5 h=games they played in front of their home fans.

The away side are the toppers in the Western Conference. With 65 goals scored in 34 matches, there is no question about their attacking talent. After defeating Salt Lake in the quarter-finals, in which they scored 5 goals in both legs, we can expect some goals here too.

They are on a 7 match unbeaten streak, in which they won 4 and 4 of those games had over 2.5 goals at the final whistle. In the last 6 away matches, however, they lost twice and won 3 as well. The final score had over 2.5 goals in 4 of the last games on the road for Kansas.

This may turn out to be a really close game like two of the previous h2h between them at this venue.

Portland Timbers vs Sporting Kansas City: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • In the last 5 h2h matches, Kansas has 2 wins and a loss.
  • Under 2.5 goals came in 3 of the last 5 meetings across all venues.
  • The last time Portland won a competitive h2h was back in 2016.
  • From the last 4 matches against this opposition at their home, Portland has 1 win and 1 loss.
  • Under 2.5 goals came in 3 of those 4 matches as well.

Portland Timbers vs Sporting Kansas City: Prediction

The hosts have been on a winning spree at home. At present they are on a 2 match win streak and have not lost any of the last 6 matches at home. Since the away team has had a few defeats in their recent away matches, we can bet on the home team to win with 1.76 odd.

The hosts have found 5 goals in both legs of the Quarter-final. They have scored a total of 54 goals in their normal season as well. After scoring the same number of goals in the Quarter-finals, the visitors may possibly get some away goals in this game too. So a bet can be placed on both the teams to score with 1.70 odd.

Portland Timbers vs Sporting Kansas City: Betting Tips

  • Home win @ 1.76 (3/4).
  • Both teams to score @ 1.70 (7/10).