Portland Timbers vs Vancouver Whitecaps Preview and Prediction

Portland Timbers vs Vancouver Whitecaps 2018 MLS by LeagueLane

Portland Timbers vs Vancouver Whitecaps
Date: Sunday, 12 August 2018
Kick-Off at 04:00 UK / 05:00 CET
Venue: Providence Park, Portland.

Portland Timbers will be looking for the third consecutive MLS victory on Saturday evening when they play host to Vancouver Whitecaps at Providence Park.

A three-pointer here would help the team keep the push for the very top of the Western Conference standings given they currently sit second, being five points shy of Dallas with two games in hand.

Nevertheless, the Caps will be anything but an easy opposition as they come into this unbeaten in four games in all competitions.

The Canadian outfit are in a desperate need for points to stay in the battle for the top-six finish on the West being four points adrift of Real Salt Lake.

Portland Timbers vs Vancouver Whitecaps: Head-to-head

  • The Timbers have completely dominated this match-up over the course of history.
  • Portland won 11, drew 8 and lost only 4 of 23 meetings with the Caps.
  • Vancouver only managed to snatch a single victory in past 13 games at Providence Park.
  • Each of last six head to head matches saw the Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS pick “come in”.

Portland Timbers vs Vancouver Whitecaps: Prediction

We could well witness the continuation of high-scoring trend in h2H games between these two likes here based on their current form. Carl Robinson’s troops bagged two or more goals in all of last four matches and they will come into this encouraged after a 2-2 draw with Toronto in the Canadian Championship final.

The main problem for Robinson is Vancouver’s poor record on travels where the Caps lost four and drew one of last five matches in all competitions. Given they’ll be up against the second placed team of the Western conference standings, we can hardly go past backing the home win at 1.44 odds here.

The Timbers won four and drew one of last five home games. The home win & BTTS also looks to be a decent betting option at the odds of 2.75, while Portland to score two or more goals is another banker at 1.44 odds.

Portland Timbers vs Vancouver Whitecaps: Bet Tips

Portland Timbers to win & BTTS @ 2.75

Portland Timbers Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.44.