Portland Timbers vs Vancouver Whitecaps
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 11 August 2019
Kick-off at 04:00 UK/ 05:00 CET
Venue: Providence Park (Portland).
The Timbers faced a minor roadblock in their quest to get into the playoff zone. They were going unbeaten in the last six league fixtures, only to lose their last tie against Minnesota. Still, they do have games in hand and could jump higher a considerable number of spots with a win in this tie.
Their cause could be progressed even further with the arrival of Vancouver, who’s been terribly off-course the form charts. On top of that, they are weighed down with the away handicap too.
Portland is catching up on the number of home ties, as they severely lag behind in that list. So far, the squad has lost just one match in front of the home crowd.
Portland Timbers vs Vancouver Whitecaps Head-to-head (h2h)
- Seven of the last nine matches saw home wins.
- Ten of the last thirteen fixtures saw the Whitecaps failing to keep a clean sheet.
- Three of the last four match-ups at this venue saw the Timbers registering the win.
- Vancouver conceded twice or more in three of the last four meetings at this stadium.
Portland Timbers vs Vancouver Whitecaps Prediction
Portland was unbeaten in 15 of their last 20 matches and scored two or more goals in three of their last six. At home, they went invincible in 14 of their last 15 tries and won ten of it as well. They had also registered two or more goals in 12 of their last 16 appearances in front of the home crowd.
Meanwhile, the Whitecaps avoided a win like a plague and went winless in 14 of their last 16 overall match-ups, and in 15 of their last 17 on the road. Also, seven of the last nine meetings between the teams saw the hosts of the day taking the three points on offer.
Consequentially, count on Portland to register a comfortable win this Sunday.
Portland Timbers vs Vancouver Whitecaps Betting Tips
Half Time Result: Portland Timbers to Win @ 1.75 (3/4)
To Score in the First Half: Portland Timbers @ 1.40 (2/5).