Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids
Major League Soccer 2016 (USA)
Date: Sunday, 16th October, 2016
Kick-off: 22:00 UK
Venue: Providence Park, Portland, Oregon.
Colorado Rapids have collected the record number of points in this year’s edition of the MLS. The squad from Denver is currently at 57 from 32 games and there is no mathematical chance for them to lose the top 2 spots (which guarantee home field advantage in the play-offs and skipping of the first round), so their motivated in the duel against Portland Timbers is under big question mark.
The Lumberjacks are not in such position and are in desperate need of a win from this fixture. Portland Timbers are currently sitting in the 7th position, two points away from the play-off line. Since they are one of the best teams in the league when it comes home performances, Portland Timbers to win is our primary betting recommendation.
Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids: Head-to-Head Stats
Colorado Rapids are unbeaten in the two MLS meetings this season with a win and a draw, and both were played at their home ground.
The tradition is also heavily backing up our decision. Portland Timbers have won 5 out of 6 games played at Providence Park in Oregon against Colorado Rapids in a very convincing fashion. The total goal difference is 13-3 in their favour, which signals both teams not to score option as well.
Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids: Prediction
As already mentioned Portland Timbers are great hosts in desperate need of three points. They definitely have the quality to participate in the play-offs, so we are going to back them up for this one. Odds for home win are quite decent 9/10, as well as both teams not to score option.
Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids: Betting Tips
Portland Timbers to win at 1.90 (9/10)
Both teams not to score in the match at 1.66 (4/6).