Sporting Kansas City vs Portland Timbers Prediction & Match Preview

Sporting Kansas City vs Portland Timbers
USA – Major League Soccer Playoffs
Date: Friday, 30th November 2018
Kick-off at 02.30 UK/ 03.30 CET
Venue: Children’s Mercy Park (Kansas City).

The exciting MLS Playoffs see two great teams in semi-final action. Sporting Kansas City hosts Portland Timbers, at the Children’s Mercy Park, in the second leg of the semi-final, after the first leg finished in a goalless draw.

Portland Timbers finished fifth in the Eastern Conference of the MLS. They posted 54 points from their 34 games. They won 15 matches, drew nine and lost ten. Portland managed to score 54 goals in their league season, in return for 48 goals.

Sporting Kansas emphatically topped the Eastern Conference with 62 points against their name. The team had a record of 18 wins, eight draws, and eight losses. They scored 65 goals over their league campaign, and conceded 40 in return.

The last match between these teams was the first leg of the ongoing MLS Playoff Semifinals. The game ended with a scoreline of 0-0. Portland couldn’t take advantage of their home-ground, and had to settle for a draw. The moral victory belonged to the visitors in this crunch match.

Portland succeeded in not giving away an away goal though.

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

  • Four of the last five wins in head-to-head ties were for the home sides.
  • Kansas is on an eight-match unbeaten streak, and has lost just twice in their last 15 games.
  • Timbers remained winless in 11 of their last 18 matches.
  • Sporting Kansas is on another unbeaten streak at home. They have not lost in their last seven home-matches in a row. In their last 18 home-games, Kansas lost just once.
  • Timbers were winless in nine of their last 11 ties on the road.

Sporting Kansas City vs Portland Timbers Prediction

The hosts are the overwhelming favorites for this tie. They secured a draw in the tough first leg, on the road, against the Timbers, despite being at an obvious disadvantage.

Also, in recent head-to-head games, the home sides have shown clear domination. Four of the last five wins were in their names.

Kansas has the psychological edge of having the tag of Conference Champions, whereas Portland finished fifth in the table.

Sporting is on an eight-match unbeaten streak in overall games. At home, they have not tasted a loss in their last seven matches.

Timbers have been terrible on the road, this season. They were winless in nine of their last 11 away games.

Sporting Kansas City vs Portland Timbers Betting Tips

  • Sporting Kansas City to win @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Half Time/ Full Time: Sporting Kansas City/ Sporting Kansas City @ 2.30 (13/10).

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