Toronto FC vs Portland Timbers
Major League Soccer
Date: Saturday, 27 April 2019
Kick-Off 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: BMO Field (Toronto).
Portland opened the season with seven consecutive away fixtures. They have five more to come as Providence Park undergoes renovations. Such streak of away games caused a dreadful kick off to the season for the Timbers who picked up only four points from seven rounds. On the more positive note, they just celebrated inaugural victory seven days ago beating Columbus Crew 1-3 on the road.
Timbers will face hard times in an attempt to make it two wins on the spin on Saturday evening. They travel to BMO Field to battle Toronto who made a much brighter start than expected. The Reds entered the season with lower ambitions after the departure of their star man Sebastian Giovinco.
Nonetheless, Jozy Altidore and Pozuelo were main catalysts for a superb start with four wins, one draw and one defeat in opening six fixtures of the new MLS campaign for Greg Vanney’s men.
Toronto FC vs Portland Timbers: Head-to-head
The home court advantage played a massive role in the history of this match-up.
Toronto only leaf the H2H tie by one win, but they have impeccable record in clashes played at BMO Field (4 wins and 1 draw in 5 ties).
Each of last six H2H affairs saw home teams snatching the spoils.
Toronto FC vs Portland Timbers: Prediction
Toronto have immense talent in the final third with the likes of Altdore and Pozuelo. They’ve been just brilliant so far in the season and we just can’t see the struggling defensive line of Portland stopping this amazing duo on the evening.
Timbers allowed 18 goals in opening 7 fixtures. They go up against a team which notched 18 goals in 6 MLS games (three per match). Home win has to be the main betting option at the odds of 1.53 judging by the head to head record as well. You can have Alejandro Pozuelo (four goals and four assists in four appearances) to score anytime at the odds of 2.50.
Toronto FC vs Portland Timbers: Bet Tips
Toronto to win @ 1.53 (8/15)
Alejandro Pozuelo to score anytime @ 2.50 (6/4).