Portland Timbers are back in action in the league as they prepare to face Chicago Fire at Providence Park. They were unable to find the back of the net in their last game against San Jose Earthquakes last week and that was their second goalless draw in 3 games.
Chicago Fire are still struggling to win matches currently and they come into this match with a desire to end their 3 match losing streak. Their last game ended in a 2-1 defeat on home soil against Columbus Crew.
Both teams are separated by just 3 points on the MLS table. Portland Timbers are in 19th place with 21 points, while Chicago Fire are in 26th place with 17 points.Grab Your Signup Bonus
Portland Timbers (DWDLL)
Portland Timbers have been struggling to score goals in recent times as two of their last 3 matches have ended in a goalless draw, with the third ending in a narrow 1-0 win. They had 2 defeats, 2 draws and 1 win in their last 5 matches in the MLS. Their last game was against San Jose Earthquakes and they played 0-0 at full time.
At home Portland Timbers have been average this season as they won 4, drew 2 and lost 2 of their 8 home games this season, which is 14 out of 24 points at home. Their last 5 home games in the MLS ended in 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat, which is 11 points from 15. They won their last home match against FC Dallas by 1-0.
Analysis of their last game against San Jose Earthquakes showed they had 45% possession, 4 shots on target, 4 corner kicks and they missed 2 big chances.
Team streak: no losses (3), no goals conceded (3), less than 2.5 goals (5/6).
Chicago Fire (LLLDD)
Chicago Fire are in very poor form according to their statistics. They are without a win in their last 5 matches so far and during that time they had 2 draws and 3 defeats. Their last match ended in another defeat as they were beaten 4-1 by Cincinnati FC away from home. That defeat was their third defeat in a row.
Chicago Fire will be playing away from home in this match and their away record is bad according to the table. They played 8 away matches this season and they had 1 win, 2 draws and 5 defeats in those games, which is 5 points from a possible 24. Record also shows they have failed to win in their last 6 away matches in a row and their last 5 away games ended in 3 defeats and 2 draws, which is 2 points out of 15 away from home. Their last game ended in a 1-0 defeat against FC Cincinnati.
Analysis of their 2-1 defeat to Columbus Crew last week showed they had 43% possession, 4 shots on target, 1 corner kick and they missed 1 big chance. After a goalless first half, Cucho Hernandez scored the first goal in the 59th minute for Columbus Crew before Xherdan Shaqiri equalized for Chicago Fire in the 88th minute and Lucas Zelarayan scored the winning goal for the visitors in the 93rd minute.
Team streak: losses (3), no wins (5), without a clean sheet (3).
Head to Head
The head-to-head record shows these two have played 11 matches against each other. Portland Timbers won 5 matches, while Chicago Fire won 1 and 5 matches ended in a draw.
- Portland Timbers have no losses in 4 meetings.
- Portland Timbers are without a clean sheet in 5 meetings.
- Chicago Fire are without a clean sheet in 4 meetings.
- Both teams scored in 4/5 meetings.
- Portland Timbers scored first in 5/6 meetings
- There were less than 4.5 cards in 6/6 meetings.
Pos Team P W D L Goals PTS
19. Portland 18 5 6 7 20:24 21
26. Chicago 17 3 8 6 22:27 17
Analysis and Betting Tips
According to analysis, Portland Timbers have scored 20 goals and conceded 24 goals in 18 matches in the MLS. They have scored 1.1 goals per game and have a 10% conversion rate. They also create 1.8 big chances per game and take a total of 11.2 shots per game with 4.0 shots on target per game. They take an average of 3.6 corners per game and take up 44.3% possession on average. On the defense, they have 6 clean sheets and they conceded 1.3 goals per game.
According to analysis, Chicago Fire have scored 22 goals and conceded 27 goals in 17 matches in the MLS. They have scored 1.3 goals per game and have a 13% conversion rate. They also create 1.6 big chances per game and take a total of 9.7 shots per game with 2.8 shots on target per game. They take an average of 3.9 corners per game and take up 46.5% possession on average. On the defense, they have 3 clean sheets and they conceded 1.6 goals per game.
- Home Win at 1.81 Odds
- Home More Corners at 1.71 Odds
- Correct Score 2-0 at 8.50 Odds