Portland Timbers and LA Galaxy lead the round 5 of the MLS season. Both teams have not been able to get their season on track after 4 rounds of matches played already. They will both be worried if they will be able to do so. Portland Timbers struggled in their last 3 matches despite winning the opening match of the season. And LA Galaxy have not recorded a single win in all 3 games they have played. What's next for these two? Will they be able to recover?Grab Your Signup Bonus
Portland Timbers (LLLWW)
Portland Timbers will be asking a lot of questions regarding this team's form and commitment. After starting the season on a positive note with a 1-0 win against Sporting Kansas, Portland Timbers have lost 3 matches in a row. First a 3-2 loss to Los Angeles FC away from home, 2-1 loss to Saint Louis City and then in the last match, they lost 5-1 to Atlanta United away from home. In this match, Portland Timbers were already 2-0 down in the first half and they fell even more to 2 extra goals in the second half before pulling one back in the 83rd minute.
In their last 5 matches, they recorded 3 draws and 2 wins.
Portland Timbers are currently in 10th in the western conference table, with 3 points from 4 matches played. They had 1 win and 3 defeats, with a goal ratio of 5:10.
Team Streaks:- losses (3), without clean sheet (3), more than 2.5 goals (5/7), both teams scoring (5/7).
LA Galaxy (DDLWL)
LA Galaxy are still struggling for their first win. After a loss on the opening day against FC Dallas, they went on to play 2 draws in a row. First 0-0 draw against Sporting Kansas and then 1-1 draw against Vancouver Whitecaps last week. Tristan Blackmon scored the only goal for Los Angeles in the 14th minute before Kelvin Leedarm equalized for the hosts in the 49th minute. LA Galaxy were the second best team in that game, taking 42% possession, 2 shots on target and 4 corner kicks.
LA Galaxy are currently ranked 12th on the western conference table, with 2 points from 3 matches. They recorded 2 draws and 1 loss, with a goal ratio of 2:4.
Team Streaks:- No wins (3), both teams scoring (7/9), less than 4.5 cards (6/8).
Head to Head
Between them, 19 matches have been played before this game. In those 19 matches, Portland Timbers have 11 wins, while LA Galaxy have 7 wins and 2 matches ended in a draw.
- Portland Timbers are without a clean sheet in the last 5 matches.
- LA Galaxy are without a clean sheet in the last 20 matches.
- More than 2.5 goals were scored in (9/10) matches.
- Both teams scored in (5/5) matches.
- Less than 10.5 corners were played in (6/7) matches.
Expert Betting Tips
One team is bound to pick up a win sometime soon, that's for sure. But at this point, there's not enough indication to suggest either of the two will get a win in this match. Portland Timbers are playing at home and only Saint Louis City has beaten them on home soil so far. LA Galaxy are struggling to score goals. So whatever way this goes, we will see a very tiny goal margin.
- Bet on Under 3.5 Goals at 1.96 Odds
- Bet on First Half Under 1.5 Goals at 1.60 Odds
- Bet on Correct Score 1-0 at 8 Odds