Portland Timbers are back in action this week after the US Open round of games in midweek. They were disappointed to lose the cup game 4-3 against Real Salt Lake at home, but they have to look ahead to this fixture. Their last league match ended in a 2-2 draw against Austin FC, so they are eager to go back to winning ways. Vancouver Whitecaps were in brilliant form in the Canadian Championship game against York United FC as they won 4-1 at full time. They won their last league game against Minnesota United, so they are feeling really confident in this game.Grab Your Signup Bonus
Portland Timbers (LDWWL)
Portland Timbers will be eager to get back on track after the US Open Cup disappointment in midweek. They are now without a win in their last 2 games. In the last 5 matches, they had 2 wins, 2 defeats and 1 loss.
Portland Timbers are 20th on the MLS table and 9th on the western conference table, with 12 points and a goal ratio of 15:18. They had 3 wins, 3 draws and 5 defeats in 11 matches.
Portland Timbers were brilliant in their last game against Real Salt Lake, but they lost 4-3. Real Salt Lake were ahead in the first half despite going behind in the 4th minute. Sebastian Blanco scored first to put Portland ahead, but Real Salt Lake grabbed a double in the 30th and 41st minute. Portland Timbers started the second half brilliantly, scoring in the 49th and 52nd minute, but once against Real Salt Lake scored in the 55th and 59th minute and then they went on to win 4-3.
- Team streak: without a clean sheet (8), more than 2.5 goals (6/6), both teams scoring (6/6), first to score (4/5)
Vancouver Whitecaps (WWDDL)
Vancouver Whitecaps are gradually picking up the pace with some brilliant performances in recent games. They are on a 2 match win streak and in their last 5 matches they had 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. They have also picked up 3 wins, 5 draws and 2 defeats in all 10 matches played so far this season. They are ranked 7th in the western conference and 16th in the MLS, with 14 points and a goal ratio of 14:9.
Vancouver Whitecaps played in the Canadian Championship midweek and they came out on top, winning 4-1. After a goalless first 45 minutes, Vancouver Whitecaps came in the second half strongly. Elijah Adekugbe scored an own goal in the 64th minute to give Vancouver Whitecaps the lead and then they went on to score two extra goals in the 76th and 88th minutes. Austin Ricci pulled one back for the hosts but that did not slow Vancouver Whitecaps down as they added the last goal from the spot in the 92nd minute.
Vancouver Whitecaps had 53% possession, 7 shots on target and 4 corner kicks in the game.
- Team streak: no losses (4), less than 4.5 cards (5/5).
Head to Head
Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps have played 20 matches against each other. Portland Timbers have 11 wins while Vancouver Whitecaps have 8 wins and 1 match ended in a draw.
- Portland Timbers are without a clean sheet in 4 meetings.
- There were less than 2.5 goals in 6/8 meetings.
- There were less than 4.5 cards in 5/7 meetings.
- There were less than 10.5 corners in 6/8 meetings.
Expert Analysis and Tips
Portland Timbers have scored 15 goals and conceded 18 in 11 games this season. They scored an average of 2.4 goals per game and had a 14% conversion rate. They created an average of 2.1 chances per game and played an average of 10.0 shots per game. They played an average of 3.7 shots on target per game and an average of 3.5 corners per game. Defensively, they managed to concede an average of 1.6 goals per game and they have kept 2 clean sheets.
Vancouver Whitecaps have scored 14 goals and conceded 9 in 10 games this season. They scored an average of 1.4 goals per game and had a 9% conversion rate. They created an average of 2.7 chances per game and played an average of 16.3 shots per game. They played an average of 5.4 shots on target per game and an average of 7.8 corners per game. Defensively, they managed to concede an average of 0.9 goals per game and they have kept 4 clean sheets.
- More than 2.5 Goals at 1.77 Odds
- Both Teams to Score at 1.616 Odds
- Correct Score 2-1 at 8.5 Odds