Portland Timbers v Los Angeles FC betting guide: Not much separates the two teams

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Competition: USA Major League Soccer
Competition: Mon 19.October
Match begins: 02:00 (UTC)
Venue: Providence Park (21144 seats)

A key match in Major League Soccer as both teams are battling for the top positions. With Portland Timbers in 2nd position and Los Angeles FC placed 4th, this promises to be an exciting meeting. Read on to find out more!

It's no vacation for neither Portland Timbers nor Los Angeles FC as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.

This stadium uses artifical turf, unlike Los Angeles FC's home stadium. The visitors last six games on artifical turf have ended in 2 wins, 0 draws and 4 losses.

Everyone involved with the away team has to get their travel gear ready for this match as there's a whopping 1500 kilometers to cover before arriving at the match.

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Portland Timbers form and stats

Overall Major League Soccer stats at home this season for Portland Timbers are 4-1-3 (wins-draw-losses). The opportunity of a proper winning streak is there for the hosts, with two straight wins here at Providence Park.

In their previous game, the manager G. Savarese led his Portland to a defeat in the Major League Soccer match away at Real Salt Lake. The manager is hoping to put things right immediately here at Providence Park. Before that game, the 3-0 home victory against SJ Earthquakes.

This is expected to be a close game, with Portland Timbers perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Portland Timbers as a small favourite), we find seven games. Portland Timbers has won three of these, drawn two and lost two.

Portland Timbers are traveling soon after this match as the Major League Soccer match at Seattle Sounders awaits in four days.

Portland have proved capable of finding the net in their games here at Providence Park with 14 goals in 8 league matches. Portland have conceded 14 from these games.

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Los Angeles FC form and stats

The hunting on away grounds haven’t been very fruitful for Los Angeles FC, who have the most scored goals (39) in Major League Soccer, so far with only 3 points returning home. The records show 1-0-5 (win-draw-lose).

Angeles lost away at Vancouver Whitecaps (1-2) in their previous game and are perhaps starting to feel homesick. A home win before that, celebrating 3-1 vs Seattle Sounders.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found eight similar matches played by Angeles in our archives, and the results are: three wins for Los Angeles FC, one draw and four defeats.

Many goals are not expected from the visiting Angeles as they have only managed to score 5 times from 6 away games in the league. It's worth mentioning that 4 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. People interested in "over 2,5 goals" betting will like to know that Angeles concede an average of more than 2,5 goals per away match all on their own.

Head 2 Head

The last H2H meeting was Los Angeles FC - Portland 4-2, played this season. As for the last eight games between these two teams, there's two Portland victories, two draws and four Los Angeles FC wins. Over/under statistics; six of these games ended with three goals or more, two matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

Los Angeles FCD. Rossi Marachlian
D. Rossi Marachlian
14 goals
PortlandJ. Ebobisse
J. Ebobisse
9 goals
Los Angeles FCB. Wright-Phillips
B. Wright-Phillips
9 goals

Portland Timbers missing players

Los Angeles FC missing players

Portland Timbers Los Angeles FC
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
21 10 2 Played P 3 8 19
12 5 1 Won W 1 2 8
4 2 0 Drew D 0 1 4
5 3 1 Lost L 2 5 7
45 17 1 Scored S 5 10 44
33 16 3 Conceded C 7 17 35
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
86% 80% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 100% 95%
76% 70% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 88% 84%
38% 30% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 67% 38% 58%
24% 20% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 33% 12% 37%
76% 60% 0% BTTS BTTS 67% 62% 68%
19% 30% 50% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 11%
5% 10% 50% Failed to Score F T 33% 38% 21%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2 2.3 1.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.3 1.2 1.4
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
251 132 21 Total Shots T S 44 94 287
110 50 7 Shots on Target S O 13 34 103
41% 34% 14% Goal Efficiency G E 38% 29% 43%
Key stats in Major League Soccer this season:
  • All of Los Angeles FC's away-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Los Angeles FC has the fewest clean sheets (2) in Major League Soccer
  • Los Angeles FC has the fewest points (3) away in Major League Soccer
  • Los Angeles FC has the fewest scored goals (5) away in Major League Soccer
  • Los Angeles FC has the most scored goals (39) in Major League Soccer
  • Los Angeles FC has the most scored goals in the first half (22) in Major League Soccer
  • Los Angeles FC have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
  • Los Angeles FC have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Los Angeles FC haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Portland Timbers has the most dropped points from leading position (11) in Major League Soccer
  • Portland Timbers haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Portland Timbers is in the best form (5-0-1)

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Seattle Sounders 16 9 3 4 35 17 10 7 2 1 25 8 6 2 1 3 10 9 18 30
2 Portland Timbers 17 9 3 5 37 29 8 4 1 3 14 14 9 5 2 2 23 15 8 30
3 Sporting KC 17 9 2 6 29 23 10 5 1 4 18 16 7 4 1 2 11 7 6 29
4 Los Angeles FC 17 7 3 7 39 33 11 6 3 2 34 18 6 1 0 5 5 15 6 24
5 Dallas 16 6 6 4 22 17 10 5 4 1 16 8 6 1 2 3 6 9 5 24
6 Minnesota United 16 6 5 5 26 21 5 3 1 1 10 4 11 3 4 4 16 17 5 23
7 SJ Earthquakes 18 6 5 7 28 43 8 2 4 2 12 16 10 4 1 5 16 27 -15 23
8 Vancouver Whitecaps 18 7 0 11 22 39 8 4 0 4 16 17 10 3 0 7 6 22 -17 21
9 Real Salt Lake 18 5 6 7 24 29 11 4 3 4 14 16 7 1 3 3 10 13 -5 21
10 Colorado Rapids 13 5 4 4 25 20 6 2 3 1 12 9 7 3 1 3 13 11 5 19
11 Houston Dynamo 18 4 7 7 25 30 8 3 3 2 12 9 10 1 4 5 13 21 -5 19
12 LA Galaxy 16 4 3 9 21 34 9 2 1 6 12 21 7 2 2 3 9 13 -13 15

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