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.
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.
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 HeadThe 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.
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|Portland Timbers||Los Angeles FC|
|Total||Home||vs ||Statistics||Stat||vs ||Away||Total|
|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%|
|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%|
- 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)
|4||Los Angeles FC||17||7||3||7||39||33||11||6||3||2||34||18||6||1||0||5||5||15||6||24|
|9||Real Salt Lake||18||5||6||7||24||29||11||4||3||4||14||16||7||1||3||3||10||13||-5||21|