Los Angeles vs Portland Timbers MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Los Angeles vs Portland Timbers Prediction 4/13/2024

Los Angeles (3-3-1) travel to face off against Portland Timbers (2-3-2) on Saturday, April 13th. This match will be played at Providence Park in Portland, OR. Los Angeles is coming off a win in their previous match, while Portland Timbers played to a draw vs. Los Angeles. The match is scheduled for 4:45 PM ET.

Los Angeles vs Portland Timbers

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Los Angeles Is Coming Off A Win

In their last match, Los Angeles hosted the LA Galaxy and came away with a 2-1 victory. The money line payout for Los Angeles was -139, and the three combined goals fell short of the pre-match over/under line of 3.5 goals.

On offense, Los Angeles scored their two goals on nine shots on goal and 20 total shots. Denis Bouanga took an impressive eight shots but it was Timmy Tillman and Bouanga that each found the net. Ilie Sanchez finished with the club’s only assist.

Hugo Lloris had three saves and gave up just one goal, which came on a penalty kick. As a defensive unit, Los Angeles blocked three shots and intercepted 13 passes.

Through the first seven matches of the season, Los Angeles has a record of 3-3-1, putting them in 5th place in the Western Conference. They have yet to win a match on the road, going 0-3-0. Over their last three matches, they have gone 2-1, including a win over the 2nd ranked team in the Western Conference, the Los Angeles Galaxy. Following this match, they will return home to take on the New York Red Bulls on Sunday, April 21st.

Portland Timbers Is Coming Off A Draw

The Portland Timbers played to a high-scoring draw in their last match, taking on Sporting Kansas City. The draw came on the road, and going into the match, they were the heavy underdog at +245. The six combined goals easily surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

Portland’s attack took a total of 10 shots and scored three times on their eight shots on goal. Felipe Mora, Evander, and Eric Miller all found the net one time apiece. Jonathan Rodriguez finished with one assist.

Maxime Crepeau was the keeper for the Timbers, and he finished with three saves on Sporting Kansas City’s six shots on goal. The Timbers’ defense intercepted nine passes and didn’t have a single block shot in the match.

Through seven matches, the Portland Timbers have a record of 2-3-2, which has them in 10th place in the Western Conference. They have struggled as of late, going 1-3-2 over their last six matches. This will be their fourth match at home, where they are 1-1-1. Following this match, they will head on the road to take on the Columbus Crew on April 20th. In the standings, they are tied with St. Louis City SC and Charlotte FC, all with eight points.

Los Angeles Offense Breakdown

Los Angeles enters this match as the 10th highest-scoring team in MLS, averaging 1.6 goals per match. They have scored more than their season average in three straight matches. They have also taken more shots on goal than their season average in three straight matches. Denis Bouanga is the team’s leader in assists and is 16th in MLS in that category. He is also 12th in MLS in goals scored and 3rd in shots on goal. Timmy Tillman is the team’s top scorer and is 14th in MLS in goals scored. He is 1st on the team in goals scored and 3rd in shots on goal.

Portland Timbers Offense Breakdown

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Evander is the top scorer for the Portland Timbers this season, as he has found the back of the net three times, which is 13th in MLS. He also leads the team in shots on goal, which is 26th in the league. Santiago Moreno is the leader in assists for the Timbers, as he has two on the season, which is 20th in MLS. He also has one goal, which is 104th in the league. This season, Portland is fifth in the league in goals scored, averaging 1.9 per match. They have increased their goal total in each of their last three matches. Their passing percentage is ninth in MLS at 83.9 percent.

Los Angeles Defense Breakdown

Los Angeles has given up 1.4 goals per match this season, which is 16th in the MLS. However, they have been trending in the right direction, allowing just one goal in their last match against the Los Angeles Galaxy. They have also had a couple of strong performances, including a shutout against Nashville SC. Overall, they are 10th in the MLS in interceptions and 6th in blocked shots. Hugo Lloris is 4th in the MLS with two clean sheets this season.

Portland Timbers Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against Los Angeles, the Portland Timbers’ defense is struggling, as they are giving up 2.0 goals per match, which is 27th in the league. Things have been especially tough for them over their last three matches, as they have given up three goals in each of those matches. This includes giving up three goals to both Sporting Kansas City and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Overall, they are 23rd in the league in interceptions and 29th in fouls committed. In goal, Maxime Crépeau has started five matches but has yet to record a clean sheet.

Los Angeles vs Portland Timbers Prediction

Given that Los Angeles comes in with the edge in shots on goal, our projections have this one ending in a 1-1 draw, which is currently paying out at +255. Coming into the match, Los Angeles is one of the top shooting teams in the MLS, but they are taking on a Portland club that is 27th in goals allowed. Our projections are giving Jonathan Rodriguez the best chance to score a goal for Portland, while Denis Bouanga has the best odds to score for Los Angeles.

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