Portland Timbers vs Charlotte MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Portland Timbers vs Charlotte Prediction 5/4/2024

Portland Timbers (2-4-4) travel to face off against Charlotte (3-5-2) on Saturday, May 4th. This match will be played at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. Both Portland Timbers and Charlotte will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous matches. The match is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET.

Portland Timbers vs Charlotte

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Portland Timbers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Portland Timbers will be looking to bounce back from a 3-2 loss to Los Angeles FC. This match took place on their opponent’s pitch, and going into the match, they were the heavy underdog at +575. The five combined goals surpassed the pre-match over/under line of 3.5 goals.

On offense, the Timbers scored two times on just four shots on goal and nine total shots. Jonathan Rodriguez was the busiest offensive player, finishing with six total shots and two shots on goal. Santiago Moreno was the only other player to score and also had an assist.

Maxime Crepeau finished with eight saves for the Timbers’ defense, which had to defend against a total of 20 shots. LA FC’s offense took eight corners, and the Timbers’ defense scored an own goal. Despite the loss, Crepeau made a case for himself with some of his saves, including a diving stop in the 35th minute.

The Portland Timbers are in 11th place in the Western Conference, sitting at 10 points. They are just behind the Chicago Fire FC, who have the same record but have one more point. Over their last five matches, the Timbers have yet to win, going 0-2-3. Their last victory came on March 31st vs. Vancouver. On the road this season, Portland has just one win in six matches, going 1-3-2. After this match vs. Charlotte, they will return home to take on the Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday, May 12th.

Charlotte Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Charlotte will be looking to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to New York City FC. This match was played on their opponent’s pitch, and going into the match, they were +335 on the money line. The three combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

Kerwin Vargas was the only player for Charlotte to find the net, and he took two total shots and two shots on goal. Nikola Petkovic finished with the only assist for the club, and as a whole, Charlotte took eight shots and seven shots on goal.

On the defensive end, Charlotte intercepted seven passes and finished with one block. Despite making five saves, Kristijan Kahlina allowed two goals on New York City FC’s seven shots on goal. New York City FC also finished with six corner kicks.

Through 10 matches, Charlotte is 11th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 3-5-2. They have lost two straight matches and are 2-4-1 in their last seven. Overall, they are 3-1-1 at home and 0-4-1 on the road. In matches where they have been favored, they are 2-1-1, while they are 1-4-1 as the underdog. After this match, they will be at home once again, taking on Nashville SC on May 11th.

Portland Timbers Offense Breakdown

The Portland Timbers have been one of the most efficient offenses in MLS this season, scoring 1.9 goals per match, which is fourth in the league. They have scored more goals than their season average in five straight matches. Evander is the team’s leading scorer and has found the back of the net four times this season, which is 15th in MLS. He also leads the team in shots on goal, and his nine shots on goal are 34th in the league. Overall, the Timbers are 20th in the league in shots on goal and 29th in corner kicks.

Charlotte Offense Breakdown


Patrick Agyemang is the top scorer for Charlotte this season, finding the back of the net twice. He is also 31st in MLS in shots on goal. Brecht Dejaegere is the leader in assists for Charlotte, and he has also scored one goal this season. Overall, Charlotte is 26th in MLS in goals scored, and their 4.7 corners per match is 17th in the league.

Portland Timbers Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the 26th ranked offense in MLS, the Portland Timbers are hoping to get their defense back on track. Over their last seven matches, they have given up an average of 2.3 goals per match. This includes giving up three goals to both the 8th ranked offense of Los Angeles FC and the 3rd ranked offense of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Overall, they are 28th in goals allowed this season. Keeper Maxime Crépeau is 73rd in clean sheets and 16th in saves.

Charlotte Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Portland Timbers, the Charlotte defense is coming off a match where they gave up two goals to the 23rd ranked scoring offense in New York City FC. Over their last five matches, they have given up an average of 1.8 goals per match. On the season, they are 12th in goals allowed, giving up 1.3 goals per match. Keeper Kristijan Kahlina is 18th in MLS with 24 saves and has two clean sheets on the year.

Portland Timbers vs Charlotte Prediction

Even though the money line odds for this match are leaning towards a draw, we see this one ending in a 1-1 tie between the Timbers and Charlotte. Our projections are giving Jonathan Rodriguez the best chance to score a goal for Portland, while Kerwin Vargas is the top projected goal scorer for Charlotte. Coming into the match, the Timbers are one of the top scoring teams in the MLS, and they are also one of the most accurate shooting teams in the league.

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