Portland Timbers vs New York City MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Portland Timbers vs New York City Prediction 3/9/2024

Portland Timbers (1-0-1) travel to face off against New York City (0-2-0) on Saturday, March 9th. This match will be played at Yankee Stadium in New York, NY. Portland Timbers is coming off a draw while New York City is coming off a loss. The match is scheduled for 2:00 PM ET.

Portland Timbers vs New York City

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Portland Timbers Is Coming Off A Draw

The Portland Timbers will be looking to get back on the winning track after their last match ended in a 2-2 draw vs. D.C. United. This match took place on their home pitch, but they were still just barely favored, with a money line payout of +102.

Going into their last match, the over/under line was set at 2.5 goals, and the four combined goals easily surpassed this figure. This match marked the second straight time that a match involving the Timbers surpassed this figure.

Two players scored for the Timbers’ offense, with Dairon Asprilla and Santiago Moreno each finding the net. As a team, the offense took 10 shots, three of which were on target. The midfield dished out a total of two assists.

Maxime Crepeau finished with six saves and allowed two goals. D.C. United’s offense took a total of 12 shots, and the Timbers’ defense finished with 10 interceptions and three blocked shots.

New York City Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

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New York City will be looking to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to St. Louis City SC. This loss came on the road, and the over/under line was set at 2.5 goals. The offensive attack for New York City was extremely limited, only taking one shot on goal as a club.

Monsef Bakrar was the overall leader in total shots for New York City, finishing the match with two total shots. Mitja Ilenič and Hannes Wolf had the other two shots for the club, respectively. St. Louis City SC’s goalkeeper made just one save on the match.

On the defensive end, New York City allowed two goals on St. Louis City SC’s three total shots on goal. Matt Freese made one save on the match, and the club’s only interception came from Keaton Parks. Overall, New York City blocked three shots and finished with eight defensive interceptions.

Portland Timbers vs New York City Prediction

With both teams projected to finish with 2 shots on goal and 1 goal, we like the draw at +255 in this matchup between the Portland Timbers and New York City FC. Coming into the match, the Timbers are 3rd in the MLS in goals scored and are also one of the top shooting teams in the league. On the other side, New York City is 27th in shooting percentage and will be up against a Portland club that is 2nd in the MLS in shooting percentage.

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