Portland Timberwolves vs Sporting KC MLS Betting prediction

MLS Portland Timbers vs Sporting KC Prediction 4/7/2024

Portland Timbers (2-3-1) travel to face off against Sporting Kansas City (2-1-3) on Sunday, April 7th. This match will be played at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, MO. Sporting Kansas City is coming off a win in their previous match, while Portland Timbers will be looking to get back on track from a loss to the Sporting Kansas City. The match is scheduled for 1:30 PM ET.

Portland Timbers vs Sporting Kansas City

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Portland Timbers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Portland Timbers will be looking to bounce back from a close 3-2 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps. This match took place on the road, and going into the match, they were the heavy underdog at +235. The five combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

Portland’s attack took a total of 11 shots, four of which were on target. The front line was led by Felipe Mora and Evander, with each player finding the net one time and Evander also finishing with an assist.

Maxime Crepeau made just one save on the day and the Timbers’ back line finished without a single corner kick. Overall, Vancouver took 13 shots and five shots on target. Portland’s defenders did block two shots and intercept five passes.

Through six matches, the Portland Timbers have a record of 2-3-1, which has them in 8th place in the Western Conference. They have lost three straight matches, including a 3-2 loss to Vancouver Whitecaps FC on March 31st. Overall, they have a road record of 1-2-0 and a home record of 1-1-1. Following this match against Sporting Kansas City, they will return home to take on Los Angeles FC on April 13th.

Sporting Kansas City Is Coming Off A Win

In their last match, Sporting Kansas City traveled to take on Toronto FC, coming away with a 3-1 win. Sporting Kansas City was the +180 underdog, and the four combined goals fell short of the over/under goal line of 5.5 goals.

On offense, Sporting Kansas City scored their three goals on just ten shots on goal and 17 total shots. Alenis Vargas and Rémi Walter were two of the four players to score, with Jake Davis also finding the net.

Defensively, Sporting Kansas City allowed just two shots on goal and blocked two shots while intercepting 16 passes. Goalie Tim Melia finished with one save on Toronto FC’s two total shots on goal.

Through six matches, Sporting Kansas City has a record of 2-1-3, putting them in 6th place in the Western Conference. They have been favored in three matches, going 1-1-1, while going 1-0-2 when considered the underdog. Their last match was a 3-1 win over Toronto FC on March 30th. Overall, they are 2-1-2 in their last five matches. After this match vs. Portland, they will be at home again on Sunday, April 14th vs. Inter Miami CF.

Portland Timbers Offense Breakdown

The Portland Timbers are scoring 1.7 goals per match this season, which is 8th in the MLS. They have taken more shots on goal than their season average in three straight matches. Antony is the team’s top scorer and 12th in the league with three goals. Evander is 25th in the MLS with six shots on goal and has scored twice. Santiago Moreno is 17th in the league in assists and has one goal this season.

Sporting Kansas City Offense Breakdown

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So far this season, Sporting Kansas City has been scoring at a rate of 1.5 goals per match, which is 14th in the MLS. They have scored more than their season average in three straight matches. William Agada is their leader in shots on goal, and he has also scored a goal this season. He is also their leader in assists. Rémi Walter has scored two goals this season, which is the most on the team and 23rd in the MLS.

Portland Timbers Defense Breakdown

The Portland Timbers’ defense has struggled this season, as they are 24th in MLS in goals allowed per match (1.8). They are also 17th in blocked shots and 23rd in interceptions. They have given up three goals in two of their last three matches, including a 3-0 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps FC on March 31st. Overall, they have given up 11 goals in their first six matches. Maxime Crépeau has started all four matches in goal for the Timbers and has yet to record a clean sheet.

Sporting Kansas City Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Portland Timbers, Sporting Kansas City’s defense is currently 9th in MLS in goals allowed per match at 1.2. They are also 10th in blocked shots and 3rd in interceptions. Over their last four matches, they have given up five goals, but they did have a clean sheet against Los Angeles FC. Keeper Tim Melia is 14th in MLS with one clean sheet and 4th in saves with 21.

Portland Timbers vs Sporting Kansas City Prediction

Our prediction for this MLS matchup between the Timbers and Sporting Kansas City is to take Sporting KC on the money line at -106. Sporting Kansas City comes in with the edge on offense, as they are 3rd in shots on goal compared to the Timbers, who are 26th. Our prediction is that Sporting KC’s William Agada will be the top goal scorer in the match. Look for Jonathan Rodriguez to score for the Timbers.

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