Philadelphia Union vs Portland Timbers MLS Betting Prediction

Philadelphia Union vs Portland Timbers Prediction 3/24/2024

Philadelphia Union (0-0-3) travel to face off against Portland Timbers (2-1-1) on Sunday, March 24th. This match will be played at Providence Park in Portland, OR. Philadelphia Union is coming off a draw while Portland Timbers is coming off a loss. The match is scheduled for 10:30 PM ET.

Philadelphia Union vs Portland Timbers

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Philadelphia Union Is Coming Off A Draw

The Philadelphia Union will be looking to get back in the win column after playing to a 2-2 draw vs. Austin FC. This match took place on the road, and the Union had a money line payout of +133. The two goals scored eclipsed the line of 2.5 goals.

On offense, the Union’s attack was led by Dániel Gazdag and Mikael Uhre, who each scored one time. Gazdag took a total of three shots and scored on his only shot on goal. Uhre took two shots overall, and the club, in total, had seven shots on goal and 18 shots overall.

As for the defensive end, the Union allowed two goals on just two on target shots by Austin FC. Goalkeeper Andre Blake finished with zero saves on these two shots. Overall, the Union’s defense made five blocks, intercepted seven passes, and got five clearances.

Through three matches, the Philadelphia Union have yet to win a match, going 0-0-3, which has them sitting 13th in the Eastern Conference. They have played two matches on the road, going 0-0-2, and one match at home, going 0-0-1. Overall, they have been favored in two matches, but have yet to come away with a win in those matches. Following this match against the Portland Timbers, they will return home to take on Minnesota United FC on Saturday, March 30th.

Portland Timbers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Portland Timbers will be looking to bounce back from a tough 1-0 loss to the Houston Dynamo. This match was played on their opponent’s pitch, and the money line payout for a Portland win was +285. The lone goal of the match fell short of the over/under goal line of 2.5 goals.

Portland’s offense took a total of 16 shots in the loss, with four shots being on target. Santiago Moreno was the only player to take more than one shot on goal, and he finished with four total shots.

On the defensive end, the Timbers allowed just one goal on Houston’s three total shots on target. Maxime Crepeau finished with two saves, and as a defensive unit, the Timbers had five blocked shots and five interceptions.

Through four matches, the Portland Timbers have a record of 2-1-1, which has them sitting in 3rd place in the Western Conference. They have split their two matches on the road, while going 1-0-1 at home. Overall, they have been favored in two matches, going 1-0-1, while going 1-1 as the underdog. On Sunday, March 31st, they will be on the road to take on Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Over their last four matches, they have gone 2-1-1.

Philadelphia Union Offense Breakdown

The Philadelphia Union’s offense has been solid this season, ranking 11th in MLS with 1.7 goals per match. Dániel Gazdag is the team’s top scorer, finding the back of the net twice this season, which is 18th in MLS. Gazdag also leads the Union in shots on goal, ranking 83rd in MLS. Overall, Philadelphia is 13th in shots on goal and 9th in corner kicks. Their passing percentage of 81.1% is 20th in the league.

Portland Timbers Offense Breakdown

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The Portland Timbers have been a middle-of-the-pack offensive team this season, averaging 1.8 goals per match, which is 10th in MLS. Antony has been their top scorer, finding the back of the net three times, which is also good for 8th in the league. He also leads the team in shots on goal, with four, which is 34th in MLS. Overall, the Timbers are 26th in shots on goal and 17th in corner kicks. Their passing percentage is 22nd in the league at 80.4%.

Philadelphia Union Defense Breakdown

The Philadelphia Union’s defense has struggled this season, as they are currently 21st in goals allowed per match at 1.7. They are also near the bottom of the league in blocked shots and interceptions. Oliver Semmle has started two matches in goal for the Union, and he is currently 26th in MLS with eight saves. He has yet to record a clean sheet this season.

Portland Timbers Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Philadelphia Union, the Portland Timbers’ defense is currently 14th in MLS, allowing 1.2 goals per match. They are coming off a match against the Houston Dynamo where they gave up just one goal. Overall, they have given up five goals in their last four matches. Keeper Maxime Crepeau is 11th in MLS with 13 saves and has yet to record a clean sheet this season.

Philadelphia Union vs Portland Timbers Prediction

Given the way we see this one playing out, the best value pick is to take the Philadelphia Union and Portland Timbers to finish in a 1-1 draw at +265. Coming into the match, both teams are near the top of the league in terms of shooting percentage, but they are also in the bottom half of the MLS in terms of shots on goal. Our projections have this one with a low number of shots on goal, with the Union holding a slight edge in interceptions.

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