Portland Timbers vs St. Louis City SC MLS Betting Prediction

Portland Timbers vs St. Louis City SC Prediction 6/9/2024

Portland Timbers (5-7-5) travel to face off against St. Louis City SC (3-4-8) on Sunday, June 9th. This match will be played at Citypark in St. Louis, MO. Portland Timbers is coming off a draw while St. Louis City SC is coming off a loss. The match is scheduled for 8:30 PM ET.

Portland Timbers vs St. Louis City SC

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Portland Timbers Is Coming Off A Draw

The Portland Timbers will be looking to get back in the win column after picking up a draw vs. the Houston Dynamo. This match took place on their home pitch, but they needed a draw or better to payout on the money line (+118). The two combined goals jumped above the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

On offense, four different players finished with at least one shot on goal for the Timbers, who took a total of 15 shots. Felipe Mora and Nathan Fogaca were the two players to score, with Fogaca and Jonathan Rodriguez being the only two players with a total of two shots.

As for the attack of the Dynamo, they scored two times on just three shots on goal, with Maxime Crepeau making one save. Overall, the Timbers’ defense intercepted 12 passes and finished with three blocked shots.

The Portland Timbers are looking to continue their recent success as they take on St. Louis City SC on the road. Overall, the Timbers are 5-7-5, which has them in 9th place in the Western Conference. They have been slightly better at home, going 3-2-3, compared to 2-5-2 on the road. Over their last three matches, Portland has gone 2-0-1, including a win over 14th-ranked Sporting Kansas City. Following this match, they will head back on the road to take on the San Jose Earthquakes on June 20th.

St. Louis City SC Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

St. Louis City SC will be looking to get back in the win column after their last match ended in a 3-3 draw vs. Inter Miami CF. This match took place on the road, and St. Louis City SC went into it with a money line payout of +475. The six combined goals surpassed the pre-match over/under line of 3.5 goals.

Two of St. Louis City SC’s offensive came by way of an assist, with the club taking a total of 20 shots and seven shots on goal. Indiana Vassilev scored on one of his four total shots, while Chris Durkin found the net on his only shot on target.

On the defensive end, St. Louis City SC allowed a total of 19 shots and 10 shots on goal, with Roman Burki making seven saves. The club’s defenders had a total of six blocks, to go along with intercepting 12 passes.

In their first season in the MLS, St. Louis City SC has struggled to find consistency, as they sit 11th in the Western Conference with a record of 3-4-8. They have been slightly better at home, going 3-2-3, but have yet to win on the road, going 0-2-5. Over their last five matches, they have just one win, coming against the 14th-ranked team in the Eastern Conference, the Chicago Fire. Following this match against the Portland Timbers, they will hit the road to take on FC Dallas on June 16th.

Portland Timbers Offense Breakdown

The Portland Timbers enter this match as the third-highest scoring team in MLS, averaging 1.8 goals per match. They have scored more than their season average in three straight matches. Felipe Mora leads the team with eight goals, which is 11th in MLS. Jonathan Rodriguez has taken the most shots on goal for Portland, finding the net six times. Evander has been the team’s top playmaker, with six assists and seven goals, which is 13th in MLS.

St. Louis City SC Offense Breakdown

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St. Louis City SC has been an average offensive team this season, ranking 19th in the MLS in goals scored at 1.3 per match. Klauss has been the top scorer for St. Louis City SC and is 33rd in the MLS with five goals. He also leads the team in shots on goal, which is 22nd in the league. Célio Martins is the leader in assists for St. Louis City SC and is 45th in the MLS. He is also second on the team in goals scored.

Portland Timbers Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against St. Louis City SC, the Portland Timbers’ defense is giving up 1.9 goals per match, which is 25th in the MLS. Over their last six matches, they have given up nine goals (1.5 per match). They have struggled to get stops, as they are 25th in blocked shots and 17th in interceptions. Keeper Maxime Crépeau is 22nd in saves and has yet to record a clean sheet this season.

St. Louis City SC Defense Breakdown

St. Louis City SC’s defense has struggled this season, as they are currently 21st in goals allowed per match (1.7). Over their last five matches, they have given up an average of 2.0 goals per match. This includes giving up three goals to Inter Miami CF, who has the top-ranked offense in MLS. Overall, they have given up three or more goals in three of their last five matches. Keeper Roman Bürki is 20th in saves and has four clean sheets this season.

Portland Timbers vs St. Louis City SC Prediction

Coming into this matchup, St. Louis City SC has been the better offensive team, as they are 19th in goals scored and are also 8th in shots on goal. They are also facing a Portland defense that is 25th in goals allowed. Our prediction is that St. Louis City SC comes away with the win by a score of 2-1. Taking them on the money line at -140 is a good play. As for the goal scorers, our top overall pick to score a goal is Jonathan Rodríguez for the Portland Timbers, while Klauss has the best odds to score for St. Louis City SC.

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