FC Dallas vs Portland Timbers Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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FC Dallas vs Portland Timbers Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

FC Dallas were able to get a 3-0 win over Seattle Sounders to stay unbeaten in the MLS 2018 campaign. Dallas did not have many issues in picking up the first league win, as Roland Lamah scored after just 20 minutes to break the deadlock. Clean Dempsey’s 37th-minute red card had a huge say in the game, as Seattle collapsed from here on. Second-half goals from Lamah and Maximiliano Urruti provided a huge win for the hosts. Portland Timbers suffered a late collapse to lose 4-0 against New York Red Bulls. Benjamin Mines’ 18th minute goal was the only differentiating factor between the two clubs until a late collapse from Portland saw Bradley Wright Phillips and Carlos Rivas (2) score in the final 13 minutes.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Portland Timbers’ recent record against Dallas is not great with just one win in the last six meetings. The club’s last away success against Dallas occurred even further back in 2014. Dallas were phenomenally good at avoiding defeats at home; the team lost only two of the 17 home matches last season. Portland’s confidence has been shot to pieces by back-to-back defeats and Pareja’s team will smell the opportunity to take a victory. I would back a win for Dallas and it is available at a decent price.

The recent match against the Red Bulls witnessed a poor offensive performance from Portland, as Giovanni Savarese’s team had only one shot on target in the 90 minutes. They are coming up against a Dallas outfit, which does not concede too many goals. However, Portland have managed to score in each of the last six trips to face Dallas. There is a strong value to be found in backing over 2.5 goals and both teams to score.

FC Dallas win – 8/11

Total goals over 2.5 and both teams to score – 20/21

FC Dallas saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

FC Dallas saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played against Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Portland Timbers saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played against FC Dallas

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

FC Dallas Form Guide

FC Dallas Team Logo

FC Dallas

Won

4

Draw

4

Lost

2
D A

08-10-2017

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

16-10-2017

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

22-10-2017

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy Team Logo LA Galaxy

FT 5 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

22-02-2018

CONCACAF Champions League

Tauro FC Team Logo Tauro FC

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

01-03-2018

CONCACAF Champions League

Tauro FC Team Logo Tauro FC

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

D H

04-03-2018

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

18-03-2018

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

24-03-2018

Major League Soccer

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

08-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

15-04-2018

Major League Soccer

New England Rev. Team Logo New England Rev.

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Portland Timbers Form Guide

Portland Timbers Team Logo

Portland Timbers

Won

3

Draw

3

Lost

4
W H

16-10-2017

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

22-10-2017

Major League Soccer

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo Vancouver Whitecaps

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

31-10-2017

Major League Soccer Playoff

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

06-11-2017

Major League Soccer Playoff

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

05-03-2018

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy Team Logo LA Galaxy

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

11-03-2018

Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls Team Logo New York Red Bulls

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

24-03-2018

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

31-03-2018

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire Team Logo Chicago Fire

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

08-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Orlando City Team Logo Orlando City

FT 3 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

15-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Minnesota United Team Logo Minnesota United

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

FC Dallas Preview

Dallas have had a strong start to the season and manager Oscar Pareja would have expected the same – considering that Dallas were playing at home in four out of the first five matches. The emphatic victory over Seattle Sounders can propel Dallas to greater results, and the start made by the club is almost identical to their first few months in the 2017 MLS season. Pareja will be aware about the slipups that his team faced in the second half of the campaign.

FC Dallas Team News

Tesho Akindele is only Dallas player away on international duty, while manager Oscar Pareja will be without Jesse Gonzalez (knee), Brandon Servania (muscle), Jesus Ferreira (muscle), and Kellyn Acosta (hernia) due to injuries.

Portland Timbers Preview

Portland Timbers have had a disastrous start to 2018 with back-to-back defeats. The heavy loss against New York Red Bulls will have the potential to take away any confidence built up by the team in the pre-season friendly matches and from a reasonably successful 2017 campaign. The lack of goals from Portland is a surprising element, especially given that the club still possess last year’s MVP Diego Valeri in the ranks. Sebastian Blanco and Fanendo Adi have to soon fire on all cylinders in order to get Portland out of this difficult situation.

Portland Timbers Team News

Diego Chara (foot), Roy Miller (Achilles tendon), and Vytautas Andriuskevicius (hamstring) are unavailable due to injuries, while Andy Polo is away on international duty.

FC Dallas Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Portland Timbers Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

FC Dallas vs Portland Timbers Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
14 GK Jimmy Maurer 188 -
3 CD Reto Ziegler 183 79
24 CD Matt Hedges - -
2 LB Reggie Cannon 180 -
6 RB Anton Nedyalkov 181 69
15 CDM Jacori Hayes 170 -
21 CM Michael Barrios 163 60
7 CDM Carlos Gruezo 171 67
10 CM Mauro Diaz 170 62
20 CM Roland Lamah 180 71
37 CF Maximiliano Nicolas Urruti 182 73
No. Pos Player M kg
90 GK Jacob Gleeson 193 91
2 LB Alvas Elvis Powell 182 75
33 CD Larrys Mabiala 187 83
25 CD Bill Poni Tuiloma 182 78
16 RB Zarek Valentin 180 70
13 CDM Lawrence Olum 188 -
22 CM Cristhian Paredes - -
21 CDM Diego Chara 170 65
10 CM Sebastian Blanco 166 64
8 CM Diego Valeri 178 75
9 CF Fanendo Adi 193 84