New York Red Bulls vs Portland Timbers Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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New York Red Bulls vs Portland Timbers Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

New York Red Bulls managed a decisive advantage in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League quarter-finals after a 2-0 win over Tijuana. Bradley Wright Phillips continued his recent form in the CCL to come up with goals in either half. Portland Timbers started their 2018 MLS campaign with a 2-1 loss to LA Galaxy. The goals from Ola Kamara and Romain Alessandrini came in the space of two minutes. Portland tried to initiate a recovery with a second-half goal from Sebastian Blanco, but too many individual mistakes led to a win for Galaxy.

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

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Two of the recent five meetings between these two teams have been a draw. There is a high probability of a stalemate, as both teams have plenty of areas to improve upon coming into this game. New York Red Bulls may have home advantage, but their last home victory over Portland was in 2012. This match could be a game where both teams cancel out each other. I would back a draw. Since 2015, these two teams have met each other on three occasions and all of these games have produced less than 2.5 goals. The Red Bulls have a strong scoring striker in the form of Bradley Wright Phillips but not much apart, while Portland made too many individual errors in the opening game against Galaxy. Since both teams have issues to sort out, I would back under 2.5 goals in this game. #

Draw – 12/5

Total goals under 2.5 – 1/1

New York Red Bulls saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

New York Red Bulls saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 9 games played against Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played

Portland Timbers saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 9 games played against New York Red Bulls

AVG Goals

2.6

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

New York Red Bulls Form Guide

New York Red Bulls Team Logo

New York Red Bulls

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
W H

05-05-2018

Major League Soccer

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 4 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

13-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

21-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Atlanta United

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

27-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Philadelphia Union Team Logo Philadelphia Union

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

03-06-2018

Major League Soccer

New England Rev. Team Logo New England Rev.

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

07-06-2018

US Open Cup

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

09-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Columbus Crew Team Logo Columbus Crew

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

14-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

17-06-2018

US Open Cup

Philadelphia Union Team Logo Philadelphia Union

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

23-06-2018

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

Portland Timbers Form Guide

Portland Timbers Team Logo

Portland Timbers

Won

8

Draw

2

Lost

0
W H

15-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Minnesota United Team Logo Minnesota United

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

22-04-2018

Major League Soccer

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

06-05-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

13-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

19-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Los Angeles FC

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

27-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

D H

02-06-2018

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy Team Logo LA Galaxy

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

07-06-2018

US Open Cup

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

10-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Sporting Kansas City Team Logo Sporting Kansas City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

16-06-2018

US Open Cup

LA Galaxy Team Logo LA Galaxy

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

New York Red Bulls Preview

New York Red Bulls prepare for the first MLS game of the campaign with one eye on the quarter-finals of the CONCACAF Champions League in mind. Despite a strong 2-0 lead from the first league game against Tijuana, Marsch will not be ready to take any chances for this second leg at the Red Bull Arena. Last season, the Red Bulls narrowly made it to the play-offs but they were knocked out by eventual winners Toronto FC. The two-time Supporters Shield winner have decided to go in young legs in the transfer market. Sacha Kljestan is the big departure from the club during the off-season, while Alejandro Romero Gamarra is the big arrival.

New York Red Bulls Team News

Marc Rzatkowski (knee) is the only player on the sidelines for Jesse Marsch.

Portland Timbers Preview

Portland Timbers had a disappointing outing in the opening game of the season and it is the first of five consecutive away matches for Giovanni Savarese. The 47-year-old is facing a tough task to motivate his players after suffering in defeat in his first game in charge of the club. Last season, the club rode heavily on the goals from Diego Valeri, but the likes of Sebastian Blanco and Fanendo Adi also need to step up to the plate. Portland’s new addition Andy Polo had a mediocre game against Galaxy, and Savarese will be expecting more from the 23-year-old.

Portland Timbers Team News

Diego Chara (foot), Jeff Attinella (thigh), and Vytautas Andriuskevicius (hamstring) are missing from action for Portland Timbers.

New York Red Bulls Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.1

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

1.5

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

New York Red Bulls vs Portland Timbers Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
31 GK Luis Robles 185 86
78 CD Aurelien Collin 185 77
29 CD Fidel Escobar 181 92
5 RB Connor Lade 170 58
6 LB Kyle Duncan - -
17 CM Benjamin Mines - -
7 CM Derrick Etienne 178 72
88 CDM Vincent Bezecourt 170 65
27 CDM Sean Davis 182 66
10 CM Alejandro Romero 165 67
11 CF Carlos Rivas - -
No. Pos Player M kg
90 GK Jacob Gleeson 193 91
33 CD Larrys Mabiala 187 83
16 LB Zarek Valentin 180 70
24 CD Liam Ridgewell 188 79
32 RB Marco Farfan 178 -
27 CDM Dairon Asprilla 178 70
20 CDM David Guzman 176 78
10 CM Sebastian Blanco 166 64
13 CM Lawrence Olum 188 -
8 CM Diego Valeri 178 75
99 CF Samuel Armenteros 178 80