Portland Timbers vs Atlanta United Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Portland Timbers vs Atlanta United Match Prediction

By Gary Gillles

Portland Timbers endured more disappointment on the road after a 3-0 loss against San Jose Earthquakes. Jahmir Hyka provided an early advantage in the eighth minute for San Jose Earthquakes. Top scorer Chris Wondolowski’s goals either side of the half-time break provided a convincing victory for the home team. Atlanta United’s poor form extended with a 3-1 loss against New York City. David Villa’s stunning opener in the 17th minute was cancelled out by Carlos Carmona in the 39th minute. However, two quick goals from Rodney Wallace and Maximiliano Moralez in the second half resulted in more disappointment for Atlanta.

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

Betting Tips and Predictions

Portland Timbers are missing some key players like Diego Valeri and Darlington Nagbe. It has certainly hindered the plans of manager Caleb Porter, but a home game represents a great opportunity to take three points. Portland have three wins in the opening five home games. Atlanta have had just one win in the last five games, as their form has nosedived since the international break. The club’s only away win of the season came against strugglers Real Salt Lake. The absence of some key players reduces Portland’s impact, and I would back a draw in the game. Despite Atlanta’s recent struggles, the club has scored at least a goal in eight out of their nine league matches. Portland are yet to keep a clean sheet at the Providence Park this season. Hence, I would back both teams to score.

Draw – 5/2

Both teams to score – 1/2

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

Portland Timbers have conceeded only 2 goals in their last 2 games against Atlanta United

Atlanta United scored over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Atlanta United have conceeded only 2 goals in their last 2 games against Portland Timbers

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Portland Timbers Form Guide

Portland Timbers Team Logo

Portland Timbers

Won

3

Draw

1

Lost

6
L H

12-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo Vancouver Whitecaps

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

16-08-2018

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

19-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Sporting Kansas City Team Logo Sporting Kansas City

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

27-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

30-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Toronto FC Team Logo Toronto FC

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

02-09-2018

Major League Soccer

New England Rev. Team Logo New England Rev.

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

09-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

16-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W H

20-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Columbus Crew Team Logo Columbus Crew

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

23-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Minnesota United Team Logo Minnesota United

FT 3 - 2

(HT 3 - 0)

Atlanta United Form Guide

Atlanta United

Won

7

Draw

2

Lost

1
D H

15-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

21-07-2018

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

29-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Montreal Impact Team Logo Montreal Impact

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

04-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Toronto FC Team Logo Toronto FC

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

19-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Columbus Crew Team Logo Columbus Crew

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

25-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Orlando City Team Logo Orlando City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

03-09-2018

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

15-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

W A

20-09-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 3 - 4

(HT 2 - 1)

W H

23-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Portland Timbers Preview

Portland Timbers’ form has substantially declined over the last few weeks. The team has consequently fallen out of the top two places in the 2017 Western Conference table. The club has had just one win in the last four games. Despite significant improvements over the 2016 MLS campaign, away form continues to be a problematic area with just two wins in the five games. After failing to win the games against New England and Sporting Kansas City, Portland returned to winning ways at Providence Park with the victory over Vancouver. The club continue to remain as the top scorers across the MLS with 22 goals.

Portland Timbers Team News

Diego Valeri (hip), Darlington Nagbe (muscle), Chance Myers (muscle), Gbenga Arokoyo (Achilles tendon), and Ben Zemanski (abductor muscle tear) are the players unavailable for Portland.

Atlanta United Preview

After an excellent start, Atlanta United’s form has taken a turn for the worse. The absence of Josef Martinez has continued to trouble the club since the international break. In the last five matches, the club has managed just one win. While the absence of Martinez is a major blow, manager Gerardo Martino will be more worried about the defence, which has conceded 11 goals in the last five matches. The former Barcelona manager, though, will be relatively pleased to see his team fail to score only once in the nine league matches.

Atlanta United Team News

Josef Martinez (hamstring) and Jacob Petersen (leg) are the players unavailable for Atlanta United.

Portland Timbers Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

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

Atlanta United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.3

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 vs Atlanta United Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
90 GK Jacob Gleeson 193 91
2 LB Alvas Elvis Powell 182 75
5 RB Vytautas Andriuskevicius 188 80
24 CD Liam Ridgewell 188 79
7 CD Roy Miller 187 75
20 CDM David Guzman 176 78
21 CDM Diego Chara 170 65
27 CM Dairon Asprilla 178 70
8 CM Diego Valeri 178 75
10 CM Sebastian Blanco 166 64
9 CF Fanendo Adi 193 84
No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Alec Kann 190 86
3 CD Michael Parkhurst 182 72
5 CD Leandro Gonzalez Pirez 182 91
21 RB Mark Bloom - -
2 LB Tyrone Mears 180 74
18 CDM Jeff Larentowicz 185 79
14 CDM Carlos Carmona 178 70
24 CM Julian Gressel - -
10 CM Miguel Almiron 174 70
11 CM Yamil Asad - -
15 CF Hector Villalba 172 67