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

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Kickoff: 03:30 Hrs

Venue: Providence Park

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Portland Timbers vs FC Dallas Match Prediction

By Phill Barrs

Portland Timbers ended a five-game winless run with a 2-0 win over San Jose Earthquakes. The crucial moment in the game came when Darwin Ceren was sent off in the 37th minute for a second yellow card. Two second-half goals from Diego Valeri sealed a crucial win for Portland. FC Dallas also brought an end to a winless streak, as they secured an emphatic 6-2 win over Real Salt Lake. A hat-trick from Roland Lamah was followed by goals from Maximiliano Urruti, Tesho Akindele, and Jesus Ferreira. Real Salt Lake came up with consolation goals through Omar Holness and Kyle Beckerman in two second-half minutes.

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

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

After going winless in five consecutive attempts, FC Dallas finally managed to beat Portland at Providence Park last season. Achieving a repeat of the same might be extremely difficult with Portland losing at home only once this season. Meanwhile, Dallas have managed just two wins in the five away games. Portland’s record of four wins in the last six league games against Dallas makes the home team strong favourites. I would back Portland for a win.

Dallas arguably have the key players missing in the form of Kellyn Acosta. The club has averaged just over a goal per game on the road. Portland have kept one clean sheet in seven home games, while averaging two goals per game. I would back over 2.5 goals in this match.

Portland Timbers win – 19/20

Total goals over 2.5 – 4/5

 

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

FC Dallas saw over 1.5 goals in 9 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

AVG Goals

1

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

4

Draw

1

Lost

5
W H

29-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

05-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Philadelphia Union Team Logo Philadelphia Union

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

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)

FC Dallas Form Guide

FC Dallas Team Logo

FC Dallas

Won

4

Draw

3

Lost

3
W H

15-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire Team Logo Chicago Fire

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

22-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

29-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Sporting Kansas City Team Logo Sporting Kansas City

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

05-08-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

13-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

19-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Minnesota United Team Logo Minnesota United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

24-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

30-08-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 4 - 3

(HT 2 - 1)

W H

02-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

16-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Columbus Crew Team Logo Columbus Crew

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Portland Timbers Preview

Portland Timbers had a customary win over San Jose Earthquakes, but this win also revives the club’s form table. After a string of winless games in the month of May, Portland Timbers’ form table was in a very bad shape coming into the game. This victory is extremely crucial in restoring the club’s MLS Cup hopes, as Portland had started sliding down the table following this winless run. The club’s strong start to the season now looks a distant memory with just one win in the last six games. Diego Valeri is now the club’s top scorer – ahead of Fanendo Adi – with eight league goals.

 

Portland Timbers Team News

David Guzman and Darlington Nagbe are unavailable for Portland due to international action. Gbenga Arokoyo (Achilles), Jack Barmby (ankle), Darren Mattocks (adductor), and Chance Myers (hamstring) are the players unavailable for Portland.

 

FC Dallas Preview

FC Dallas have been able to end a disappointing run of games which has eroded the confidence from the early part of the campaign. Dallas were branded as early MLS Cup 2017 favourites, but the club has slipped outside the top two places following this disappointing form. Dallas, though, continue to possess the second best defence in the 2017 MLS season with just 11 goals conceded in 13 games. Only Sporting Kansas City have conceded fewer goals than Dallas this season, and they have played more games. Dallas’ top scorer is Maximiliano Urruti with seven league goals.

FC Dallas Team News

Kellyn Acosta, Tesho Akindele, Maynor Figueroa, and Matt Hedges are the players missing due to international football. Walker Zimmerman (ligament) and Paxton Pomykal (knee) are unavailable due to injuries.

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

FC Dallas Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

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 FC Dallas Sidelined Players

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