Portland Timbers vs Vancouver Whitecaps Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Portland Timbers vs Vancouver Whitecaps Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Portland Timbers moved into the top two of the Western Conference after a convincing 4-0 win over DC United. Diego Valeri’s penalty coupled with second-half goals from Alvas Powell and Sebastian Blanco (2) provided a comfortable three points for Portland. Vancouver Whitecaps look nervously down upon Portland Timbers after only managing a 1-1 draw with San Jose Earthquakes. Vancouver dominated the game with a raft of chances, and took the lead when Yordy Reyna finished a brilliant run of play in the 29th minute. However, Valeri Qazaishvili provided the equaliser with effectively the best chance of the game for San Jose. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Portland have managed four wins in the last six meetings with Vancouver, whose two victories in this period have only been at the BC Place stadium. Portland have a massive advantage in this game with home support behind them, and the team gunning for a sixth consecutive home win. Vancouver may be top of the table, but their away from is not stellar with three defeats in five. Home support coupled with the head-to-head records being in favour of Portland are the reasons for Caleb Porter’s team being my pick in the game. Diego Valeri is once again back among the goals after failing to score against San Jose Earthquakes. He has scored in nine out of the last 10 appearances for Portland. His record against Vancouver is quite decent with three goals in his last six appearances. I would back Diego Valeri to score anytime in the game.

Portland Timbers win – 10/11

Diego Valeri to score anytime – 4/5

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 10 games played against Vancouver Whitecaps

Vancouver Whitecaps saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Vancouver Whitecaps saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Portland Timbers

AVG Goals

1.7

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

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)

Vancouver Whitecaps Form Guide

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo

Vancouver Whitecaps

Won

3

Draw

4

Lost

3
L H

14-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Los Angeles FC

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

21-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Sporting Kansas City Team Logo Sporting Kansas City

FT 6 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W H

28-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

05-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Minnesota United Team Logo Minnesota United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

12-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

17-05-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

19-05-2018

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

26-05-2018

Major League Soccer

New England Rev. Team Logo New England Rev.

FT 3 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

02-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

10-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Orlando City Team Logo Orlando City

FT 5 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

Portland Timbers Preview

Portland Timbers come into the game with real hope of qualifying automatically to the latter stages of the MLS campaign. After having sneaked into the top two places by virtue of a big win over DC United, Portland will be looking to retain this spot at all costs. The chances of Portland retaining the second spot or even topping the table is quite high with the team playing their final regular-season match at the Providence Park, where they have been extremely strong with five consecutive wins. Diego Valeri is the second top scorer in the MLS 2017 with 21 goals.

Portland Timbers Team News

Portland Timbers come into the game without Chance Myers (ankle), Marco Farfan (ankle), Fanendo Adi (hamstring), and Gbenga Arokoyo (Achilles tendon) due to injury.

Vancouver Whitecaps Preview

After having lost the golden opportunity to seal the top spot in the Western Conference, Vancouver Whitecaps will be going at it again in the final game of the regular campaign. The club have a two-point advantage over the chasing pack that primarily now includes Portland and Seattle. Despite facing one of those teams in this final game, Vancouver cannot play for a draw as it could potentially hurt their chances of finishing top and automatically qualifying for the latter stages of the MLS Cup 2017. Fredy Montero is the leading scorer for Vancouver with 13 for the season.

Vancouver Whitecaps Team News

David Edgar (knee) and Matias Laba (cruciate ligament) are the players unavailable for Vancouver Whitecaps.

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

Vancouver Whitecaps Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.8

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 Vancouver Whitecaps Sidelined Players