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

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Toronto FC vs Portland Timbers Match Prediction

By Phill Barrs

Toronto vs Portland Timbers Predictions, Betting Tips, and Preview

Toronto could not capitalise on numerical advantage after only securing a 1-1 draw with DC United. Kofi Opare scored the opening goal from a corner after just six minutes on the clock. However, the red card received by Lloyd Sam just before half-time proved decisive, as Toronto were level when a goalmouth scramble was inadvertently put into his own net by Steven Birnbaum in the 52nd minute. Portland Timbers capitalised on LA Galaxy’s misfortunes to secure a 3-1 home win. Liam Ridgewell’s fourth minute goal was cancelled out by Ema Boetang just two minutes later. Goals from Diego Valeri and Alvas Powell secured an important win for Portland. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Even though Toronto have only achieved two wins in the last five league matches, their home form remains excellent with eight wins in the last nine league matches. Portland have been able to achieve just one victory in the last five away games. Crucially, the club has been able to avoid defeat only once in the four away games against Toronto. I would go with a win for Toronto. Sebastian Giovinco continues to be the driving force for Toronto, and he could have easily scored a hat-trick against DC United on any other day. I would go with backing Giovinco to score anytime in the game.

Toronto win – 4/6

Sebastian Giovinco to score anytime – 20/21

Toronto FC saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Toronto FC saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 9 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 8 out of their last 9 games played against Toronto FC

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Toronto FC Form Guide

Toronto FC Team Logo

Toronto FC

Won

4

Draw

0

Lost

6
W H

26-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Montreal Impact Team Logo Montreal Impact

FT 3 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

L A

30-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

02-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Los Angeles FC

FT 2 - 4

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

16-09-2018

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy Team Logo LA Galaxy

FT 5 - 3

(HT 3 - 1)

L A

22-09-2018

Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls Team Logo New York Red Bulls

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

30-09-2018

Major League Soccer

New England Rev. Team Logo New England Rev.

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

06-10-2018

Major League Soccer

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo Vancouver Whitecaps

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

18-10-2018

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

21-10-2018

Major League Soccer

Montreal Impact Team Logo Montreal Impact

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

28-10-2018

Major League Soccer

Atlanta United

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

Portland Timbers Form Guide

Portland Timbers Team Logo

Portland Timbers

Won

6

Draw

1

Lost

3
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)

D H

30-09-2018

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

07-10-2018

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 1 - 4

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

21-10-2018

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

28-10-2018

Major League Soccer

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo Vancouver Whitecaps

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

01-11-2018

Major League Soccer Playoff

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

04-11-2018

Major League Soccer Playoff

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

09-11-2018

Major League Soccer Playoff

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 5 - 6

(HT 0 - 0)

Toronto FC Preview

Toronto FC have come close to suffering a couple of defeats in recent weeks, but manager Greg Vanney will be pleased with the resilience shown by his team. Despite managing just two wins in the last five league matches, Toronto remain top of the Eastern conference table with a three-point advantage over Chicago Fire. The club has suffered just two defeats in 17 league matches. Toronto have recently been struggling to finish off opponents, as the draws with Colorado Rapids and DC United have largely been a result of the team being less clinical in front of goal. Sebastian Giovinco is the top scorer in Toronto with 10 goals in the league.

Toronto FC Team News

Steven Beitashour (pancreatitis) remains the only player on the sidelines for Toronto.

Portland Timbers Preview

A three-game winless run at home for Portland Timbers came to an end with the comfortable victory over LA Galaxy. Home form is extremely crucial for Portland Timbers’ hopes of finishing in the play-off places. The club are fifth in the table with only a three-point advantage over Vancouver Whitecaps, who sit outside the play-offs. As a result, Portland cannot afford to drop more points at home. There is greater dependency on results at Providence Park due to the lack of away form. Portland have only managed three away wins in 12 games this season. Diego Valeri is the club’s top scorer with 12 league goals.

Portland Timbers Team News

Gbenga Arokoyo (Achilles tendon), Liam Ridgewell (hamstring), and Amobi Okugo (knee) are the players on the sidelines for Portland Timbers.

Toronto FC 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 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

Toronto FC vs Portland Timbers Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Alexander Bono 191 84
6 CD Nick Hagglund 185 88
23 CD Chris Mavinga 183 78
15 CD Eriq Zavaleta - -
26 LM Nicolas Hasler 180 73
18 CM Marco Delgado 175 66
4 CM Michael Bradley 185 74
7 CM Victor Vazquez 180 78
2 RM Justin Morrow 175 75
17 CF Jozy Altidore 185 91
10 CF Sebastian Giovinco 164 62
No. Pos Player M kg
90 GK Jacob Gleeson 193 91
2 LB Alvas Elvis Powell 182 75
13 CD Lawrence Olum 188 -
33 CD Larrys Mabiala 187 83
5 RB Vytautas Andriuskevicius 188 80
21 CDM Diego Chara 170 65
6 CM Darlington Nagbe 175 75
20 CDM David Guzman 176 78
8 CM Diego Valeri 178 75
10 CM Sebastian Blanco 166 64
11 CF Darren Mattocks 183 70