Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC predictions for Saturday’s MLS clash at Providence Park. Timbers look for a return to the winning ways to build on their top spot. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC Betting Tips
Portland Timbers will host Vancouver Whitecaps looking for a return to the winning ways to keep their Western Conference top spot, after suffering a narrow and disappointing loss to Sporting KC last week. Although this will be no conference booster for the home side, we do feel they’ll be able to bounce back and bag a win currently priced at 4/6 with bet365
Vancouver Whitecaps do travel on the back of a 2-1 home win over Seattle Sounders, but their away form has been far from promising and we’ve seen them suffer three consecutive losses, including those at SJ Earthquakes (3-2), Tigres in CONCACAF Champions League (2-0), and Real Salt Lake (3-0). We thus don’t feel they’ll be able to snatch any points on a tough away day at Providence Park, where the home side bagged seven points this term.
Indeed, the Timbers have based their success on fine home form throughout the last season, with an unpredictable away form to add, and we do feel they’ll be able to outclass their rivals here. They have topped the table with an extra game played and one point clear of the 2nd placed Sporting KC, so we expect another strong outing in an attempt to build on it.
With the visitors’ conceding a lot of goals on the road, this looks a solid chance for them to return to their fine goalscoring form as well, as we’ve seen them net just one in their last two outings. Keeping the faith they can build on their high total of ten home goals this term, we’ll go for Over 2.5 goals FT which comes at 7/10 with William Hill.
Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC Stats
The sides have met three times in 2016, where we’ve seen interesting clashes and 14 goals in total. Vancouver have been able to secure home points with a 2-1 win in May and a 4-1 win in October but were outclassed in their last match at this ground (4-2 loss in May).
We now expect Timbers to return the favour for their most recent loss and earn another convincing win, going for a 3-1 correct score prediction – a home win which could prove great value for those keeping their faith, at 12/1 with Ladbrokes