FC Cincinnati vs Portland Timbers Match Info
Match date: 17thMarch 2019
Kick-Off: 9.00pm GMT
Stadium: Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati vs Portland Timbers Head to Head Record
This will be the sides’ first head-to-head clash ever as Cincinnati enjoy their first MLS campaign.
FC Cincinnati vs Portland Timbers Stats
- Cincinnati earned one point in two important games on the road early on
- Timbers stand the same but have a long way to their first home game this term
- Both sides struggle for defensive consistency early in the new campaign
FC Cincinnati vs Portland Timbers Match Preview
Portland Timbers take on yet another in a series of MLS trips early in the new campaign as they’re hosted by league newcomers Cincinnati on Sunday, still looking for their first win after snatching a point in a thriller at Colorado Rapids (3-3) and seeing a 4-1 loss at Los Angeles FC.
Timbers have been all over the place on some occasions early on it feels and Giovanni Savarese will be looking for a better defensive setup at Nippert Stadium, desperate for points and a pick-me-up. They have had troubles performing on the road last term and this could be more worrying, with nine more trips to go before their first home game.
Cincinnati open the competition in front of the home fans on Sunday and will be just as motivated for the important points, after seeing a convincing 4-1 loss to Seattle Sounders and snatching a point at Atlanta United (1-1) with a late equalizer from Roland Lamah.
Alan Koch’s men will now want more and we hope to see them very motivated to impress led by Fanendo Adi up front, who made a switch from the Timbers midway through the 2018 campaign. We thus hope for an exciting challenge and a thriller contest in Ohio, as both sides need confidence boosters early on.
We don’t feel we’ll see a winner on the day, though, and we’ll back the sides to share the spoils in a Draw priced at 12/5 with Paddy Power – which would surely see no one too happy about it amid an unpredictable start of the campaign on both ends.
However, we do expect goals and – as already said – an exciting game of football. With that in mind, we’re also backing a Yes on Both teams to score at 4/7 with William Hill and hoping it will prove a real banker bet as many have already rated it.
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