New York City vs Portland Timbers Predictions

Vedran Ostojic 05 Jul 2019
  • New York City sit six points behind Philadelphia at the top of the table, with four games in hand

  • Can they keep up their great streak of recent and bag the points?

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New York City vs Portland Timbers Score Prediction

New York City vs Portland Timbers Match Info

Match date: 7thJuly 2019

Kick-Off: 11.30 pm

Stadium: Yankee Stadium, New York City

New York City vs Portland Timbers Head to Head Record

Last 3 meetings:

23 Apr 2018 Portland Timbers 3 – 0 New York City
9 Sep 2017 New York City 0 – 1 Portland Timbers
16 May 2016 Portland Timbers 1 – 2 New York City

Matches played: 4

New York City wins: 1

Portland Timbers wins: 3

Draws: 0

New York City vs Portland Timbers Stats

  • New York City come into the match on the back of a five-match winning streak
  • Portland Timbers beat Dallas (1-0) on Monday to earn their fourth win in five outings across competitions
  • Timbers beat Pigeons in three of their four head-to-head clashes

New York City vs Portland Timbers Match Preview

New York City have been rather convincing in the final third as they beat Philadelphia Union (4-2) and Seattle Sounders (3-2) in front of the home fans over the past seven days, extending a five-match winning streak across competitions and now hosting Portland Timbers in hope they can get more of the same.

Pigeons have been furious at Yankee Stadium beforehand too, as they beat Cincinnati (5-2) and North Carolina (4-0) since early June, led by in-form Heber and Maxi Moralez in the final third. They have games in hand but still a lot to prove if they’re to catch up with the Eastern Conference pace-setters, which is bound to have them very motivated now as well.

Portland Timbers have, on the other hand, beaten Dallas (1-0) with a single goal from Brian Fernandez to bounce back to the winning ways and earned their fourth win in five outings – with only the 2-1 loss at Montreal Impact interrupting the streak as a goal from Tomas Conechny proved nothing more than a consolation.

Timbers have been scoring goals on the regular and last five to find the net back in early May, which does promise a strong challenge on the day as well. However, it’s rather questionable if they can overcome their struggles for consistency and cope with in-form NYCFC at this point.

We will thus stick with New York City to secure the points and going for a Home win does feel like a solid approach to the fixture, coming at 8/11 with bet365 and already catching the eye of many big hitters as a generous pick.

As said, we have seen Timbers scoring many goals lately too and this feels like a strong challenge looming. However, we feel Pigeons will have what it takes to outgun them and we’ll thus also go for Over 2.5 Goals FT at 1/2 with Ladbrokes and looks a banker bet too.

New York City vs Portland Timbers Betting Tips

New York City to win @ 8/11 with bet365

Over 2.5 Goals FT @ 1/2 with Ladbrokes

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    New York City vs Portland Timbers Predictions

    New York City vs Portland Timbers Match Info Match date: 7thJuly 2019 Kick-Off: 11.30 pm Stadium: Yankee Stadium, New York City New York City vs Portland Timbers Head to Head Record Last 3 meetings: 23 Apr 2018 Portland Timbers 3 – 0 New York City 9 Sep 2017 New York City 0 – 1 Portland…