New England Revolution vs Portland Timbers MLS Picks 9/25/2019
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Providence Park is the site where Diego Valeri and the Portland Timbers (13-5-13, 8th in the Western Conference) will take on the New England Revolution (10-11-10, 7th in the Eastern Conference) on Wednesday. The expected starting goalies are Matt Turner for the New England Revolution and Steve Clark for the Portland Timbers. The Revolution are priced at +340 while the Timbers are at -175. The O/U is set at 2.75.
The New England Revolution come into the game holding a record of 10 victories, 11 draws, and 10 defeats which is good for 7th in the Eastern Conference. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 44 goals which puts them at 7th in the Eastern Conference and 14th in the league. Their goal differential is -7, which is good for 18th in the league. The New England Revolution will want to make it a priority to get the ball to teammates because they have compiled a total of 35 assists, which puts them at 7th in the league and 4th in the Eastern Conference. With reference to shots on target, they have compiled a total of 130 which puts them at 7th in the Eastern Conference and 18th in the league. As a team, New England currently has a total of 408 fouls which has them averaging 13.16 fouls per contest. They have compiled a total of 41 points for the year and they are averaging an attendance of 15,996.
Juan Fernando Caicedo is one of the standout players to keep an eye on for the Revolution. The forward from Colombia has taken part in 25 games this season and has totaled 989 minutes. During that time, the 29-year-old has scored 5 goals and has assisted on 2 goals. So far this year he is averaging 40 minutes per game. Caicedo has started 12 games this season and has a total of 14 fouls over the course of that time. Concerning shots on target, Caicedo has earned 10 which has him sitting in 115th in Major League Soccer and 23rd in the Eastern Conference among forwards. Carles Gil is another player to keep an eye on for the team from New England. The 26-year-old from Spain has connected on 9 goals this season which has him ranked 6th in the Eastern Conference among midfielders and 30th among all players in pro soccer. He has played a total of 2,785 minutes and averages 90 mins per appearance. So far this year, he has earned 22 shots on target which has him ranked 11th in the Eastern Conference among midfielders.
The goalie for the Revolution is Matt Turner from the United States. He is 24 years old and has played a total of 1,585 mins protecting the goal for the year. Turner is conceding 1.36 goals per 90 mins which ranks him 11th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 18th among goaltenders in MLS. For the 2019 campaign, he's given up 24 goals. His save % is .760 which ranks him 4th among Eastern Conference goaltenders.
The Portland Timbers is the team on the other side of the pitch and for the 2019 season they sit with 13 victories, 5 draws, and 13 losses. In terms of goal differential, they are ranked 8th in the Western Conference and 15th in the league with +1. They currently have a total of 43 goals for the 2019 season which is good for 9th in the Western Conference. Portland has a team save % of .725 which currently has them sitting 5th in the league, meaning they are a tough group to score against. They are averaging a crowd of 25,218 ranking them 2nd in the Western Conference.
One of the guys to remember for the Timbers is Diego Valeri. The 32 year-old has guided 8 balls past the goalkeeper. He is sitting at 3rd among midfielders in the West in assists with 8 and has 31 shots on target in 2019. He has played a total of 2,513 minutes and averages 84 mins per appearance. Another one of the great players on this team is Jeremy Ebobisse. The forward from the United States has tallied 9 goals so far in 2019 which places him at 11th in the West among forwards. He also has committed 20 fouls.
In goal for the Timbers is Steve Clark
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New England (+340)
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