New York Red Bulls vs Portland Timbers MLS Betting Tips 9/18/2019
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Daniel Royer and the New York Red Bulls (12-5-13, 6th in the Eastern Conference) travel to Providence Park on Wednesday where they'll take on the Portland Timbers (13-4-12, 7th in the Western Conference). The goalkeepers expected to start are Luis Robles for the New York Red Bulls and Steve Clark for the Portland Timbers. The Timbers are priced at -129 while the Red Bulls are at +260. The total is set at 3.
The New York Red Bulls step onto the pitch with a record of 12 wins, 5 draws, and 13 losses which is good for 6th in the Eastern Conference. So far this year, they have scored a total of 45 goals which ranks them 6th in the conference and 12th in the league. Their goal differential is +1, which is good for 14th in the league. The New York Red Bulls will want to move the ball around the pitch and get the ball to their scorers as they currently have a total of 32 assists, which ranks them 10th in the league and 6th in the conference. When talking about shots on target, they currently have a total of 142 which ranks them 6th in the conference and 14th in the league. As a group, New York has collected a total of 363 fouls which has them averaging 12.1 fouls per game. They currently have a total of 41 points for 2019 and they have an average crowd of 16,959.
Daniel Royer is one of the top players for the Red Bulls. The midfielder from Austria has competed in 27 contests so far in 2019 and has totaled 2,056 mins. In that time, the 28-year-old has connected on 9 goals and has had an assist on 6 goals. He is averaging 76 mins per appearance. Royer has been a starter in 23 contests so far in 2019 and has racked up 14 fouls in that time. In terms of shots on target, Royer has produced 34 which has him ranked 8th in Major League Soccer and 1st in the East among midfielders. Kaku is another guy to watch out for on the team from New York. The 24-year-old from Paraguay has connected on 5 goals this season which has him ranking 16th in the East among midfielders and 76th among all qualified players in MLS. He has totaled 1,714 minutes and holds an average of 75 minutes per appearance. For this year, he has produced 12 shots on target which has him ranking 25th in the East among midfielders.
Looking after the net for the Red Bulls is Luis Robles from the United States. He is 34 years old and has played a total of 2,610 mins defending the goal for the season. Robles is conceding an average of 1.62 goals per 90 mins which has him ranked 18th among Eastern Conference goalies and 28th in Major League Soccer. During the 2019 campaign, he's surrendered 47 goals. He has a save % of .636 which has him ranked 14th among Eastern Conference goalies.
The Portland Timbers is the team on the other side of the pitch and for the current year they have 13 wins, 4 draws, and 12 defeats. In terms of goal differential, they are currently sitting 7th in the Western Conference and 12th in the league with +3. They have a total of 43 goals for this year which is 8th in the Western Conference. Portland has a team save percentage of .722 which has them ranked 5th in the league, meaning chances to score may be limited. They are averaging an attendance of 25,218 which puts them at 2nd in the Western Conference.
One of the players to remember for the Timbers is Diego Valeri. The 32 year-old has fired 8 balls into the back of the goal. He is sitting at 3rd among midfielders in the Western Conference in assists with 8 and has earned 30 shots on target so far this season. He has played 2,393 mins and has an average of 85 mins per game. Another solid player on this team is Jeremy Ebobisse. The forward from the United States has scored 9 goals so far this season which places him at 10th in the West among forwards. He also has committed 20 fouls.
In goal for the Timbers is Steve Clark
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Portland (-129)
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