Sporting KC vs Portland Timbers MLS Parlay 9/7/2019
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Jeremy Ebobisse and the Portland Timbers (12-4-11, 8th in the Western Conference) host Sporting KC (10-7-11, 9th in the Western Conference) at Providence Park on Saturday, September 7, 2019. The goalkeepers expected to start are Tim Melia for Sporting KC and Steve Clark for the Portland Timbers. The Timbers are priced at -118 while Sporting Kansas City is at +250. The over/under has been set at 2.75.
Sporting KC comes into this matchup with a mark of 10 wins, 7 draws, and 11 losses which is good for 9th in the Western Conference. During the season thus far, they have racked up a total of 39 goals which ranks them 10th in the West and 19th in MLS. Their goal differential is -4, which is good for 17th in MLS. Sporting KC will look to make sure they are sharing the ball as they have a total of 24 assists which ranks them 21st in MLS and 11th in the West. With regard to shots on target, they have a total of 145 which ranks them 3rd in the West and 5th in MLS. As a team, Kansas City has collected a total of 353 fouls which means they are averaging 12.61 fouls per contest. They have a total of 37 points for the 2019 season and they have an average attendance of 18,671.
Felipe Gutiérrez is one of the best players for Sporting KC. The midfielder from Chile has participated in 27 contests so far this year and has totaled 2,289 minutes. During that time, the 28-year-old has a total of 10 goals and has had an assist on 1 goal. He is currently averaging 85 minutes per game. Gutiérrez has started 26 contests so far this year and has committed 51 fouls over that period. Regarding shots on target, Gutiérrez has 26 which puts him at 22nd in professional soccer and 4th in the Western Conference among midfielders. Johnny Russell is another guy to watch out for on the squad from Kansas City. The 28-year-old from Scotland has racked up 9 goals so far in 2019 which places him at 3rd in the West among midfielders and 29th among all qualified players in MLS. He has played a total of 1,730 minutes and is averaging 75 mins per appearance. In 2019, he has a total of 21 shots on target which places him at 6th in the West among midfielders.
The goaltender for Sporting KC is Tim Melia from the United States. He is 32 years old and has played 2,430 mins in net for the 2019 campaign. Melia is surrendering an average of 1.63 goals per 90 minutes which places him at 11th among West goalies and 29th among goaltenders in Major League Soccer. During the 2019 season, he has given up 44 goals. He has a save percentage of .674 which places him at 11th among West goalies.
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The Portland Timbers will be the team across the field and for the campaign they sit with 12 wins, 4 draws, and 11 losses. When discussing goal differential, they rank 7th in the Western Conference and 11th in the league with +3. They have earned a total of 41 goals for the year which ranks them 8th in the Western Conference. Portland has a team save percentage of .716 which currently has them sitting 5th in the league, meaning they are difficult to score against. They are averaging a crowd of 25,218 putting them at 2nd in the Western Conference.
One of the toughest players to defend for the Timbers is Jeremy Ebobisse. The 21 year-old has put 8 balls past the goalkeeper. He is placed at 36th among forwards in the Western Conference in assists with 1 and has 13 shots on target this year. He has totaled 1,746 minutes and averages 65 mins per game. Another dangerous player on this team is Diego Valeri. The midfielder from Argentina has netted 8 goals so far this year which places him at 5th in the Western Conference among midfielders. He also has a total of 21 fouls.
In net for the Timbers is Steve Clark
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Portland (-118) and under 2.5 total goals
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