LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers Prediction, 10/7/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Location: Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet
Odds/Point Spread: LA (+122) Portland (+218)
Jeremy Ebobisse and the Portland Timbers (7-3-4, 2nd in the Western Conference) travel to Dignity Health Sports Park on Wednesday where they'll take on the LA Galaxy (4-3-7, 13th in the Western Conference). The goaltenders who are expected to start are David Bingham for the LA Galaxy and Steve Clark for the Portland Timbers. The Timbers are priced at +218 while the Galaxy are at +122. The O/U has been set at 3.
The Galaxy have tallied 17 goals this year, which ranks them 19th in MLS. They have attempted 151 shots at their opponents with 56 of them being on target, which comes out to a 37.1% SOT percentage. LA maintains possession for 46.5% of matches while successfully dribbling 55.1% of the time (23rd in MLS). They have been on the receiving end of 4,713 passes from teammates on 5,511 targets so far this year, making their receiving percentage 85.5%.
Sebastian Lletget is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for LA Galaxy. Lletget has been in the starting lineup in 105 contests so far in his pro soccer career and tallies 0.20 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder who represents the United States has earned 20 goals scored in 9,138 mins played. He has totaled 14 assists while earning 7 yellow cards so far in his MLS career. Christian Pavon is a player who should be able to impact this match for LA Galaxy. Pavon has been given a starting assignment in 98 matchups so far in his MLS career and tallies 0.30 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who was born in Argentina has totaled 29 goals in 8,652 mins. He has accounted for 28 assists while tallying 6 yellow card cautions during his MLS career.
The guy defending the goal for LA Galaxy is David Bingham. Bingham has been on the field for a total of 16,742 mins and is sitting with 569 saves in his career. His GA/90 is 1.45 (269 goals allowed) and he holds a save % of .696. The goalie from the United States has faced 817 shots attempted at him in 185 career starts. Bingham (74-43-70 record during his soccer career) has 50 shutouts, which has earned him a 27.0% clean sheet percentage.
Portland has totaled 5,699 targets on the year (25th in MLS) with 4,830 completed passes. They hold a receiving percentage of 84.8% while they maintain possession of the ball 44.4% of the time. The Timbers have been able to dribble successfully 58.1% of the time on the campaign while accumulating 27 goals. The have hit on 40.3% of their SOT out of 154 total shots.
Jeremy Ebobisse is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Portland Timbers. He has totaled 9 assists while tallying 4 yellow cards thus far in his career. Ebobisse has been given a starting assignment in 58 outings in his career while he scores 0.40 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who was born in the United States has totaled 25 goals scored in 5,635 minutes played. Diego Valeri is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Portland Timbers. He has totaled 63 assists while earning 29 yellow card warnings in his career. Valeri has been given a starting assignment in 216 games thus far in his career and he has earned 0.39 G/90. The forward who was born in Argentina has accumulated 82 goals in 18,954 professional minutes played.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Portland is Steve Clark. Clark has defended the goal for 20,241 minutes and has accumulated 790 stops so far in his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.49 (334 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of .712. The goalie from the United States has had 1,122 shots attempted against him in 225 career starts. Clark (77-65-82 record in his career) has tallied 52 shutouts, which gives him a 23.1% clean sheet percentage.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Portland (+218)
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