Los Angeles FC vs Portland Timbers Prediction, 11/8/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles FC vs Portland Timbers
Date: Sunday, November 8, 2020
Location: Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-134) Portland (+327)
Banc of California Stadium is the site where Diego Valeri and the Portland Timbers (11-5-6, 1st in the Western Conference) will play Los Angeles FC (9-4-8, 5th in the Western Conference) on Sunday. The goaltenders who are expected to start are Pablo Sisniega for Los Angeles FC and Steve Clark for the Portland Timbers. The Timbers are priced at +327 while LAFC is at -134. The over/under is set at 3.75.
Los Angeles has controlled possession of the ball for 59% of matches while dribbling successfully 58.2% of the time (13th in the league). They have attempted 339 shots at their opponents with 125 being on target, which comes out to a 36.9% SOT percentage. LAFC have tallied 44 goals for the campaign, which has them 2nd in MLS. They have received 9,040 passes on 10,550 targets so far this season, making their receiving percentage 85.7%.
Diego Rossi is a guy who can be a difference maker for Los Angeles. He has totaled 15 assists while earning 6 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Rossi has started 109 matchups so far in his career and he accounts for 0.50 G/90. The forward who is from Uruguay has totaled 54 goals in 9,772 professional minutes played. One more guy who should impact this match is Carlos Vela, the forward who was born in Mexico. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 64 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 133 total goals. Vela has earned 26,902 minutes in 298 starts and has earned himself 50 yellow cards. He is currently averaging 0.44 G/90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for Los Angeles FC will be Pablo Sisniega. Sisniega has played for 1,800 minutes and has earned 51 stops in his MLS career. His GA/90 is 1.60 (32 total goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save % of .632. The goalie from Mexico has seen 76 shots attempted at him in 20 starting assignments. Sisniega (10-3-7 mark during his soccer career) has recorded 2 shutouts, which gives him a 10.0% clean sheet percentage.
The Timbers have dribbled successfully 60.4% of the time this season while earning 45 goals. They have a receiving percentage of 86.0% while controlling possession of the ball 46.4% of the time. Portland has tallied 9,023 pass targets so far this year (19th in the league) and they have 7,763 successful received passes. They have completed 40.2% of their shots out of 249 shots.
Diego Valeri should be someone to watch for Portland Timbers. The forward who is from Argentina has been on the pitch for 19,572 professional minutes while he has scored 84 goals. He has 29 yellow card cautions during his career and has assisted on a goal 64 times. He scores 0.39 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 223 games in his pro soccer career. You should also keep an eye on Felipe Mora, the forward who hails from Chile. Mora has been handed 14 yellow cards in 11,902 mins played (136 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.48. He has earned 63 goals in his MLS career while assisting on a goal 7 different times.
Steve Clark will be looking after the net for the Timbers. Clark has tallied 54 shutouts while defending 1,151 shots tried against him in 20,871 career minutes. He holds a save percentage of .712 and his clean sheet rate sits at 23.3%. He has given up 1.47 goals per 90 mins while he holds a record of 81-67-83. Thus far in his career, Clark has given up 342 goals while he has 811 saves in 232 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Portland (+327)
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