Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids Prediction, 10/3/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020
Location: Providence Park in Portland, OR
TV: FOX 12 Plus (KPDX)
Odds/Point Spread: Portland (+125) Colorado (+185)
Diego Valeri and the Portland Timbers (7-3-4, 2nd in the Western Conference) play the Colorado Rapids (5-4-4, 5th in the Western Conference) at Providence Park on Saturday. The goaltenders who are expected to start are Steve Clark for the Portland Timbers and William Yarbrough for the Colorado Rapids. The line on this contest has the Portland Timbers priced at +125 and the Rapids are at +185. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
The Timbers as a team have totaled 27 goals this year, which is 3rd in MLS. They have tried 154 shots with 62 being on target, which comes out to a 40.3% shots on target percentage. Portland maintains possession for 44.4% of contests while they have success at dribbling 58.1% of the time (20th in Major League Soccer). Their players have been on the receiving end of 4,830 passes from teammates on 5,699 targets so far this year, which makes their receiving percentage 84.8%.
Diego Valeri is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Portland Timbers. He has totaled 63 assists while tallying 29 yellow card cautions during his career. Valeri has been in the starting lineup in 216 matchups in his career and he tallies 0.39 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who represents Argentina has earned 82 goals in 18,954 mins played. Jeremy Ebobisse is a player who can be a difference maker for Portland Timbers. He has accounted for 9 assists while earning 4 yellow card cautions during his career. Ebobisse has been in the starting lineup in 58 contests in his MLS career and has 0.40 goals per 90 mins. The forward who hails from the United States has tallied 25 goals in 5,635 minutes.
The guy defending the goal for Portland is Steve Clark. Clark has played for 20,241 mins and has tallied 790 saves in his MLS career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.49 (334 total goals allowed) and he holds a save % of .712. The goalie from the United States has faced 1,122 shots attempted at him in 225 career starts. Clark (77-65-82 record in his career) has 52 shutouts, which has earned him a 23.1% clean sheet percentage.
The Rapids have dribbled successfully 58.3% of the time for the campaign while accumulating 23 goals. They have a receiving percentage of 89.8% while they control possession of the ball 53.3% of the time. Colorado has totaled 6,324 targets this season (10th in MLS) and they have 5,680 successful received passes. They have connected on 34.7% of their SOT out of 196 shots.
Jonathan Lewis is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Colorado Rapids. Lewis has been in the starting lineup in 24 contests during his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.47 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder from the United States has tallied 13 goals in 2,475 professional minutes played. He has accounted for 8 assists while earning 4 yellow cards in his career. Diego Rubio is a player who can be a difference maker for Colorado Rapids. Rubio has been in the starting lineup in 86 matches during his pro soccer career while he scores 0.45 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from Chile has totaled 40 goals scored in 8,038 professional minutes played. He has 17 assists while earning 33 yellow cards in his career.
The man who will protect the net for Colorado will be William Yarbrough. Yarbrough has been on the field for a total of 13,905 minutes and is sitting with 510 saves so far in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.39 (215 total goals conceded) and he has earned a save percentage of .732. The goalkeeper from Mexico has had 716 shots tried at him in 155 starting assignments. Yarbrough (56-41-57 mark in his career) has 40 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 25.8% clean sheet rate.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Colorado (+185)
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