Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids Prediction, 11/4/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids
Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Location: Providence Park in Portland, OR
TV: FOX 12 Plus
Odds/Point Spread: Portland (-105) Colorado (+205)
Diego Rubio and the Colorado Rapids (6-4-6, 9th in the Western Conference) travel to Providence Park on Wednesday where they'll take on the Portland Timbers (11-5-5, 1st in the Western Conference). The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Steve Clark for the Portland Timbers and William Yarbrough for the Colorado Rapids. The Timbers are priced at -105 while the Rapids are at +205. The O/U has been set at 3.5.
The Timbers as a team have earned 45 goals on the campaign, which is 1st in the league. They have launched 238 shots at the goal with 100 on target, which is a 42.0% SOT percentage. Portland has been able to maintain possession for 46.1% of games while successfully dribbling 60.2% of the time (9th in MLS). Their players have been on the receiving end of 7,763 passes on 9,023 targets this season, which gives them a receiving percentage of 86.0%.
Felipe Mora is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Portland. He has 7 assists while accumulating 14 yellow cards in his career. Mora has been given a starting assignment in 135 games thus far in his career while he scores 0.48 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from Chile has recorded 63 goals in 11,812 professional minutes played. Someone else who should impact this match is Diego Valeri, the forward who was born in Argentina. Valeri has 19,536 mins during 223 career starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 29 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 64 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 84 total goals. He sports an average of 0.39 goals per 90 mins so far in his professional career.
The man who will protect the net for Portland Timbers is Steve Clark. Clark (81-67-82 mark in his career) has accumulated 54 shutouts, which has earned him a 23.4% shutout rate. The goalie from the United States has seen 1,147 shots sent in his direction in 231 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.48 (341 goals allowed) and his save % is .712. Clark has been on the pitch for 20,781 minutes and has tallied 808 saves during his MLS career.
The Rapids have been able to dribble successfully 57% of the time this season while totaling 27 goals. They have a receiving percentage of 89.1% while they maintain possession of the ball 52.3% of the time. Colorado has 7,717 targets so far this year (26th in MLS) and they have 6,876 successful received passes. They have completed 37.1% of their SOT out of 229 shots.
Diego Rubio will be someone to watch for Colorado Rapids. He is averaging 0.43 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 89 matches during his pro soccer career. The forward who hails from Chile has played 8,307 professional minutes while scoring 40 goals. He has collected 33 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 18 times. Make sure to watch out for Jonathan Lewis, the midfielder who is from the United States. He has scored 13 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 8 different times. Lewis has been handed 4 yellow card cautions in 2,549 minutes (25 starting assignments). His G/90 average in his professional soccer career is 0.46.
William Yarbrough will reside in front of the goal for the Rapids. So far in his MLS career, Yarbrough has given up 222 goals while he has tallied 524 saves in 158 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.41 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 57-41-59. He is the owner of a save % of .730 and his clean sheet rate is currently 25.3%. Yarbrough has accumulated 40 clean sheets while he has seen 736 shots against him in 14,175 career mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Colorado (+205) and over 3.5 goals
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