Portland Timbers vs FC Cincinnati Predictions, MLS Picks, Betting Tips 7/28/2020
Game: Portland Timbers vs FC Cincinnati
Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Location: ESPN Sports Complex in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Portland (-120) Cincinnati (+275)
ESPN Sports Complex is the site where Yuya Kubo and FC Cincinnati (4-0-4, 5th in the Eastern Conference) will play the Portland Timbers (5-2-1, 2nd in the Western Conference) on Tuesday. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Steve Clark for the Portland Timbers and Przemyslaw Tyton for FC Cincinnati. The moneyline on this contest has the Portland Timbers priced at -120 and FCC is at +275. The over/under opens at 2.75.
The Timbers as a team have totaled 8 goals this season, which is 9th in MLS. They have tried 47 shots at their opponents goal with 20 being on target, which is a 42.6% shots on target percentage. Portland has been able to maintain possession for 48.6% of the game while dribbling successfully 60.9% of the time (12th in the league). Their players have received 1,968 passes from teammates on 2,277 targets this year, giving them a receiving percentage of 86.4%.
Felipe Mora is a player who should be able to impact this match for the Timbers. He has 5 assists while earning 14 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Mora has had a starting assignment in 126 outings in his career and he accounts for 0.46 goals per 90. The forward who represents Chile has accumulated 56 goals scored (29th among active MLS players) in 10,969 minutes played. Someone else who should impact this game is Sebastian Blanco, the forward who hails from Argentina. He has assisted on a goal 41 times during his pro soccer career and he has scored 44 goals. Blanco has totaled 15,935 mins in 178 career starts and has been handed a total of 47 yellow cards. He sports an average of 0.25 G/90 in his pro soccer career (103rd among active MLS players).
The guy defending the goal for Portland will be Steve Clark. Clark has defended the goal for 19,611 minutes and has earned 766 stops in his MLS career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.47 (321 total goals allowed) and his save percentage is .706. The keeper from the United States has faced 1,085 shots tried against him in 218 career starts. Clark (74-63-80 mark in his career) has recorded 50 shutouts, which gives him a 22.9% clean sheet percentage.
FCC have successfully dribbled 50.6% of the time this season while tallying 5 goals. They have earned a receiving percentage of 85.4% and they control possession of the ball 44.2% of the time. Cincinnati has tallied 2,156 pass targets on the season (14th in the league) to go along with 1,842 successful received passes. The have hit on 37% of their shots on target on 46 total shots.
Yuya Kubo should be someone to watch for Cincinnati. The forward who is from Japan has been on the pitch for 11,490 professional minutes while scoring 51 goals (37th among active MLS players). He has accounted for 14 yellow card cautions in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 15 times. He scores 0.40 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 62 contests during his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Haris Medunjanin, the midfielder who is from Bosnia. He has 30 goals in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 35 different times. Medunjanin has earned himself a total of 34 yellow cards in 20,584 professional minutes played (228 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his pro soccer career is 0.13 (168th among active MLS players).
Przemyslaw Tyton will look after the goal for FCC. Tyton has recorded 38 clean sheets while he has defended 897 shots against him in 16,796 career minutes. He sports a save percentage of .651 and his clean sheet rate sits at 20.4%. He has conceded 1.68 goals per 90 mins while he holds a record of 66-42-75. In his pro soccer career, Tyton has conceded 314 goals while he has 584 stops in 186 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cincinnati (+275)
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