Portland Timbers vs FC Dallas Prediction, 11/22/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Portland Timbers vs FC Dallas
Date: Sunday, November 22, 2020
Location: Providence Park in Portland, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Portland (-112) Dallas (+240)
Providence Park is the site where Jesus Ferreira and FC Dallas (9-7-6, 5th in the Western Conference) will play the Portland Timbers (11-6-6, 3rd in the Western Conference) on Sunday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Steve Clark for the Portland Timbers and Jimmy Maurer for FC Dallas. FCD is priced at +240 while the Timbers are at -112. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Portland has controlled possession for 46.5% of matches while successfully dribbling 59.4% of the time (12th in MLS). They have attempted 257 shots at their opponents goal with 103 on target, which is a 40.1% SOT percentage. Portland Timbers have accounted for 46 goals on the year, which ranks them 1st in MLS. Their players have caught 8,620 passes from teammates on 10,008 attempts so far this season, which makes their receiving percentage 86.1%.
Yimmi Chara is a guy who can be a difference maker for Portland. Chara has started 132 contests so far in his career and scores 0.23 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Columbia has accumulated 30 goals in 11,851 mins played. He has totaled 28 assists while tallying 4 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Diego Valeri, the forward from Argentina. Valeri has accumulated 19,662 minutes during 224 starting assignments and has been handed 30 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 65 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 84 total goals. He scores 0.38 goals per 90 minutes during his professional career.
The guy defending the goal for Portland Timbers is Steve Clark. Clark (81-68-83 mark during his career) has accounted for 54 shutouts, which has earned him a 23.2% clean sheet percentage. The keeper from the United States has had 1,158 shots tried at him in 233 starts. His GA/90 is 1.47 (343 goals given up) and he holds a save % of .713. Clark has seen the field for a total of 20,961 mins and has tallied 817 saves thus far in his career.
FC Dallas has tallied 10,136 pass targets this year (14th in MLS) to go along with 8,863 successful received passes. They have earned a receiving percentage of 87.4% and they have controlled possession of the ball 51.4% of the time. FCD have successfully dribbled 56.1% of the time for the campaign while earning 28 goals. They have completed 37.2% of their SOT out of 274 shots.
Jesus Ferreira will need to provide a lift for FC Dallas. He sports an average of 0.33 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 52 matches in his career. The forward who was born in Colombia has 4,401 minutes while he has scored 16 goals. He has earned 9 yellow card warnings during his professional soccer career and has assisted on a goal 8 times. You should also keep an eye on Franco Jara, the forward who represents Argentina. Jara has been handed a total of 50 yellow card cautions in 15,254 mins played (170 career starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his professional soccer career is 0.48. He has accumulated 82 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 19 times.
Jimmy Maurer is expected to look after the net for FCD. Maurer has recorded 54 shutouts while defending 628 shots attempted against him in 13,639 career mins. He sports a save % of .718 and his clean sheet rate sits at 35.3%. He has allowed 1.19 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 64-50-40. During his pro soccer career, Maurer has conceded 181 goals while he has tallied 451 saves in 153 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Portland (-112)
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