Portland Timbers vs LA Galaxy Prediction, 10/28/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Portland Timbers vs LA Galaxy
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Location: Providence Park in Portland, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Portland (-125) LA (+250)
Felipe Mora and the Portland Timbers (9-5-5, 3rd in the Western Conference) play the LA Galaxy (5-3-10, 12th in the Western Conference) at Providence Park on Wednesday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Steve Clark for the Portland Timbers and David Bingham for the LA Galaxy. The line on this matchup has the Portland Timbers priced at -125 and the Galaxy are at +250. The total is set at 3.25.
The Timbers have collected 39 goals on the year, which ranks 2nd in the league. They have launched 215 shots with 91 being on target, which calculates to a 42.3% shots on target percentage. Portland controls possession for 45.3% of contests while successfully dribbling 61% of the time (6th in Major League Soccer). They have caught 6,680 passes on 7,837 attempts on the season, earning them a receiving percentage of 85.2%.
Felipe Mora is a guy who can be a difference maker for Portland. He has totaled 7 assists while tallying 14 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career. Mora has been in the starting lineup in 134 contests during his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.48 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from Chile has 63 goals scored in 11,716 professional minutes played. One more player who could decide who wins is Diego Valeri, the forward who was born in Argentina. Valeri has been on the pitch for 19,357 mins in 221 starts and has earned himself a total of 29 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 64 times so far in his career while he has scored 83 total goals. He scores 0.39 goals per 90 minutes in his career.
The guy defending the goal for Portland will be Steve Clark. Clark has played for a total of 20,601 minutes and is sitting with 802 stops during his career. His GA/90 is 1.48 (339 total goals given up) and he has earned a save percentage of .712. The keeper from the United States has faced 1,139 shots tried against him in 229 career starting assignments. Clark (79-67-82 mark during his career) has accumulated 53 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 23.1% shutout rate.
The Galaxy have been able to dribble successfully 57.2% of the time this year while earning 21 goals. They have a receiving percentage of 85.2% while controlling possession of the ball 45.3% of the time. LA has 6,988 targets this season (25th in the league) and they have 5,956 completed passes. They have completed 34.3% of their shots on target on 201 shots.
Sebastian Lletget will need to provide a spark for LA. The midfielder who is from the United States has been on the field for 9,481 professional minutes and he has scored 20 goals. He has totaled 7 yellow cards in his professional soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 14 times. He sports an average of 0.19 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 109 outings during his professional soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Christian Pavon, the forward who is from Argentina. He has scored 30 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 30 times. Pavon has been given 7 yellow card cautions in 9,012 minutes played (102 starting assignments). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.30.
David Bingham will look after the goal for the Galaxy. Bingham has accumulated 50 shutouts while defending 824 shots tried against him in 16,832 minutes throughout his career. He is the owner of a save % of .692 and his shutout rate is currently 26.9%. He has surrendered 1.47 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 74-43-71. During his MLS career, Bingham has given up 275 goals while he has accounted for 570 saves in 186 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Portland (-125)
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