Colorado Rapids vs Portland Timbers Prediction, 11/25/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rapids vs Portland Timbers
Date: Thursday, November 25, 2021
Location: Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (-152) Portland (+418)
Dairon Asprilla and the Portland Timbers (17-4-13, 4th in Western Conference) head to Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Thursday where they'll take on the Colorado Rapids (17-10-7, 1st in Western Conference). The starting goaltenders will be William Yarbrough for the Colorado Rapids and Steve Clark for the Portland Timbers. The Timbers are priced at +418 while the Rapids are at -152. The O/U has been set at 3.
Colorado faced Los Angeles in their most recent game and notched a win by a score of 5-2. In regard to passing, they earned a 85.4% rate by converting 252 of the 295 passing targets in their last match. The Rapids tried 15 dribbles in this contest and converted 10 of the attempts for a percentage of 66.7%.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Colorado ended this match at a 52.9% clip by landing 9 shots on target of 17 shots. Colorado is averaging 1.47 goals per 90 (50 goals in total) and are sitting with 38 assists in all games this season.
Jonathan Lewis is a player who should impact this matchup for the Colorado Rapids. He has totaled 9 assists while tallying 5 yellow cards so far in his career. Lewis has had a starting assignment in 38 contests in his career and tallies 0.46 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder representing the United States has earned 20 goals in 3,949 professional minutes.
Another player who should impact this match is Michael Barrios, the forward hailing from Colombia. He has helped a teammate on a goal 42 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 39 goals. Barrios has been on the field for 15,991 minutes in 183 starting assignments and has been given a total of 25 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.22 goals per 90 minutes so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Colorado Rapids is William Yarbrough. Yarbrough (76-51-65 record in his career) has recorded 54 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 28.0% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from Mexico has seen 880 shots attempted against him in 193 starts. His GA/90 is 1.32 (255 goals allowed) and his save % is 73.8. Yarbrough has played for 17,325 minutes and has accumulated 636 saves so far in his career.
In their last outing, Portland earned three points by winning 3-1 against Minnesota. The Timbers earned a 66.7% successful dribble percentage by completing 12 of the 18 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this match by completing 359 out of their 443 passes they tried earning a rate of 81.0%. Portland converted 4 shots on goal out of 18 shots tried giving them a 22.2% rate in their last outing. Having accumulated 54 goals and 38 assists in all their matches, Portland sports an average of 1.59 goals and 1.12 assists per 90 min.
Dairon Asprilla will be someone to watch for Portland Timbers. He has an average of 0.32 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 97 contests in his career. The forward born in Colombia has totaled 8,417 mins while scoring 30 goals. He has 20 yellow cards in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 12 times. You should also watch out for Felipe Mora, the forward who represents Chile. Mora has been handed a total of 14 yellow cards in 14,013 mins (159 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his pro soccer career is 0.48. He has scored 74 goals during his soccer career while assisting on a goal 11 times.
Steve Clark will look after the goal for Portland Timbers. So far in his career, Clark has given up 370 goals and has accounted for 902 saves in 257 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.44 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 94-71-91. He has a save % of 72.2 and his clean sheet rate is currently 23.7%. Clark has totaled 61 shutouts while seeing 1,268 shots attempted against him in 23,057 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Colorado (-152)
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