LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers Prediction, 10/16/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA
Odds/Point Spread: LA (+105) Portland (+230)
Chicharito and the LA Galaxy (11-6-11, 6th in Western Conference) host the Portland Timbers (14-4-10, 4th in Western Conference) at Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday. The goalies expected to start will be Jonathan Bond for the LA Galaxy and Steve Clark for the Portland Timbers. The line on this contest has the LA Galaxy coming in at +105 and the Timbers are at +230. The over/under is set at 3.
LA faced off with Los Angeles in their most recent game and finished with a draw by a score of 1-1. The Galaxy attempted 26 dribbles in this matchup and completed 14 of those tries for a percentage of 53.8%. In sharing the ball, they had a 86.9% received passes rate by converting 479 out of their 551 passing targets last contest.
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Regarding shot accuracy, LA wrapped this game up at a 10.0% clip by putting 1 shots on target of 10 total shots. LA sports an average of 1.32 goals per 90 min (37 goals in total) and have accounted for 27 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Chicharito is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for the LA Galaxy. Chicharito has started 192 matches in his pro soccer career and scores 0.62 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Mexico has totaled 129 goals scored in 18,619 mins played. He has totaled 21 assists while tallying 34 yellow card warnings so far in his career.
Someone else who should impact this match is Kevin Cabral, the forward representing France. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 7 times during his soccer career and he has scored 14 goals. Cabral has been on the field for 5,351 minutes in 57 career starting assignments and has been handed 8 yellow card warnings. He currently averages 0.24 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for LA Galaxy is Jonathan Bond. Bond has seen the field for 10,439 mins and has tallied 382 stops during his soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.46 (169 goals conceded) and he has earned a save % of 70.6. The goalie born in England has had 548 shots tried at him in 116 career starts. Bond (43-29-43 record in his career) has accumulated 23 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 19.8% shutout rate.
For their last match, Portland walked away with a victory by a final of 1-0 against Miami. The Timbers earned a 52.6% successful dribble percentage by completing 10 of the 19 dribbles they attempted. They finished the contest by connecting on 430 out of their 501 pass attempts for a percentage of 85.8%. Portland connected on 3 shots on target out of 17 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 17.6% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having accumulated 44 goals and 30 assists for all their matches, Portland averages 1.57 goals and 1.07 assists per 90.
Felipe Mora should be someone to watch for Portland Timbers. The forward born in Chile has been on the pitch for 13,716 mins while scoring 74 goals. He has earned 14 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 10 times. He scores 0.49 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 156 games in his pro soccer career. You should also keep an eye on Dairon Asprilla, the forward representing Colombia. He has tallied 28 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 12 different times. Asprilla has been handed 18 yellow card warnings in 8,037 professional minutes (93 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.31.
Steve Clark will be residing in front of the goal for Portland Timbers. Clark has totaled 59 clean sheets while defending 1,240 shots against him in 22,517 career minutes. He has a save percentage of 71.9 and his clean sheet rate is currently 23.5%. He has surrendered 1.45 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 91-71-88. In his career, Clark has surrendered 362 goals and has accumulated 879 stops in 251 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take LA (+105)
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