LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers Prediction, 7/30/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers
Date: Friday, July 30, 2021
Location: Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA
Odds/Point Spread: LA (+100) Portland (+200)
Jeremy Ebobisse and the Portland Timbers (6-1-7, 8th in Western Conference) go to Dignity Health Sports Park on Friday where they'll meet the LA Galaxy (8-1-6, 3rd in Western Conference). The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Jonathan Bond for the LA Galaxy and Steve Clark for the Portland Timbers. The Galaxy are priced at +100 while the Timbers are at +200. The over/under has been set at 3.25.
LA faced Dallas in their last game and ended up losing by a score of 4-0. The Galaxy tried 15 dribbles in this contest and completed 8 of the attempts for a rate of 53.3%. In regard to passing, they ended up with a 85.0% received passes percentage by converting 391 of the 460 targeted passes in their last match.
In terms of shooting accuracy, LA finished the game at a 18.8% rate by landing 3 shots on target of 16 total shots. LA has an average of 1.40 goals per 90 min (21 goals in total) and have accounted for 15 assists in all contests for the year.
Sacha Kljestan is a guy who should be able to impact this match for the LA Galaxy. He has 77 assists while earning 66 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Kljestan has had a starting assignment in 371 matchups in his career while scoring 0.16 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder who is from the United States has earned 58 goals in 33,003 mins. One more guy who could decide who wins is Kevin Cabral, the forward hailing from France. He has helped a teammate on a goal 7 times during his soccer career and he has scored 11 goals. Cabral has been on the field for 4,602 mins in 48 starts and has been given a total of 5 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.22 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The man who will protect the net for LA Galaxy is Jonathan Bond. Bond (41-25-39 record during his soccer career) has earned 22 clean sheets, which has earned him a 20.8% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper hailing from England has had 497 shots tried against him in 106 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.45 (154 total goals given up) and he has a save % of 70.2. Bond has seen the field for a total of 9,539 minutes and has accumulated 345 saves so far in his career.
When they last took the field, Portland took a loss by a score of 2-1 against Minnesota. The Timbers had a 70.0% successful dribble rate by connecting on 7 out of the 10 dribbles they tried. They finished the match by connecting on 306 out of their 386 passing attempts for a percentage of 79.3%. Portland had 3 shots on goal out of 8 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 37.5% rate in their last match. Having earned a total of 18 goals and 13 assists in all their contests, Portland is averaging 1.29 goals and 0.93 assists per 90 minutes.
Jeremy Ebobisse should provide a spark for Portland Timbers. He currently averages 0.41 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 71 outings in his career. The forward hailing from the United States has totaled 6,786 minutes while scoring 31 goals. He has accounted for 4 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 9 times. Be sure to watch out for Diego Valeri, the forward representing Argentina. He has accounted for 86 goals during his soccer career while assisting on a goal 66 different times. Valeri has been given a total of 31 yellow card cautions in 20,521 minutes (232 starts). His goals per 90 average during his career is 0.38.
Steve Clark will be looking after the net for Portland Timbers. During his career, Clark has allowed 348 goals and has totaled 834 stops in 239 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.46 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 84-68-86. He sports a save % of 71.5 and his clean sheet rate is 23.0%. Clark has accumulated 55 shutouts while seeing 1,183 shots tried against him in 21,488 mins throughout his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Portland (+200) and under the total goals
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