Colorado Rapids vs Portland Timbers Prediction, 4/30/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rapids vs Portland Timbers
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022
Location: Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (-105) Portland (+285)
Dick's Sporting Goods Park is the venue where Sebastian Blanco and the Portland Timbers (2-5-2, 9th in Western Conference) will play the Colorado Rapids (2-3-3, 10th in Western Conference) on Saturday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start are William Yarbrough for the Colorado Rapids and Aljaz Ivacic for the Portland Timbers. The Timbers are priced at +285 while the Rapids are at -105. The total opens at 2.5.
Colorado took the field against Charlotte in their most recent game and got the draw with a final of 0-0. The Rapids tried 7 dribbles in this game and were successful in 3 of the tries for a rate of 42.9%. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 84.1% received passes percentage by completing 302 of the 359 pass targets last match.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Colorado ended this match at a 18.2% rate by putting 2 shots on target of 11 total shots. Colorado averages 1.13 goals per 90 min (9 total goals) and are sitting with 7 assists in all games this year.
Jonathan Lewis is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for the Colorado Rapids. Lewis has been a starter in 44 games so far in his career while scoring 0.43 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder hailing from the United States has totaled 21 goals in 4,433 minutes played. He has 9 assists while tallying 7 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career.
One more guy who should impact this match is Diego Rubio, the forward hailing from Chile. He has assisted on a goal 24 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 50 goals. Rubio has been on the field for 10,711 minutes in 116 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 42 yellow cards. He scores 0.42 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Colorado Rapids is William Yarbrough. Yarbrough has seen the field for a total of 18,045 mins and has tallied 661 saves in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.33 (266 total goals conceded) and his save percentage is 73.8. The keeper born in Mexico has faced 915 shots attempted against him in 201 career starting assignments. Yarbrough (78-54-68 record in his career) has 57 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 28.4% clean sheet percentage.
For their last outing, Portland went home with a draw by a final score of 0-0 against Salt Lake. The Timbers had a 52.4% successful dribble percentage by completing 11 out of the 21 dribbles they tried. They finished this game by connecting on 553 of the 583 passes they tried for a rate of 94.9%. Portland converted 5 shots on goal out of the team's 15 shots attempted which had them at a 33.3% rate in their last outing. Having accumulated 10 goals and 4 assists in all their contests, Portland sports an average of 1.11 goals and 0.44 assists per 90 minutes.
Sebastian Blanco will be someone to watch for Portland Timbers. He sports an average of 0.26 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 196 matches during his soccer career. The forward born in Argentina has been on the pitch for 17,713 mins while scoring 52 goals. He has totaled 54 yellow cards thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 50 times. Be sure to watch out for Dairon Asprilla, the forward hailing from Colombia. Asprilla has been given 23 yellow card cautions in 9,028 mins (104 starts). His goals per 90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.32. He has accounted for 32 goals during his soccer career while assisting on a goal 12 times.
Aljaz Ivacic will be residing in front of the net for Portland Timbers. So far in his career, Ivacic has given up 54 goals and has accumulated 93 stops in 27 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.96 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 8-9-10. He has a save % of 64.8 and his shutout rate is 14.8%. Ivacic has accumulated 4 clean sheets while defending 145 shots against him in 2,481 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Portland (+285)
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