LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers Prediction, 6/18/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022
Location: Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA
Odds/Point Spread: LA (-133) Portland (+333)
Dairon Asprilla and the Portland Timbers (3-6-6, 12th in Western Conference) travel to Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday where they'll take on the LA Galaxy (7-2-5, 5th in Western Conference). The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Jonathan Bond for the LA Galaxy and Aljaz Ivacic for the Portland Timbers. The Galaxy are priced at -133 while the Timbers are at +333. The total is set at 3.5.
LA took the field against Austin in their most recent game and took home the win by a score of 4-1. In regard to passing, they earned a 90.5% received passes percentage by connecting on 370 of the 409 targeted passes in their last outing. The Galaxy tried 10 dribbles in this match and completed 4 of those tries for a percentage of 40.0%.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, LA ended this match at a 52.9% rate by hitting 9 SoT of 17 total shots. LA is averaging 1.14 goals per 90 minutes (16 total goals) and have tallied 12 assists in all contests this year.
Chicharito is a guy who should be able to impact this match for the LA Galaxy. He has accounted for 22 assists while accumulating 40 yellow card cautions in his career. Chicharito has been in the starting lineup in 210 matchups so far in his pro soccer career and tallies 0.62 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from Mexico has tallied 140 goals in 20,185 mins.
One more player who could decide who wins is Kevin Cabral, the forward representing France. He has helped on a goal 8 times in his career while scoring 15 goals. Cabral has been on the pitch for 6,546 minutes during 73 starts and has been handed 9 yellow card warnings. He currently averages 0.21 goals per 90 for his pro soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for LA Galaxy is Jonathan Bond. Bond has seen the pitch for a total of 12,239 mins and has accumulated 438 stops in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.42 (193 total goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of 70.8. The keeper born in England has had 626 shots tried at him in 136 career starts. Bond (52-34-49 record during his soccer career) has accounted for 29 shutouts, which leaves him with a 21.3% clean sheet rate.
When they last played, Portland walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-1 against Miami. They wrapped up this outing by converting 392 of the 435 attempted passes earning a percentage of 90.1%. The Timbers ended the game with a 66.7% successful dribble rate by converting 14 of the 21 dribbles they tried. Portland connected on 5 shots on target out of their 16 shots attempted which gave them a 31.3% rate in their last game. With 21 goals and 15 assists in all their contests, Portland has an average of 1.40 goals and 1.00 assist per 90.
Dairon Asprilla should provide a spark for Portland Timbers. He is averaging 0.31 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 106 games in his career. The forward from Colombia has been on the field for 9,207 mins while earning 32 goals. He has accumulated 23 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 12 times. You should also watch out for Yimmi Chara, the forward hailing from Columbia. Chara has been handed a total of 6 yellow cards in 15,495 mins played (176 starts). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.23. He has earned 39 goals thus far in his career while assisting on a goal 35 different times.
Aljaz Ivacic will be residing in front of the net for Portland Timbers. Ivacic has racked up 4 clean sheets while he has seen 169 shots tried against him in 2,931 mins in his career. He has a save percentage of 63.3 and his shutout rate is 12.5%. He has given up 2.00 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 9-9-14. During his pro soccer career, Ivacic has surrendered 65 goals while earning 106 saves in 32 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Portland (+333)
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