Los Angeles FC vs Portland Timbers Prediction, 3/6/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles FC vs Portland Timbers
Date: Sunday, March 6, 2022
Location: Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-150) Portland (+375)
Sebastian Blanco and the Portland Timbers (0-1-0, 5th in Western Conference) head to Banc of California Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet Los Angeles FC (1-0-0, 2nd in Western Conference). The starting goalkeepers will be Maxime Crepeau for Los Angeles FC and Aljaz Ivacic for the Portland Timbers. The moneyline on this contest has Los Angeles FC coming in at -150 and the Timbers are at +375. The total opens at 2.5.
Los Angeles played Colorado in their last matchup and went home with a win by a final score of 3-0. In the passing game, they earned a 83.4% passes received rate by converting 423 out of their 507 targeted passes in their last outing. LAFC attempted 21 dribbles in this outing and successfully completed 11 of the dribbles for a rate of 52.4%.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Los Angeles walked away from the pitch at a 42.9% clip by putting 6 shots on target of 14 total shots. Los Angeles has an average of 3.00 goals per 90 min (3 total goals) and have tallied 2 assists in all matches for the season.
Carlos Vela is a player who should impact this matchup for Los Angeles FC. He has 68 assists while accumulating 50 yellow cards in his pro soccer career. Vela has had a starting assignment in 315 matches during his soccer career and scores 0.45 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Mexico has 142 goals in 28,338 mins.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Cristian Arango, the forward hailing from Colombia. Arango has earned 9,981 mins during 107 starts and has been handed 23 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 8 times during his pro soccer career and he has scored 44 goals. He scores 0.40 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man who will protect the net for Los Angeles FC is Maxime Crepeau. Crepeau (36-27-58 mark in his career) has earned 31 shutouts, which has earned him a 25.4% shutout rate. The keeper hailing from Canada has seen 581 shots attempted at him in 122 starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.45 (176 goals given up) and he has earned a save % of 72.1. Crepeau has defended the goal for 10,947 minutes and has accumulated 417 saves during his career.
For their last game, Portland were able to avoid a loss with a score of 2-2 against New England. The Timbers finished the match with a 50.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 11 out of the 22 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 432 of the 506 passing tries for a rate of 85.4%. Portland converted 5 shots on target out of 17 shots attempted earning them a 29.4% rate in their last outing. Portland has 2 goals and 1 assist in all their matches.
Sebastian Blanco will be counted on for Portland Timbers. He scores 0.27 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 193 outings in his career. The forward from Argentina has been on the pitch for 17,337 minutes while scoring 52 goals. He has earned 51 yellow card warnings in his career and has helped on a goal 48 times. Make sure to watch out for Dairon Asprilla, the forward representing Colombia. Asprilla has earned himself a total of 21 yellow cards in 8,502 professional minutes played (98 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his soccer career is 0.33. He has accounted for 31 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 12 times.
Aljaz Ivacic will be residing in front of the net for Portland Timbers. In his career, Ivacic has given up 43 goals while totaling 70 saves in 19 starting assignments. He has surrendered 2.20 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 6-5-8. He sports a save % of 63.4 and his clean sheet rate is currently 5.3%. Ivacic has racked up 1 clean sheets while seeing 112 shots tried against him in 1,761 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Portland (+375)
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