Portland Timbers vs Austin FC Prediction, 3/12/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Portland Timbers vs Austin FC
Date: Saturday, March 12, 2022
Location: Providence Park in Portland, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Portland (-133) Austin (+300)
Diego Fagundez and Austin FC (2-0-0, 1st in Western Conference) travel to Providence Park on Saturday where they'll take on the Portland Timbers (0-2-0, 8th in Western Conference). The starting goaltenders will be Aljaz Ivacic for the Portland Timbers and Brad Stuver for Austin FC. Austin FC is priced at +300 while the Timbers are at -133. The O/U is set at 3.
Portland faced Los Angeles in their last match and got the draw with a final of 1-1. The Timbers attempted 23 dribbles in this match and converted 9 of the dribbles for a percentage of 39.1%. In the passing game, they earned a 75.4% received passes percentage by completing 218 out of their 289 targeted passes in their last match.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Portland wrapped this game up at a 40.0% rate by putting 4 shots on target of 10 total shots. Portland is averaging 1.50 goals per 90 min (3 total goals) and have accounted for 1 assist In all contests for this campaign.
Dairon Asprilla is a player who should impact this matchup for the Portland Timbers. He has 12 assists while accumulating 22 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career. Asprilla has been given a starting assignment in 99 matchups thus far in his career and has 0.32 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Colombia has accumulated 31 goals in 8,592 professional minutes.
Another guy who should impact this match is Sebastian Blanco, the forward representing Argentina. Blanco has been on the field for 17,367 minutes during 193 career starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 51 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 48 times in his career while scoring 52 goals. He is currently averaging 0.27 G/90 so far in his career.
The man defending the goal for Portland Timbers is Aljaz Ivacic. Ivacic has seen the field for a total of 1,851 mins and has tallied 75 saves in his career. His GA/90 is 2.14 (44 goals given up) and he has earned a save % of 64.4. The keeper born in Slovenia has seen 118 shots sent his way in 20 starts. Ivacic (6-6-8 record in his career) has accumulated 1 shutout, which gives him a 5.0% shutout percentage.
The last time they took the pitch, Austin went home victorious with a score of 5-1 against Miami. They wrapped up this match by completing 451 out of their 513 passes they tried for a rate of 87.9%. Austin FC finished the match with a 57.9% successful dribble percentage by converting 11 out of the 19 dribbles they attempted. Austin converted 6 shots on target out of 9 shots tried which had them at a 66.7% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having accumulated 9 goals and 8 assists in all their games, Austin averages 4.50 goals and 4.00 assists per 90.
Diego Fagundez will be someone to watch for Austin FC. He has an average of 0.28 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 218 contests during his pro soccer career. The forward representing Uruguay has totaled 19,566 professional minutes and has scored 60 goals. He has accumulated 33 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 44 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Cecilio Dominguez, the forward representing Paraguay. He has 45 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 12 times. Dominguez has been given a total of 16 yellow cards in 10,343 mins (117 career starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.39.
Brad Stuver will look after the goal for Austin FC. So far in his career, Stuver has allowed 85 goals and has racked up 199 saves in 55 starts. He has conceded 1.55 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 19-8-28. He holds a save percentage of 70.7 and his shutout rate is 16.4%. Stuver has earned 9 shutouts while seeing 283 shots against him in 4,950 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Austin (+300)
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