Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids Prediction, 6/25/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids
Date: Saturday, June 25, 2022
Location: Providence Park in Portland, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Portland (+120) Colorado (+220)
Providence Park is the venue where Michael Barrios and the Colorado Rapids (5-4-6, 9th in Western Conference) will play the Portland Timbers (3-7-6, 13th in Western Conference) on Saturday. The starting goalies are Aljaz Ivacic for the Portland Timbers and William Yarbrough for the Colorado Rapids. The Rapids are priced at +220 while the Timbers are at +120. The total has been set at 2.5.
Portland faced off with LA in their most recent match and earned a one point draw by a score of 1-1. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 76.0% received passes percentage by connecting on 291 of the 383 pass targets in their last outing. The Timbers attempted 16 dribbles in this contest and converted 10 of the attempts for a percentage of 62.5%.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Portland walked away from the pitch at a 16.7% clip by landing 2 shots on target of 12 total shots. Portland sports an average of 1.37 goals per 90 (22 goals in total) and are sitting with 16 assists in all games this year.
Dairon Asprilla is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for the Portland Timbers. Asprilla has started 106 outings in his career and accounts for 0.31 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Colombia has recorded 32 goals scored in 9,207 mins. He has accounted for 12 assists while accumulating 23 yellow cards during his pro soccer career.
Someone else who should impact this game is Yimmi Chara, the forward representing Columbia. Chara has been on the field for 15,495 minutes in 176 career starts and has earned himself a total of 6 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 35 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 39 goals. He currently averages 0.23 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The man who will protect the net for Portland Timbers will be Aljaz Ivacic. Ivacic has defended the goal for a total of 2,931 mins and is sitting with 106 stops so far in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 2.00 (65 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of 63.3. The keeper born in Slovenia has had 169 shots tried at him in 32 starting assignments. Ivacic (9-9-14 record in his career) has recorded 4 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 12.5% shutout percentage.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Colorado finished locked up with a final of 1-1 against New York City. The Rapids finished with a 62.5% successful dribble rate by completing 10 out of the 16 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this match by completing 199 out of their 256 passing attempts for a percentage of 77.7%. Colorado converted 1 shot on target out of 6 shots attempted earning them a 16.7% clip when they last took the field. Having accumulated 17 goals and 10 assists in all their matches, Colorado is averaging 1.13 goals and 0.67 assists per 90 minutes.
Michael Barrios should provide a lift for Colorado Rapids. He has an average of 0.21 goals per 90 and has started 190 matches during his pro soccer career. The forward born in Colombia has 16,738 minutes while earning 39 goals. He has totaled 26 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 45 times. Make sure to watch out for Jonathan Lewis, the midfielder representing the United States. He has totaled 22 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 9 different times. Lewis has been handed 7 yellow card cautions in 4,906 minutes played (49 starting assignments). His G/90 average during his career is 0.40.
William Yarbrough is expected to look after the goal for Colorado Rapids. Yarbrough has accumulated 60 shutouts and defended 933 shots against him in 18,585 career minutes. He has earned a save % of 73.6 and his shutout rate is currently 29.0%. He has surrendered 1.32 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a mark of 81-54-71. So far in his career, Yarbrough has allowed 272 goals and has accounted for 673 saves in 207 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Portland (+120)
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