Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids Prediction, 9/23/2023 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023
Location: Providence Park in Portland, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Portland (-145) Colorado (+390)
Providence Park is the location where the Rapids (4-10-14) will attempt to defeat the Portland Timbers (10-9-11) on Saturday. The Timbers open at -145 while the Rapids are at +390. The total has been set at 2.5. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Aljaz Ivacic for Portland and William Yarbrough for Colorado.
Portland has allowed 46 goals while relinquishing 1.53 G/90, and the other team have a total of 135 shots on target on them. They have earned 8 shut outs, which puts them at a percentage of 26.7% the year. Portland has 73 yellow cards so far this year. The Timbers have a ranking of 22nd concerning expected goals with 33.6, and the squad's expected goals against are sitting at 40.2. On the year, the squad is sitting with an average of 1.30 pts/match (39 points) and they also rank 5th in the league with 30 assists. The team's difference in goals is currently at -8 by means of 38 goals scored in addition to 46 goals allowed. The Portland Timbers have accounted for 92 saves and they also are the owners of a save rate of 68.1 the year.
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Over the course of the season, Colorado has a save % of 69.5 (131 SoT against), and they also are 28th in the league with 22 pts. The Rapids come in with an average of 0.79 points per match while earning 14 assists and 4 red cards. The Colorado Rapids have tallied 19 goals and their xG the season sits at 30.8. Colorado has tallied a clean sheet rate of 28.6% so far this year and also 70 yellow cards. Their goals against/90 min is 1.50 with 89 saves, and they have earned 8 shutouts. Colorado has a ranking of 29th in regard to goals surrendered with 42, and the goal differential is coming in at -23.
The guy who will defend the goal for Portland is Aljaz Ivacic. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.83 (120 total goals given up) and he has earned a save % of .671. Ivacic (20-20-25 record in his career) has recorded 9 shutouts, which gives him a 13.8% shutout rate. Ivacic has played a total of 5,901 minutes and has earned 232 saves during his career. The goalie from Slovenia has seen 346 shots attempted against him in 65 career starts.
William Yarbrough is expected to look after the net for Colorado. Yarbrough has racked up 43 clean sheets and has defended 539 shots against him in 12,121 career minutes. He holds a save % of .718 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 32.1%. He has surrendered 1.17 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 49-42-43. In his career, Yarbrough has allowed 158 goals and has accounted for 387 saves in 134 starting assignments.
Santiago Moreno is a guy who should impact this matchup for Portland. Moreno has started 80 matchups in his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.18 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing Colombia has racked up 14 goals in 6,858 mins. He has 20 assists while accumulating 9 yellow cards in his career.
Colorado has an attacker in Diego Rubio, who the defense is sure to gameplan in this matchup. He has collected 9 yellow card cautions during his soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 30 times. The forward representing Chile has totaled 13,316 mins while scoring 63 goals. He scores 0.43 goals per 90 and has started 146 games in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Portland (-145)
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