Free MLS Pick: L.A. Galaxy vs Portland Timbers
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L.A. Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers
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L.A. Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers
Date: Sunday August 6th
Time: 4:00 PM ET
Venue: Providence Park, Portland, Oregon
MLS Moneyline Odds: Portland -190, L.A. +525, Draw +325
MLS Spread Betting Odds: Portland -1 (-120), L.A. +1 (Even)
MLS Betting Total: 3
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The Galaxy have floundered this season but there is still enough time to make a move up the standings to catch teams like Portland who are above the playoff cut line in the table.
The Galaxy are in a rough spot right now. they have not won a match since June at Colorado. Surprising form for one of the league’s signature teams.
Their most recent match was a 0-0 draw against Seattle, the defending champs. Trying to find some positives L.A. has to be pleased with the clean sheet as they had surrendered an ugly 14 goals in the 5 games prior.
Amidst the losing Van Damme has become a wild card at the back end. He leads the team in ejections.
Road trips have not been very friendly for L.A. this season. Sigi Schmid just returned to lead the squad and upped the tempo in the last game but the scoring chances were still somewhat limited.
With some more time to exert that influence look for a more spirited attack….if they can. L.A. is not blessed with striking talent.
Portland’s form in July was pretty even – as in three draws with one win and one loss.
That kind of mirrors their season to date as they have an 8-7-8 record overall. One that has them in the thick of the playoff chase but certainly hasn’t marked them as a real threat in the Western Conference.
Diego Valeri was strong in their 2-2 draw against Houston in their last contest. The Argentinean had a goal and an assist and with 11 goals already could easily top his career high of 14 from a season ago. He assisted on the only goal when these teams met in March.
Sebastian Blanco is another Argentine who has been playing really well of late. He may have only 5 goals on the season but three have come in the last 4 matches and he is a creative attacking player that needs to be accounted for.
This is his first year in MLS so it is not a surprise that it took a while to find place.
At Providence Park and facing an L.A. team that is searching at the moment make Portland a very heavy favourite to win. If the Galaxy are desperate that they might be able to exploit that.
Free L.A. Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers MLS Prediction:
I like Portland to win but unfortunately there is not much value in making that play, especially in soccer where draws happen so frequently. The goal like is not too bad though. That is the only way to play this one.
4* Free MLS Betting Pick: Timbers GL
Look for the Timbers to strike first and for L.A. to be playing catchup all match long.
MLS Free Score Prediction: Portland 3 – L.A. 1
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