Free MLS Pick Portland Timbers vs Columbus Crew
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(3-0-0) Portland Timbers vs. Columbus Crew (1-1-1)
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Portland Timbers vs. Columbus Crew
Date: Saturday, October 25th
Time: 7:30 PM ET
Venue: Mapfre Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
MLS Moneyline Odds: Portland +255, Columbus +100, Draw +265
MLS Spread Betting Odds: Columbus -1/2 (+105), Portland +1/2 (-125)
MLS Betting Total: 3
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It is early but no team in MLB has looked as good as Portland this season. This is a rematch of the 2015 MLS Cup. A spot both teams would love to return too.
The Timbers are a perfect 3-0 and have scored 10 goals in those matches while yielding just 3. They are in the top spot in the Western Conference.
Obviously the Timbers are not having a problem finding the back of the net. Fanendo Adi is tops in the league with three goals, which as many or more than half the teams in the league.
The addition of important Sebastian Blanco has made this a more dynamic group.
One thing that might slow down the Timbers is that they are missing a couple of midfielders due to international duty – Darlington Nagbe and David Guzman.
Last year the Timbers were terrible on the road but they snapped a long winless streak at L.A. earlier this season.
Columbus finds themselves mid-table after just a few contests, 1-1-1. Given that record there should really be no surprise that they have scored as many as they have allowed – 4 each.
The good thing is they come into this match off a 2-0 win over DC United and have been strong at home over the last season + losing just two of 17 matchs at Mapfre Stadium, one of the biggest homes in MLS.
For the Crew to have a chance they have to come up with a way to slow that Portland attack.
A big portion of that responsibility will fall on import Jonathan Mensah, who will be key in checking Adi
This is the first visit back to Mapfre since the Timbers won the MLC Cup on the road a couple of years ago.
That should create a festive atmosphere for this early season tilt, which is especially critical for the home side.
Free Portland Timbers vs. Columbus Crew MLS Prediction:
I love the value of Portland here at +255. They are playing great and if they continue to do so they are going to be hard to find at that price again.
I know that doesn’t guarantee anything but I think it is the the smart play in this one
4* Free MLS Betting Pick: Portland to win
Value with both sides but I am going for the bigger payoff in this one.
MLS Free Score Prediction: Portland 3 – Columbus 2
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