FC Dallas (10-5-5) vs. Portland Timbers (9-7-5)
|Date & Time||Saturday July 25, 2015, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Dallas +109 / Portland +286 -- Over/Under: 2.5
MLS LIVE, ROOT Sports, NW, TXA-21
The Portland Timbers and FC Dallas square off Saturday night at Toyota Stadium.
The Portland Timbers look to remain hot after picking up points in four of their last six matches. The Portland Timbers have 23 goals in 21 matches and have scored two goals in their last three matches. Fanendo Adi leads Portland with eight goals, Rodney Wallace has four assists and Maximiliano Urruti has 30 shot attempts. Defensively, the Portland Timbers have pitched eight shutouts and have allowed two or more goals in six matches. Adam Kwarasey has come away with 44 saves and has allowed one goal in his last two starts. The Portland Timbers have come away with points in just one of their last five road matches, which includes a 1-4-0 record during that span.
FC Dallas look to build on their impressive four-game winning streak. FC Dallas has scored 28 goals in 20 matches and has scored seven goals in their last three matches. Fabian Castillo leads Dallas with eight goals, Mauro Diaz has six assists and Blas Perez has 22 shot attempts. Defensively, FC Dallas has pitched eight shutouts and has allowed two or more goals in six matches. Dan Kennedy has come away with 23 saves and has allowed one goal in his last four starts. FC Dallas has won four of their last five home matches, which includes a 4-0-1 record during that span.
Portland has won the last two matches against Dallas, which includes their meeting back in April. Dallas hasn’t beaten Portland since March of last year and is 1-3-1 in the last five matches overall. There have been at least three goals scored in four of the last five matches between these two teams.
Dallas hasn’t had much success against Portland as of late but has been on fire recently and has been mighty tough to play at home. Give me Dallas for its fifth straight win.