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Portland Timbers vs Los Angeles FC 5/19/18: MLS Soccer Pick, Odds, and Predictions

Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles FC have started well. The new franchise currently sits second on the Western Conference. This weekend they will be traveling away from home to take on the Portland Timbers. This is a very important game since both sides are in the same conference and fighting for the same playoff spots.

The Portland Timbers had a poor start to the season but they have turned things around nicely having won 4 games in a row. This is a very good side and have established themselves as a top franchise. With the likes of Valeri and Adi playing very good football, Portland have the ability to beat any side in the MLS.

On the other side of the coin, Los Angeles FC are showing the MLS that they have what it takes to beat the top sides. This side has only lost twice this season and with many experienced players from Europe in the team, they look like they can compete for the title this season. Last weekend LAFC managed to get a draw at home against New York City FC which was a huge result. This weekend they will need to show the same level of performance if they want to get a result against Portland.

Taking everything into consideration, I am going to predict that the Portland Timbers win this game. While both sides are strong, it is hard for any side to play two top opponents back to back. This will be the case for LAFC and I think it will be too much for them to win away from home at Portland. We are getting a good price on the home side winning this game and due to that reason, it is the wager which I am going to be suggesting that we make.

 

Pick:
Portland Timbers

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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