LAFC vs Portland Timbers - 7/15/18 MLS Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Timbers vs LAFC
Major League Soccer: Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 6:00 pm (Banc of California Stadium)
The Line: LAFC -143 / Portland +400/ Draw +275 -- Over/Under: 2.5 See the Latest Odds
The MLS will continue this weekend as Los Angeles FC will be in action. They will be at home as they host the Portland Timbers. This is a game between two great sides in the same conference so we should be able to witness a high level of soccer.
It has been a really good past few months for the Portland Timbers and they have shown a great fighting spirit that has seen them remain unbeaten for a long time. This side is well built as they have good players all over the pitch. There is a really positive atmosphere at the Timbers and it looks like the team is heading for the top spots in the Western Conference this season. That being said, the Portland Timbers need to be careful that they manage to win games rather than ending up drawing games as it is important that the side manages to get maximum points.
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On the other side of the coin, LAFC are also looking very good. The last few games have been good for LAFC and they have managed to win without the superstar, Carlos Vela, who was playing at the World Cup. This shows the talent and depth of the team and that is a very good asset to have. The last time these two teams met, LAFC lost and that would not have pleased the players or the manager. This time they will at home so they will hope that they can reverse the result with the help of their home crowd. In addition to that, LAFC will also know that Portland are challenging for the same spots on the ladder as they are so winning this game will be very important for the home side.
Looking at all the information, I am going to predict that LAFC will win this match. This should be a very close match but I think the home side has too much talent to not get a win at home. Betting on the outright result is a good option for this match since we are getting a good price on LAFC winning.