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Prediction: Portland Timbers vs Vancouver Whitecaps

Jamie Jones in Free Soccer Predictions, MLS 17 Jul 2022

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Prediction: Match to end in 2-2 draw

Best Odds: 11/1

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The Portland Timbers and the Vancouver Whitecaps will face each other in Major League Soccer. The match will be held at Providence Park in Portland, Oregon and is scheduled to kickoff at 3:30am UK time on Monday.

Portland Timbers

The Portland Timbers are not having the best of seasons in Major League Soccer at the moment. They are ninth in the Western Conference table at the moment with 26 points from 20 matches. Giovanni Savarese’s side are only six points above bottom-placed, the Sporting Kansas City.

The Timbers will head into the MLS match against the Vancouver Whitecaps on the back of a 3-0 win against the Seattle Sounders away from home in Major League Soccer. It followed a 2-2 draw with Nashville which came after wins against the Houston Dynamo and the Colorado Rapids.

Team News:

Eryk Williamson will miss the match because of yellow card accumulation, while Diego Gutierrez (foot) and Blake Bodily (hamstring) could be out because of injuries.

Vancouver Whitecaps

Like the Portland Timbers, the Vancouver Whitecaps are not having the best of seasons either in Major League Soccer at the moment. They are 10th in the Western Conference table at the moment with 25 points from 20 matches, only five points above bottom side, the Sporting Kansas City. 

Vanni Sartini’s side will head into the MLS match against the Portland Timbers on the back of a 2-2 draw with FC Cincinnati in Major League Soccer. It followed a 3-1 loss at the hands of Minnesota United and 1-0 defeat to Los Angeles FC at home in MLS.

Team News:

Julian Gressel could feature for the Vancouver Whitecaps following his move from DC United. Sebastian Berhalter (right foot stress fracture), Caicedo (right knee meniscus surgery), Andres Cubas (left adductor discomfort) and Cristian Gutierrez (left calf) all are likely to miss the match.

Key Factors to Consider

  • The Portland Timbers have won 3 of their last 6 MLS games.
  • The Portland Timbers have scored 32 goals in 20 MLS games.
  • The Portland Timbers have conceded 29 goals in 30 MLS matches. 
  • The Vancouver Whitecaps have lost 2 of their last 6 MLS matches.
  • The Vancouver Whitecaps have won 3 of their last 6 MLS games.

Conclusion

There is not much difference between the Portland Timbers and the Vancouver Whitecaps at the moment. It should be an entertaining match to watch and is likely to end in a draw. 

Prediction: Match to end in 2-2 draw

Best Odds: 11/1

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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