The Portland Timbers receive in the west the table last Colorado Rapids. The hosts themselves take only ninth place, but the relatively rough placement does not meet the performance of the runner-up. Rather, an important reason is the now completed renovation of their own venue. Due to the construction work completed the Timbers to date only three home games in this season and had to compete predominantly away. But now the home advantage in the coming weeks can be enjoyed very often, which is why the franchise continues to target the playoffs.
Football Betting Tips Portland Timbers vs Colorado
For the guests, this objective is already much more demanding. Although the form curve in the recent past clearly upwards, among other things, the Los Angeles FC over team was the second season defeat inflicted on the penultimate round, but a complete failed start to the season has still made a very difficult starting position for reaching the postseason. In the upcoming match between the Portland Timbers and Colorado, the tip aims for a home win and a goal by Brian Fernandez. The Argentine newcomer is the new superstar in Portland and met with two exceptions in each of his nine appearances so far. The Portland Timbers vs. Colorado prediction is associated with a stake of five units.
Portland Timbers – Statistics & Current Form
The Portland Timbers are only since 2011 in the MLS represented. But only four years after the start was already the title in the Major Soccer League. Last year, the sporting path led again to the final, but this time the winning of the championship remained denied. Oregon Atlanta United FC defeated Oregon 2-0. The final in Atlanta took place before the record crowd of just over 73,000 spectators. This year, the Timbers are, as described, currently only in the table cellar, but this will not stay that way. After the stadium renovation is completed, the team from Rose City can still play numerous home games and start a recovery. So far, only three maches in their own set, but already completed 14 games in foreign countries.
The renovation of Providence Park has also increased capacity to 25,000. The Timbers now have a virtually new stadium where fans can better fulfill their role as 12th man. How hard it is for the opponents in Portland, have shown the previous home games. The opening came from the leaders from Los Angeles and reached with a lot of effort a 3-2 win. A draw would have been fairer in view of the balanced game shares. At the same time it was the only defeat so far, since then followed two convincing 4-0 successes against Los Angeles Galaxy in the US Open Cup and against Houston Dynamo in the MLS. In the most recent home game was also defeated the FC Dallas 1-0. Last Thursday also succeeded in the revenge against the first in the US Open Cup, which was bowled away 1-0 from the competition.
A real series also features newcomer Brian Fernandez: The 24-year-old Argentinian scored in all home games this season! The most expensive purchase of the club’s history came from Necaxa of the Mexican House of Lords and has basically taken immediately. So Fernandez met twice in his first seven appearances and twice. He was without a goal on the final day of the game in the 1-0 away win at New York City and in the most recent cup away game at LA.
Already at his previous employers Fernandez impressively demonstrated his exceptional clipping qualities. After all, the South American scored at Union La Calera in the Chilean Primera Division eleven goals in twelve inserts and at Necaxa, the scoring also amounted to a proud value of about 56 percent. After his career break in 2015, when Fernandez tested positive for taking cocaine and was suspended, the offensive player is now definitely back in business and likely to become one of the most influential players in the league in this MLS season.
Expected lineup of Portland Timbers↴
Clark – Dielna – Farfan – Valentin – Mabiala – Zambrano – Flores – Asprilla – Valeri – Blanco – Fernandez
Last matches from Portland Timbers:
⚽️ 11.07.2019 – Los Angeles vs. Portland Timbers 0: 1 (US Open Cup)
⚽️ 08.07.2019 – New York City Vs. Portland Timbers 0: 1 (Major League Soccer)
⚽️ 01.07.2019 – Portland Timbers vs. Dallas 1: 0 (Major League Soccer)
⚽️ 27.06.2019 – Montreal Impact Vs. Portland Timbers 2: 1 (Major League Soccer)
⚽️ 23.06.2019 – Portland Timbers vs. Houston Dynamo 4: 0 (Major League Soccer)
Colorado – Statistics & Current Form
Since the red-white club legend Conor Casey has taken over the coaching job, it is back to the title holder of 2010. Although the Rapids lost their first two games under his direction against the Vancouver Whitecaps and Real Salt Lake and this at home, but then Colorado went to a series of seven games without defeat. Five games were successfully contested and, as mentioned, defeated the sovereign leaders from Los Angeles. However, the rebound in the Rapids was halted for the time being on the final day when Colorado conceded a 2-1 loss to New England Revolution on its own terrain. However, the opponent is also the team of the hour in the East.
The Rapids now have to show that the uptrend was not just a passing straw fire, but long-term nature. Hope makes above all from the viewpoint of the fans that under Casey away was not lost yet. Instead, a respectable 1-0 win at Galaxy and a draw against Philadelphia Union, after all, leaders in the East, as well as a point difference against the Vancouver Whitecaps was achieved. Coach Casey was a striker during his playing days and still holds the record for most goals in the Rapids, but his main asset in recent weeks has been stabilizing the defense. With 38 conceded goals after 19 rounds, it still has the second-worst score after MLS rookie Cincinnati, but with 1.4 goals per league match, the average is noticeably better, compared to the previous season’s score of around 2.7 goals. This is certainly not a top value, but the number of goals under Casey was almost halved. However, the 37-year-old coach has to rebuild his defense in the upcoming match because Kellyn Acosta can not play due to a card suspension.
Expected formation of Colorado ↴
Howard – Vines – Smith – Abubakar – Rosenberry – Wilson – Basset – Mezquida – Rubio – Shinyashiki – Kamara
Last Games of Colorado:
⚽️ 05.07.2019 – Colorado vs. New England Revolution 1: 2 (Major League Soccer)
⚽️ 29.06.2019 – Colorado vs. Los Angeles 1: 0 (Major League Soccer)
⚽️ 23.06.2019 – Vancouver Whitecaps Vs. Colorado 2: 2 (Major League Soccer)
⚽️ 13.06.2019 – Colorado vs. New Mexico United 2: 2 (US Open Cup)
⚽️ 09.06.2019 – Colorado vs. Minnesota 1-0 (Major League Soccer)
Portland Timbers vs. Colorado Direct Comparison
Nearly immaculate is the home record of the eleven from the northwest in this pairing. No fewer than eight of the nine games so far have been won against Colorado. The only victory of the guests was the very first home game and is more than eight years back. From a statistical perspective, it is therefore not surprising that at Portland Timbers against Colorado, the odds are clearly in favor of the hosts.
Portland Timbers vs Colorado Our Best Betting Tips Explained
The Los Angeles FC have with the Mexican Carlos Vela and the city rival Galaxy in the person of Zlatan Ibrahimovic each one of the exceptional strikers in their own ranks, which are considered in the MLS as a non plus ultra. But Brian Fernandez of the Portland Timbers is slowly but surely also included in this list. The Argentinian meets so far with his new employer almost at will. In the runner-up, Fernandez has already scored nine goals in seven appearances. For the Oregon team, the purchase has long since proven to be a stroke of luck and the tradition of successful Argentines at Portland is continued, because with Diego Valeri the franchise has yet another player in the country in the squad, in recent years, the top scorer of the club has been. In addition to the extremely accurate Fernandez the home advantage speaks for the runner-up, who also demonstrated his formative strength this week, as the Los Angeles first-placed from the domestic cup was thrown.
Key Facts – Portland Timbers vs Colorado tips
🔺 Brian Fernandez has scored twice in seven of Portland’s nine games so far
🔺 Runner-up denies due to a stadium change only the fourth home game
🔺 Rapids travel as Table Litter in the west
Due to a long construction phase, the Timbers have completed only four home games this season, but each convincingly played. In addition, Portland must necessarily score in order to achieve the desired goal of the playoffs. At Portland against Colorado, the tip includes a home win and Fernandez’s next goal. If he succeeds, he can look forward to a piece of the tree again after the final whistle. This is the ritual at the home games of Portland, where after each own goal the mascot “Timber Joey” cuts off a piece and this hands over to the scorer after the end of the game.
Betting Tips: 1 and Fernandez to score