Kick-off: 1930, 17/07/2022
Stadium: Providence Park
TV: TSN/ESPN+/FOX 12 PLUS
Portland Timbers will look to continue their impressive form when they entertain the Vancouver Whitecaps.
The hosts are unbeaten in their last five MLS fixtures and have already won against the Whitecaps earlier this season.
So, the home side to be winning at half-time and full-time at 2.65 is our first Portland vs Vancouver prediction.
Portland Timber Odds
Giovanni Savarese’s players will head into this one with a spring in their step after posting three wins and two draws in their last five outings and beating their fierce rivals, the Seattle Sounders, last time out.
That 3-0 victory on the road earned Savarese the MLS coach of the week award while striker Jaroslaw Niezgoda made the team of the week.
He scored one to take his season’s tally to seven, and set one up, and is worth checking out when the odds for first scorer are published.
Niezgoda was also on target in Portland’s 3-2 victory at Vancouver back in April.
Another entertaining clash could be on the cards and the Timbers to win 2-1, 3-1 or 4-1 is Portland vs Vancouver odds.
Vancouver Whitecaps Odds
The Whitecaps’ recent run does not quite match that of their opponents, but it is not too shabby.
They have won two and drawn two of their last five, losing to Minnesota on their own patch, while on the road they have won two and drawn one of their last four.
It is a decent return considering manager Vanni Sartini has a lengthy injury list to deal with and a Canadian Championship final against Toronto on the horizon.
He also lost goalkeeper Cody Cropper against Cincinnati following a collision with team-mate Javain Brown. Isaac Boehmer stepped in between the sticks and Sartini was impressed with the youngster.
He is quoted in The Province saying: “Isaac was monumental. It’s not only the big saves, it’s a kid that never played in MLS, thrown in the middle of this game with a lot of fans.
“(One) could be overwhelmed, but we know that Isaac is kind of a cool cat. He maintained his composure. I am happy that he took his chance and he did very well.”
Whoever plays in goal could be in for a busy night and the hosts to win giving away two goals on the handicap is 5.25 and completes our Portland vs Vancouver betting tips.
Seattle 0-3 PORTLAND – Niezgoda, Moreno (pen), Asprilla
Cincinnati 2-2 VANCOUVER – Gauld, Dajome
Head-to-head: Vancouver 2-3 Portland, Portland 2-3 Vancouver, Vancouver 0-1 Portland, Vancouver 1-0 Portland
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