Match Preview: Los Angeles Galaxy 2-1 Portland Timbers Prediction and Betting Tips | USA (Major League Soccer)

Los Angeles Galaxy – Portland Timbers betting tips for today, April 1, 2019

Kick-off: 02:00 Los Angeles Galaxy – Portland Timbers
Football: USA – Major League Soccer
Tip: Over 2.5 Goals
Odds: 1.50
Bookmaker: Bwin
Match Result: 2:1 WON!!!

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All of LA Galaxy’s points (six) and goals (five) this season have come at home, and therefore they’ll probably be happy to host a Portland Timbers side here that are yet to win a game this campaign (D1, L2).
Despite their impressive home résumé, the Galaxy have failed to keep a clean sheet in their three opening season matches, although that’s not down to their first-half performances – the hosts are yet to concede a goal before the break this MLS campaign (HT: W1, D2).
However, in this game Guillermo Barros Schelotto’s troops face a Timbers side that have scored three of their four MLS goals so far before the break (HT: W1, L2).
Yet the Timbers do tend to concede on the road, and have picked the ball out of their own net at least twice in their last six MLS away matches. They’ve also conceded a league-high total of ten goals from their opening three games in 2019 – conceding in both halves in all three. Half of those goals (five) arrived in the final 30 minutes.
Players to watchJonathan Dos Santos scored for the Galaxy in their last outing, and also netted for Mexico during the international break. Meanwhile, Sebastián Blanco scored the Timbers’ only goal in the last H2H.
Stat attack: The Galaxy are yet to see a goal scored within the first 30 minutes of any of their MLS games this term.
There’s been over 2.5 total goals in ten of the Timbers’ last 11 MLS away fixtures.
The Galaxy have scored at least two goals in 12 of their last 13 MLS home matches.
Both teams have won two of the last five MLS H2Hs, sharing one draw. Both teams scored in four of those meetings.

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