MLS Betting Tips

Colorado Rapids vs Portland Timbers betting tips: Major League Soccer preview, predictions and odds


These two met in last year's play-offs on Thanksgiving with Portland snatching a 1-0 victory in Denver en route to MLS Cup. Before this, Colorado were unbeaten in five against Portland, In fact, the Timbers have only won three of 14 trips to Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

Both teams to score is 4/5,

Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals is 5/4.

Colorado to win and over 2.5 goals is 7/4.

Diego Rubio is 9/2 to break the deadlock and 11/8 to score anytime.

Match preview

Will Colorado Rapids' long regular-season unbeaten streak at home continue?

Last weekend, Robin Fraser's side were held to a goalless draw by expansion club Charlotte FC in Denver.

This though means the Rapids are now unbeaten in 20 regular-season home matches, dating back to 24 April last year, a 3-1 win for Austin.

In the context of this season, Colorado are now winless in five, so have slipped down to tenth in the Western Conference.

One club has beaten the Rapids on their own turf in the last 12 months and that is Portland.

Dario Župarić's last-gasp winner saw the Timbers to a 1-0 victory on Thanksgiving during last season's play-off, en route to MLS Cup.

Right now, Giovanni Savarese's side are just one place and two points better off than their hosts, therefore below the play-off line.

Last weekend, Portland were held to an uneventful goalless draw by Real Salt Lake and Providence Park.

So, they've only won one of their last six, a 3-2 victory over Vancouver, the side currently bottom of the overall standings.

Will Portland leave Dick's Sporting Goods Park victorious again?

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