MLS Betting Tips

Portland Timbers vs LA Galaxy betting tips: Major League Soccer preview, predictions and odds


The last four meetings between these two have all produced home wins, two each. LA Galaxy have only won one of their last eight trips to Portland, losing six. Overall, their last 28 encounters in all competitions have produced 101 goals, 3.6 per game.

Both teams to score is 4/7.

Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals is 10/11.

Jarosław Niezgoda is 5/1 to break the deadlock and 7/5 to score anytime.

Javier Hernández is 15/4 to open the scoring and 1/1 to add to his tally.

Match preview

Who will get back to winning ways as two of the Western Conference's traditional powerhouses meet in Oregon.

LA Galaxy are the record five-times MLS Cup winners but have only finished above the play-off line once in the last five seasons.

This year, Greg Vanney's side started like real contenders, beating reigning champions NYCFC and then expansion club Charlotte, both 1-0.

Since those back-to-back wins though, LA have suffered successive defeats, first 3-2 in Seattle before a shock 1-0 loss to Orlando at home.

Will the Galaxy get back on track?

Portland Timbers also have six points to their name and are below their visitors on goal difference alone.

Giovanni Savarese's side were in action last weekend, snatching a late equaliser to salvage a point against Orlando in Oregon.

At 1-0 down, all hope appeared to be lost when Josecarlos Van Rankin was dismissed, only for Cristhian Paredes to equalise a mere four minutes later.

The Timbers have now drawn three of five matches in 2022, only beating Austin FC whilst only losing to FC Dallas, admittedly the latter was 4-1.

Who will win this heavyweight Sunday clash in the west at Providence Park?

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Ben Gray

Ben Gray

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