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Portland Timbers vs LAFC Predicted lineup, betting tips, odds, injury news, H2H, telecast

Published at :April 11, 2024 at 9:40 PM
Modified at :April 11, 2024 at 9:40 PM
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Portland aim to end their four-match winless streak

Portland Timbers will face off against Los Angeles FC at Providence Park Stadium in Portland, USA. This MLS fixture promises an intense battle between two competitive teams aiming to secure vital points in the league standings.

Currently, Portland Timbers sit in the 10th position, while Los Angeles FC hold the 5th spot. With both teams eyeing a climb up the table, the upcoming match is poised to be an engaging contest, showcasing the determination and skill of each side as they vie for victory on the pitch.

Kick-off

Saturday: 13th April, 4:45 PM EST (9:45 PM GMT)

Sunday: 14th April, 2:15 AM IST

Location: Providence Park Stadium

Form

Portland Timbers: W-L-L-L-D

LAFC: D-L-W-L-W

Players to watch

Evander (Portland)

The Brazilian attacking midfielder making his name in MLS is Evander. The sauce and the flair are there, and he has shown it in the current MLS season accumulating 3 goals and an assist so far in just 5 games for Portland Timbers.

Denis Bouanga (⁠LAFC)

Probably the best outfield player in the Los Angeles FC team is Denis Bouanga. LAFC’s #99 has scored 3 goals while also providing 2 assists. Bouanga has been an important player for his team, which we can see with his involvement in every minute of LAFC’s 2024 MLS season.

Match facts

  • The hosts are without a win in the last 4 games, while also going on a 3-match losing streak during this period.
  • LAFC are 5th in the Western Conference – scored 11 goals and have conceded 10 goals.

Portland Timbers vs LAFC: Betting tips and odds

  • Tip 1: LAFC to win – 31/20 bet365
  • Tip 2: Denis Bouanga to score – 9/2 Skybet
  • Tip 3: Over 3.5 goals – 15/8 Betfair

Injury and team news

In injury news, Portland Timbers are without Larry Mabiala, Marvin Loria, and Zac McGraw due to leg, knee, and head injuries respectively. They’re expected to return by late April 2024. LAFC’s Luca Dellavalle is also out with a knee injury, with a projected return in late April 2024. Both teams are keen to have their players back for upcoming matches, aiming to strengthen their squads and maintain their competitiveness on the field.

Head-to-head

Matches:18

Portland: 6

LAFC: 7

Draws: 5

Predicted lineups

Portland Timbers predicted lineup

Crepeau; Mosquera, Araujo, K. Miller, E. Miller; Moreno, Paredes, Evander, Ayala, Alves; Rodriguez

LAFC predicted lineup

Lloris; Palencia, Murillo, Long, Hollingshead; Tillman, Ilie, Atuesta; Olivera, Bogusz, Bounga

Match prediction

Be ready for a high-scoring encounter between the two teams. We predict a draw is on the cards.

Prediction: Portland 2 – 2 LAFC

Telecast

All MLS 2024 matches will be streamed on Apple TV worldwide.

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