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Portland Timbers vs. Los Angeles FC 9/19/21 - MLS Picks & Predictions

Portland Timbers vs Los Angeles FC Odds & Info

Game Portland Timbers vs Los Angeles FC
Date & Time Sunday September 19, 2021, 7:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Providence Park, Portland, OR
Latest odds
LFC +141 O/U 2.5
TV Channel
ESPN+

On Sunday, the Portland Timbers host LAFC in a MLS Western Conference fixture. Portland is fifth in the conference table at 10-4-10 on 34 points with a goal difference of -7. Portland battled at home on Wednesday to a 2-2 draw with the Colorado Rapids. Portland was down to 10 men but Felipe Mora scored in the 67th minute and Sebastian Blanco added the winner in stoppage time in the 91st minute.

Portland has three victories, one draw and one loss in its last five matches in the MLS and over that span has scored eight goals and conceded five. The Portland back line and keeper have three clean sheets in the last five matches. Felipe Mora is the leading goal scorer for Portland with 10 and Dairon Asprilla has scored five. Sebastian Blanco has a team-high four assists and Mora has three.

LAFC is seventh in the Western Conference table at 9-6-9 on 33 points with a goal difference of +3. LAFC defeated Austin 2-1 on the road Wednesday. LAFC opened the scoring with a Cristian Arango goal in the 59th minute but Austin scored an equalizer in the 67th minute. However, Daniel Musovski scored the winner for LAFC in the 81st minute.

LAFC has three victories, one draw and one loss in its last five matches in the MLS and over that span has scored 13 goals and conceded seven. With six goals, Diego Rossi is leading LAFC while Carlos Vela, Cristian Arango and Jose Cifuentes have each scored five goals. Eduard Atuesta has seven assists to lead LAFC and Vela has added five. However, Vela is out injured and will not play on Sunday. 

Free Soccer Pick:

Portland Timbers +165

Portland defeated LAFC 2-1 earlier this season at home and the Timbers have won four of their last five matches on their home pitch. Portland is also much more healthier than LAFC, as the LA-based club will have its second leading scorer Carlos Vela on the sidelines injured. LAFC has also lost three of the last four matches played on the road with the only win being over expansion club Austin. Final Score Prediction, Portland Timbers win 2-1

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