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Portland Timbers vs. Sporting Kansas City 5/14/22 - Major League Soccer Picks & Predictions

Portland Timbers vs Sporting Kansas City Odds & Info

Game Portland Timbers vs Sporting Kansas City
Date & Time Saturday May 14, 2022, 10:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Providence Park Portland, OR
Latest odds
POR -108 ; O/U 2.5
TV Channel
ESPN+

The Portland Timbers host Sporting Kansas City on Saturday in a MLS Western Conference fixture. Portland is 10th in the conference table at 2-6-3 on 12 points with a goal difference of -5. Portland was defeated by LAFC 2-0 in the US Open Cup round of 32 on Wednesday. The Timbers battled on the road to a 1-1 draw last weekend against the New York Red Bulls.

Portland has only two victories in its 11 matches this season to date with seven draws and three losses. This is the fewest wins for Portland over a span of 11 matches in the same season since 2017. Yimmi Chara and Jaroslaw Niezgoda are the leading goal scorers for Portland with three apiece. The leaders in assists are Sebastian Blanco and Santiago Moreno with two each.

Sporting Kansas City is 12th in the conference table at 2-3-6 on nine points with a goal difference of -8. Sporting Kansas City defeated FC Dallas 4-2 in the US Open Cup round of 30 on Wednesday. However, Sporting KC played to a 0-0 draw last weekend against New York City FC and is winless in six matches in the MLS.

Sporting Kansas City has a draw in each of its last three matches after opening with six losses and two wins in its first eight fixtures. The draw with NYCFC ended Sporting’s seven match losing streak on the road. Remi Walter, Johnny Russell and Daniel Salloi each have two goals for Sporting Kansas City, while a group of three teammates are the co-leaders in assists with one apiece.

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Portland Timbers -108

Portland has won three of its most recent five matches head-to-head against Sporting Kansas City with two draws and no losses. This includes a 2-1 victory at home last June over Sporting KC. Kansas City just snapped its seven-match road skid, but did not win as they only managed a draw against New York City FC. Portland takes all three points with a methodical approach on attack and strong backline play. Final Score Prediction, Portland Timbers win 2-0.

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