Portland Timbers face Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the Major League Soccer (MLS) 2022 at Providence Park in Portland on Monday, July 18. The match will start at 8:00 AM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Portland Timbers beat Seattle Sounders FC 3-0 in their previous league game. Santiago Moreno, Jaroslaw Niezgoda, and Dairon Asprilla were the three goal-scorers for the hosts. The Diego Chara-led side are currently 16th on the points table having won just six out of their 20 games this season.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC are 19th on the points table having won seven out of their 20 games this season. The visitors drew against FC Cincinnati by a 2-2 scoreline in their last previous game. Cristian Dajome and Ryan Gauld were the two goal-scorers from the Vancouver side. Portland Timbers beat Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3-2 earlier this season.
Portland Timbers vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC Major League Soccer 2022 odds
Parimatch odds: Portland Timbers: 1.66, Vancouver Whitecaps FC: 4.90, Draw: 4.00
Betwinner odds: Portland Timbers: 1.68, Vancouver Whitecaps FC: 4.56, Draw: 4.08
Betway odds: Portland Timbers: 1.70, Vancouver Whitecaps FC: 4.33, Draw: 3.80
10CRIC odds: Portland Timbers: 1.70, Vancouver Whitecaps FC: 4.56, Draw: 3.97
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Portland Timbers vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC head-to-head
Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps FC have faced each other 26 times in the MLS. Both the teams have won 12 games against each other while two games were drawn.
Portland Timbers have won four out of its last six matches against Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
Portland Timbers beat Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3-2 in their last MLS head-to-head. Yimmi Chara, Santiago Moreno and Jaroslaw Niezgoda were the standout performers for the hosts.
Portland Timbers vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC probable starting lineups
Portland Timbers: Aljaz Ivacic (goalkeeper), Claudio Bravo, Dario Zuparic, Bill Tuiloma, Jose Van Rankin, Diego Chara (captain), Christian Paredes, Yimmi Chara, Sebastian Blanco, Santiago Moreno, Jaroslaw Niezgoda.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC: Cody Cropper (goalkeeper), Tristan Blackmon, Jake Nerwinski, Erik Godoy, Cristian Dajome, Russell Teibert (captain), Leonard Owusu, Ryan Raposo, Ryan Gauld, Lucas Cavallini, Brian White.
Portland Timbers vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC Major League Soccer 2022 top picks and players to watch
Portland Timbers: Jaroslaw Niezgoda will be the top pick from the Portland Timbers. The 27-year-old has scored seven goals in 16 games in the MLS this season. He has scored 18 goals in 44 games for the hosts across three seasons. The Polish footballer was one of the best performers for the hosts against Vancouver Whitecaps FC in their previous meeting this season.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC: Lucas Cavallini will be the player to watch out for from the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Cavallini has scored six goals in 16 games in MLS this season. The 29-year-old scored five goals in 10 games for Canada in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.
Portland Timbers vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC Major League Soccer 2022 prediction
Portland Timbers are favourites going into the game against Vancouver Whitecaps FC. The hosts have a better head-to-head record against the visitors in the MLS.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC has lost four of their last six games against Portland Timbers in the MLS. The visitors would look to give a fight and make it difficult for the Portland side.