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Portland Timbers vs LA Galaxy Predictions, Odds and Tips (22/05/2021)

Portland Timbers hope to get a better result on Saturday against LA Galaxy after losing three and winning two of their first five MLS games this season. But can they do it against a supercharged LA Galaxy? Find out more in our comprehensive analysis right here at Punditfeed.

Portland Timbers vs LA Galaxy: Top Three Tips by Punditfeed

At Punditfeed, you get the best and unbiased free soccer tips. Here are the three best predictions for Portland Timbers vs LA Galaxy:

Note: The fixture odds are correct at the time of writing. Please visit the bookie for updated prices before placing your bet.

LA Galaxy to Continue Their Good Form with a Point or Victory

Our first tip goes against the bookies but for a better price of 20/21 on Betfred. LA Galaxy is the better side coming into this fixture, losing only one of their last five MLS games this season. The visitors are second on the MLS table with 12 points having won four out of five. On the other hand, Portland Timbers have had mixed fortunes resulting in 6 points in five games. The hosts are 18th on the MLS table lost their last home game before getting a win on the road a few days ago.

Javier Hernandez to Score Again

Javier Hernandez seems to have put a poor start to life in MLS last season behind him. The Mexican international is currently the MLS top scorer with 7 goals in five matches, two goals ahead of Raul Ruidiaz of Seattle Sounders. The LA Galaxyforward has also managed two assists in five games so far. None of Javier Hernandez goals came from a penalty. The lethal goal poacher has scored in four out of five previous games for LA Galaxy. He bagged a brace in the first game of the season against Inter Miami CF and went ahead to get a hat trick in the second fixture of the season.

We Expect a Goal Fest

We are also predicting a goal-fest at Providence Park in Portland, USA on Saturday.  A review of previous fixtures between Portland Timbers shows two teams that score lots of goals against each other. In 2020, the two teams met twice with the first meeting ending 2-1 in favour of Portland Timbers. The second meeting of 2020 ended 3-2, also in favour of the LA Galaxy. Outcomes of 6-3 and 5-2 were also registered in 2020, all of which were in favour of Portland Timbers.

Game Preview: LA Galaxy Looking to Keep their Momentum Going Strong

The fixture between Portland Timbers and LA Galaxy will be an interesting one. We have more details in our game preview as follows.

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers lost their chances of playing in the CONCACAF semifinals after a 3-1 defeat to Club America in the quarterfinals. It appears the hosts are still reeling from that defeat but hopes for a second victory at home this season. The hosts come into this game with victory on the road and a better record of 10 wins and 2 draws against LA Galaxy in the previous 17 encounters.

The hosts have lost three of their previous eight fixtures against LA Galaxy.

LA Galaxy

For LA Galaxy, this fixture is another opportunity to keep their great moment going. The visitors are four points adrift of first-placed Seattle Sounder, with a game in hand. Since taking over at the helm after a switch from Toronto FC in December 2020, the LA Galaxy manager (Greg Vanney) has registered three victories and one loss in four games under his belt. Building on his 2.25 points per match with the visitors is a motivating factor before Saturday.

Portland Timbers vs LA Galaxy: Top Betting Odds and Team Stats

In the tables below, we sampled the best odds for this fixture across top UK bookies. The other tables feature the latest team stats and H2H stats.

USA MLS
Portland Timbers
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LA Galaxy
May 22, 2021
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Portland Timbers vs LA Galaxy

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22/05/21
UM
Portland Timbers
Portland Timbers
3 - 0
LA Galaxy
LA Galaxy
29/10/20
UM
Portland Timbers
Portland Timbers
5 - 2
LA Galaxy
LA Galaxy
08/10/20
UM
LA Galaxy
LA Galaxy
3 - 6
Portland Timbers
Portland Timbers
03/09/20
UM
Portland Timbers
Portland Timbers
2 - 3
LA Galaxy
LA Galaxy
14/07/20
UMiBT
LA Galaxy
LA Galaxy
1 - 2
Portland Timbers
Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

Last 5

30/05/21
UM
Philadelphia Union
Philadelphia Union
3 - 0
Portland Timbers
Portland Timbers
16/05/21
UM
San Jose Earthquakes
San Jose Earthquakes
0 - 2
Portland Timbers
Portland Timbers
09/05/21
UM
Portland Timbers
Portland Timbers
1 - 2
Seattle Sounders
Seattle Sounders
06/05/21
CCL
Club America
Club America
3 - 1
Portland Timbers
Portland Timbers
02/05/21
UM
FC Dallas
FC Dallas
4 - 1
Portland Timbers
Portland Timbers

LA Galaxy

Last 5

29/05/21
UM
LA Galaxy
LA Galaxy
1 - 0
San Jose Earthquakes
San Jose Earthquakes
15/05/21
UM
LA Galaxy
LA Galaxy
2 - 0
Austin FC
Austin FC
09/05/21
UM
LA Galaxy
LA Galaxy
2 - 1
Los Angeles FC
Los Angeles FC
03/05/21
UM
Seattle Sounders
Seattle Sounders
3 - 0
LA Galaxy
LA Galaxy
25/04/21
UM
LA Galaxy
LA Galaxy
3 - 2
New York Red Bulls
New York Red Bulls

Important Fixture Questions and Answers

Portland Timbers vs LA Galaxy tips

Can I watch Portland Timbers vs LA Galaxy in England?

Yes, catch the game live on Free Sports Channel on Saturday 22nd May 2021.

Where will this game be played?

Portland Timbers are the hosts at Providence Park

Which team is our favourite in this fixture?

We don’t have a clear favourite. However, based on team form, LA Galaxy should get at least a point.