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San Jose Earthquakes vs Portland Timbers Prediction, Odds and Free Tips (16/05/2021)

San Jose Earthquakes host Portland Timbers on Sunday for an MLS fixture. The hosts hope for the first victory against the visitors since April 2019.  Find out more about this game in our comprehensive Punditfeed review.

Top Free Game Predictions for San Jose Earthquakes vs Portland Timbers

Major League Soccer predictions by Punditfeed are bias-free. We aim to provide punters with a detailed analysis of every MLS game. The following are our top three picks for San Jose Earthquakes vs Portland Timbers:

Note: The odds for this game are correct at the time of writing. Please confirm your bet with Betfred for updated prices.

San Jose Earthquakes anticipate victory

San Jose Earthquakes have a real chance of getting a victory against the struggling Portland Timbers. The visitors are going through a rough patch that has seen them register only one victory in four MLS games. With a defence that doesn’t seem to get better, we fancy victory for the hosts in this game, precisely the first one after two years.

Less than Four goals expected

While this should be a high scoring fixture going by results in recent fixtures, we are going for less than four goals. Thirteen out of the last 16 encounters between the two teams have had fewer than four goals, a result likely to replicate on Sunday. Even with a struggling defence, Portland Timbers would fancy scoring some goals on Sunday. The visitors have ten victories and two draws in the last sixteen meetings with San Jose, a record they will fight to keep, albeit, unlikely.

San Jose to Find the Net First

We are backing San Jose Earthquakes to find the net first. We argue that the hosts have started the season with great momentum and hope to continue that way. A win on Sunday would narrow the gap between the hosts and table toppers, Seattle Sounders to one point (assuming the latter loses their next match).

Game Preview: Portland Timbers looking to keep Good Record against San Jose despite Poor Start in the new season

Portland Timbers have had some impressive results against their Sunday hosts. However, given how poorly they have performed in recent fixtures, the visitors’ are wary of a much-improved side. Can San Jose get their first win in two years against Portland Timbers?

San Jose Earthquakes

The hosts are wary of their not-so-impressive record against Portland Timbers coming into this fixture. However, good tidings in recent matches have seen the hosts occupy second position on the MLS table with 9 points after five games. The hosts lost at home last time out against table toppers, Seattle sounders. Moreover, San Jose Earthquakes will count on their improved defensive play having conceded six in the last five games. Ten goals in the last five games mean that San Jose averages two goals per match.

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers have been a force to reckon with in the MLS. However, the visitors are currently going through a rough patch. Being bundled out of the CONCACAF Champions League two weeks ago is only one of the many woes that have befallen Giovanni Savarese and his squad. Portland Timbers are currently 23rd on the MLS table after four games. They have lost three and won one game so far, scoring only four and conceding eight within that duration.

The Best Betting Odds and Team Stats

The tables below show UK bookies with the best odds for San Jose Earthquakes vs Portland Timbers and the latest stats for each team.

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San Jose Earthquakes
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Portland Timbers
May 16, 2021
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San Jose Earthquakes vs Portland Timbers

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16/05/21
UM
San Jose Earthquakes
San Jose Earthquakes
0 - 2
Portland Timbers
Portland Timbers
12/10/20
UM
Portland Timbers
Portland Timbers
3 - 0
San Jose Earthquakes
San Jose Earthquakes
20/09/20
UM
San Jose Earthquakes
San Jose Earthquakes
1 - 6
Portland Timbers
Portland Timbers
17/09/20
UM
San Jose Earthquakes
San Jose Earthquakes
1 - 1
Portland Timbers
Portland Timbers
06/10/19
UM
Portland Timbers
Portland Timbers
3 - 1
San Jose Earthquakes
San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

Last 5

29/05/21
UM
LA Galaxy
LA Galaxy
1 - 0
San Jose Earthquakes
San Jose Earthquakes
23/05/21
UM
San Jose Earthquakes
San Jose Earthquakes
1 - 3
Sporting Kansas City
Sporting Kansas City
13/05/21
UM
San Jose Earthquakes
San Jose Earthquakes
0 - 1
Seattle Sounders
Seattle Sounders
08/05/21
UM
Real Salt Lake
Real Salt Lake
1 - 2
San Jose Earthquakes
San Jose Earthquakes
02/05/21
UM
San Jose Earthquakes
San Jose Earthquakes
4 - 1
DC United
DC United

Portland Timbers

Last 5

30/05/21
UM
Philadelphia Union
Philadelphia Union
3 - 0
Portland Timbers
Portland Timbers
22/05/21
UM
Portland Timbers
Portland Timbers
3 - 0
LA Galaxy
LA Galaxy
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

San Jose Earthquakes vs Portland Timbers: Additional Match Information and Data

San Jose Earthquakes vs Portland Timbers tips

Where can I watch the game on Sunday in the U.K?

The match will be live on the FREE SPORTS Channel.

Where will the match take place?

The game will be played at Earthquakes Stadium in San Jose, USA.

Do we have a clear favourite in this game?

We fancy San Jose to get their first victory in two years against the visitors.