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Vancouver Whitecaps vs Portland Timbers prediction, odds and free betting tips (19/04/2021)

Vancouver come into this game with hopes of breaking Portland’s 4-game winning streak against them, whilst Portland will look to start the season well and build on their playoff place of last season.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Portland Timbers top betting tips for the game

Here’s our top free tips for the MLS game between Vancouver and Portland:

These odds from Betfred were correct at the time of writing. Check your bet slip before confirming.

Portland Win

The Timbers have won 4 of the last 5 games against Vancouver, and have won 45% of the overall matchups between the two teams compared to Vancouver’s 30.95%-win percentage historically. Portland also finished above Vancouver in the Western Conference last by 5 spots and 12 points. Recent and historical form suggest Portland take the points.

Halftime/ Full Time: Portland/Portland

Portland have already played 2 competitive games this month, going unbeaten in their CONCACAF Champions League games. With Vancouver boasting one of the league’s worst defence and attack last season and Portland’s advantage in the games played between these sides overall; as well as the latter’s greater match fitness in competitive games, it should be a Timbers win.

Total Goals Over/Under: Over 2.5 Goals

Portland had the 2nd best offence in the West last season, with 2 goals per game (46 goals from 23 games) whilst Vancouver had the 2nd worst with 1.17 goals per game (27 from 23 games).  Both teams also conceded over 1.5 goals per game. There are goals in this game, with one team boasting a good offence and both possessing questionable defences.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Portland Timbers Preview and Team News

Vancouver Whitecaps

Canadian Marc Dos Santos is the head coach of the Whitecaps; he previously managed Montreal Impact.  Dos Santos’ win percentage is 23.7% from over 30 games in charge of Vancouver since 2018. Goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau is out for this game with a thumb injury. As Vancouver have 2 other senior goalkeepers, Crepeau’s absence will not destabilize the team in a major way.

Portland Timbers

The Timbers are coached by former Venezuelan international forward, Giovanni Savarese. Savarese has been at the helm since 2017, and his win percentage from 111 games is 45.95%. Winger Sebastian Blanco is out of the opening game with a knee injury, and forward Jaroslaw Niezgoda has a similar problem. Both players played less than 1000 league minutes for the Timbers last season. Not huge absences to the team, but a hit to squad depth.

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19/04/21
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Vancouver Whitecaps
Vancouver Whitecaps
1 - 0
Portland Timbers
Portland Timbers
02/11/20
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Portland Timbers
Portland Timbers
1 - 0
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Vancouver Whitecaps
28/09/20
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Vancouver Whitecaps
Vancouver Whitecaps
0 - 1
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Portland Timbers
17/02/20
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Portland Timbers
Portland Timbers
2 - 1
Vancouver Whitecaps
Vancouver Whitecaps
11/08/19
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Portland Timbers
Portland Timbers
3 - 1
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FAQs about Vancouver Whitecaps vs Portland Timbers

Team A vs Team B tips

Where is the match scheduled?

Rio Tinto Stadium is the location of the match, home stadium of Real Salt Lake. This stadium hosts this game due to Covid-19 restrictions. It has a capacity of 20,213 people.

When does this match start?

The game begins at 2am GMT on April 19 2021.

Which team is ranked as the favorite to win?

Portland Timbers are the bookmakers’ favorites for this match with odds of 2/3.