Portland Timbers will be looking to clinch in to the playoffs spots this weekend when they host FC Dallas at Providence Park in the 25th round of the Major League Soccer. Kickoffs on August 7 at 05:30 EAT.
The hosts are in the eighth place and right below the playoffs spot in the Western Conference, level with Seattle Sounders in the seventh place. With 39 goals at the correct end of the pitch Portland posses the third highest tally in the Western Conference behind Los Angeles and Austin FC. Coming into this game, Portland Timbers s picked up nine points from their last five matches both home and away.
Portland Timbers prepare this meeting off the back off 1-1 MLS stalemate with Minnesota United in their previous outing. In that game, the Timbers had 54% possession, 17 shots with three of them on target and a goal scored by Santiago Moreno (27’). Nashville on the other end got 14 shots with five of them on target and a goal by Teal Bunbury (20’).
FC Dallas on the other end are still sitting comfortably in fourth place in the Western Conference, with a playoff berth therefore still in their own hands, however two wins from 10 MLS encounters is hardly inspiring form. Coming into this game, Dallas won two, drew in two and lost in two of their last six encounters.
Nico Estévez will aim at making amends following 1-0 MLS defeat to Seattle Sounders in their last outing. In that game, FC Dallas managed 45% possession and 15 shots with three of them on target. Seattle Sounders got 11 shots with four of them on target and a goal scored by Nicolas Lodeiro (39’P).
Portland Timbers vs. FC Dallas head to head
There have been 31 head to head meetings between these two sides since 2011; Dallas claims 12 wins, Portland 11 wins while eight matches ended in draws.
- Dallas 4-1 Portland 20/03/22
- Portland 1-0 Dallas 18/07/21
- Dallas 4-1 Portland 02/05/21
- Portland 7-8 Dallas 23/11/20
- Portland 1-0 Dallas 01/07/19
- Portland 1-1 Nashville
- Minnesota 4-4 Portland
- Portland 2-1 San Jose
- Portland 1-1 Vancouver
- Seattle 0-3 Portland
- Seattle 1-0 Dallas
- Dallas 1-0 LA Galaxy
- Salt Lake 0-1 Dallas
- Dallas 1-1 Austin
- Dallas 0-1 New York City
Portland Timbers team news
Diego Gutierrez and Felipe Mora will remain unavailable for Boss Giovanni Savarese selection through injuries.
FC Dallas team news
Facundo Quignon wills miss out this game through injury while Joshue Quinonez is a doubt for this game for the visitors.
Prediction and odds
We are backing a home win here; Portland Timbers is unbeaten in their last nine matches while Dallas is winless eight of their last 10 matches.
- Portland Timbers Win
- Goals under 2.5