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Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids Predictions, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds & Picks

Did They Forget To Win?

Last season, the Colorado Rapids finished the regular-season atop the Western Conference. As for the Portland Timbers, they finished in fourth place. Later, they collided in the Conference Semifinals in what ended up being a game to remember.

This season, both have been struggling, enough to already be in a must-win situation. Colorado will be looking for its first victory on the road, while Portland wants to end a four-game, non-winning streak. Even so, there always has to be a soccer betting favorite, right? Well, this time that privilege belongs to the home side.

Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids Predictions, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds & Picks
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Let’s check the latest soccer picks, news, stats, injury reports, and MLS odds for Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids. We’ve plenty of soccer predictions and soccer betting for you to consider.

Portland Timbers: Good Sign

Last week, the Portland Timbers were huge underdogs against the Los Angeles Galaxy. They were offering a +300 price in the sportsbook. After all, they’ve had lost their previous three games. Nevertheless, they went to Hollywood and almost pulled off the stunner.

Yimmi Chara opened the score for the Timbers prior to the end of the second half. Later, the defensive unit, led by goalkeeper Aljaz Ivacic, did a great job containing Javier Chicharito Hernandez and company. However, with two minutes left on the clock, Dejan Joveljic evened things up.

“We’re disappointed we didn’t win, but the energy and way we played today, this is our team. Keeping that intensity and desire, we will win more matches,” head coach Giovanni Savarese said after the match.

He’s not wrong. The Timbers are way better than 12th place. They have the talent to spare. Felipe Mora, Eryk Williamson and Dairon Asprilla didn’t start against the Galaxy. All three would-be starters in pretty much any other team.

As mentioned before, the Timbers are in control of the odds board. They’re offering a +120 price. Considering they’ve been more consistent when playing at home (2-3-2 vs. 1-4-4 on the road), that’s a good deal.

Colorado Rapids: Turning Things Around?

Yes, the Colorado Rapids remain winless on the road with a 0-2-5 record. Nevertheless, like the Portland Timbers, they just managed to draw against a team that was heavily favored. We’re talking about New York City FC. The game at Yankee Stadium finished 1-1. Michael Barrios scored for the Rapids.

Four of the Rapids’ last eight goals, including Barrios’ strike, have come from outside the box. Colorado is the most accurate shooting team from outside the box this season, hitting the target with 36.9% of their shots from outside the area.

Two weeks ago, they defeated the Seattle Sounders, another title contender, 1-0. Jonathan Lewis was the scorer. In other words, after a very rocky start to the season, the Rapids have been turning things around.

Despite not having won when playing away from home, the Rapids have put up a good fight more than once. In fact, they scored in five of their previous seven games on the road. Plus, they lost by only one goal twice.

The visitors come in as the betting online underdogs thanks to a +235 price. If you bet $100 on them and they pull off the stunner, your payout would be $335.

Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids Head-to-Head

  • Previous Matches: 27
  • Portland Timbers Victories: 11 (35 goals)
  • Colorado Rapids Victories: 10 (37 goals)
  • Draws: 6

First things first. The Portland Timbers won the 2021 Western Conference Semifinals 1-0. The game was in Colorado and Larrys Mabiala scored the winning goal in the 90th minute. The Timbers finished with 10 players after Dairon Asprilla was sent off. Summing up, it was one of the games that had it all.

They met again recently, on May 1 to be more precise, and Colorado took revenge with a 2-0 victory. Diego Rubio and Mark-Anthony Kaye were the scorers. This time it was Colorado who finished with 10 players. Rubio was sent off in the second half.

Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids Game Information

  • Date: Saturday, June 25th
  • Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: Providence Park, Portland
  • Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids Live Stream: fubo.tv

Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids Betting Lines

Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids Prediction

Yes, the Portland Timbers are going through a rough patch, but they haven’t lost consecutive home matches since September 2019. On the other hand, this isn’t the Colorado Rapids worst non-winning streak when playing on the road. In the 2017 season, they didn’t win any of their first 13 away matches. In the end, we’re talking about similar forces that cannot risk losing. Therefore, our soccer prediction is a draw in which both will score.

Score Prediction: Portland Timbers 1, Colorado Rapids 1

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