FC Dallas opened the season with a loss but currently sits fifth in the Western Conference. On the other hand, the Portland Timbers opened the season with a victory but currently sit ninth, which explains why the Burn are heavily favored in the MLS lines despite the Timbers scoring in their previous two road matches.
Dallas Looking to Rebound
Last week, FC Dallas visited reigning MLS champion Los Angeles FC and put up a really good fight. Nevertheless, the Burn ended up losing 2-1 due to a late goal scored by Denis Bounga. Nkosi Tafari scored for Dallas.
Things have been better when playing at home, where they own a 2-0-1 record. The loss was in the season opener against Minnesota United despite winning possession with 63% and finishing with 11 shots, three more than the Loons.
Later, Dallas defeated the Los Angeles Galaxy 3-1, with Jesus Ferreira as Man of the Match after scoring a brace. Most recently, it beat Sporting KC 2-1, thanks again to Ferreira, who scored the winning goal in the 84th minute.
Including last season’s final stretch, FC Dallas has only lost one of its last 10 home games, which is another huge reason for it to be in control of the MLS odds at -160.
Bad Start for Portland
After defeating Sporting KC in the season opener, the Portland Timbers are 0-1-3. A defeat on Saturday could make them fall to last place in the Western Conference, which should be enough motivation for them to attack right from the start.
Like we predicted, they drew 0-0 to the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday. Kudos to the defense because the Galaxy won possession with 68% and finished with 17 shots in total, seven more than the Timbers. A clean sheet after losing 5-1 to Atlanta United allows them to regain some confidence.
Portland has scored in 14 straight road games, and recently signed striker Franck Boli is ready to go. The visitors are offering a +435 price in the sportsbook to win straight up.
Portland Timbers vs FC Dallas Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 31
- FC Dallas Victories: 11 (53 goals)
- Portland Timbers Victories: 10 (41 goals)
- Draws: 10
These two collided twice in the 2022 season. First, FC Dallas won 4-1 as the betting online home favorite. Jesus Ferreira was named Man of the Match after scoring a brace. Later, they drew 1-1 in Portland, with both scoring in stoppage time.
FC Dallas is unbeaten in eight straight regular season home matches against the Timbers, winning each of the last three. Portland has recorded just one regular season win in 14 visits to Dallas. No wonder they’re in control of the Las Vegas odds.
Portland Timbers vs FC Dallas Match Information
- Match: FC Dallas vs Portland Timbers
- Date: Saturday, April 1
- Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
- Location: Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX
- FC Dallas vs Portland Timbers Live stream: fubo.tv
Portland Timbers vs FC Dallas Betting Lines
Portland Timbers vs FC Dallas Picks and Prediction
The Portland Timbers have lost three straight road matches, conceding 11 goals in total. They’ve conceded three or more goals in six of their last eight road games, losing five. They’ll face an attacking unit led by Ferreira, who’s one of the best strikers in the league.
Go ahead and include the Burn in your MLS betting ticket. In fact, go ahead and include the handicap. It’s going to be a sunny day in Lone Star State!
The FC Dallas are listed at -160 in our Vegas MLS lines. This means that if you wager $100 on FC Dallas, you have a chance to win $63. The Portland Timbers are +435, offering a chance to win $435 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives FC Dallasa 61.54% chance to win, with Portland Timbers at 18.69%.