Portland Timbers vs Sporting Kansas City 5-14-22

Portland Timbers vs Sporting Kansas City 5/14/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Portland Timbers vs Sporting Kansas City 5/14/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Portland Timbers are set to welcome Sportin Kansas City this Saturday night on their home field as both teams engage in Major League Soccer action.  Portland concluded a match against the Los Angeles FC last time out with a loss of 2-0. 

 

The team managed to gain a rate of 79.0% in receiving passes, along with 407 completions out of a total of 515 targets. Portland delivers an average of 10.8 dribbles per game and currently holds a 2-6-3 record and is ranked 10th in the league.

 

In terms of shooting accuracy, Portland closed out the match at a rate of 45.4% by allowing five shots on target out of 11.  Leading the team is forward Yimmi Chara, who racked up three goals in a total of 11 games played, followed by Jaroslaw Niezgoda. 

 

Midfielder Bill Tuiloma kicked in a couple of goals for the team in 10 games overall.  As a whole, the Timbers are capable of 12.1 shots per game and have had 11 goals so far this season.  Moreover, the team bears a possession percentage of 49.7, along with a pass success percentage of 80.2. 

 

Aljaz Ivacic will take the role of the team’s starting goaltender for this event.  The goalkeeper has played for 2,571 minutes in his career and has acquired a total of 97 stops, along with a 1.96 GA/90 and a 64.9 save percentage.

 

  •   The Portland Timbers are at 15-3 in their last 18 matches played in Major League Soccer
  •   Portland is at 1-8 in nine of their previous league matches
  •   The total went UNDER in four of the Timbers’ four previous games played in the league

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Portland Timbers vs Sporting Kansas City Predictions 5/14/2022

 

On the side of Sporting Kansas City, the team will head for Oregon to take on Portland Timbers after dominating over the FC Dallas last time out by a final score of 4-2.  

 

The team completed the game at a rate of 83.8%, in which 397 passes were completed out of 474 attempts.  Kansas City also allowed 3.4 shots on target per game.  Presently, the team is 2-3-6 and sits in the 12th spot in the league.

 

Remi Walter took the reins for Kansas City, who recorded a total of two goals in 11 games played.  Trailing closely behind the midfielder is Johnny Russell with a couple of goals kicked in for the team in 10 matches this season. 

 

The team is scoring 12.1 shots per contest and has kicked in a total of 11 goals. Furthermore, Sporting Kansas City bears a possession percentage of 49.7, as well as a pass success percentage of 80.2. 

 

In this Saturday’s game, Tim Melia will be guarding the team’s net against Portland.  The goalkeeper allowed 288 goals along with 679 saves through 229 starts.  Moreover, Melia boasts a 1.26 GA/90 and collected 70 shutouts just as he defended a total of 958 shots through his 20,573 career minutes.

 

  •   The Sporting Kansas City completed three of their last games in draws
  •   Kansas City is at 1-9 in 10 of their previous road matches
  •   Kansas City gained an average of .5 goals in their previous road matches

Portland Timbers vs Sporting Kansas City.  The MLS pick is the Portland Timbers at -110.  Portland is three places higher but has acquired three draws of their last five, only dominating over Austin and Vancouver since the season commenced. 

 

Kansas City also obtained two wins to their name, gaining the 12th berth in the league.  Look for Portland to trump over their visitors this Saturday and gain their third win of the year. Final Score Prediction, the Portland Timbers win 2-1.

 

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Portland Timbers vs Sporting Kansas City 5/14/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLS Starting Time: 9:30 PM EDT

 

Location: Providence Park, Portland, Oregon

 

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022

 

TV: ESPN+

 

MLS Odds: Portland Timbers -110

 

MLS Total Odds: 2.75

 

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