Portland Timbers vs Philadelphia Union 5-22-22

Portland Timbers vs Philadelphia Union 5/22/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Portland Timbers vs Philadelphia Union 5/22/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Portland Timbers (3-6-4) will be targeting the net against the Philadelphia Union defense (5-6-1) in the MLS Inter-Conference at Providence Park in Portland on Sunday, May 22, 2022, at 10:00 PM ET.

 

Portland met San Jose in their recent appearance on the field and the Timbers ended up losing the match by a score of 2-3. Portland is in 10th place at 3-6-4 in the Western Conference with a total of 20 goals scored but gave up 21 for a -1 goal difference while earning 15 points in playing a total of 13 games on the season.

 

The Timbers in their recent loss attempted a total of 9 shots and only 5 reached its target with 325 passes for a pass accuracy of 73% while committing a total of 15 fouls with 3 yellow card cautions received.

 

Paraguayan Midfielder Cristhian Paredes and Midfielder/Defender Bill Tuiloma from New Zealand scored one goal each for Portland.

 

Forward Dairon Asprilla will be leading the offense for the Timbers after scoring a total of 32 goals with 12 assists in playing for a total of 9,118 minutes. The Colombian footballer averages 0.32 G/90 with 23 yellow cards issued to him in his 105 career starts in pro soccer.

 

GK Aljaz Ivacic (8-9-11 career record) will be defending the net for the Timbers on Sunday. Ivacic played a total of 2,571 minutes with 97 saves and 4 shutouts that earned him a 14.3% shutout rate in his career. The Slovenian goalie owned a 64.9 save percentage with 151 shots tried at him in his 28 career starts in MLS.

 

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Portland Timbers vs Philadelphia Union Predictions 5/22/2022

 

The Philadelphia Union ended their last two matches with a 1-1 draw against the New York Red Bulls on May 14 and the recent 0-0 result versus Inter Miami FC on May 18.

 

Philadelphia took the lead at 5-6-1 in the Eastern Conference with a total of 16 goals collected but conceded 9 for a goal difference of +7 while scoring 21 points in 12 games played over the course of the campaign.

 

The Union tried 20 total shots but made only 8 on target with 44% ball possession while connecting 419 passes with 77% pass accuracy. The team committed 9 fouls with 1 yellow card caution received and granted 6 corner kicks in the match.

 

Forward Alejandro Bedoya will be the key player for Philadelphia and he scored a total of 44 goals while helping his teammates to a goal in 33 occasions after playing for a total of 27,576 minutes in MLS. The American footballer averages 0.14 G/90 with 71 yellow card warnings received in his 304 career starts.

 

K Andre Blake (76-44-61 mark in his career) will protect the net for Philadelphia with 55 clean sheets and a 30.4% clean sheet rate record in his belt. He tallied 560 stops and denied 779 shots attempted at him in 16,253 minutes (181 starts).                   

 

Portland Timbers vs. Philadelphia Union. The MLS Pick for this match is Philadelphia +190. The Union is the better team in this match-up with only one loss recorded over the course of the campaign. Philadelphia defeated Portland 3-0 in their recent match on May 30, 2021. Prediction: Philadelphia Union will win 2-1.   

 

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Portland Timbers vs Philadelphia Union 5/22/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLS Starting Time: 10:00 PM ET

 

Location: Providence Park in Portland, OR

 

Date: Sunday, May 22, 2022

 

TV: ESPN+

 

MLS Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia Union+190

 

MLS Totals: 2.5  

 

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