Sporting Kansas City vs Portland Timbers Predictions and Betting Tips
Sporting Kansas City welcome Portland Timbers to the Children’s Mercy Park this Thursday with both sides keen on picking up maximum points in this highly-anticipated MLS fixture. Read on for our expert tips and predictions.
Portland Timber has had a slight edge over their opponents as they head into this game unbeaten in this fixture since 2018- a run that has spanned across five games in which they’ve won three.
The leaders in the West face a tough test
It’s quite tight at the top of the Western Conference with just two points separating Sporting Kansas City from LA Galaxy who reside in 3rd place- There could also be challenges from Colorado Rapids who are six points adrift but have two games unplayed. As such, Sporting Kansas City would need to put out a couple of top performances against its challengers if they’re to remain at the top. They head into this game having picked up their first victory in their last three games via a comfortable 2-0 victory against FC Dallas.
Just like their opponents, the side from Portland is also right in the thick of things as they sit in the final playoff spot on the Western Conference standings. This could be attributed to a poor run of one victory in their last five games, the most recent being a 6-2 loss at the hands of Seattle Sounders.
Sporting Kansas City vs Portland Timbers Prediction: 1-0
Although the Timbers head into this game unbeaten in five against their opponents, it is difficult to ignore that they aren’t playing at their best considering their recent results. As such, we would be siding with the hosts for a hard-fought 1-0 victory this Thursday.