New York City FC vs Portland Timbers: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

How to Watch

Where: Yankee Stadium, New York City, New York

When: Sunday, July 7th at 6:30 PM EST

How: TV: MLS LIVE on ESPN+, MLS LIVE on DAZN, NY TV/Radio: YES, WNYE 91.5 FM, Portland TV/Radio: ROOT Sports NW, KJR 950 AM.

Team Notes

New York City FC

New York City FC has a record of 7-1-8 (W-L-D) through their first 16 matches of the season.

NYCFC has scored 30 goals versus the 19 they have allowed in 2019. They have 29 points, just six points behind Eastern Conference leader, Philadelphia.

New York City FC are 12-1 to win the MLS title this November.

Portland Timbers

Through 16 matches, the Timbers have a record of 6-8-2 (W-L-D) with 25 goals scored and 28 goals allowed.

Portland are tied in 9th place in the Western Conference with 20 points, six points from a playoff spot.

The Timbers have 28-1 odds to win the MLS Championship in November.

Goalie Notes

New York FC: Brad Stuver (3-0-0, 1.33 goals allowed per game)

With Sean Johnson away on U.S. National Team duty, Stuver has taken over the starting keeper’s job.

In his last start against Seattle, Stuver posted a clean sheet, allowing no goals in a 3-0 win.

  • Stuver has certainly been lifted by his defense in all three of his starts, allowing four goals in last three games.
  • The NYCFC keeper saved four shots in his last start against Seattle.
  • Stuver has now saved 60% of the shots he’s faced on the year.

Portland: Jeff Attinella (1-7-2, 2.40 goals allowed per game)

Attinella has faced 64 shots, surrendering 24 goals against 40 saves.

The Timbers’ goalie has a solid save percentage at 62.5% in his ten matches.

  • In his last match against Montreal, Attinella allowed two goals on four shots in a 2-1 defeat.
  • Attinella has not posted a clean sheet this season. In 2018, he had seven for the Timbers.
  • Attinella has 13 saves in his last three matches against five goals.

Players to Watch

New York FC

New York City FC is led in scoring by forward Heber and midfielder Maximiliano Morález with six goals. Valentín Castellanos is next on the list with five.

NYCFC’s assists leader, Morález, is tops in Major League Soccer with eleven. Heber and Anton Tinnerholm are runners-up with three each.

  • Morález has scored four home goals this season to lead NYCFC.
  • Castellanos and Morález leads the team with two game-winning goals this year.
  • Alexandru Mitrita leads the team with 47 shots, although Morález leads the team with 18 shots on goal.

Portland Timbers

Forward Brian Fernandez leads the Timbers in goals with six in just five appearances.

Midfielder Diego Valeri leads the Timbers with ten assists, while Sebastian Blanco ranks second on the team with seven.

  • Ebobisse has four road goals this season to lead Portland this season.
  • Blanco leads the team with 46 shots, but only 10 of them have been on goal.
  • Valeri and Fernandez are second on the team with three road goals each.

Last Five Games

New York City FC

  • New York FC 3-0-2 in their last five matches.
  • New York has a plus-8 goal differential in their last five games.
  • Over their last 11 games, NYCFC has gone unbeaten.

Portland Timbers

  • Portland posted two clean sheets in their four matches in June.
  • The Timbers are 3-2-0 in their last five matches for six points over that span.
  • Portland’s goal differential over the past five matches is plus-5.

Game Odds

If you are in New Jersey you can bet on the NYCFC vs Portland Timbers on 888Sport and BetStars. Here are the latest odds. Good luck!

Match

Sportsbook NYCFC Tie POR Timbers Link
888Sport NJ -139 +285 +325
BetStars NJ -125 +290 +310

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Total

Sportsbook Over 2.5 Under 2.5 Link
888Sport NJ +130 -157

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