Portland Timbers vs New York Red Bulls: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

How to Watch

Where: Providence Park, Portland, Oregon

When: Wednesday, September 18th at 10:30 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): TV: MLS LIVE on ESPN+, Portland TV/Radio: ROOT Sports NW, KJR 950 AM. NY Red Bulls TV/Radio: MSG.

Team Notes

Portland Timbers

The Timbers have a record of 13-12-4 (W-L-D) with 45 goals scored and 42 goals allowed.

Portland is tied in 7th place with FC Dallas in the Western Conference with 43 points, but have played one less game than Dallas thus far.

The Timbers stand with 30-1 odds to win the MLS Championship.

New York Red Bulls

The Red Bulls have a record of 12-13-5 (W-L-D) through 30 matches.

New York has scored 49 goals against the 48 they’ve surrendered. The Red Bulls have 41 points and stand in 6th place in the Eastern Conference, just one point ahead of 7th place New England.

The New York Red Bulls hold 25-1 odds to win the MLS title in November.

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Goalie Notes

Portland: Steve Clark (12-5-2, 0.95 goals allowed per game)

Clark has won six of his last ten starts, with Portland posting 18 points over that span.

  • Clark has two clean sheets in his last nine appearances this season.
  • Over his last three home starts, Clark has allowed just two goals on 15 shots.
  • Over his last ten games, Clark has faced a minimum of four shots in nine of the ten contests.

New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles (11-13-5, 1.62 goals allowed per game)

Robles is reeling after posting three straight losses where the keeper has allowed eight goals.

  • In his last six starts, Robles has surrendered less than two goals just twice.
  • Robles has surrendered 14 goals in his last six starts.
  • The Red Bulls have posted only four points in Robles’ last six starts.

Stats to Watch

Portland Timbers

Portland is scoring 1.8 goals per home game against 1.2 goals allowed on their pitch.

  • The Timbers have been shutout three of the last four matchups with the Red Bulls.
  • Diego Valeri has scored two of the Portland’s last four goals.
  • Fernandez leads the club with eleven goals, including six home goals, for Portland.

New York Red Bulls

RBNY is allowing 2 goals per road game, but scoring 1.5 goals away from their home, Red Bulls Arena.

  • Aaron Long and Alejandro Romero Gamarra scored the two goals in the Red Bulls’ 4-2 loss.
  • New York has gone six straight road games scoring two or less goals.
  • Brian White, who has missed the last four games with an ankle injury but could return for Portland match, leads the club with six road goals.

Last Five Games

Portland Timbers

  • The Timbers’ goal differential over the past five matches is minus-2.
  • Portland has been shutout at home twice in their last five home matches.
  • The Timbers are 2-3-0 in their last five matches for nine points over that span.

New York Red Bulls

  • The club has scored just six goals over their last five games.
  • New York is 1-3-1 in their last five games of 2019.
  • The Red Bulls have a minus-4 goal differential over their last five matches.

Game Odds

Match

SportsbookPortland TimbersTieNY Red Bulls
888Sport NJ-105+260+250
BetMGM NJ-115+275+260
Unibet-105+260+250

Total

SportsbookOver 3.5Under 3.5
888Sport NJ+130-157
BetMGM NJ+120-167
Unibet+130-157

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