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St. Louis City SC vs. Portland Timbers Prediction: Will Both Teams Continue To Score?

Written by: Angelo Zarra
Published June 7, 2024
4 min read

Saturday evening will see the Portland Timbers make their way to CITYPARK and square off against St. Louis City SC. This will be the third all-time meeting with both sides defeating each other once. In their two previous clashes, both parties were able to find the back of the net.

Arguably producing the match of the year in MLS, St. Louis City SC is coming off a thrilling 3-3 draw against Inter Miami last weekend. Christoper Durkin opened the scoring in the 15th minute, and Indiana Vassilev's goal in the 41st minute helped St. Louis retake the lead. Alba broke the hearts of the visitors with a late-game marker which extended the sophomore expansion side's winless run to four games.

Meanwhile, the Portland Timbers are coming off a 2-2 draw at home against the Houston Dynamo. Felipe Mora in the 37th minute got Portland on the board then substitute Nathan Fogaca rescued the Timbers scoring in the 75th minute to help the Timbers capture a point. The draw last Saturday prolonged their unbeaten run to three matches.

Here, we will break down the betting odds and share our favourite picks for St. Louis City SC vs. Portland Timbers.

St. Louis City SC vs. Portland Timbers Betting Odds for Saturday, June 8

The books are heavily leaning towards both contenders breaching one past the goalkeeper. Both teams to score is priced at -175, while both clubs failing to do so is listed at +125.

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Both teams to score Odds
Yes -175
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No +125
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St. Louis City SC vs. Portland Timbers 2024 06 08 Prediction

St. Louis City SC vs. Portland Timbers Betting Preview

St. Louis City SC Preview

The sophomore slump has hit this St. Louis side in 2024, failing to duplicate what they achieved in 2023. This club was always going to be placed with the difficult task of following up from last year’s first-place finish in the Western Conference. Through 15 games last year, St. Louis had conceded 16 goals, at the same current pace in 2024 they have given up nine more goals.

Piloting the offence upfront is 27-year-old striker Joao Klauss. In 15 MLS appearances this campaign the Brazilian has found the back of the five times. Klauss hadn’t inked his name on the scoresheet since May 11th, a 3-1 win over the Chicago Fire where he scored a pair. The right-footed striker is one of the busiest in the competition blasting away a total of 57 shots.

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Portland Timbers Preview

Spearheading the offence in his fifth season with the Timbers is striker Felipe Mora. In 768 minutes played the 30-year-old is currently the team leader with eight goals. Remarkably his tallies have come off a total of 19 shots taken, making him a threat every time the ball is at his feet.

Not far behind Mora on the team lead in the goals department is Designated Player Evander Ferreira. The Brazilian has notched seven goals and has assisted on six. His six assists this year have already exceeded last year’s total of four. The star midfielder has failed to contribute a goal or an assist in four of his 13 total appearances this season.

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St. Louis City SC vs. Portland Timbers - My Pick

Rolling into Saturday affair all signs indicate we should see at minimum at goal a piece from each contestant. 82 percent of the time when the Timbers played this season both teams were able to score on each other while for St. Louis it occurs in 67 percent of their bouts so far. St. Louis City is averaging 1.57 goals scored when playing at home and Portland Timbers average 1.26 goals when playing on the road. Both clubs recently aren’t playing the firmest defensive soccer as the home team in this fixture has failed to keep a clean sheet in their last five while Portland has only one shutout in 17 games. This fixture should feature some goals as expected, wager on both teams to score.

How to Watch St. Louis City SC vs. Portland Timbers

  • When: Saturday, June 8, 8.30 p.m ET

  • Where: CITYPARK

  • TV: Apple TV

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Angelo Zarra

Soccer Betting Analyst

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Hailing from the great white north in Canada, over the last 15 years, Angelo has been wagering on sports and, more specifically, the sport that’s in his blood, soccer. Well-versed in soccer leagues across the globe, keeping tabs on what’s happening in the world of soccer. Since 2022, Angelo has published MLS betting previews on various websites, including on Major League Soccer's official betting page for a short while. Through the power of social media, Angelo has been invited to talk soccer betting on national TV & radio on Sports Grid. In Angelo’s free time, he can be found walking his dog and lounging at home watching any game that's on while enjoying his second favourite thing after sports: food! 
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