Philadelphia Union vs. Portland Timbers Prediction, Preview and Odds - 5/30/21
The Philadelphia Union will be going for their third consecutive win when they face the Portland Timbers on Sunday night. The Union are coming off a 1-0 win over DC United. The Timbers are coming off a 3-0 win over LA Galaxy.
Portland is 6-3-1 in its last 10 games against Philadelphia.
Union On Four-Game Unbeaten Run
The Union got off to a slow start, with one win in their first three games. They have played better since, with three wins and a draw. They will try to keep their unbeaten streak going with a win over the Timbers, which will give them their fourth win in their last five games.
Philadelphia isn’t very good offensively, scoring six goals in seven games. They scored one goal in their last game, making it the third straight game they failed to score more than one goal. Kacper Przybylko scored the lone goal for Philadelphia in their last game. He leads the team with two goals.
The Union have done a great job defensively, giving up five goals in seven games. They didn’t give up a goal in their last game, thanks to Andre Blake, who has saved 84.4 percent of the shots he faced and has four clean sheets for the Union. They will need to keep up their defensive intensity if they want to get the win.
Timbers Going For Third Consecutive Win
The Timbers followed up their two-game losing streak by winning their last two games. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Union, which will give them their third win in a row and sixth straight win over the Union.
Portland has played well offensively, scoring nine goals in six games. They scored a season-high three goals in their last game, with nine of their 20 shots on target.
Felipe Mora scored a brace for Portland, his first two goals of the season, while Diego Valeri scored on a penalty in the 69th minute.
Portland isn’t very good defensively, giving up eight goals in six games. They played better in their last two games, shutting out both of their opponents, thanks to Logan Ketterer, who hasn’t given up a goal in two starts for the Timbers. They will need another solid performance from him if they want to win this game.
Side: Philadelphia Union -110
The Union don’t score a lot of goals, but they haven’t had to because of how good they are on the defensive end. They will play better than they did in their last two games because the Timber have struggled defensively on the road, giving up five goals in three games. Even though Portland has played well offensively, they’ve managed only three goals in three road games, so expect them to struggle offensively against the Union, who have given up only one goal in their last four games. Even though the Timbers have dominated the series in recent years, go with the Union in this one.
Total: Under 3
The Timber are averaging 1.5 goals per game, but their average drops to one goal per game on the road. They averaged 2.66 goals per game in their last three games against the Union. With Philadelphia giving up one goal per game at home, the Timbers will fall short of their average in this game. The Union are averaging 0.85 goals per game, but their average drops to 0.75 goals per game at home. Even though the Timbers are giving up 1.66 goals per game on the road, the Union won’t score enough goals to push the score over the total.