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Date: 22nd June 2023
Kick-Off: 03:30 UK, 04:30 CET
Venue: Providence Park
TV: Apple TV
Over 2.5 Goals
2-1 to Portland
The odds are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change. Check carefully before finalising your wager with your bookmaker.
Portland vs Chicago: Top Free Betting Tips
On the back of consecutive defeats, Chicago Fire are all set to visit Portland Timbers for the next league engagement on Thursday, 22 June. The Timbers Providence Park after losing two points against San Jose Earthquakes in the last game.
Both Teams to Score Prediction: Yes
All of the previous four H2H of these two clubs have witnessed both teams on the scoring side. Portland Timbers have netted the ball in four of the previous five matches at Providence Park. But the Timbers have also been unable to prevent the opposition from scoring in four of those games. Chicago Fire has rattled the net in four of the last five league outings while keeping only one clean sheet. Hence, a BTTS outcome seems the most probable result for this game.
Total Goals Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
Portland Timbers have found the back of the net only twice in the last five matches. However, the Timbers have rattled the net ten times in the same number of league outings at Providence Park. On the other hand, Chicago Fire has notched seven goals in the last five matches in MLS. All of the last three H2H meetings between these two teams have also ended with Over 2.5 Goals. Given these numbers, we predict the teams to feature a total of at least three goals in this game.
Correct Score Prediction: 2-1 to Portland
Portland has been unable to get a huge total of goals in the latest league outings. But they have notched more than one goal in five of the last seven games at Providence Park in all competitions. On the other hand, Chicago Fire has scored multiple goals in only one of the last five road fixtures in MLS. The Men in Red have also struggled at the back end, conceding multiple goals in three of those matches. Therefore, we predict Portland to be strong enough to earn a 2-1 lead in this game.
Portland vs Chicago: Form, Recent Games, and News
Portland Timber Preview
The Timbers made a trip to San Jose Earthquakes for the last game and featured the second consecutive away draw without a score. Portland Timbers have claimed only one victory in the last six league outings while ending three of them in draws. Head coach Giovanni Savarese’s focus on the upcoming challenge will be disrupted with four fitness issues in the squad.
Chicago Fire Preview
Despite an equaliser from Xherdan Shaqiri in the 88th minute against Columbus, the Fire left the pitch empty-handed in the last game. Columbus’ Lucas Zelarayan notched the winning goal in the third minute into the stoppage time for a 1-2 victory. The team's readiness for the upcoming game has suffered a setback as five players find themselves on the injury list.
FAQs regarding Portland vs Chicago
Who is the Chicago player to watch? Kei Kamara.
What was Chicago's last result? 2-1 defeat to Columbus Crew.
What was the last Head to Head result? 3-2 to Portland.