FC Dallas vs Portland Timbers Prediction & Tips
FC Dallas squandered direct entry into the Western Conference playoffs after suffering a loss on the final day against the Colorado Rapids. As a result, he will now play against a Portland team that is in a much better level than them in the face of this game.
FC Dallas team led the Western Conference by four points in mid-October, but finished the regular season with three consecutive losses. It was the first time the franchise lost three consecutive games since 2016.
After starting the season with an 11-game unbeaten run in home condition (G7, E4), Dallas has now left points on the road in three of its last six games in that condition (E1, P2). In addition, in two of his last three games he failed to score.
Meanwhile, Portland also squandered the possibility of qualifying to the next round after losing in the last day against another team that was already eliminated as the Vancouver Whitecaps. Something that undoubtedly worries is the fact that the team has managed only four of its last 17 points in the regular season away from home.
Players to watch: Maximiliano Urruti (FC Dallas) leads the team in both goals (eight) and assists (seven). However, he will want to improve his record in the playoffs, where he has only two goals in nine games.
Portland fans will still remember what Diego Valeri did in the 2015 playoffs, where he scored in the first minute of the MLS Cup game and where he also recorded four assists during the postseason.
Statistics to consider: FC Dallas have not had the advantage at halftime in their last three league games at home (E2, P1).
Portland has not been able to win in Dallas in its last six official games, with three draws and three losses there.
The last three matches between these teams have produced less than 2.5 total goals. In fact, the last one ended with a goalless draw.
Portland Timbers has been winning at halftime in just one of their last nine away games (E4, P4).
FC Dallas – Portland Timbers FREE TIPS
FC Dallas – Win @ 1.75
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90