LA Galaxy will welcome Portland Timbers to Dignity Health Sports Park for a matchday 0 fixture in USA MLS. The last meeting on 3rd April 2022 ended in a LA Galaxy 3-1 win. Both sides have met thirty-one times in the most recent seasons. LA Galaxy has won 13 matches, and Portland Timbers triumphed in 12. Recent outings average 3.68 goals, while both teams score 68% of the time.
LA Galaxy’s last game in the USA MLS against Austin at home ended in a 4-1 win. Although Los Angeles Galaxy played less with the ball than their opponent, it was enough to get the result they were hoping for. LA Galaxy outplayed Austin in the second half and scored in the 61st, 64th, 88th and 90th minute.
Portland Timbers’s previous game in the competition versus Inter Miami ended in an away 2-1 loss. Portland Timbers had plenty of time to pass around and make quality forward runs. However, the final result was not what they wish for before the game started. Portland Timbers was not convincing in the first-half and scored in the 78th minute.
Since the start of the season, LA Galaxy is more dominant at home. They have four wins out of 7 games on home soil. Although LA Galaxy is among the most solid home teams in the league, they are far from perfect. Their defence is not as good as expected with just 29% home clean sheets.
Portland Timbers has picked up 4 points from the previous six league games. They still have a lot to prove when playing away from home. Portland Timbers wins 0.75 points per away game, a bit less than their home record shows. To improve results, they have to be more compact in defence. Portland Timbers kept a clean sheet in just 13% of their visits.
It is not a surprise that the hosts stand out as a favourite to win this one. LA Galaxy is currently unbeaten at home in one game. Since the start of the season, they have just three home defeats.
The Timbers failed to win in five consecutive away games. It will be a big surprise to turn up on Saturday and win against LA Galaxy. Furthermore, they are in really bad away form, having lost two consecutive games on the road.
I am confident that the hosts will prove their worth and triumph with another home victory. LA Galaxy wins on average 1.71 points per home game, compared to 0.75 points per away game for Portland Timbers. My prediction is LA Galaxy to win.
Both sides are dangerous going forward. LA Galaxy has scored in 71% of home games. Portland Timbers is a decent match and has failed to score in just twenty-five away games. On average, both teams score in 59% of LA Galaxy’s home and Portland Timbers’s away games. My prediction is Both Teams to Score: Yes.
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LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers Head to Head
Average stats between LA Galaxy and Portland Timbers in most recent 31 outings in the USA MLS.