Preview updated at 19:30 15/09/2019 UKT
Portland Timbers v DC United
Both Teams To Score - Yes
Tipped at 2019-09-13 20:26 UKT (always check current prices before betting)

Portland Timbers vs DC United Match Preview and Prediction

DC United head to Providence Park to play Portland Timbers on Sunday 15 September. The start time is 8:30pm (UK) for this Major League Soccer match-up.

Sky Sports Football will be showing this match in the UK.

Read on for the preview and match prediction.

The data suggests that the odds makers have done a good set of prices on this market. Please stake sensibly at all times.

Betting Odds for Portland Timbers vs DC United

Fans of the home team can get 1.55 about Portland Timbers using Betway; supporters of the visitors will find 5.5 about DC United by registering with William Hill. For the stalemate, Bet365 are best price 4.5 for the draw.

Reviewing the Total Goals lines, the best price for Over 2.5 goals is 1.5 with the line makers at Coral while the most attractive price for Under 2.5 goals is 2.75 with Unibet.

Frog has also assessed the current prices for the BTTS market. "Yes" is currently available at 1.6 with William Hill. And "No" is currently available at 2.62 with Bet Victor.

Head To Head

Portland Timbers played DC United in 2018 in a Major League Soccer game. The winners after 90 minutes were DC United with a final score of 4-1. And W. Rooney scored twice for the away side.

Looking back over the last decade, these two sides have clashed 9 times. Portland Timbers have won in 4 of the match-ups when they've met. DC United have won 3 of these clashes. There have been 2 draws.

When these sides have met, there has been an average of 3.11 goals each match. Portland Timbers have scored an average of 1.67 and their opponents, DC United score an average of 1.44 per match.

In terms of the impact of home advantage in this match-up, whichever side has been home has won 44% of the matches between them. The visiting side has won 33%.

Portland Timbers

At the moment, Portland Timbers have 43 points in the league, which puts them in 10th place.

There has been 51 matches played by the home team over the course of the last year. They have 26 wins; 7 draws; and 18 losses. This recent form puts Portland Timbers on a Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 50%-13%-35%.

Over this 12-month period, they average 1.75 goals per match. They have conceded an average of 1.35.

A look at their home record in this time. They have a win rate of 68% (15 wins). There have been 22 home fixtures. 18% (4) of these matches have been a draw, with the remaining 13% (3) resulting in a loss.

At home over the year, their average number of goals scored is 2.18 and they have conceded 0.86 on average.

As far as their recent activity goes, both home and away, they have a total of 17 goals in their last ten matches; they have won 6 of these matches. Of these ten games, 6 of them have seen both sides score. The frequency of matches with three match goals or more is 7 games in their last ten outings.

They are also on a run of 3 matches in a row in which they have scored.

DC United

DC United have 42 points in the Major League Soccer. They are in 12th position.

There have been 45 matches played by the away team over the recent 12 months. They have 17 wins; 15 draws; and 13 losses. Therefore, DC United have won 37%, drawn 33%, and lost 28% of their recent matches.

Over this period, they have scored 1.38 times per match, on average, while conceding 1.22.

When away from home in this period, they have a win rate of 31% (5 wins) in their 16 away fixtures. 31% (5) of these away games have been a draw, with the remaining 37% (6) being a loss.

While playing away from home over this recent year, their average number of goals scored is 1.0 and they have conceded 1.0 on average.

In their last ten matches, across all competitions, they have averaged 1.4 goals per match. In this time they have a win rate of 30%. In terms of the BTTS, 6 of these games have been matches where both teams have scored... The number of matches with a total of three goals or more is 7 games in these last ten outings.

They are also on a run of 3 matches in a row in which they have scored.

Frog's betting tip for Portland Timbers vs DC United

With the verdict in this one, Frog doesn't expect to see a clean-sheet at the end of this match. Both Teams To Score is the pick and it's a short price with the odds-compilers. Beware that this does not provide what Frog would call value, so it is a low confidence pick. If you do like the verdict however, you can get involved with Bet365 who are offering 1.53 on the Yes side of BTTS.